Colder ― & finer. Packed: ― & at 10 off to Rail. ― This time the packing was more serious ― & I hardly know how much more I may be here this year. ― At 11.30 left Euston Square: large German Lady ― who gradually came to be Mrs. Schwabe ―: she had just come from Bonn & told me much of Bunsen’s last hours: ―― but latterly ― as she talked always without stopping, & was political in extreme ― I grew horribly bored, & was glad when she left at Beeston. At Nottingham, I waited till 4 ― & by 4.30 at Linby. Dreary villages of Lenton, Radford, Basford, Bullwall, & Hucknall ―

Soon ― a carriage from Annesley: ― it was getting dark, grandness of Annesley Park: Deer ― old house: & even now many remembrances. ― Mrs. M. ― A.N. ― Miss M., & Miss Hammond: later J.C.M. ― & Mr. P. Hammond. The same hearty kindliness as before. Unpacked drawings, which were liked, & it was pleasant to see how interesting they were to all. ― Room: dinner; ― singing: bed at 11. ― The whole family is really essentially pleasant & good.

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