Fine & dry ever.


Poor Mary’s birthday!

Working ― little enough, at Cedars, early, but more as the day went on ― up till 6 o’clock. ―

I think they will finish themselves in a few days.

James Uwins.
Mr. North
Miss North.
Lady Grey
Miss ― ?
Matt Wyatt.
Mr. Edwards.
James Edwards.
P. Bouverie.

A letter from Ellen, with a very sad one from Sarah: ― I hardly think poor dear Mary will live to return.

[She had been dead 6 days when this was written ― on the 24th April she died at sea! (June 29 1861)]1

Did not go out all day, till 7.45, when I dined at Lady Farquhar’s. ―

Dinner pleasant: ― table of presents to Sybella Clive: what thousands of pounds worth! A 3 sided seal from T. Hamilton is pretty ― with this dedication “3 antiques from a 4th­­.[”] ―


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

  1. Added in a box later. []