A fine day. F.L. called at 10 ― as I was going out, & I walked with him to Drummonds, where I took out £100. & took that, 200£ of the Book of Nonsense, & 100 more to Scott. Then ― at 12 ― went to Routledges, & got a receipt from him ― as to axing no more of me.
Back then to Scotts ― at 2 ― & “accepted” my 400 Sotck ― which cost 368£. Cab home.
B. Smith is much more ill again. Mrs. Prescott, Lady Woolff, & the Clarkes had called. Sate to Gush.
At 4. Went to Winsor & Newtons, & to W. Nevill’s: returning by 6.
At 7.30, to T.G. Baring’s.
One of the real pleasant evenings.
Home in a cab at 12.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]