Bitterly cold ―. Came from these kind people at 9.15, in town by 11.

Went to the Undertakers, then up to Stonefield St.

Sarah was there; she had missed the train & did not come till 5.

She & I & Ellen sate together: the last three of all of us now in England.

After seeing dearest Ann’s will ― I came back to Stratford Pl. & wrote more letters.


I cannot see her again: nor would I now ― for she is no longer the darling I knew ― who is far far above. ―


At 7 ― opposite, to the kind Beadons. ― only they two, a little Elizabeth. Poor W.F.B. is much more unwell, & went away soon. I came away at 10.

Kind letter from Mrs. Cockerell, Mrs. Bruce, Mrs. Clive & many more. ―

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