Monday, 1 March 1858

Σταϐελλος ―  (3)

Great thunderstorm from 5 to 8. ― Then pouring rain. Finished 3 alphabets for litt[l]e Gage, Shakespeare, & Reid. ((One of these must be the alphabet sold at Christie’s on 27 April 2005.))  ― Painted a little. Chilly & unwell. ― Stavellos’ 3rd lesson ― rather more agreeable. ― At 5½ walked partly to 1 Gun ― rainy at times ― black stormy, windy, lightning. Found letters from Hansen & Crissy ― & Gage. ― Dined. Wrote to Ann & C.F. ― note from F.L.Stanley is Col. Sec. ? ――

[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]

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2 responses to “Monday, 1 March 1858

  1. Jane Maw Cornish

    The alphabet drawn by Lear for my great grandmother, Ida Néa Shakespear, was sold on behalf of my grandmother by my uncle in the 1950’s. I don’t know how much it raised.

  2. Pingback: An Edward Lear Unpublished Alphabet | A Blog of Bosh

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