Greek Xmas day so Διδάσκαλος did not come. Rose at 7. Worked harder than usual ― at Lord Clermont’s Athos ― & all day ― till 4½. Campbell called, & the Elliots. ― Walked the usual round alone. At 7 to the Palace. Lord & Lady Headfort & Miss Soskine, & Powys & Lady Bowen. Lady Headfort’s jewels &c. ― Powys sang ― and I, & Lady Bowen ― & Lady Young a very beautiful Irish song ― Owen O’Neil ― wonderfully beautiful.
 The Julian calendar, lagging 12 days behind the Gregorian calendar already adopted by most western European countries, was still in use in Greece.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]