T. Fairbairn. ―

Slept well. Fine day by a great luck. ―

This house is most beautiful. Holman Hunt & other pictures. Unpacked the Petra ― which to my delight ― F. (who is alone here,) likes greatly ― & keeps. ―

May I be thankful by acts.

Wrote all day long ― letters to 18 people. At 4½ T.F. came in & we sang & talked till 6½.

At dinner were Captn ― W. Langton, Rev. Birch ― (P. Wales 1st tutor ―) [Hon.] Rev. Ellis ― & a Mr. Pender. ―

Dinner excellent: evening & society all pleasant. Ate too much though.

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