Woke at 5. (X2) ill ― indigestion: & slept till 7.30.
Letters from A. Stanley, & ――. Drew at the 10 Campagna drawings all day: from 10 to 7. ― No one came but C. Massingberd.
A vast balloon was seen at 7.
Went to 38 Queen’s Gate Terrace, & passed a very pleasant evening.
John Jenkins has become a ‘prete.’ But seems as lively as ever.
Walked to Wilton Place ― Cab home by 12.15.
On Sunday, the Robinsons asked me to go to Hendon with them, to a cousin’s house: but I declined ― not knowing what the affair would be. Had I gone, I should have met ― C. Newton & Mrs. N. ― Sir Victor & Lady Houlton, Sir H.J. Drummond Wolff ― & others! ―
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[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]