Thursday, 6 October 1864

Rose at 7. Clear fine all day ― not so cold quite.

Letter from Daddy Hunt ― to whom I wrote.[1]

At 10 ― the Contents of the 7. Corfu packages ― left on April 4 March 26th ― At Corfû. ―

No one article is missing ― but the little double saltcellar ― which, like the Philates sketch, is I fear foever gone. All the day ― nearly ― went in unpacking, arranging, & stowing away.

The Ithaca Penna Marina’s were all broken: & so I fear were the Lamps. It seems strange to see many of the old things ― their first Corfû memories being in 1855: ― Taylor’s table covers ― the spoons ― &c. &c. ―

Sir Paul & Lady Hunter came ― & later, Slingsby & Mrs. Slingsby Bethell, & little Violet.

Did not go out.

At 7.30 ―


A most pleasant evening ― looking at Crete drawings: & it was nearly 12 before T.G.B. left.

[1] You can read the fun part of this letter at the Blog of Bosh.

[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]

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