No more entries appear in the diary until 10 May. However, Lear probably kept a separate diary as he intended to publish further books in his series of “Journals of a Landscape Painter.” The part of this diary covering Edward Lear’s adventures in Petra was published by Franklin Lushington after Lear’s death: “A Leaf from the Journals of a Landscape Painter.” Macmillan’s Magazine LXXV, April 1897, 410-30.

Edward Lear, Ain Gedi and the Dead Sea, 19 April 1858

Lear spent the second half of April travelling to Masada and the Dead Sea before getting back to Jerusalem, which he left on 10 May to visit Lebanon.

Posting will resume next Monday (3 November) with a variable number of entries, I need this week to update the site and catch up with the index and letters pages. Posting one entry per day with the 150-year gap is now scheduled for 1 December, a full month ahead of what I had initially planned!