Bad headache. Ever cold & clear. Wrote to Mcbean that I would not come to the Dogana, resolving, if I could not get those boxes out without trouble, I would send them all away again. Drew at Barnes’s Jerusalem. S.W.C. came in then ― a most delightful letter from C. Fortescue, which I wrote a long reply to. At 1 ― came Gibbs ― (P.W. Gibbs)1 & sate some time, ― & at 2.30 I walked with him to Mount Testaccio. ― At 5 ― to my great surprise I found all the boxes arrived! ― Dined at the Belle Arti, where was old Modetti. ― Returned & unpacked till 9 ― when I sate with S.W.C. to tea ― & then unpacked again & arranged till 12.

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

  1. This may be a mistake for F.W. Gibbs, or a reference to a relative of F.W.’s. []