Monday, 1 September 1862

Fine ― Sunshine gray ― all day. Gleams of sun.

Slept late ― till 7. Wrote many notes: ― Mrs. H. Hunt ― Julia Goldsmid ― ἡ οποία, ἳσως δεν εἲδωμεν ποτὲ[1] ― & others. Wandered: & at 9.30 ― to the library: ― 9.45. simple prayers. More rooms! More pictures! ― & the dog ― “trap.” Breakfast. Letters ― Julia G. who goes on the 3rd. Mrs. Ransom ― wanting a 50£ picture ―, & sending a small 10£ commission for Mrs. Akroyd. ― At 10.45. showed drawings ― Mrs. Wilmot καὶ ὁ ἀδελφός της:[2] ― shewed all the Palestine drawings, [when] Mr. G.W. hurried me ― so I did not leave the drawings to Miss W. (Anne) ― which, afterwards, I repented of. ― Set off with Mr. W. in one horse trap ― very pleasant country & views. At Barnsley, got a “brougham” ― & came on, ― (very fine English wood scenes,) 8 miles, to Wentworth Woodhouse: ― [over] the house ― far finer indeed than C. Howard: & liveable. The Vandykes wholly beyond comment ― so good, so fine, so grand.

Afterwards, walked with Mr. W. to the Mausoleum ― grand oaks ― ― ―

At 3.30 or 3.45 ― off back to Barnsley ― where we lunched, & Mr. W. [wrote], & we were off by 5.30. ―― fine evening. at 6.20 at Woolley.

Mr. Wilmot & Mrs. W. dined: & she sang afterwards: an amazing & good voice.

 


[1] Whom we may never see (NB).

[2] And her brother (NB).


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

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