Fine till 4. Hardly any work done. Poor darling Ann came ˇ[at 11] ― very fading & poorly. But in good spirits. We dined together & she went at 3.30. Heaps of people came.

W. Evans
Mr. Strutt
Sir F. Goldsmid.
Mr. Julian Goldsmid
Monckton Milnes
Mrs. M. Milnes.
Leopold Acland.
C. Manby.
Mr. Thornton
Gambart &
follower ―
F. Cockerell

At 4.30 rain. Cab to Trafalgar Square & evening ― to 8 ― at the Coombes.

Walked to Park Lane, cab home.


(This was the last day my dear Ann came to see me. ―
O life! o sorrow!
Perry Stone.
5. April. 1861.)

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