Saturday, 27 June 1863

Health somewhat better ― day finer. Rose at 5.30 ― & penned till 8. Breakfast.

Penned out more or less all day.

Came ―
Edgar Drummond, always delightful.
Holman Hunt}
Bob Martineau}
Col. Campbell, a gt. Pleasure to see him again.
Mrs. Cave. ― took away the Nile drawing.
Penry Williams ― wonderfully well & jolly.
F. Lushington. Staid an hour ― a good lad.
George Middleton. Long accounts of poor dear Mrs. Leake’s death ―. Who did not know her danger at all.
T. Fairbairn ― who bought 3 drawings.
J. Edwards ― going to Japan next month!

He staid till 7.30[.]

Dined. ― & afterwards wrote & penned a little but fell asleep. ― Bed at 10.45.


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

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