Gray dark cold ― but dry. ― Letters from J. Edwards, Mrs. H.J. Hunt, & C.F. Ellen N. & Mrs. Cheales: ―

All day till 3 sorting letters. What memories!

Went out ― feeling better abdominally, on account of the belt. ― Called at Sir R. Bethells ― & saw Mrs. Abrahams & afterwards, in the Park, Emma & Gussy. ― Called on J. Uwins ― who was very kind & nice. ― Then to Trafalgar Square, & dined. Laura, Mrs. C. Percy, Sidney, & Genest. Afterwards, young Allen ― all which prevents conversation ― tho’ it can’t be helped.

Walked ― (at 8.30) to Apsley House: Cab home.

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