if possible ― fairer: perfect calm & sunshine.
Worked at all 4 Corfus ― figures & goats.
A. Empson ―
& Mrs. Bell.
At 5 ― went to Ascension.
Dined at 6.45.
Penned out ― but not much; as there were 2 papers, the Westminster, & 2 vols. of Turner’s life ― all come to day ― to read.
 Probably Walter Thornbury’s The Life of J.M.W. Turner, R.A. 2 vols. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1862.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]