John Murray (Challenger Lodge) an Ernst Haeckel, Edinburgh, 12. September 1898
12 September 1898
My dear Haeckel,
very many thanks for your congratulation on my being raised to the highest rank of Primates. You would see by the paper I sent you that I am also to be congratulated on the birth of another || son. ‒ A nice quartet 2 sons, 2 daughters. Iʼve now passed over to the non-reproductive stage!
I am delighted to learn that your lecture earned you much applause. I am sorry I could not be at the Congress. I hope your lecture will be printed. Do you wish the Radiolarian Reports || for your own use? It would be better if you wish to send them to any persons that you should send me a list say of ten or fifteen names to whom you would like them sent. The thing is managed through a Royal Society Committee and they like to have the names to send || on to the Treasury and the Treasury people like to make the presentation direct. This is what we call “red tape”.
Our very best wishes to you and all your family. We must try to spend a long time in Germany next year. Meantime I'm tied down here.