Monday, 22 December 1862

Fine & warmer ― cloudy ― & after 5 ― rain.

Worked at the 60 Tyrants. ―

Mr. Baillie called.

Newspapers ―― no letters.

Lady Carmichael is dead. poor little Lacaita! ―

At 4.30. called & sate with Col. Curzon. & Mrs. Boyd.

Opinion seems general that the 7 Islands are to be given up! & a kind of dismay prevails.

Walked with Viletta ― till rain came & I got home.

Stephanizzi ― 6 to 7.

Dined at 7.

G. went to the post ― but, being shut, no letters, an’ there were any, could be got out.

8.30 ― 10 ― penned out.


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

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One response to “Monday, 22 December 1862

  1. Peter Byrne

    In 1862 it would have been exceptional for any Brit to be an anti-imperialist.
    Still, we would have liked our Edward to be one. In one letter he can combine sympathy for the “natives” with Empire building, just like our do-gooders in Afghanistan.

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