Rose ― 6.30. & at work by 7.30.
Wonderfully lovely day all thro’.
Sent letter to T.G. Baring ― & Νίκολα Κοκάλι.
Worked at Egyptian drawings of the Tyrants ― queer drudgery mechanism ― but what can I do?
At 3 came Mrs. Smith-Barry, her daughter, & a Mr. Franklands: ― it is a pleasure to show drawings, to Mrs. S.B. ― both for herself & as FitzJacson’s sister. Also the purple eyes of Geraldine are uncommon.
Then came, Helena & Madeline Cortazzi, & a Miss 4dice ― δηλαδὴ Fordyce. ― After them, Col., Mrs. & young Northey ― & they staid till 5[.] Sever work ― talk for 2 hours ― all for nothing.
Went out at 5.15 ― & returned at 6.
Dined, & penned out 3 drawings: till 10.
Whatever the rest of the “winter” may be, fin’ora it is lovely. Tomorrow ― to the Telegraph beyond Villefranche, the last day for those parts.
 So far.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]