Very fine. Worked ― scantily at Beirût, for the Evans’s came ― & bought Interlaken: ― then Henry & Ernest Bunsen ― then Brant of Damascus ― & then one Mr. Crowley from Gould, whom I gave advice to anent Hotels &c. in Rome. ― Later Mrs. Ernest & Mary (Battersby) Bunsen, ― who is if possible more an angel than of old: ― and Charles & Mrs. WeldMiss Simpkinson & Agnes Weld, ― & then Augustus & Mrs. Egg. So I did not get much work done, although the Beirût does progress, however slowly. At 6.15 walked to Digby Wyatts’, ―


A most charming evening wholly. ― The Digby Wyatts themselves there is no need of praising. Ferguson is delightful from fun as well ˇ[from] as [sic] every kind of knowledge: Russell & Thornton both intellectual. Afterwards I sang 6 or 7 songs.

Found a note from Evans ― & the 126£ for the Interlaken.

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