Slept wonderfully, & woke exhilarious. Breakfast. This Hotel is a wonder. At 11 walked out: slight rain, streets filthy. Called on Thackeray, but I think he wished me to go so I did. Looked at Goupil’s Photographs,1 & then returned to the Louvre Hotel. Wrote & sent a letter to Ann. Read & dawdled till 3½. Dined, too sumptuously. At 6 came away in a ½ omnibus, alone. I have never been in Paris at any so comfortable a Hotel before. Walked about the large rooms of the Station, &c. &c. till 8. Party in carriage one Englishman, a F. Colonel, & 3 more.

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

  1. Goupil & Cie was a leading art dealership in 19th century France, with headquarters in Paris.Wikipedia. []