Florence, Turin ― Day 1

Perfectly fine ― but cloudier towards sunset ― so much so that “I had thought that it would have rained.” ―

Breakfast at 9. Placed the tracings of Florence & Turin partly on the Canvasses: a long & tiresome task.

At 4.30 walked out to One gun ― meeting Sir H.J. Storks ― also Woollff who walked back with me, & asked me to dine tomorrow ― wh., I said ‘yes’ to ― having refused twice before. Dressed & at 7 to 4th in Citadel ― & dined with young Oswald Middleton: ― a pleasant & gentlemanlike lot of Officers. Home by 10½.

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