It will give me much pleasure to show the two pictures of Jupiter, with what is apparently a shadow of the great red spot, on Monday evening.
I return from here Monday morning. I shall be at the Queens again. It is very kind of you to send for me and I shall be ready by quarter past seven -- or half past if that is time enough -- I will bring the slides with me. I have only a few instructions to give to the lanternist.
The thought has just occurred to me that I might possibly do a little good for your "Opera Glass Soc." by mentioning it in my lecture Friday afternoon. If you would like me to do this, will you please tell me a little about the Soc. and please tell me what details you can see on Jupiter & Saturn with an opera glass. I really have forgotten--I think this might be of interest to the young people.
May I ask you to convey to the Astronomical + Physical Society of Toronto my high appreciation of the honour they have conferred upon me in electing me an Honorary Member, and the assurance of the pleasure which it gives me to be associated with a Society which, I am sure, has a great future before it, and will undoubtedly contribute much to the study of Astronomy in Canada.
Your favor in re hon. memp of the Ast. Soc. was mislaid + should have been answered sooner. I should consider such a recognition an honor, but I am not certain that I could do much in return for the Soc. Just at present I am getting out a large lot of copy for the printer, and that with observing duties, keep me crowded all the time. Later perhaps I could do something in my line for you.
NAUTICAL ALMANAC OFFICE,
BUREAU OF EQUIPMENT, NAVY DEPARTMENT,
WASHINGTON, Oct 12, 1891.
Cor. Secretary etc.
I have the pleasure to acknowledge receipt of your eltter of the 10th inquiring if I will accept honorary membership in the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto. In reply I beg to assure that I should highly appreciate such an honor.