Very fine early, but from 10 to 4 rain in showers & thunderstorms. Worked all day at placing Bruce’s Argostóli, & Jameson’s Florence in outline onto canvass: tiresome work enough. Did not go out at all ― waiting for the Mail steamer, which after all never came. The irregularity of the letters now a days is a bore.
At 5.30 ― Oswald Middleton came ― a cheerful pleasant lad. He has been to Luro & Fanari ― but not Suli. Fancy Col. Leake’s nephew having so little interest in Epirote Topography.
Steamer came at 7.
Penned out to 9.30.
Letter from T. Cooper, enclosing a bill of Lincolns & Bennets, cheque for 3.3.0 from Mr. Gladstone, ― & a card of thanks from Mrs. Cockerell.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]