Important announcement

This morning’s entry was the last to be e-mailed; all those who subscribed to receive e-mail notifications of new posts should have received an invitation to join the new blog at leardiaries.wordpress.com. If you have not, please go there and join. I will keep posting entries here only until 12 May, Lear’s 200th birthday.

Announcement

There was no 29 February in 1862. I have decided to keep the blog going at this URL until 12 May 2012, the day of the bicentenary, as promised. Thereafter, however, I will post only at the new site, so please update your RSS or mail subscriptions as soon as possible.

Important: Please Read

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, [...]

I have updated the post for 23 September 1860 adding the Greek transcript and translation, a well-known anecdote about Lady Waldegrave. Many thanks to Nina Bouri, who has volunteered to help with the Greek.

Problem

I’m writing this on my iPhone, a hard task, as my dsl connection melted last Friday while I was uploading and marking new entries. As you may have noticed there were no links in today’s post and I’m afraid it will be the same tomorrow, at least. As some readers have written to say that [...]

Except for 23 December, which appears to be the beginning for 21 December, the remaining entries for the year are written in the blank pages at the beginning of the diary for 1860.

Thanks to Denise Harvey’s hard work, the Greek passages have now been inserted to the end of April. I have also updated the Letters and Maps pages to reflect the period of the entries that are being posted. In the next few weeks Edward Lear will be seeing the Tennysons, the Nightingales and William Holman [...]

There is no entry for 31 December 1858 in Edward Lear’s diary. Posting will resume tomorrow.