Fine again all day. ― Rose at 6.30.
Worked a little Immediately after breakfast ― cabbed to Roberson’s, & ordered this new paper & charcoal. Went to see the “Icebergs” ― but it was shut.
Home, & after an hour, gave up the chalk drawing, & took the Ithaca sketches ― penning out.
Lunch. X Slept.
At 5. came the kind Prescotts ― & to my surprise, took away the only three 12 guinea drawings remaining ― viz ― Corfu from Καστράδες, Ἰωάννινα, & Τετράνησι. ― At 6 ― went again to see the “Icebergs” ― shut up ――. & called on Williams ― where was Gibson, (& Spence.) Gibson had just returned from Osborne: ― he says Q. Victoria is but little altered ― considering all she has suffered. She spoke of various matters of art in the room ― & of me. “The Prince Consort placed it there, & there it shall always remain.” ― She also showed him a small pamphlet ― “on which I have to pronounce,” (i.e. the Commission of the R.A. report). “& I see your name flourishing in it ―” (with a little laugh.) ― But said G. I answered ― “These things were done which I was in Rome, & I was entirely ignorant of the whole, & so can give your M. no opinion.” ― Very Gibsonian. Walked home. At 7.45. went to Mr. Dunn-Gardner. Beautiful house & odd to me, as next down to Foords & T. Hamiltons. Finely furnished.
“He will come back for it I know.”
Dinner most excellent. Wines super ditto. ―
Conversation pleasant. Evening altogether thoroughly a pleasure.
Cab home by 11.30.
 Frederic Edwin Church’s The Icebergs (1861), now at the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas. See “List of Works by Frederic Edwin Church.”
 This appears to have been added in a different pen; it is not clear whether it refers to something Mr. O’Reilly said, or to something else in the entry.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]