25 May 13
My dear Jackson,
At first I thought i ought not to keep out some younger and more vigorous man from a nomination to the B'Academy Fellowship. But your letter went a long way towards making me change my mind. And changed it is. I have accepted. Heartiest thanks for your advocacy, and for your kind letter.
Yours most truly,
Edwin A. Abbott
(Ms. is Trinity College Library, Cambridge, Rec. 1983.