Encloses draft in payment for tutoring of sons Francis and Leonard, with thanks for all GVR's assistance.
Will send his servant for Arum plant.
My dear Sir
I enclose a draft for
My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
P.S. | My servant will call after 12 oclock for the Arum plant for which I am much obliged.—
- f1 2495.f1The year is given by an entry in CD's Account book recording the payment mentioned in the letter (see n. 2, below).
- f2 2495.f2An entry dated 26 September 1859 in CD's Account book (Down House MS) indicates that this sum was paid to Reed. Reed was tutoring Francis Darwin. He had formerly tutored George Howard Darwin.
- f3 2495.f3It is not known whether Reed visited Africa. CD continued to pay him for tutorials in 1860.
- f4 2495.f4See letter to G. V. Reed, 1 July .