Sunday, 26 July 1863

Rose at 6. Better night.

A busy day ― as times go.

Penry Williams breakfasted with me ― a pleasant morning. Sketches ― talk. &c. Went at 12.45.

Called on Lady Clermont ― (Lord C. out,) sate some time: perceived that Strawberry H. matters are vetoed: ― coming out met Lord C. perceived the same. ― Walked to Cave’s, by 1.40 ― & lunched most agreably with him & Mrs. Cave.

Called on Mr. Hodgson ― out: ― crossed the Park ― (very fine day,) & called at Lord Westbury’s ― all away. Then on Mrs. Crake ― poor old Lady: Mr. C. slowly weakens. And lastly on Mr. Morier ― (who will be 80 on January 8 / 64.) Wonderful old Gentleman! ― Walked home by 5.30.

Wrote & drew till 7.

7.45. to Adml. Robinson’s. The Butler cross because I was a few minutes late. Butlers terrify me. Only Mrs. Kynaston there.

1863-07-26

Conversation always here amusing & cheering.

Afterwards shewed a folio of 20 drawings ― very pleasantly.

Home by 11.15.

X


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

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