Thursday, 19 November 1863

Same pleasant gray cool dry weather.

Wrote several letters. ― Miss (Cathne.) & Miss Elizth. Hawking came: ― & staid some time. ― (of Bignor Park![)]

Looked over Egyptian, Palestine, & half the Greek drawings. Colonel Shakespeare came also. ― Lord George Quin too.

At 4 went out & made various calls: ― everyone out.

Home before 6.

To the W. Sandbachs.


Exceeding good & pleasant. Talk of the Tinne party in upper Egypt,[1] the Millenium, & other bosh. ―

Evening ― talk & showing drawings.

A picture fo C. Coleman’s, very good.

A picture of E. Lear’s ― not good at all.

Found lots of notes & had to write till nearly 12.


[1] Alexandrine Petronella Francina Tinne (or Tinné) was a Dutch explorer in Africa and the first European woman to attempt to cross the Sahara.

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


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