A strange day. Rose at 7. Cooper’s little ggirl is worse. Nicolas’s men came at 9 & moved down the 3 cabinets to the 1st floor: ― in the midst of which operation came C. Fortescue ― Mrs. Wilson & the Rev. Mr. Eaton, ―& later Marianne & Catherine North & Mr. Shuttleworth.
Afterwards I worked awfully hard ― getting down the drawings ― 64 descents in all. (Charles Cockburn came also.) ― & so till 8. Then I went to the Blue Posts & dined comfortably returning at 10 ― & working again at placing the drawings till 11.30. ― When all were down stairs. Queer life.
Bed at 12.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]