Staid indoors. Pouring rain. ― Saw Hansen’s boy & girl. At 1 called on Crake & saw Hamilton C. & [P.] ― On to W. Beadon’s. Mrs. B. only. ― Then came to Tor Villa, where at 3 C. Fortescue joined me ― H.H. out. ― F. looked over the Palestine drawings: but nobody knows what they cost then, & now. Cab back to town ― dressed & dined at Crake’s. H.C. ― who is the brain of the family, made the Evening pleasanter than I have ever known there.


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