Gray ― dull. Rose at 5. ―
At 6 ― left good kind C.M.C. ― & came to rail, whence, by Glastonbury & Bristol, I reached London at 11½, & drove to Hansen’s. No room there ― but for the night. Note from J. Cross ― so I resolve to go to that warm[-]hearted fellow. Went to Dickenson ― out ― to R. Academy, where I saw the Crakes ― & then to Jones’ & Macbeans & C. Fortescue & back to Dickenson’s, where I found the cases unpacked: frames & glass broken ― pictures scarcely touched ― by gt. Good luck. Walked to Temple in pouring rain, but F.L. was out. Back ― & to Mayall’s, ― seeing Mr. Mulock ― about Photography. Then to Beadon’s ― & to Seymour St. by 5. ―
I have been “packing” now, & am pretty tired.
At 8 called on Clowes ― out. ―
Then dined with C.F. at the Blueposts ― pleasant in some senses. C.F. himself is ever the same warm heart.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]