Rose at 8 ―――! Breakfast. ―
Dickenson, with 4 men, came; & occupied most of the day in putting up & taking down pictures: the Cedars ― to the Hall: ― the 2 of W.N. & the Joánnina above. ―
T. Cooper is very unwell ― ill ― methinx. At 3 ― went to see Daddy Hunt’s exhibited pictures, then, ― Gussie Bethell seeing me, sent a servant, & I drove about in the carriage with her & Mrs. Cox till 5.30. (Richd. Bethell has gone to all grief. Alas! alas ―― I fear this time, utterly.) Called on Mrs. H.J. Bruce, & Mrs. Fairbairn ― out: Sandbachs ― ditto. Mrs. Farquhar ― ditto. ― Mrs. T.G. Baring, I saw: ― also Mrs. & Adml. Robinson, & Miss Louis ― but their horrid dog is disgusting. Then I walked to Lee’s in the Strand, & cab back to Stratford Place ― (rain) ― & then, by 7.30 ― to F.L.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]