Rose at 6. Wrote to Church & others, & [framed] a letter to B. Wet morning. J. Cross gone off to Keswick. Breakfast pleasant, (prayers always real here.) Work at colored drawings ― & talk with Miss, Miss F., & Mrs. Hornby & wrote till lunch. At 3 ― D. (Sir H.D.’s brother,) & Mrs. & Miss DavyMrs. Bolland Mr. Harrison & a Mr. Smith came. (I forgot, ― before lunch came C. & Lucy Bagot ― very nice & pleasant both. & I went through all the Palestinian drawings with them.) Mr. Bolland died at Wady ― or [Mukb Sufãa] ― as Abdel had said. The Mrs. Davy was interesting: Mrs. B. not too much.  Mr. Harrison sang well ― again when Miss H. returned, who, always cheerful in her blindness, was much delighted. Altogether we were all much pleased. ― J. Cross had come home at 3 or 4 ― I drew till 6½. ― Walked 3 turns on the Terrace, & at 7 dinner. Good & pleasant & lively. Afterwards, read Beamont’s Masada  ― & we all talked till bed time.


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