Fine ― sunny all day. But the light is bad ― & the room smaller ― & noises worry me. ― I painted at the Masada ― more or less well ― all day ― but in the afternoon ― grew sad & disgusted ― & worked ill.

I would give up these pictures if I did not hate “giving up” anything.

Letters from Mrs. GurneyT. BaringC. Fortescue, Ellis Ashton ― (Mrs. A. is dead,) S.W.C. ― & Gussie Bethell.

Wrote to Ann, Col. Hornby, ― Mrs. Gurney, ― & J. Edwards.

After dinner ― it is horribly cold in that new dining room ― worked at Masada & drank tea till 11.

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