We have today forwarded to you the Roy's Freezing Microtome that you have been so good as to order from us. The Microtome was tested today by Dr Roy & found to be in satisfactory working order. The instrument is specially designed for fresh tissues, but works equally well for hardened tissues if the plate is moistened with a little thick [foam?] water. This when frozen does not make the razor become so blunt as the ice[?] from fresh water does & works generally as well as [illeg.].

Yours faithfully

A.G. Dew-Smith, for the Company.' (f. 114)