More or less dark all day. ― Worked a little at Beirût, & ceased for the present, ― replacing it above the chimney, & the Damascus below: removing also all the other easels & tables. Mrs. & Miss Clarke came, no one else; but G. Middleton after I had gone out, & R. Martineau when I came back at 6.30. Besides these, Daddy Hunt for a short time.
Letter from P. Williams.
Walked to Belgravia at 4.30 ― called on Buxtons, E. Stanleys ― Lushington’s & Clives. ― At Mrs. Stanleys, the servant gave me a very bad account of Mr. Penrhyn, ― so I called on Col. Hornby ― fearing he might hear suddenly of his death. ― Returned ― to dine at home.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]