This blog was devoted to the publication of Edward Lear's Diaries from 1 January 1858 to 12 May 1862. From January 2009 each was posted exactly 150 years after it was written and the project came to an end on 12 May 2012, the bicentenary of Lear's birth. The text is as exact as possible a transcript of Houghton Library MS Eng. 797.3. You can keep following the diaries at the new blog.

Letter to C. Fortescue from London, 13 September 1858

13. Sept. 1858.

I forget what I told you of my doings: after Knowsley I went to Liverpool, & then to Manchester where the kind Sir John Potter1 took me in. Coming back by Derby, I saw the “Corfu” in its place, & I passed my Sunday at W. Nevill’s — the 7th house I have seen beadornamented by my own paws.

My dear boy, — I cannot go to Dudbrook.2 My straight plan now, as soon as I get the pictures unpacked, is to WORK. I cannot work with my mind frittered by agreable society. A painter must be a painter. If you are writing to Lady W. say I shall write: And both you & she may be sure that my not going is because I want to do her Pictures WELL, also Lord Clermonts.

You will be glad — not to say skipping to hear that Holman Hunt has seen the sketches both of Masada & her view of Jerusalem & is thoroughly pleased with both. It is the funniest thing to talk over all those places with him. — When you are coming to town let me know. I long to see you again. I keep in lodgings here, but shall paint elsewhere. — At present I am all upside down — nohow — bebothered — & can only write this much. Did I tell you had written in all 5 new poems? {114}

  1. The member for Manchester, and first Mayor of the City. []
  2. In Essex. One of Lady Waldegrave’s houses. []

Letter to C. Fortescue from Jerusalem, 1 April 1858

JERUSALEM, April 1st. 1858.

DEAR 40SCUE, — During my stay here this the 5th., day, every moment has been occupied, or rather fussed away: — writing a long letter to my sister, & a short line to Lushington, walking all about the neighbouring hills, to understand its most pictural points, — endless interviews with interminable Dragomen, besides the hourly distraction of a public Hotel chok full of people, & the overcrowded state of the streets, all this will give you some idea of the landscape painters state of body & mind.

Leaving Corfu on the 13th. or rather 14th. of {94} March, a decent voyage brought me to Alexandria on the 17th, too late for the French Jaffa steamer by one day. So I passed 5 days in a trip to Cairo, which I greatly wish you could see some day, & renewing delightful impressions of the Pyramids, Caliph’s tombs, Heliopolis, &c., &c. Returning to Alexandria on the 23rd, I sailed on the 25th. in the Austrian Jaffa steamer, in which the crowds of clean & dirty, high & low pilgrims was a wonder, and you may suppose its combinations to some extent, when I tell you that 20 different languages were spoken on board. Most happily the voyage was fine, or I can’t tell you what we must have suffered.

At Jaffa we arrived on the 26th. at noon, but owing to the immense crowd of Eastern pilgrims, the landing & getting under way were most difficult matters, & had it not been for Arthur Stanley’s Dragoman, I do not know how I could have got on. By 3, p.m. we were off, loaded & mounted for Ramleh, where we slept, or rather stopped that night. The way thither is through one almighty green lovely corn-field, perfectly delicious at every time of day, and not at all unlike many parts of the Roman Campagna; though more resembling the southern plains of Sicily, particularly in the long unbroken line of blue-lilac hills, poetically the “frowning mountains of Judah,” though I could not see any justice in the term so applied to them. From Ramleh, the same cheery plain of corn extends to the foot of these hills, & you then ascend through shrubby & stony & olive planted {95} passes, up & down, (though always upper not downer) till about the 8th hour after leaving the aforesaid Ramleh, you find yourself toiling up a steep & bare rocky hill-side, at the top of which an undulating level of rather wearisome duration brings you in sight of the western walls of the Holy City.

The Holy City itself is just now in a most odious state of suffocation & crowding, this one week uniting all sorts of creeds & people in a disagreeable hodgepodge of curiosity & piety. Lucky it was for me to get even the last single room & one for my servant, and that day I was content to give up struggling through the fearfully thronged hustle-streets, & after a tabledhôte dinner was glad to be thankful & sleep at Jerusalem, which I had so long wished to see. On Sunday 28th, service in our church was a real pleasure — well arranged, simple & good in all respects, and the more to find the preacher an old friend, son of Ralph Barnes the Bp. of Exeter’s Secy. Afterwards my delight in going, (on Palm Sunday too,) to the Mount of Olives you can imagine. But the immense beauty of the environs of Jerusalem you cannot nor could I before I saw it. Independently of the grandeur of the position of this wonderful place, & the claim every part of its walls & buildings, has on the Xtian as well as the observer of general history & antiquity, most of the vallies of Johosaphat & Himmon abound in beautiful quiet scenes, wholly unexpected by me as part & parcel of Judean Landscape: — Then the ancient tombs cut in the rock, the innumerable flat {96} ones, the scattered olives, (not fine as at Corfu but pollardy,) the constantly varying beauty of the Mount of Olives, the realities of Siloam, Zion &c. and the very ancient traditional sites of Gethsemane &c &c &c., keep you constantly alive to the fresh interest that awaits you at every step. I had not the slightest idea of the amount of wonder & admiration the walks hereabout must call up, in all thinking visitors.

Meanwhile, I am off now to Bethlehem & Hebron in a few hours: too glad to get to some quiet from this noisy place. Thence I go by the Dead Sea to Sebbeh, (Masada) Engedi, Mar Saba, & Jericho, & possibly beyond the Jordan, returning here for a fortnight or 3 weeks.1

  1. A scarcity of letters at this period, will be explained by the following paragraph: “I have told Ann [his sister] to send you my letters, & you will post them to the address you will obtain.” []

Wednesday, 31 March 1858

Mount Scopus from St. Stephen's Gate (Wilson et al. 1881, 67)

Slept better, but did not rise till nearly 7. ― Giorgio bought me various Jerusalem articles ― beads &c. &c. &c.

Breakfast ― after which came Mahmoud & Abd=el=Malak, & with writings of Ibrahim. Mr. Turner (for the 3 going to East Jordan,) was with me, ― & the discourse ended by my settling with Abd-el-Malak ― to take him for 1 month ― at 30/- a day ― by Bethlehem & Hebron, & afterwards as may happen.

Abd el Malak ― a long black Assirott Copt, seems a good sort of man ― & at all events don’t talk much. Wrote & packed till lunch ― & afterwards went to get the Contract Signed at Mr. Φinn’s ― but he was out or unwell… so I returned, ― & buying a saddle, set off with Messrs Macan & Sykes & Lord Dunglass ― to the Latin Convent, where we bought mother of pearl objects. ― Then we went to the Damascus Gate ― & to the tomb of Helena ― (Queen of Adiabene,)1 & after that, Dunglass & Sykes walked on, & I & Macan slowly afterwards ― along the valley of Jehosaphat, Giorgio behind. Beautiful & curious flowers ― & a silent rural space of olives, & grey rocks around. Black fat soiled Syrian Sheep ― & picturesque shepherds. Coming to the road to St. Stephen’s Gate, I drew a lot; what pictures of masses of black white headed sheep winding up the roads! the white robed Turkish women, & the bird hued Syrian peasant. ― We walked on  by the golden gates, & finding Lord Dunglass & Sykes, ― all together to Zion Gate, ― after which Sykes & I were alone ― a great bore, for I am not tolerant, & Sykes is silly. ― Dinner ― merry & pleasant.

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

  1. Helena was queen of Adiabene and wife of Monobaz I. Helena became a convert to Judaism about the year 30 AD. She was noted for her generosity; during a famine at Jerusalem she sent to Alexandria for corn and to Cyprus for dried figs for distribution among the sufferers from the famine (Josephus, l.c. § 5.) When Helena died, about 56 AD, her son or grandson Monobaz II moved her remains to Jerusalem, where they were buried in the pyramidal tomb which she had constructed during her lifetime, three stadia north of Jerusalem (Eusebius, “Hist. Eccl.” ii., ch. 12.). []
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Thursday, 18 March 1858

Edward Lear, Pompey's Pillar (1858)

Rose at 6 ― and packed provisionally. Wrote to Ann. ― Breakfast ― Calvert, the interesting man Marshall, ― & some Danes. To Zezerini1 ― no answer about the boat. Got passport ― dawdled ― lunched at 1. Calvert came with me afterwards to the Copt Church ― curious, old, strange, dark. The Copt ― (diaconos ―) half asleep, could say but little I could understand. What I thought Πατριάρχος,2 was, I afterwards found, Ἄγιος Μάγιος.3 ― &c. The gloom of the place made a perfect picture. Then G. & I went to Cleopatra’s needle.4 Winds. ― Then to Zezerini ― & find that there is no boat to go at all. A frightful bore! After a time ― I resolve on going to Cairo. Meanwhile G. & I walk round the walls to the Canal, & across by the church in the Cliff, & so by Pompey’s pillar home. ― Dined at 6½ having packed for tomorrow ―: Mr. Marshall ― (Rachel, Malebran, F. Butler,) &c. &c. &c. &c. &c. ― a very curious man. ―  Afterwards to Calvert, but while there, much confusion in the Square agitated the V. Consular mind. It turned out to arise from a fire, near a Polveriera,5 naturally dismaying the Alexandrian population. ― We watched it from the roof till 9. Then I finished packing ― & afterwards finished letters to F.L. & Ann. The days here are wonderful!


  1. This must be the same travel agent Lear mentioned as “Zinzirini” on 17.iii.58. []
  2. Patriarchs. []
  3. “I think that Lear here has made up a Greek equivalent of Hokus Pokus, his name for Horoepiskopi, for Aghios Mayios rhymes perfectly, like Hokus Pokus, and means Saint Magic” (Denise Harvey). Aghios Maghios means something like “Saint Magi,” therefore “sorcerers, quacks.” []
  4. The obelisk remained in Alexandria until 1877 when Sir William James Erasmus Wilson, a distinguished anatomist and dermatologist, sponsored its transportation to London. See Victorian History blog post. []
  5. Italian for “powder magazine.” []
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Sunday, 31 January 1858

Perhaps the very coldest day of all. ―

Wrote all the morning. Walked at 2 with F.L. to Potamo, [Κουσριzza], Ευροπούλοσ1 & Αλεποῦ.2 Home by 6¼. Immensely cold ― but gorgeous color. ― L. dined with me, as pleasant an evening as may be.


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

  1. Evrópouli. []
  2. Alepoú. []
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Index of Entries


January: 1.i.58, 2.i.58, 3.i.58, 4.i.58, 5.i.58, 6.i.58, 7.i.58, 8.i.58, 9.i.58, 10.i.58, 11.i.58, 12.i.58, 13.i.58, 14.i.58, 15.i.58, 16.i.58, 17.i.58, 18.i.58, 19.i.58, 20.i.58, 21.i.58, 22.i.58, 23.i.58, 24.i.58, 25.i.58, 26.i.58, 27.i.58, 28.i.58, 29.i.58, 30.i.58, 31.i.58.

February: 1.ii.58, 2.ii.58, 3.ii.58, 4.ii.58, 5.ii.58, 6.ii.58, 7.ii.58, 8.ii.58, 9.ii.58, 10.ii.58, 11.ii.58, 12.ii.58, 13.ii.58, 14.ii.58, 15.ii.58, 16.ii.58, 17.ii.58, 18.ii.58, 19.ii.58, 20.ii.58, 21.ii.58, 22.ii.58, 23.ii.58, 24.ii.58, 25.ii.58, 26.ii.58, 27.ii.58, 28.ii.58.

March: 1.iii.58, 2.iii.58, 3.iii.58, 4.iii.58, 5.iii.58, 6.iii.58, 7.iii.58, 8.iii.58, 9.iii.58, 10.iii.58, 11.iii.58, 12.iii.58, 13.iii.58, 14.iii.58, 15.iii.58, 16.iii.58, 17.iii.58, 18.iii.58, 19.iii.58, 20.iii.58, 21.iii.58, 22.iii.58, 23.iii.58, 24.iii.58, 25.iii.58, 26.iii.58, 27.iii.58, 28.iii.58, 29.iii.58, 30.iii.58, 31.iii.58.

April: 1.iv.58.

May: 10.v.58, 11.v.58, 12.v.58, 13.v.58, 14.v.58, 15.v.58, 16.v.58.


July: 31.vii.58.

August: 7.viii.58, 8.viii.58, 9.viii.58, 23.viii.58, 24.viii.58, 25.viii.58, 26.viii.58, 27.viii.58, 28.viii.58, 29.viii.58, 30.viii.58, 31.viii.58.

September: 1.ix.58, 2.ix.58, 3.ix.58, 4.ix.58, 5.ix.58, 6.ix.58, 7.ix.58, 8.ix.58, 9.ix.58, 10.ix.58, 11.ix.58, 12.ix.58, 13.ix.58, 14.ix.58, 15.ix.58, 16.ix.58, 17.ix.58, 18.ix.58, 19.ix.58, 20.ix.58, 21.ix.58, 22.ix.58, 23.ix.58, 24.ix.58, 25.ix.58, 26.ix.58, 27.ix.58, 28.ix.58, 29.ix.58, 30.ix.58.

October: 1.x.58, 2.x.58, 3.x.58, 4.x.58, 5.x.58, 6.x.58, 7.x.58, 8.x.58, 9.x.58, 10.x.58, 11.x.58, 12.x.58, 13.x.58, 14.x.58, 15.x.58, 16.x.58, 17.x.58, 18.x.58, 19.x.58, 20.x.58, 21.x.58, 22.x.58, 23.x.58, 24.x.58, 25.x.58, 26.x.58, 27.x.58, 28.x.58, 29.x.58, 30.x.58, 31.x.58.

November: 1.xi.58, 2.xi.58, 3.xi.58, 4.xi.58, 5.xi.58, 6.xi.58, 7.xi.58, 8.ix.58, 9.xi.58, 10.xi.58, 11.xi.58, 12.xi.58, 13.xi.58, 14.xi.58, 15.xi.58, 16.xi.58, 17.xi.58, 18.xi.58, 19.xi.58, 20.xi.58, 21.xi.58, 22.xi.58, 23.xi.58, 24.xi.58, 25.xi.58, 26.xi.58, 27.xi.58, 28.xi.58, 29.xi.58, 30.xi.58.

December: 1.xii.58, 2.xii.58, 3.xii.58, 22.xii.58, 23.xii.58, 24.xii.58, 25.xii.58, 26.xii.58, 27.xii.58, 28.xii.58, 29.xii.58, 30.xii.58.


January: 1.i.59, 2.i.59, 3.i.59, 4.i.59, 5.i.59, 6.i.59, 7.i.59, 8.i.59, 9.i.59, 10.i.59, 11.i.59, 12.i.59, 13.i.59, 14.i.59, 15.i.59, 16.i.59, 17.i.59, 18.i.59, 19.i.59, 20.i.59, 21.i.59, 22.i.59, 23.i.59, 24.i.59, 25.i.59, 26.i.59, 27.i.59, 28.i.59, 29.i.59, 30.i.59, 31.i.59.

February: 1.ii.59, 2.ii.59, 3.ii.59, 4.ii.59, 5.ii.59, 6.ii.59, 7.ii.59, 8.ii.59, 9.ii.59, 10.ii.59, 11.ii.59, 12.ii.59, 13.ii.59, 14.ii.59, 15.ii.59, 16.ii.59, 17.ii.59, 18.ii.59, 19.ii.59, 20.ii.59, 21.ii.59, 22.ii.59, 23.ii.59, 24.ii.59, 25.ii.59, 26.ii.59, 27.ii.59.

March: 28.ii.59, 1.iii.59, 2.iii.59, 3.iii.59, 4.iii.59, 5.iii.59, 6.iii.59, 7.iii.59, 8.iii.59, 9.iii.59, 10.iii.59, 11.iii.59, 12.iii.59, 13.iii.59, 14.iii.59, 15.iii.59, 16.iii.59, 17.iii.59, 18.iii.59, 19.iii.59, 20.iii.59, 21.iii.59, 22.iii.59, 23.iii.59, 24.iii.59, 25.iii.59, 26.iii.59, 27.iii.59, 28.iii.59, 29.iii.59, 30.iii.59, 31.iii.59.

April: 1.iv.59, 2.iv.59, 3.iv.59, 4.iv.59, 5.iv.59, 6.iv.59, 7.iv.59, 8.iv.59, 9.iv.59, 10.iv.59, 11.iv.59, 12.iv.59, 13.iv.59, 14.iv.59, 15.iv.59, 16.iv.59, 17.iv.59, 18.iv.59, 19.iv.59, 20.iv.59, 21.iv.59, 22.iv.59, 23.iv.59, 24.iv.59, 25.iv.59, 26.iv.59, 27.iv.59, 28.iv.59, 29.iv.59, 30.iv.59.

May: 1.v.59, 2.v.59, 3.v.59, 4.v.59, 5.v.59, 6.v.59, 7.v.59, 8.v.59, 9.v.59, 10.v.59, 11.v.59, 12.v.59, 13.v.59, 14.v.59, 15.v.59, 16.v.59, 17.v.59, 18.v.59, 19.v.59, 20.v.59, 21.v.59, 22.v.59, 23.v.59, 24.v.59, 25.v.59, 26.v.59, 27.v.59, 28.v.59, 29.v.59, 30.v.59, 31.v.59.

June:,,,,, 6.v.59,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

July: 1.vii.59, 2.vii.59, 3.vii.59, 4.vii.59, 5.vii.59, 6.vii.59, 7.vii.59, 8.vii.59, 9.vii.59, 10.vii.59, 11.vii.59, 12.vii.59, 13.vii.59, 14.vii.59, 15.vii.59, 16.vii.59, 17.vii.59, 18.vii.59, 19.vii.59, 20.vii.59, 21.vii.59, 22.vii.59, 23.vii.59, 24.vii.59, 25.vii.59, 26.vii.59, 27.vii.59, 28.vii.59, 29.vii.59, 30.vii.59, 31.vii.59.

August: 1.viii.59, 2.viii.59, 3.viii.59, 4.viii.59, 5.viii.59, 6.viii.59, 7.viii.59, 8.viii.59, 9.viii.59, 10.viii.59, 11.viii.59, 12.viii.59, 13.viii.59, 14.viii.59, 15.viii.59, 16.viii.59, 17.viii.59, 18.viii.59, 19.viii.59, 20.viii.59, 21.viii.59, 22.viii.59, 23.viii.59, 24.viii.59, 25.viii.59, 26.viii.59, 27.viii.59, 28.viii.59, 29.viii.59, 30.viii.59,

September: 1.ix.59, 2.ix.59, 3.ix.59, 4.ix.59, 5.ix.59, 6.ix.59, 7.ix.59, 8.ix.59, 9.ix.59, 10.ix.59, 11.ix.59, 12.ix.59, 13.ix.59, 14.ix.59, 15.ix.59, 16.ix.59, 17.ix.59, 18.ix.59, 19.ix.59, 20.ix.59, 21.ix.59, 22.ix.59, 23.ix.59, 24.ix.59, 25.ix.59, 26.ix.59, 27.ix.59, 28.ix.59, 29.ix.59, 30.ix.59.

October: 1.x.59, 2.x.59, 3.x.59, 4.x.59, 5.x.59, 6.x.59, 7.x.59, 8.x.59, 9.x.59, 10.x.59, 11.x.59, 12.x.59, 13.x.59, 14.x.59, 15.x.59, 16.x.59, 17.x.59, 18.x.59, 19.x.59, 20.x.59, 21.x.59, 22.x.59, 23.x.59, 24.x.59, 25.x.59, 26.x.59, 27.x.59, 28.x.59, 29.x.59, 30.x.59, 31.x.59.

November: 1.xi.59, 2.xi.59, 3.xi.59, 4.xi.59, 5.xi.59, 6.xi.59, 7.xi.59, 8.xi.59, 9.xi.59, 10.xi.59, 11.xi.59, 12.xi.59, 13.xi.59, 14.xi.59, 15.xi.59, 10.xi.59, 11.xi.59, 12.xi.59, 13.xi.59, 14.xi.59, 15.xi.59, 16.xi.59, 17.xi.59, 18.xi.59, 19.xi.59, 20.xi.59, 21.xi.59, 22.xi.59, 23.xi.59, 24.xi.59, 25.xi.59, 26.xi.59, 27.xi.59, 28.xi.59, 29.xi.59, 30.xi.59.

December: 1.xii.59, 2.xii.59, 3.xii.59, 4.xii.59, 5.xii.59, 6.xii.59, 7.xii.59, 8.xii.59, 9.xii.59, 10.xii.59, 11.xii.59, 12.xii.59, 13.xii.59, 14.xii.59, 15.xii.59, 16.xii.59, 17.xii.59, 18.xii.59, 19.xii.59, 20.xii.59, 21.xii.59, 22.xii.59, 23.xii.59, 24.xii.59, 25.xii.59, 26.xii.59, 27.xii.59, 28.xii.59, 29.xii.59, 30.xii.59, 31.xii.59.


January: 1.i.60, 2.i.60, 3.i.60, 4.i.60, 5.i.60, 6.i.60, 7.i.60, 8.i.60, 9.i.60, 10.i.60, 11.i.60, 12.i.60, 13.i.60, 14.i.60, 15.i.60, 16.i60, 17.i.60, 18.i.60, 19.i.60, 20.i.60, 21.i.60, 22.i.60, 23.i.60, 24.i.60, 25.i.60, 26.i.60, 27.i.60, 28.i.60, 29.i.60, 30.i.60, 31.i.60.

February: 1.ii.60, 2.ii.60, 3.ii.60, 4.ii.60, 5.ii.60, 6.ii.60, 7.ii.60, 8.ii.60, 9.ii.60, 10.ii.60, 11.ii.60, 12.ii.60, 13.ii.60, 14.ii.60, 15.ii.60, 16.ii.60, 17.ii.60, 18.ii.60, 19.ii.60, 20.ii.60, 21.ii.60, 22.ii.60, 23.ii.60, 24.ii.60, 25.ii.60, 26.ii.60, 27.ii.60, 28.ii.60, 29.ii.60.

March: 1.iii.60, 2.iii.60, 3.iii.60, 4.iii.60, 5.iii.60, 6.iii.60, 7.iii.60, 8.iii.60, 9.iii.60, 10.iii.60, 11.iii.60, 12.iii.60, 13.iii.60, 14.iii.60, 15.iii.60, 16.iii.60, 17.iii.60, 18.iii.60, 19.iii.60, 20.iii.60, 21.iii.60, 22.iii.60, 23.iii.60, 24.iii.60, 25.iii.60, 26.iii.60, 27.iii.60, 28.iii.60, 29.iii.60, 30.iii.60, 31.iii.60.

April: 1.iv.60, 2.iv.60, 3.iv.60, 4.iv.60, 5.iv.60, 6.iv.60, 7.iv.60, 8.iv.60, 9.iv.60, 10.iv.60, 11.iv.60, 12.iv.60, 13.iv.60, 14.iv.60, 15.iv.60, 16.iv.60, 17.iv.60, 18.iv.60, 19.iv.60, 20.iv.60, 21.iv.60, 22.iv.60, 23.iv.60, 24.iv.60, 25.iv.60, 26.iv.60, 27.iv.60, 28.iv.60, 29.iv.60, 30.iv.60.

May: 1.v.60, 2.v.60, 3.v.60, 4.v.60, 5.v.60, 6.v.60, 7.v.60, 8.v.60, 9.v.60, 10.v.60, 11.v.60, 12.v.60, 13.v.60, 14.v.60, 15.v.60, 16.v.60, 17.v.60, 18.v.60, 19.v.60, 20.v.60, 21.v.60, 22.v.60, 23.v.60, 24.v.60, 25.v.60, 26.v.60, 27.v.60, 28.v.60, 29.v.60, 30.v.60, 31.v.60.


July: 1.vii.60, 2.vii.60, 3.vii.60, 4.vii.60, 5.vii.60, 6.vii.60, 7.vii.60, 8.vii.60, 9.vii.60, 10.vii.60, 11.vii.60, 12.vii.60, 13.vii.60, 14.vii.60, 15.vii.60, 16.vii.60, 17.vii.60, 18.vii.60, 19.vii.60, 20.vii.60, 21.vii.60, 22.vii.60, 23.vii.60, 24.vii.60, 25.vii.60, 26.vii.60, 27.vii.60, 28.vii.60, 29.vii.60, 30.vii.60, 31.vii.60.

August: 1.viii.60, 2.viii.60, 3.viii.60, 4.viii.60, 5.viii.60, 6.viii.60, 7.viii.60, 8.viii.60, 9.viii.60, 10.viii.60, 11.viii.60, 12.viii.60, 13.viii.60, 14.viii.60, 15.viii.60, 16.viii.60, 17.viii.60, 18.viii.60, 19.viii.60, 20.viii.60, 21.viii.60, 22.vii.60, 23.viii.50, 24.viii.60, 25.viii.60, 26.viii.60, 27.viii.60, 28.viii.60, 29.viii.60, 30.viii.60, 31.viii.60.

September: 1.ix.60, 2.ix.60, 3.ix.60, 4.ix.60, 5.ix.60, 6.ix.60, 7.ix.60, 8.ix.60, 9.ix.60, 10.ix.60, 11.ix.60, 12.ix.60, 13.ix.60, 14.ix.60, 15.ix.60, 16.ix.60, 17.ix.60, 18.ix.60, 19.ix.60, 20.ix.60, 21.ix.60, 22.ix.60, 23.ix.60, 24.ix.60, 25.ix.60, 26.ix.60, 27.ix.60, 28.ix.60, 29.ix.60, 30.ix.60.

October: 1.x.60, 2.x.60, 3.x.60, 4.x.60, 5.x.60, 6.x.60, 7.x.60, 8.x.60, 9.x.60, 10.x.60, 11.x.60, 12.x.60, 13.x.60, 14.x.60, 15.x.60, 16.x.60, 17.x.60, 18.x.60, 19.x.60, 20.x.60, 21.x.60, 22.x.60, 23.x.60, 24.x.60, 25.x.60, 26.x.60, 27.x.60, 28.x.60, 29.x.60, 30.x.60, 31.x.60.

November: 1.xi.60, 2.xi.60, 3.xi.60, 4.xi.60, 5.xi.60, 6.xi.60, 7.xi.60, 8.xi.60, 9.xi.60, 10.xi.60, 11.xi.60, 12.xi.60, 13.xi.60, 14.xi.60, 15.xi.60, 16.xi.60, 17.xi.60, 18.xi.60, 19.xi.60, 20.xi.60, 21.xi.60, 22.xi.60, 23.xi.60, 24.xi.60, 25.xi.60, 26.xi.60, 27.xi.60, 28.xi.60, 29.xi.60, 30.xi.60.

December: 1.xii.60, 2.xii.60, 3.xii.60, 4.xii.60, 5.xii.60, 6.xii.60, 7.xii.60, 8.xii.60, 9.xii.60, 10.xii.60, 11.xii.60, 12.xii.60, 13.xii.60, 14.xii.60, 15.xii.60, 16.xii.60, 17.xii.60, 18.xii.60, 19.xii.60, 20.xii.60, 21.xii.60, 22.xii.60, 23.xii.60, 24.xii.60, 25.xii.60, 26.xii.60, 27.xii.60, 28.xii.60, 29.xii.60, 30.xii.60, 31.xii.60.


January: 1.1.61, 2.1.61, 3.1.61, 4.1.61, 5.1.61, 6.1.61, 7.1.61, 8.i.61, 9.i.61, 10.i.61, 11.i.61, 12.i.61, 13.i.61, 14.i.61, 15.i.61, 16.i.61, 17.i.61, 18.i.61, 19.i.61, 20.i.61, 21.i.61, 22.i.61, 23.i.61, 24.i.61, 25.i.61, 26.i.61, 27.i.61, 28.i.61, 29.i.61, 30.i.61, 31.i.61.

February: 1.ii.61, 2.ii.61, 3.ii.61, 4.ii.61, 5.ii.61, 6.ii.61, 7.ii.61, 8.ii.61, 9.ii.61, 10.ii.61, 11.ii.61, 12.ii.61, 13.ii.61, 14.ii.61, 15.ii.61, 16.ii.61, 17.ii.61, 18.ii.61, 19.ii.61, 20.ii.61, 21.ii.61, 22.ii.61, 23.ii.61, 24.ii.61, 25.ii.61, 26.ii.61, 27.ii.61, 28.ii.61.

March: 1.iii.61, 2.iii.61, 3.iii.61, 4.iii.61, 5.iii.61, 6.iii.61, 7.iii.61, 8.iii.61, 9.iii.61, 10-11.iii.61, 12.iii.61, 13.iii.61, 14.iii.61, 15.iii.61, 16.iii.61, 17.iii.61, 18.iii.61, 19.iii.61, 20.iii.61, 21.iii.61, 22.iii.61, 23.iii.61, 24.iii.61, 25.iii.61, 26.iii.61, 27.iii.61, 28.iii.61, 29.iii.61, 30.iii.61, 31.iii.61.

April: 1.iv.61, 2.iv.61, 3.iv.61, 4.iv.61, 5.iv.61, 6.iv.61, 7.iv.61, 8.iv.61, 9.iv.61, 10.iv.61, 11.iv.61, 12.iv.61, 13.iv.61, 14.iv.61, 15.iv.61, 16.iv.61, 17.iv.61, 18.iv.61, 19.iv.61, 20.iv.61, 21.iv.61, 22.iv.61, 23.iv.61, 24.iv.61, 25.iv.61, 26.iv.61, 27.iv.61, 28.iv.61, 29.iv.61, 30.iv.61.

May: 1.v.61, 2.v.61, 3.v.61, 4.v.61, 5.v.61, 6.v.61, 7.v.61, 8.v.61, 9.v.61, 10.v.61, 11.v.61, 12.v.61, 13.v.61, 14.v.61, 15.v.61, 16.v.61, 17.v.61, 18.v.61, 19.v.61, 20.v.61, 21.v.61, 22.v.61, 23.v.61, 24.v.61, 25.v.61, 26.v.61, 27.v.61, 28.v.61, 29.v.61, 30.v.61,


July: 1.vii.61, 2.vii.61, 3.vii.61, 4.vii.61, 5.vii.61, 6.vii.61, 7.vii.61, 8.vii.61, 9.vii.61, 10.vii.61, 11.vii.61, 12.vii.61, 13.vii.61, 14.vii.61, 15.vii.61, 16.vii.61, 17.vii.61, 18.vii.61, 19.vii.61, 20.vii.61, 21.vii.61, 22.vii.61, 23.vii.61, 24.vii.61, 25.vii.61, 26.vii.61, 27.vii.61, 28.vii.61, 29.vii.61, 30.vii.61, 31.vii.61.

August: 1.viii.61, 2.viii.61, 3.viii.61, 4.viii.61, 5.viii.61, 6.viii.61, 7.viii.61, 8.viii.61, 9.viii.61, 10.viii.61, 11.viii.61, 12.viii.61, 13.viii.61, 14.viii.61, 15.viii.61, 16.viii.61, 17.viii.61, 18.viii.61, 19.viii.61, 20.viii.61, 21.viii.61, 22.viii.61, 23.viii.61, 24.viii.61, 25.viii.61, 26.viii.61, 27.viii.61, 28.viii.61, 29.viii.61, 30.viii.61, 31.viii.61.

September: 1.ix.61, 2.ix.61, 3.ix.61, 4.ix.61, 5.ix.61, 6.ix.61, 7.ix.61, 8.ix.61, 9.ix.61, 10.ix.61, 11.ix.61, 12.ix.61, 13.ix.61, 14.ix.61, 15.ix.61, 16.ix.61, 17.ix.61, 18.ix.61, 19.ix.61, 20.ix.61, 21.ix.61, 22.ix.61, 23.ix.61, 24.ix.61, 25.ix.61, 26.ix.61, 27.ix.61, 28.ix.61, 29.ix.61, 30.ix.61.

October: 1.x.61, 2.x.61, 3.x.61, 4.x.61, 5.x.61, 6.x.61, 7.x.61, 8.x.61, 9.x.61, 10.x.61, 11.x.61, 12.x.61, 13.x.61, 14.x.61, 15.x.61, 16.x.61, 17.x.61, 18.x.61, 19.x.61, 20.x.61, 21.x.61, 22.x.61, 23.x.61, 24.x.61, 25.x.61, 26.x.61, 27.x.61, 28.x.61, 29.x.61, 30.x.61, 31.x.61.

November: 1.xi.61, 2.xi.61, 3.xi.61, 4.xi.61, 5.xi.61, 6.xi.61, 7.xi.61, 8.xi.61, 9.xi.61, 10.xi.61, 11.xi.61, 12.xi.61, 13.xi.61, 14.xi.61, 15.xi.61, 16.xi.61, 17.xi.61, 18.xi.61, 19.xi.61, 20.xi.61, 21.xi.61, 22.xi.61, 23.xi.61, 24.xi.61, 25.xi.61, 26.xi.61, 27.xi.61, 28.xi.61, 29.xi.61, 30.xi.61.

December: 1.xii.61, 2.xii.61, 3.xii.61, 4.xii.61, 5.xii.61, 6.xii.61, 7.xii.61, 8.xii.61, 9.xii.61, 10.xii.61, 11.xii.61, 12.xii.61, 13.xii.61, 14.xii.61, 15.xii.61, 16.xii.61, 17.xii.61, 18.xii.61, 19.xii.61, 20.xii.61, 21.xii.61, 22.xii.61, 23.xii.61, 24.xii.61, 25.xii.61, 26.xii.61, 27.xii.61, 28.xii.61, 29.xii.61, 30.xii.61, 31.xii.61.

Storey (family)

29.xii.59, 11.i.59, 25.i.59, 25.iii.59, 27.iii.59, 28.iii.59, 29.iii.59, 3.iv.59, 5.iv.59, 9.iv.59, 1.v.59, 23.xii.59, 29.xii.59, 30.xii.59, 6.i.60, 22.i.60, 29.i.60, 25.ii.60, 26.ii.60, 12.iii.60, 28.iii.60, 17.iv.60, 8.v.60,

Vere, Aubrey Thomas de


Irish poet and critic. Wikipedia.

3.xii.58, 12.ii.59, 15.ii.59, 25.iii.59, 1.iv.59, 1.v.59, 17.ii.61, 21.ii.61, 30.xi.61, 6.xii.61, 21.xii.61, 5.i.62, 9.i.62, 15.i.62, 16.i.62.

Williams, Penry


He studied at the Royal Arts and was a painter of Italian genre scenes. One of Lear’s closest friends in Rome, his influence can be seen in Lear’s early oils (SL, 291).

2.xii.58, 3.xii.58, 22.xii.58, 23.xii.58, 24.xii.58, 26.xii.58, 27.xii.58, 3.i.59, 4.i.59, 6.i.59, 8.i.59, 10.i.59, 12.i.59, 13.i.59, 14.i.59, 24.i.59, 27.i.59, 28.i.59, 7.ii.59, 8.ii.59, 11.ii.59, 12.ii.59, 16.ii.59, 19.ii.59, 20.ii.59, 23.ii.59, 26.ii.59, 3.iii.59, 4.iii.59, 5.iii.59, 8.iii.59, 9.iii.59, 10.iii.59, 11.iii.59, 13.iii.59, 15.iii.59, 18.iii.59, 19.iii.59, 22.iii.59, 28.iii.59, 31.iii.59, 7.iv.59, 8.iv.59, 10.iv.59, 13.iv.59, 15.iv.59, 16.iv.59, 20.iv.59, 24.iv.59, 27.iv.59, 28.iv.59, 30.iv.59, 3.v.59, 4.v.59, 5.v.59, 6.v.59, 7.v.59, 9.v.59, 10.v.59, 11.v.59, 12.v.59, 13.v.59, 14.v.59,, 9.viii.59, 10.viii.59, 18.ix.59, 10.x.59, 28.xii.59, 29.xii.59, 31.xii.59, 3.i.60, 4.i.60, 5.i.60, 9.i.60, 12.i.60, 13.i.60, 14.i.60, 15.i.60, 16.i.60, 19.i.60, 20.i.60, 22.i.60, 25.i.60, 26.i.60, 27.i.60, 30.i.60, 1.ii.60, 2.ii.60, 3.ii.60, 9.ii.60, 11.ii.60, 12.ii.60, 14.ii.60, 18.ii.60, 22.ii.60, 27.ii.60, 1.iii.60, 5.iii.60, 6.iii.60, 7.iii.60, 10.iii.60, 16.iii.60, 17.iii.60, 19.iii.60, 20.iii.60, 26.iii.60, 29.iii.60, 1.iv.60, 3.iv.60, 4.iv.60, 5.iv.60, 9.iv.60, 10.iv.60, 11.iv.60, 16.iv.60, 24.iv.60, 28.iv.60, 4.v.60, 8.v.60, 1.ix.60, 2.ix.60, 3.ix.60, 4.ix.60, 5.ix.60, 6.ix.60, 7.ix.60, 8.ix.60, 18.ix.60, 19.ix.60, 20.ix.60, 21.ix.60, 22.ix.60, 25.ix.60, 26.ix.60, 3.x.60, 15.x.60, 16.xi.60, 23.xi.60, 23.xii.60, 19.i.61, 25.ii.61, 1.vii.61.

Knight (family)

Lear met the Knights shortly after arriving in Rome in 1838. Beside Isabella, who put together a commonplace book with a number of Lear drawings, the family included a brother, Charles, who travelle with Lear in the Abruzzi in 1842, and another sister, Margaret, married to the Duke of Sermoneta (SL, 293). H., according to the above-mentioned commonplace book, should stand for Helen Knight, another sister?

2.xii.58, 3.xii.58, 23.xii.58, 26.xii.58, 1.i.59, 6.i.59, 11.i.59, 15.i.59, 25.i.59, 15.ii.59, 1.iii.59, 13.iii.59, 24.iii.59, 9.iv.59, 16.iv.59, 20.iv.59, 27.iv.59, 7.v.59, 10.v.59, 12.v.59, 13.v.59, 29.xii.59, 30.xii.59, 1.i.60, 6.i.60, 11.i.60, 14.i.60, 19.i.60, 29.i.60, 30.i.60, 4.ii.60, 6.ii.60, 4.iii.60, 5.iii.60, 6.iii.60, 9.iii.60, 16.iii.60, 20.iii.60, 23.iii.60, 31.iii.60, 4.iv.60, 13.iv.60, 14.iv.60, 17.iv.60, 20.iv.60, 24.iv.60, 26.iv.60, 29.iv.60, 1.v.60, 3.v.60, 5.v.60, 6.v.60, 7.v.60, 8.v.60, 20.viii.60, 5.ix.60, 1.vii.61, 6.x.61.