Cloudy misty all day, till 4 ― when it rain, & rained on. Violent S.W. wind came on then.
Χριστόςis always weaker. ― Νικόλο better.
Wrote, & packed till 1. Lunch at De Veres’ ― Capt. Bowman (Guards ―) & Boger R.N. there.
At 4 we set out to walk, but it began to rain, & we all came back again ― Mrs. Smith ― a pleasant woman, joined the party. At 7.10 ― to Palace
Evening, as always, pleasant. ―
Afterwards to Barings till 11. G. brought a pair of boots, but it did not rain much: only blew extreme.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]