Very dark at intervals ― & at last, rain.
Worked at the Cedars.
M. Parkyns came & sate 2 hours: a really nice good fellow.
At 6 ― S.W.C. ― but I walked out with him, to Pall Mall & back.
At 7.30 ― came Daddy Hunt ― & our dinner & evening were, as always, ― delightful. He is a very solid good fellow, & wonderful in contrast to J.E. Millais ― all outside & froth. We talked much: ― of many things. ―
At 11.15 he went.
William Raleigh called at noon, to wish me good bye ―: he starts for Melbourne to day.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]
- A symbol I don’t understand, which may refer to the “Jessy Foy” written above it. [↩]