Perfectly bright again, & colder. Rose at 7.30. ― And after breakfast ― sit to write letters.

Wrote to Mrs. G. Clive.
Mrs. Coombe.
C. Fortescue.
W. Holman Hunt.

At 2.30, was going out, when Sir C. Sargent came to ask me to do so ― good-naturedly enough. So I explained why I couldn’t come to him, ― & walked out. To Fort Abraham ― & to the Govino Road & back. ― Then Calon, & the mirror=reflex of the hills & water were something wondrous today. ― Sargent is of the Sargents of Lavington, nephew to Manning, (Archp.) Wilberforce, Bp. Oxford ― &c. &c. ― His cousin, Miss Reeves, seems to have been to Holman Hunt’s Studio ― with the Guests or Camerons. ―

In the “City” by 6: ― & to Carter’s ― where were the 3 persons usually dining there: ― & we passed a pleasant evening enough. Home by 9.

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