Wet, but mild & windless. Up by 6½ & breakfast at 7½. Registered luggage &c. ― & off in Steamer by 8¾. Very calm quiet voyage ―: arrived at 11. Thackeray on board. ― Usual passport affairs, ― & bus to Rail. Off at 12. (Dawkins.) Full carriage, but warm thereby. Lunch at Amiens, at 3½. Pleasant party: intelligent American, press
Thackeray gave me a magazine, to lend to Storey also ― write. [―> At Paris by 7 ― The Douane was perfectly lovely ―& did not even open my drawings: ― only one box touched at all. Came to Hotel du Louvre, & dined happily.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]