Bitterly cold ― dry.

Letters from Ann ― (about N. Zealand & the R.B.’s &c. ―) & Husey Hunt: he can’t go to Rome. ― Wrote to him, Col. Talbot, Lady Derby, Lady Stanley, & others. ― At 12 went to Sophy Bergmann’s, ― she was out of town. Then to Woolner’s, where was Halliday. Then to Zoo Gardens ― & drew vultures. ― Then to Drummond’s & drew out £100. & home by 5. Most sad letter from poor dear Lady Bethell. I must see her again. Wrote to her. W. Beadon has been today.

At 7 to Mrs. Stanley’s Mary S., & Arthur, ― Mr. Penrhyn & Emmy, ― Walrus & Adolphus.1 ― A.S. is now a really pleasant man of the world. Showed drawings. ― Home  at 11.30. ― Letters from Fairbairn, C. Fortescue &c. ―


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

  1. The party is also discussed in LEL, 116. []