Wednesday, 22 July 1863

Cloudy ― but finer later.

Rose at 6.30. Losing ground ― ever worse.

Coloured penned sketches till 1 or 2 ― & finished all the last of the Sta. Maura drawings. ―

Then made a beginning of experiments on the “to be photographed.” ― in Conti chalk; but not successfully.

No one came all day till 6 ― when Lowes Dickenson called ― & being a friend of Campbell’s I shewed him lots of sketches.

Went to Lady Farquhar’s at 7.45 ― she had asked me to dine this morning ― always kindly: so ― I wrote ― yes.


Horridly bored afterterwards. One of the 2 Farquhars is Attache at Athens!

Coming home, found a letter & “poem” from Emma Arnold. Go out of town I will.

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


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