Work is over now.
A foggy but not unpleasant day. Clowes & [his] Miss Cavendish came. she is far prettier than the Photograph ― & has the sweetest voice: & is altogether of a high-bred manner ˇ[mixed] with perfect simpleness: in fact ― a real duck.
Lawson also came.
I arranged drawings ― & wrote lots of Envelopes.
Walked to Baring’s & called there.
Dined at 6.30.
Wrote envelopes ― to the tune of 330! ― What labour! ― & even yet the subscribers are only up to 138.
I began fires to day.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]