John Murray an Ernst Haeckel, Edinburgh, 15. März 1884
Challenger Expedition Office,
32 Queen Street, Edinburgh,
15 March 1884
My dear Haeckel
The printing A/C can not be paid till the plates are received here.
I hope you will be able to come here in April. We will take care of you and it will do || you good. I will keep you away from all big-dinners. I don’t intend to go to them myself, so we can spend some days in the country if you like.
I will expect you to perform the ceremony of opening || the Marine Station for Research, when you are here. I’ll send you some notes about it before you come.
Will the enclosed notes suit you?
Best remembrances to Mrs Haeckel and family.
You will be paid £ 155 this month.