Went to Macbeans, & sent various letters to ask people to come in. Very fine weather.
At 5½ called on Helen R. ― at 6½ to the Reynolds ― who had persuaded me to dine there ― against my will.
[Wh ] the dinner was long, & piuttosto tea[-]juice. Miss Jameson, on the right, is a very sweet nice girl, ― clear[-]eyed & open[-]faced, ― & somewhat recalling L.L. ――― Miss Yates, “on the left” ― was talkative & sharpy: ― her comparisons & contradictions are sadly tiresome, ― though she has much cleverness. ― After dinner, Clark & Payne, went away. ― Talking remained ― old China, & drawings. Mrs. Jameson & Ardee collections, Miss Cushman & Miss Stebbin. ― The Hosmer, it seems, is gone off to America, moribondo il di lei padre.((Her father being moribund.))
Returned by 11.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]