Allegheny Observatory,
Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
Jan 17, 1894

G. E. Lumsden, Esq.
Corresponding Secretary of the
Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto.

My Dear Mr. Lumsden,

I beg that you will convey to the members of the Society my most sincere thanks for the honor they have done me in electing me to honorary membership, and to assure them of my appreciation of this mark of their esteem.

With regard to the inquiry in your letter–my full name is James Edward Keeler, and the best degree I have is D.Sc. (from the University of California).

Some recent discussion of matters relating to the theory of the telescope have suggested to my mind a paper which I hope to send you before long, although I have not begun it yet. It may be useful some time when you are short of other matter, although from the "Transactions" it would appear that such times are not of frequent occurrence.

Yours very sincerely,

James E. Keeler.

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