A calm, cloudy gray warm day.
Worked at Argostoli, improving it a good deal. ― At 4. ― went up to Ἀνάλειψις, ― & drew a little ― returning at 7. home. O Olives! (trees.)
And penned out Τζερίγο drawings ― till 11.
At 9.15 ― came Mr. P.F. Campbell-Johnston, buying 2 Ionian books. Strangely ― he is the son of that Sir Alexander Johnston at hose house in Cumberland Place I drew the Rosebill Parrot for my book of parrots ―― I well remember going there ― & recollect his father & sisters perfectly ― though it was about 1828 ― in Gt. Cumberland Place. ― Also he is the owner ― or was ― of that house at Twickenham of which lady W. told me ― it was his Aunt’s ― who lived there after his gt. aunt, Mrs. Dawson Damer died. ― Queer coincidences.
He is very tory=furious about the fortifications, ― & somewhat also muzzy.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]