On 1 February, I am starting a transfer of this blog to leardiaries.wordpress.com. The new site will continue this one (it already has the whole of January 1862), but will no longer include links to the biographical pages: according to the logs, these were very seldom used by readers.
These pages are not going away, of course, but they will no longer be updated after the end of February. The plan is to completely revise the years 1858-1861 and make them available in pdf format from the new blog.
You will be able to follow the new entries the same way you are following them here: RSS Feed or e-mail, just use the options in the sidebar. If you have problems, please do not hesitate to contact me.