You are too late this year for an assignment from the Government Grant administered by the Royal Society. February 28th was the last day for receiving applications. I will lay your letter before the Secretaries, however, for it is possible since the sum is small that they may be able to make a grant from our own Donation Fund; for this purpose the letter you have already sent will be sufficient.
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.