Interlaken 4

Rose late. High wind, bright, cold.

Cold in head odious.

Worked badly at Interlaken.

To Macbeans ― . ― Yesterday ― Mr. Holland, riding out with C.K. fell, & broke his jaw. ― Williams dined yesterday at a Miss Whites ―: after dinner, some dispute arose between their servant, a Tuscan, & the people of the house, ― who stabbed him badly. ― Last night at 5 P.M. an American was stopped at the end of the Condotti, & his watch stolen. And 3 men have been stabbed by those who won’t have cigars smoked.1 ― Quite enough “movement” for one day!

I had the remaining boxes downstairs.

Worked a little at the other Cerbaras. Reilly came, & I went with him to his studio.

Later, walked with P.W.

Dined alone, & worked at Musters Lebanon.

Little sleep all night ―


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

  1. The prohibition of smoking cigars was a form of protest against foreign occupation during the Italian Risorgimento. []