Rose latish. Col. Bowen at breakfast. Went to 9 Condotti, & to Macbeans: Malta steamer not in yet. Returned to N°. 9 ― lo! the Saturday Review, & a letter from poor George, who has come from Brindisi, & has been ill 6 days, & is now at Naples, not being able to come on for want of money! ― So I went again to Macbeans, & sent him 30 dollars, by Telegraph, & hope he got them & will come on very soon. ―
Called on Terry ― & then to 9 Condotti where I unpacked all day long. ― & got carpets down. ― At 4 walked a little with Williams. At 6 Table d’hôte, ―: I sate next a Mr. Tyrwhitt ― of C. Church Coll. Oxford ― with whom I talked a good deal.
And so seems to end 1859.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]