Rose before 6 ― & excepting breakfast ― worked hard all day at Gibbs’ Cervara, only Hansen came. At 4.30, cab to Drummonds, & drew out 10£. Saw Edgar D.

Called on Gibbs, Evans, Percy, Farquhar, Clive, Grey, Blencowe, & Hornby ――― all out. Saw, [A.] Wilson, C. Monk, R. Curzon, Sir F. Baring, Malcolm, & lastly Edgar Drummond, who came home with me. ― At 8 to the Blue Posts, where I dined alone ― but too expensively. ― Abdel Kader is to be king of Syria it seems. Afterwards walked to Foords, to order frames for the Damascus, Interlaken, & Beirût, ― for if the weather is always uncertain, there is no use in waiting for the chances of outdoor working.

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