From George Varenne Reed 15 August 1864
Hayes Rectory | S.E.
Augt. 15. 1864
My dear Sir.
I was rejoiced to see your handwriting again.1 I scarcely know how to reply to your letter but perhaps if I name 12 guineas, you will not deem it encroaching, for of course time is valuable.2
I hope Horace is making progress, but his mind is so far advanced, that grounding which he requires, is sad drudgery to him, especially as his health is not very strong.3
I am as pleased with his visits as he is, but on hot days he has occasionally been unequal to much exertion,—but I hope, as the weather gets cooler he will have greater energy.
With our mutual kind regards | I remain | Yours very 〈truly〉 | G V Reed
Horace Darwin making progress, but tires easily and does not like drudgery.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4591,” accessed on 28 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4591