To G. V. Reed 26 September 1
My dear Sir
I enclose a draft for £10s 100 due tomorrow (ie 27th) as I believe.—2 I return you my very sincere thanks for all your great kindness & assistance to my Boys. I cannot say how I regret for our own sake your projected African Expedition. I yet hope it may be deferred, at least till the Spring.3
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.—4
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.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2495,” accessed on 23 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2495