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To George Varenne Reed   8 September [1856]

Summary

George is not so low at school as CD anticipated. He keeps at the top of his class, thanks to GVR’s labours.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Varenne Reed
Date:  8 Sept [1856]
Classmark:  Buckinghamshire Record Office (D22/39/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2139

To George Varenne Reed   1 July [1859]

Summary

Sends payment for Francis Darwin’s tutoring. Inquires about possible arrangements for his son Leonard, who is slow and not well, to attend with Francis.

Asks whether he can have a cutting of GVR’s carrion-smelling Arum which he needs for an experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Varenne Reed
Date:  1 July [1859]
Classmark:  Buckinghamshire Record Office (D22.39.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2474

To G. V. Reed   26 September [1859]

Summary

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.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Varenne Reed
Date:  26 Sept [1859]
Classmark:  Buckinghamshire Record Office (D22.39.3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2495

To George Varenne Reed   15 September [1860]

Summary

The family will move to sea-side because of his daughter Henrietta’s health. When they return he will be glad to send Leonard twice a week for tutoring. Frank is in a low form at school but is doing very well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Varenne Reed
Date:  15 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  Buckinghamshire Record Office (D22.39.4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2918

To G. V. Reed   12 November [1860]

Summary

The family was detained at Eastbourne by a setback in Henrietta’s health.

Will send Leonard for tutoring on Thursday morning. Frank is doing capitally at school.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Varenne Reed
Date:  12 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  Buckinghamshire Record Office (D.22.39.5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2982

From George Varenne Reed   12 January 1863

Summary

Sorry CD considers Horace Darwin unfit for school.

Author:  George Varenne Reed
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 176: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3912

From George Varenne Reed   15 August 1864

Summary

Horace Darwin making progress, but tires easily and does not like drudgery.

Author:  George Varenne Reed
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 176: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4591
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