Exceedingly dark ― gray ―dull ― coldish ― dry.
Breakfast at 8.30. Walk in garden with B.H. From 10.30 ― to 12.30. overlooked memoranda & wrote some letters. ―
Lunch. Read papers. & at 2 walk with Bern H.H. to beyond the Race course ― a little rain. Back at 4.30 ― & sleep till 5.30. Dinner at 6.
Roger, brother of F. North is mad at Firenze, & as Catharine N. is to be married next week, this is a misery. Someone has to go out to bring him home with 2 keepers ― either Currie or Bern: ― for many reasons, Bern is best. And it is possible we 2 may go as far as Marseilles together.
Bed at 11.
Nicholson is the “new partner” here.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]