Tuesday, 7 July 1863

Same bright fine warm weather.

Rose at 5.30 ― till 8 ― finished colouring the last of the 24 drawings from Tarrant, viz. ― Corfu from Βιρῶ ― & Val di Roppa.

Letters from Mrs. Howard very beautiful ― &

After breakfast ― wrote lots of notes & then dear old Mr. Bell!! came. The same kindly good man as ever ― but 72.

Next H.J. Grenfell ― & Sir J.C. Hipperley ― a queer connoisseur ― though he was delighted at the Masada & Cedars ― (only one remembered the dispute at Lady Coventrys table with [Aubin]!!) ― Edgar Drummond also came. ― After that R. Bright ― odd & rollicky. Talking about Bowen ― without tact. ― Later in the day, William, & Mrs. W. Sandbach: greatly admiring, &c. &c. & later still. Mr. & Mrs. Dodson ― most pleasant.

By that 6.30. it was time to go & dress, ― & I went in a cab to Digby Wyatts. ―

As ever there ― kindly & delightful.

1863-07-07

Dinner & evening utterly pleasant. ― & home in cab ― with P. Williams.

Found a letter from John Arnold!!!!!!!!!! asking me to dine there tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!

Home by 11.30[.]


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

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