Tomorrow I will resume posting Edward Lear’s diaries from the date I stopped over a year ago.
I will try to publish two-three entries a day until I reach the end of 1865, at which point Lear will be in Malta: the journal for that period is available in John Varriano’s book, so I will skip it. I expect to be able to begin posting day by day at a 150-year interval again by the summer.
In the next few days Lear will be going on a tour of the French and Italian Riviera and as some of the watercolours for the trip are available on the Houghton Library website, the posts will also be “illustrated.”
I hope you will enjoy the blog and look forward to reading your comments.