Very bright & fine all day. Rose at 7.
Breakfast with Mrs. C. ― S. Mildmay & Kathleen. ― dear good people. ― Left at 10. ― Shall I ever see poor George C. again? ― I do not like his appearance, but it may happen that he may remain thus. ― Very shaky car=drive to Ross. ― Slow train, & waiting at Gloucester, & Swindon ― & change at Didcot ― & at Reading ― a bore.
And so to Mortimer by 3.45 ― where a carriage waited.
Pretty village: ― gay & bright: ― Sir Paul & Lady H. Nice cheerful house. Walk with Sir P.H. ― Sitting ― talking ― showing drawings. Dressing ― a Mr. Fenton the 4th (attaché at Turin,) but Sir Paul had to dine out.
Talk ― & looking at Corfû Photographs ― till 11. ― Sir P. returned, & a cigar &c. till 12.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]