John Murray an Ernst Haeckel, Edinburgh, 13. November 1895
32 Palmerston Place,
13 November 1895
My dear Haeckel
I was very much obliged to you indeed for your telegram about the candidate: I showed it to the other electors at the meeting in London and it at once settled the matter so far as he was concerned.
I am very pleased indeed to hear || that you are so much better and are again able to walk about. I hope you will go on improving. I have been much in London lately: we are endeavouring to induce the government to send an expedition to the South Polar Regions, to explore the ocean || there. The marine life in the Antarctic is to me especially interesting.
Our united best wishes to Mrs Haeckel and all your family and the best wishes for your improving health.
The Royal Society || in London have just awarded me a Royal Medal, so Lord Kelvin informs me in a telegram