Diary of John Augustus Milbourne Marsh (1819-1891) 1838

John Augustus Milbourne Marsh 

 

 (Note at start of Diary)

Lady Meek Letters. Milbourne Marsh Diary when a boy living with his Aunt [above], going to office. Dec 1838

 

December 1838 - Milbourne Marsh at Clifton, Bristol, England

 

7th December 1838, Friday

Went to the Office in the morning. In the evening Aunt and myself went to Mrs Milwards to a sort of tea and turn out party; wretchedly dull, there were only 7 people and such sticks; there was no music for no one could play, and there we sat, gentlemen on one side, ladies on the other.

 

8th December 1838, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, a very fine day, somewhat  raw though. I met Anna Maria Houghton with her Aunt about 4 o'clock, accompanied by that "Old Boy" Captain Graves, I soon displaced him and had the pleasure of monopolizing Anna Maria while he put up with the old dame. Aunt had a letter from Dorothea Wemyss mentioning that Mr Spencer Mansel had a son and heir on the 24th Ultimo, who is to be called Spencer. Aunt laid up in bed with a cold.

 

9th December 1838, Sunday

Did not go to Church at all today. Aunt still laid up in bed with a cold. I wrote to David. A dreadful raw and foggy day, hardly to see a yard before you.

 

10th December 1838, Monday

Went to the office in the morning. Received the appointment duly signed by my Grandmother. Another very foggy damp day. I met the Old Miss Houghton about 4 o'clock to whom I was uncommonly civil, in order to facilitate intimacy with her niece.

 

11th December 1838, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning. More foggy and damp than ever. Aunt had a letter from Aunt Charlotte, terrible account from Jamaica.

 

12th December 1838, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning, saw Anna Maria Houghton, her Aunt and mother, I did not join them as  Milward was with me: Aunt still  confined to her  room with a cold.

 

13th December 1838, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning. Mr Munro called on Aunt. Nothing else worthy of mention occurred today.

 

14th December 1838, Friday

Went to the office in the morning. Went to see a picture of the Queen, a full length portrait by Sully, the American: it is shortly to be sent to America. In my opinion it is a daube. The Duke of Beaufort thinks otherwise.

 

15th December 1838, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning. Met the Munro's in Bristol: also Miss Houghton [the Aunt] and Anna Maria whom I joined and walked home with them; on our way we unfortunately overtook Mrs and the two longnosed Milwards whom we also joined.

 

16th December 1838, Sunday

Did not go to Church today nor did Aunt Mary Anne: We had letters from Madeira from the Alfred, one from Aunt Sophy, the other from Fanny. Took a stroll with Milward on the Down. I afterwards walked over to the Munro's where I dined. I returned at 9 o'clock in a fly which Aunt Mary had to my surprise sent for me. It was a very cold night however.

 

17th December 1838, Monday

Went to the office in the morning. Overtook the O'Callaghans coming from Bristol, walked home with them and as I returned had the pleasure of meeting Anna Maria and Mrs Houghton who asked me  in, and with whom I sat  talking till  5 o'clock. They had just been paying Aunt a visit and were in great spirits at having received a letter from Mr Campbell off Madeira. Began Skinner's Overland Journey to India, this evening.

 

18th December 1838, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning, a very fine day,  a rather cold wind however. Aunt had a letter from David from Gloucester.

 

19th December 1838, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning. A very fine day.  A bazaar for ladies work held at the top of Park Street, I did not go to it. Met Carter who had been to it, and there purchased a purse made by Carry Munro for 7d.6!! Mrs George and Isaac Cooke called on Aunt

 

20th December 1838, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning. David came from Gloucester today, when he arrived Sunday last from Cambridge: he has been staying with Major Wemyss. The first subscription Ball took place at the Mall Hotel at which David and I were: I danced with Eliza Faunce, Anna Maria Houghton, Mary Anne Munro and Miss Payne: David clung mostly to the Munro's. He however, fortunately for him, handed Anna Maria to her fly, while I had the mortification of taking Madame of Milward, that old Miss Houghton.

 

21st December 1838, Friday

I did not go to the office today on account of having a day [out?] with David; he however, went over in the middle of the day to the Munro's to stay, where he will remain I suppose the vacation. Met Mrs Houghton today, tried to ingratiate myself with her for the sake of Anna Maria.

 

22nd December 1838, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning. A nasty wet day. After dinner Dr Riley took it into his head to call for me to take tea with the Munro's, where he it  seems  has  also  asked himself, we returned together at 11 o'clock.

 

23rd December 1838, Sunday

Did not go to Church at all today, raining very much till about 2 o'clock: at which time I took a stroll on the Crescent in the hope of seeing Anna Maria but was disappointed. I afterwards took a turn with the Milward's when I met the O'Callaghans, with whom I walked up and down the Mall till 9 o'clock.

 

24th December 1838, Monday

Went to the office in the morning. A nasty wet day. David rode over from the Munro's, I however, did not see him. I dined with old Mr Cooke by myself, having come up from Bristol with him in the fly.

 

25th December 1838, Tuesday

I did not got to Church at all today, Aunt went in the morning, at Clifton Church. Took a stroll on the Down and then on the Crescent in the hope of seeing Anna Maria, but did not. Aunt and I arrived at Miss Drake's, the first Christmas day I ever dined from home, a very fine frosty day.

 

26th December 1838, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning, walking up from thence with George Cooke: very frosty in the morning, pouring rain in the afternoon.

 

27th December 1838, Thursday

I did not go to the office today: a most beautiful day. Walked about Clifton the whole day. Met the O'Callaghans and Munro's together with David who walked in, went with them as far as the turnpike on the Downs and then returned with Mrs O'Callaghan and the eldest daughter, seeing these safely deposited at home, I scented the Houghtons out, after a little while Mr Houghton went one way, Miss Houghton [the Aunt] another, so that Anna Maria lost them both, and I had the pleasure of escorting her home alone.

 

28th December 1838, Friday

Went to the office in the morning, I walked down with David and Henry Munro. I went with Taddy in a fly over to Christopher George's at Abbots Leigh, on business: on our way met Miss Drake and Mr Partridge riding near the Leigh Woods. Aunt dined at Miss Drakes.

 

29th December 1838, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, a nasty wet day. Walked up from Bristol with Henry Milward, on our way had each a glass of Burton ale. Aunt had a letter from Uncle Tom.

 

30th December 1838, Sunday

Neither Aunt nor I went to Church, it being a wet miserable day. Henry Manning called to see David [who is at the Munro's] he would not come in however.

 

31st December 1838, Monday

Went to the office in the morning. Mr Partridge, who has been staying with, and is going to be married to Miss Drake left for London, whereupon Miss Drake with Mrs Judge drank tea with us. A most heavenly day.

 

January 1839

 

1st January 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning: David called at the office for me with Manning, and we went up in a fly together. After remaining some time David took Manning over to  the Munro's who had asked him to dinner. Aunt and I dined there also. Manning came back with us from the Munro's. Cartwright was also of the party.

 

2nd January 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office n the morning, a fine day rather. Called on Manning at the Bush Inn in Bristol, he was expecting David from the Munro's, but he did not come. Aunt dined with Miss Drake. Heard from Aunt Charlotte that Mrs Hall [Jane Ferrier that was] had a son.

 

3rd January 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning. A very wet day. I dined with old Mr Cooke in company with Tanner, Sheppard, Taddy, Roche, Ash, Milward, Daubeny, Gundy, George and Isaac Cooke. Afterwards Milward and I, [and also Rocke to whom I gave a ticket] went to the Ball the 2nd Subscription one, a very good one. I first danced with Eliza Faunce, Anna Maria Houghton, Mary Anne Munro [waltzed with Anna Maria] Olive Ashley, Miss F Vaughan, and Miss O'Callaghan. The Ball was not over till ¼ past one. Mr Munro for a wonder was there, acting as chaperone to his daughter and Miss O'Callaghan, Mrs Munro being indisposed. After the Ball I went with Carter to his lodgings to tea &c where remained till 3 in the morning.

 

4th January 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning. Another wet day. Miss Drake drank tea with Aunt. I with Carter.

 

5th January 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, a disagreeable day, raining and sleeting and snowing. Mr Munro called on Aunt.

 

6th January 1839, Sunday

I did not go to Church today. Aunt went to Clifton Church in a fly with Miss Drake, a most disagreeable day, wet, windy and cold.

 

7th January 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning. Aunt dined together with me at the Munro's, Dr Riley was also there, Mr Esaigne and a young fellow by the name of Field, thinking of emigrating to New South Wales.

 

8th January 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning. Saw no one today I knew and did nothing worthy to mention. A tolerable sort of day.

 

9th January 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning, nothing in particular today, heard of the death of  Mrs  Hall's  [Miss Ferrier's] baby owing to fits.

 

10th January 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning, as I was returning from thence met Morgan of Gloucester who is at Whitcombe and Hedges[?] office. Went to a Ball at Dr Riley's, Berkeley Square. The Munro's were there and of course David. I first danced with Henrietta Munro, Miss Doveton, Miss Vaughan, and pretty Mrs Adams. David got introduced to Miss Stuart who asked him to their Ball on the 24th. The O'Callaghans were there, also Carter. Had a very good supper and did not separate till near 3 o'clock. Carter came home with me in a fly and had some more supper with me in my bedroom. We were very much amused at seeing two of the Miss Guinn Cunninghams waltzing tonight!!

 

11th January 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning, a wet, disagreeable day. Met Morgan of Gloucester again today. I dined at Isaac Clooke's junior, together with Lieutenant Creek, Simpson formerly midshipman, Henry and Clement Milward, Taddy, Rocke [Roche?], Ash, George Cook and old Mr Cooke. We made  Ash drunk and as he was running from us  along the Crescent we hallo'd out "Stop thief" which brought the Police, and we had a slight skirmish with them. Aunt dined at Miss Drake's. Had a letter from Uncle. David came over from the Munro's to see us.

 

12th January 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning. Nothing particular today, rather wet in the evening.

 

13th January 1839, Sunday

Went to Church in the morning. A nasty wet, disagreeable day.  

 

14th January 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning. Another wet day.

 

15th January 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning. Aunt Mary for a wonder went with me to a Ball at Mrs O'Callaghans: I enjoyed myself tolerably. I dance with the two Ashleys, Miss Kerie, Miss Doveton and Henrietta Munro: David was there enjoying himself. Amongst the elite were Sir Simeon and Miss Stuart, the Cunninghams &c. Carter was also there paying his devoirs to Miss O'Callaghan. There were several officers viz Miller of the XIVth  Light Dragoons, Gordon 42nd Highlanders, Surtees 10th Hussars, Stevenson - Hussars, Cunningham 11th Light Dragoons, Dalzell 42nd Highlanders, &c &c. We left about 3 o'clock.

 

16th January 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning. Went with Milward to see the Panorama of New York, which is well worth seeing. Met Mr Munro today. Very frosty and fine. Walked up with the two Milwards from Bristol , and went to  Miller's nursery.

 

17th January 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning, walked up from Bristol with David, Milward and O'Callaghan. David and I together with Aunt dined at Miss Drake's and from thence he and I went to the public Ball, which was a very poor one. I danced with Miss Madden, Miss Ford, Mrs Presley, and waltzed with a lady introduced by the Master of the Ceremonies.  Had a letter today from John Wemyss who has got a month's leave of absence, and wishes me to pay him a visit: point d'argent will be my excuse.

 

18th January 1839,  Friday

Went to the office in the morning. Wrote  to John Wemyss.  In the evening David and I together with Carter went to a Ball at the Dovetons in Rodney Place, many people went to the theatre first [owing to the Duke of Beaufort's having patronized it and being there himself], so that we kept the Ball up till 4 o'clock, I danced first with two girls unknown, then with Miss Ashley, Mrs Daniel, and two others. I waltzed with likewise strangers. They gave us champagne but shocking stuff. I lost my hat and went without it to Carter's with David where we had some more supper; Carter had intended to give us some cold pheasant but was very coolly told by the servant, "that her mistress had fancied it and therefore took the liberty of taking it for her supper."  That is the way lodging house people impose on bachelors.

 

19th January 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, party wet and dry. David went to call on the O'Callaghans, I to Bristol

 

20th January 1839, Sunday

Went to the Clifton Church with David, Aunt went with Miss Drake to the Blind Asylum. Raining off and on the whole day.

 

21st January 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning, David went back again to the Munro's.

 

22nd January 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning. Mine and George Cooke's birthday, I  20 years old. A very fine day, but a very cold easterly wind blowing . Aunt had a letter from Frank. David came over from the Munro's to dine at Mr O'Callaghan's and to go from thence to the Philharmonic Concert with them. Aunt dined at Colonel Perrot's with Miss Drake, I by myself.

 

23rd January 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning, a most beautiful day. I dined at old Mr Cook's where I had the bore of  meeting the two Gibbon's who together with John Cooke and myself composed the party. I went at ten o'clock to a Ball at the Miss Cuthberts where I enjoyed myself excessively. David was asked but could not go owing to the Munro's having a dinner party. I danced first with Anne Maria Houghton, Miss Kerie, Miss Stonhouse, and Miss Stevenson. The party broke up at 1 o'clock, first because there was no supper and secondly because they were reserving themselves for Lady Stuart's Ball tomorrow.

 

24th January 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning, a most delightful day. David and I dined at Carter's, they are both going presently to Bath at Lady Stuart's, I am not unfortunately.

 

25th January 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning. Rather  rainy and a cold wind. Went with the Milwards, Wilkins and Wales's [to hear Mrs Honey] to the Theatre at half alay: "is he jealous was the after piece" the opening of the organ in Trinity Church took place today.

 

26th January 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, a very cold and wet day. Milwards brother [one of the youngest] broke his leg, his poney heaving tripped and fallen upon him.

 

27th January 1839, Sunday

Went to the Trinity Church in the morning, Aunt went twice to Clifton, a very cold day. Met the Ml Baynes and Eliza Faunce while taking a stroll on the Crescent.

 

28th January 1839, Monday

Went over to Bath with Walcot in a hired gig. John Payne likewise accompanied us in another gig, we had luncheon at the Castle and Ball, afterwards we hired a phaeton and drove round Bath, the Park &c. We started from Bath at 3 and arrived here by 5 o'clock. We had a very cold drive indeed.

 

29th January 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning. In the evening went to a Ball at Captain Stevenson's, had a delightful party. I danced with Anna Maria Houghton, Fanny and Mary O'Callaghan, Anna Maria Houghton again, waltzed with Miss Payne and a country dance with Miss Stevenson. I handed Miss Kerie to supper and brought Miss Houghton up. I did not leave till about ½ past 3, and then went to Carter's to supper from whence I did not return till near 5 o'clock, a very frosty night. David was there with the Munro's.

 

30th January 1839, Wednesday

Went over to Bath with Johnny Payne in Drewetts gig. Had a very cold drive. We left Bath at 3. Had a very heavy snow storm on our way back. Aunt dined at Miss Drakes.

 

31st January 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning, a very cold day, and in the evening a great deal of snow. Went with David to the Master of the Ceremonies Ball at the Rooms. I danced with Miss Kerie, Eliza Faunce, Miss O'Toole, Miss Stonhouse, Miss Ricky, Miss Ashley and waltzed with Miss Stevenson. Left at 3 o'clock and then went together with David and Armstrong to supper at Carters. After discussing some fowls we left at 4 o'clock. Anna Maria was not at the Ball owing to a cold.

 

1st February 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning. David  left early for  London at ½ past 6. I came up early from Bristol and took a stroll on the Crescent where I met the Munro's, O'Callaghan, and Carter, I joined them and walked up and down for  half an hour before met Miss Stonhouse,  Eliza Faunce, &c taking advantage of the day.

 

2nd February 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, a tolerable day. There was skating about 2 miles from Bristol, Aunt dined at Miss Drakes. Wrote to John Wemyss.

 

3rd February 1839, Sunday

Aunt went to Clifton Church morning and afternoon. I went ½ past 6 to Trinity and sat with Sheppard, a very beautiful day. Aunt dined again at Miss Drakes. Had a letter from Wales from my Uncle.

 

4th February 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning. A nasty wet day. Mrs Judge dined with us, went over Lord Francis Egerton's picture of [Lacoking?] by Landseer, most admirably done.

 

5th February 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning, another wet day. Came up in a fly from Bristol. Aunt had a letter from Mrs Neyle[?] dated Rome, began Oliver Twist by BB.

 

6th February 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning. None of the Mr Cookes down there, owing to Mrs Cooke's  not being expected to live an hour. Took a stroll on the Crescent with the O'Callaghans, Carter and Armstrong. A very wild but gloomy day.

 

7th February 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning. Called to inquire how Mrs Cooke was. Took a drive to Westbury, Henbury &c with Payne and Doveton. The Munro's called today. Aunt had a letter from David. Went to see Landseer's picture again today. Quite a Spring day. The Walker's party tonight.

 

8th February 1839,  Friday

Went to the office in the morning. All the Mr Cookes were down today. Mrs Cooke being so much better, a very damp gloomy day. Began Francesca Carrara by L.E. L. [the late Mrs McLean] very interesting and very melancholy.

 

9th February 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning. A very mild day. Aunt dined with Miss Drake.

 

10th February 1839, Sunday

Did not go to Church having a bad cold. Aunt went twice to Clifton Church, in the afternoon with Miss Drake, with whom she dined. A beautiful day.

 

11th February 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning, a very beautiful day.

 

12th February 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning, a very gloomy looking day. Nothing particular today.

 

13th February 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning. Drank tea with Carter.

 

14th February 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning. Had a letter from my Uncle Marsh, and also another form London, from Mr Gordon, Attorney for the Assignees of Mr William Marsh, "He requested an inspection of my grandmother's settlement, in order to see if she had the power of appointing my Father's revisionary share, he having assigned it to Mr William Marsh for advances made to him in Jamaica." In the evening I went to the Ball at the rooms, I danced with Miss Crutwell, Anna Maria Houghton, Mary Anne Munro, Miss Stonhouse, Miss Thompson, Miss Stevenson.

 

15th February 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning, a very fine day, wet however in the evening. I went to a small dance at the Stonhouses in the Crescent. The ladies were Mrs and Miss Chandos Leigh, Mrs Stonhouse junior, Mrs Vines, Miss Cuthberts, Miss Kay, Miss Stevenson and some others. The gentlemen were Dr Footman, Captain Granes, Smythe, Sheppard, Carter and myself. I danced with Miss Stonhouse, Chandos Leigh, Stevenson and Mrs Vines. Miss Chandos Leigh is a very pretty girl, aristocratic in the highest degree, a very nice waltzer and every thing describable for a delightful wife. We danced the Cotillion, the Coquette, Sir Roger de Coverley, and the Bolongé. We had a very nice supper, Champagne in abundance. We left about 2 o'clock.

 

16th February 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning. Went together with Milward, with Isaac Cooke to the Zoological Gardens on business. A very cold day, a very heavy fall of snow towards the afternoon.

 

17th February 1839, Sunday

Did not go to Church at all, wet in the morning. Aunt went in the evening to Clifton Church. I took a stroll about with Cann Wilkins till dinner time.

 

18th February 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning, employed the whole day together with Milward getting signatures to the Zoological Garden deed. A very gloomy day. Left my card at the Stonhouses.

 

19th February 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning, on my way there Milward and myself called to get various persons signature, to the Zoological deed. Went to [Willas?] Nursery with Milward and purchased a bouquet of flowers which I presented to Miss Houghton. Went in the evening to a Ball at Mrs Wolley's on the Crescent I danced first with Anne Maria Houghton, Miss Thompson, Miss Stevenson, Miss Stonhouse, her sister Mrs Vines, Miss Haines, Miss Hamill, Miss Elton, Miss Ashley. There was no supper, strange to say. As to the Ball itself it was a very good one, we danced the Cotillion. I made a faux pas in every sense of the word, by treading on Mrs Daniel's gown, and ripping it from its gather. She wore a long train which is some justification.

 

20th February 1839, Wednesday

Went rather late down to the office, a very cold gloomy day, hardly anyone out. Drank tea with Carter.

 

21st February 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning, a fine day rather. Drank tea with Carter, he is going presently to the Ashley's who have a mask dance tonight. Aunt went to dinner at Colonel Perrot's, to meet Miss Drake and Mrs Partridge.

 

22nd February 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning, a wet day. Came up from Bristol in a fly with Taddy.

 

23rd February 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, a very fine day. Mrs Judge drank tea with us. Wrote today 'Merewether."

 

24th February 1839, Sunday

Went to Church in the morning, after which walked with Aunt to the Lower Crescent to General Berkeley's. Afterwards I walked up and down the Upper Crescent with Stonhouse till 5 o'clock when I joined Mrs de Montmorenci and Miss Houghton senior [the aunt]. A most beautiful day.

 

25th February 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning, a very fine day. Took a stroll on the Crescent at ½ past 4 with Carter, Graves and Stonhouse. I went  with Captain Graves to his lodgings to see a picture of his. Francis Leigh drank tea with me. Aunt dined at Colonel Perotts.

 

26th February 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning, a very fine day. Aunt dined at Miss Drake's.

 

27th February 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning, rather wet today. Mrs [Page?] drank tea with us.

 

28th February 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning, saw Captain and Mrs Dilkes going on a fly to General Berkeley's, they had just arrived from Gloucester. Went to the public Ball at the Rooms. Danced with Miss Stonhouse, Miss Hamill, Miss Stevenson, Mrs Vine &c. It was a very bad Ball as to numbers, owing to the Cookson's party tomorrow night. The Ashley's, Stuarts, Paynes were among the élite, the Hant ton [Houghton's] were absent. The music was very bad.

 

1st March 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning, had a letter from my Uncle requesting me to send a copy of the Appointment to his Attorney in town. There is a grand Ball at the Cookson's, I m not going, I have just come from Carters who is preparing himself for it. Aunt had a letter from town giving a bad account of Mr Marshall. A very beautiful day.

 

2nd March 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, a very damp day. Walked up and down the Crescent at 4 o'clock with Sir John Lighton and Wilkins, sent the Appointment to Mr Barrister per mail tonight.

 

3rd March 1839, Sunday

Aunt went to Clifton Church in the morning. I went with Walcot and Leigh to the Roman Catholic Chapel. We sat near the Hamills. We dined early today, at two o'clock after which I took a stroll on the Down with Leigh till near 5 when I was joined by Dalzell with whom I took another stroll. Walcot and Leigh drank tea with me, Aunt having dined at Miss Drake's. Had a letter from Serjt Merewether. A most beautiful day and very warm.

 

4th March 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning. Heard today that Captain Charles Lake has a daughter. Wrote to my Uncle. A fine day but very cold.

 

5th March 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning, the very coldest day I ever felt, very dismal and gloomy. Aunt dined at Miss Drake's. I drank tea with Carter. Went at 7 o'clock this evening sign with Isaac Cooke and attend Miss Anna Maria Coote's[Cooke's?] will. Got £6.10.0 for Aunts gold coin.

 

6th March 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning, a very cold day, snowing continually and a piercing cold wind blowing. Mr Munro came to the office today. Finished reading the "Widow Barnaby" by Mr Trollope, very badly written.

 

7th March 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning. Miss Drake married to Mr Partridge at Clifton Church. They started directly after from the Church drove for the Place. Aunt and Mrs Perrot acted as Bridesmaids. Colonel Perrot as Father in Church. Mr John Drake came from Dover on purpose to marry his sister. Aunt went back to the Perrot's after the ceremony to a grand breakfast. Mrs Judge dined with us who starts tomorrow in Miss Drake's old carriage for Amersham. Mrs O'Callaghan called on Aunt with her eldest daughter. A very fine day but very cold.

 

8th March 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning, a very fine day, but very cold. Ice on the ponds. 

 

9th March 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, a cold miserable day. Mrs Perrott called on Aunt. Took a stroll on the Crescent with Stonhouse.

 

10th March 1839, Sunday

Aunt went to Clifton Church, I together with Walcot to the Roman Catholic Chapel, saw the Hamills there. They had high mass owing to which, Frankincense of a most delightful odour was used. I went in the afternoon together with Aunt to Clifton Church, coming from thence I overtook  Anna Maria Houghton and her Aunt, with whom I walked up and down the Crescent,  and then home with her, very cold  day.

 

11th March 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning, a very cold and gloomy day. Kean acts tonight at the Bristol Theatre. Mrs Acraman's Ball also takes place tonight which will prevent many from going to the Theatre.

 

12th March 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning, a very cold and gloomy day. Read in the newspaper of one of the Miss Frere's [of Cambridge] marriage with Spring Price's son. The Great Western Steamer arrived from New York in 14 days.

 

13th March 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning. Went to the Theatre at half play to see Richard III performed by Kean. Joined Taddy and Courtney who were there. "So he jealous" was the after piece, a gloomy day, pouring rain in the evening.

 

14th March 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning, a very mild day, wet in the early part of the day. Met the O'Callaghans at ½ past 5 and took a stroll with them on Caledonia Place which made me late for dinner.

 

15th March 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning, very wet. Went with Milward to see the Miss Millars execute a power of attorney. Had a letter from my Uncle.

 

16th March 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, occasionally raining today. Took a stroll with Dalzell, Wilkins, and Miller. Met the O'Callaghans with Carter. Had a letter from David, he has passed his "little go."  Aunt had a letter fro Jamaica, from Mrs Smith and Mr Gordon.

 

17th March 1839, Sunday

A very cold and wet day. Aunt and I went in the afternoon to Clifton Church, it having cleared. After Church took a stroll on the Crescent, Down, &c with Dalzell and Leigh.

 

18th March 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning, a cold bleak day, not a gleam of sunshine to be seen. The meeting of the Gloucestershire Yeomanry Cavalry took place, met Sir John Lighton with whom I walked about Bristol till near 6 o'clock. Aunt heard to day from David, he is to be here Wednesday. There is a Ball tonight at Mrs Townshend's, No.4 Mall Buildings, where Uncle and Aunt Sophy lodged while here. Kean's benefit tonight, he acts the "Lady of Lyons" a play by Bulwer.

 

19th March 1839, Tuesday

I got up very early this morning in order to see Dalzell off, who was going per steamer to Cork to join his Regiment, the 92nd Highlanders: on my way I called for Leigh by appointment. We accompanied Dalzell as far as Pill in the steamer, on board of which we had a capital breakfast given by Dalzell. We arrived at Pill in an hour, and it being so very fine, and so early that we took a boat and sailed down to the Great Western Steamer, on board of which we got. We walked home from Pill, passing through Shirehampton, Kings Weston &c by the seawalls, and then under the rocks to the Hotwells, where we took a boat and rowed up to Bristol. In the evening went to a small Ball at Mrs O'Callaghan's. I danced with Miss Moncrieff, Stevenson, Fanny O'Callaghan, Miss Ashley, Olive Ashley &c &c. We left about 1 o'clock.

 

20th March 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning, dined with Carter. David came tonight from London, a very gloomy day. The meeting of the Gloucester Yeomanry Cavalry.

 

21st March1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning, a very beautiful day. In the evening went with David to  the last Subscription Ball, there were nearly 400 present, we had two cards, one for quadrilles, the other  [the Livids fan?] for  the waltzes. Among the élite were the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, Marquis of Worcester, Lord Nelson, and Augusta Somerset, Sir Simeon and Lady Stuart, Sir John Lighton, &c. and all the officers of the Yeomanry. I danced with Anna Maria Houghton, Miss O'Toole, Miss Stonhouse, Miss Hamill, Miss Stevenson, Miss Ashley, Mary O'Callaghan, Mrs Vines, and waltzed with Miss Moncrieff, Miss Hamill, and Miss Thompson. We left about 3 o'clock when David and I went to Carter's to supper together with Sir John Lighton and Armstrong.

 

22nd March 1839, Friday

The Review of the Gloucestershire [Glostershire?] Yeomanry took place on the Downs, David and I got each a horse, form Barber's, where we met Sir John Lighton on a like errand. I rode down with him to Bristol, and up again with David. Started afterwards for the Down where I overtook Walcot, Milward, Sir John, Broode, Jones, Carter, &c on horseback. There were numbers of carriages filled with ladies amongst the number were the O'Callaghans, the Munro's, Stonhouse's, Dovetons, the Miles' of Leigh Court in carriage and four, and the Miles' of Manilla Hall.

 

23rd March 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning. In the evening went with David to a small dance at  the Cuthberts, very slow party indeed. Danced with Anna Maria Houghton, Miss Ricky, Miss Thompson, Miss Stevenson, Miss Blackall. We left before 12 owing to its being Saturday night.

 

24th March 1839, Sunday

David and I went to the Roman Catholic Chapel, it was Palm Sunday, owing to which they distributed Palm leaves amongst the congregation. Aunt Mary Anne went morning and evening to Clifton Church. In the afternoon we met the O'Callaghans with whom we walked up and down the Mall till 4 o'clock. Called on Milward who has been ill. A very beautiful day.

 

25th March 1839,  Monday

Went to the office in the morning, Mr Munro called on Aunt. David went over to the Munro's  to pass the day. He returned at 10 o'clock. A very beautiful day.

 

26th March 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning, a very fine day. Walked up from Bristol with David at 2 o'clock, left our cards at the Cuthberts and Houghtons.

 

27th March 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning, a very wet day. Dined together with David at Mrs Morris', Harley Place, where we met the three Munro's, two Yerbury's, Miss Zuppa, Lieutenant Jebb of the 60th, Captain Quenham, Miss Cunningham, and Colonel Cameron [son of Mrs Morris]. I handed Henrietta Munro in to dinner, we had very nice music after dinner, and made up a sort of quadrille of 8.

 

28th March 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning. Mrs Perrot called on Aunt. David and I went on the Down to fling the Australian Band sing. [?] Rainy and fine today.

 

29th March 1839, Friday

Good Friday, did not go to Church, nor did Aunt being indisposed. David and I took a stroll on the Down over by the Rocks. A very bleak day. Took a stroll at 3 o'clock on the Crescent with Lighton, Wilkins and others. David was with the O'Callaghans.

 

30th March 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, a wet day. David rode over to the Munro's, he came back however to dinner.

 

31st March 1839, Sunday

We none of us went to Church owing to the rain. Mr Madden [Master of the Ceremonies] died this morning.

 

1st April 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning, a very wet day. Came up early from Bristol at 2 o'clock, met Jebb [of  the 60th] who gave me a card for his sister's [Mrs Miles'] Fancy Ball on the 12th inst. David dined at Mrs O'Callaghans with Carter. Met Mr and Mrs Russell Skey of Gloucester near the Mall.

 

2nd April 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning, a very bleak cold day.  David dined at the Munro's.  Mr Munro called today.

 

3rd April 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning. David drank tea at the O'Callaghans, with whom he went to General Whish's, to a dance.

 

4th April 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning. David heard from Frank who is still in Paris. David went to a Ball at the Cunningham's, he got invited through the Munro's. I went to a Chartist meeting on Brandon Hill. The two Miss Battenbury's while walking on the Down were attacked by a young man who was eventually captured by Henry Milward who happened to be riding that way at the time.

 

5th April 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning, snow on the ground in the early part of the day. David spent the day at the Munro's, I was asked there but went instead to "a tea and turn out party" at Captain Gores. Mrs de Montmorenci was there with whom I walked up home.

 

6th April 1839, Saturday

Went to the office in the morning, a beautiful day. Walked up and down the Crescent with the O'Callaghans ad David till near 6.

 

7th April 1839, Sunday

Went to Church in the morning. My fancy dress [a nobleman's of Trinity College, Cambridge] came from Cambridge today, David having sent to his tailor for it. A most beautiful day. David  and I  walked up and down the Crescent. I then took a stroll with Wilkins and Lighton on the Down.

 

8th April 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning, a very fine day. Went with David to see the Locomotive Carriage, a late invention propelled by the weight of the body and motion of the legs, the action similar to riding on horseback. David's fancy dress [a Turk] came today from town, he did not like it and returned it by the mail. Went in the evening and took our wine with Carter at the Mall Hotel.

 

9th April 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning, not till late however, being very unwell. David went with the Footmans to Bath to see after a fancy dress: he has chosen the character of the Earl of Leicester in Kenilworth for the hire of which for the night he is to pay 6 guineas. Went in the evening with David to a dance at the Milward's. Danced with Anna Maria Houghton, Miss Thompson, Fanny and Mary O'Callaghan, Eliza Faunce, H Munro, Miss Stevenson &c. Had a tolerable supper and left about 2 o'clock.

 

10th April 1839, Wednesday 

Went to the office in the morning.  The 4th Dragoon Guards arrived to replace the XIVth Light Dragoons.

 

11th April 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning.

 

12th April 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning, a most lovely day, went again with Henry Milward to see the locomotive carriage; David went over to the Munro's. I dined at Captain Milwards where I met Mrs D'Montmorenci and McLaine. In the evening, or rather night [1/2 past 10] went to the Fancy Ball at Mrs Miles', Manilla Hall: I returned to the Milwards after dressing and went with them: David dressed at Dr Footman's. I went as a Nobleman of Trinity College, Cambridge, with my coat lined with white, &c. David as the Earl of Leicester in Kenilworth, McLaine went as head of his Clan in full Scotch dress, Clement Milward as a B.A. of Oxford. Mary Anne Munro as a Greek Lady, Henrietta Munro / Scotch girl. I danced with a Miss Robertson [niece of the Grants, Clifton Hill] then waltzed with her, then with Anna Maria Houghton dressed as a Swiss  peasant, Miss Anderson, Eliza Faunce, Miss Thompson, Miss Stonhouse &c &c. Amongst the company present were Miss Stonhouse, Georgia / Slave, her brother as a Druid, Clark as a Chinese, Trotman, Sir Walter Raleigh - Vines Buccaneer - Miss Stuart, Turkish lady - Eliza Faunce in a very pretty fancy dress, in my opinion she was the Belle of the evening. We left at 6 o'clock in the morning, the sun was shining brightly and we presented a rather grotesque appearance as we many of us walked home. Champagne was in abundance and supper was on the table the whole night being constantly replenished. We had two bands, the German one played the Waltzes and Gallops[?], the other  the quadrilles.

 

13th April l839, Saturday

Did not go to the office. Went over to the Munro's with David where we dined. We came home about ½ past 9 in a fly. Left our cards at the Miles' together with Carter's.

 

14th April 1839, Sunday

Aunt went to Clifton, David to Trinity Church. I went in the evening to Trinity Church to hear the Reverent Baptist Noel. Took a stroll on the Down with the Milwards, Carter and Wilson. Walked p with Mrs and Mary O'Callaghan, and Mrs De Montmorenci, from the Trinity Church. David drank tea with the O'Callaghans. Met Mrs and Anne Maria Houghton in the afternoon. Mrs Manley, wife of Captain Manley of Cheltenham died today.

 

15th April 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning. David left for London at ½ past 6. C. Milward went with him. A very gloomy day. Heard from John Wemyss.

 

16th April 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning. Aunt drank tea with Mrs Burroughs. I went at ½ past 8 with Walcot and Wilkins to a musical Bazaar in Bristol. A rather gloomy day.

 

17th April 1839, Wednesday

Went to the office in the morning, very wet day. Aunt dined at Colonel Perrots.

 

18th April 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning, a regular April day, fine and rainy. 

 

19th April 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning, a very fine day. Milward came back from London.

 

20th April 1839, Saturday

Went to Bath in a tandem with Walcot, stayed there about an hour and returned here by 6 o'clock, a most beautiful day.  Heard from and wrote to David.

 

21st April 1839, Sunday

Aunt went to Clifton Church in the morning, I in the evening to Trinity, a disagreeable day. Walked up and down the Mall with the O'Callaghans together with Carter. Mrs Cooke died early this morning.

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22nd April 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning, did not step long as the office was being closed on account of Mrs Cooke's death.

 

23rd April 1839, Tuesday

Engaged nearly the whole day in packing up. Went down to Bristol to take Aunt's place for Southampton. Walked about Clifton with Anna Maria Houghton. A very gloomy day.  Mr Marshall [of Brewer St] died this night at 9 o'clock.

 

24th April 1839, Wednesday

Saw Aunt off at ½ past 7 by the Southampton Coach. Went to Mrs Minifies Boarding House [opposite the intended suspension bridge] a most beautiful situation. We sat down 20 to dinner. I felt very awkward as I made my entre amongst a set of people not one of whom I knew. Wrote to my Uncle Marsh.

 

25th April 1839, Thursday

Went down  to the office in the morning, nothing doing there. I am more  at home today in this boarding house, knowing more of the people and their  ways, and having a most agreeable pretty widow my next neighbour at  dinner. A most beautiful day.

 

26th April 1839, Friday

Went down to the office in the morning, nothing doing. Called on Mr Morris to enquire how he was. Met Fanny Bailey [of Hartpury] most unexpectedly, I had not seen her for three years, we both passed each other at first not recognizing  each other: however I afterwards  walked with her down to Bristol where she is staying with her uncle Dr Goodenough. Getting more and more acquainted with the people in the boarding house, especially the pretty young widow Mrs Blake. Stonhouse drank tea with me this evening, a most beautiful day.

 

27th April 1839, Saturday

Did not go to the office as I had a very bad head-ache. Wrote to John Wemyss. A most beautiful day.

 

28th April 1839, Sunday

Did not go to Church, but walked about the garden with Mrs Blake. Wrote to Aunt Mary Anne who is at Lady Cosway's in the Isle of Wight.

 

29th April 1839, Monday

Did not go to the office today it being closed owing to Mrs Cooke being buried. Mrs Wood the famous singer performs at the Theatre tonight.

 

30th April 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning. Went into mourning for Mrs Cooke. A beautiful day. We had very nice music this evening in the boarding house. Mr Lord played on the harp and Mrs Blake sang and played the piano. Heard from Aunt Mary Anne who has enjoyed her trip amazingly, especially her sail from Southampton to Cowes. Her little bird died on the journey there. Carter called on me.

 

1st May 1839, Wednesday

Did not go to the office, not being well. A beautiful day.

 

2nd May 1839, Thursday

Went to the office in the morning, another beautiful day.

 

3rd May 1839, Friday

Did not go to the office, being unwell. Heard from Uncle Marsh. A very fine day.

 

4th May 1839, Saturday

Went to Bath with Walcot in a tandem, a very fine day. Carter drank tea with me.

 

5th May 1839, Sunday

Went to Church in the morning. Wrote to Aunt Mary Anne and my Uncle Marsh. Walked over to the Munro's to dinner, met Miss Vaughan there who is staying with them. Evans also dined there. A very fine day.

 

6th May 1839, Monday

Did not  go to the office, Mr Burroughs having ordered me not. A very fine day.

 

7th May 1839, Tuesday

In bed all day being so unwell. Mr Burroughs came to see me.

 

8th May 1839, Wednesday

Got up at 1 o'clock today. Mr Burroughs came to see me.

 

9th May 1839, Thursday

Still confined to the house.

 

10th May 1839, Friday

Rather better. Burroughs came to see me. 

 

11th May 1839, Saturday

Went to Bath with Johnny Payne for a dinner, a most beautiful day.

 

12th May 1839, Sunday

Went in the morning to Trinity Church with Mrs Blake. She sat in the Hensman's in old Mr Cooke's pew. Called on General Berkeley today. Heard from Aunt.

 

13th May 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning. Burroughs called to see me, I was not at home. A very fine day.

 

14th May 1839, Tuesday

Did not go to the office, Mr Burroughs came to see me. Heard from Aunt

 

15th May 1839, Wednesday

A very cold day, snowing. Wrote to Aunt.

 

16th May 1839, Thursday

A very cold day, raining occasionally. Did not go to the office. Took a ride after dinner towards the Down, Mr Bates having lent me his horse. The 29th Regiment came in today.

 

17th May 1839, Friday

Went to the office in the morning. Tudor Castle launched and Armstrong drank tea with me. 

 

18th May 1839, Saturday

A very cold gloomy day. Did not go out at all, very unwell. Mr Burroughs called to see me.

 

19th May 1839, Sunday

Did not go out of the house today.

 

20th May1839, Monday

Went down to Bristol in a fly. Carter called on me, we took a stroll on the Down, met Miss Hamill and Miss Payne whom we joined. Carter dined at the Boarding House with me. In the evening took a stroll with Anna Maria Houghton and Miss Thompson.

 

21st May 1839, Tuesday

Went over to the Munro's in Mr Burrough's carriage. All of the Munro's at home except Mr and Mary Anne who are in London. Lunched there and returned from thence at 2 o'clock. Left my P.P.C. cards at the O'Callaghans and Houghtons.

 

22nd May 1839, Wednesday

Went to Bristol in a fly, returned by walk and called on Mr Burrroughs.

 

23rd May 1839, Thursday

Started at ½ past 7 from Bristol and arrived at Southampton at ¼ before 5 just in time for the Steamer which took us to West Cowes in about two hours. On my arrival at Lady Cosways found that John Wemyss had been to pay Aunt a visit and had only started for Portsmouth ½ an hour before my arrival.

 

24th May 1839, Friday

Did not get up to breakfast, being so very tired. Enchanted with the beautiful view I have from my bed room, the numberless little skiffs sailing about. Did nothing but saunter about the beach the whole day.

 

25th May 1839, Saturday

Started at ½ past 10 for Portsmouth, touched at Ryde. Took a boat on arriving at the harbour, and went on board H.M.S. Excellent in order to see Wemyss who is studying there for the Marine Artillery. Went with Wemyss to Portsmouth, strolled about there and then returned at 5 to the Excellent where we had a very good dinner. I slept on board in a very comfortable cabin, in a Poop.

 

26th May 1839, Sunday

Awoke very early this morning from the unaccustomed noises overheard. Breakfasted on board with Wemyss, at 9 o'clock: saw all the men, officers, sailors and marines inspected by the Captain [Hastings]. At 11 o'clock went on shore to the Barracks that Wemyss might put on plain clothes:  we then hired a boat at 12 and sailed over to Ryde which we reached in an hour, a very stiff gale blowing and the sea occasionally running over the gunnels. We had luncheon at the Pier Hotel, we then walked on the Pier till half past 3 when I left by steamer for Cowes; left Wemyss behind waiting for the Portsmouth Steamer.

 

27th May 1839, Monday

Went at ½ past 10 with Lady Cosway and Aunt by steamer to Ryde. We stayed there till ½ past 3 when we started for Cowes by steamer.

 

28th May 1839, Tuesday

I went by coach to Newport and from thence walked to Carisbrooke Castle, there was a large party of ladies lionizing there: left Newport at 4 for Cowes.

 

29th May 1839, Wednesday

Lady Cosway and Aunt went to Norris Castle, I to Garnett Bay. A beautiful day.

 

30th May 1839, Thursday

Took a Bathe in one of the Machines, desperately cold. Afterwards for a row on the sea.

 

31st May 1839, Friday

Drove over accompanied by Aunt and Mrs Yates [who is stopping at Lady Cosway's] and Aunt to Freshwater Bay. From thence we took boat and rowed to Scratchell Bay, The Needles, and Alum Bay. The sea was very rough, Aunt rather frightened. We got to Cowes [6 miles off] by a 9 when after a good dinner returned to bed.

 

1st June 1839, Saturday

Went over to Portsmouth by steamer. Wemyss met me at the George Inn by appointment. Went with him to the Dock yard, saw the Rope Block Manufactory. Went on board the Excellent at 5 and dined with Wemyss. I however, slept this time at the George instead of on board.

 

2nd June 1839, Sunday

Breakfasted at the Royal Marine Barracks with Wemyss, Fellowes, and Searle at 11. I left  Portsmouth at 3 per steamer for Cowes, raining the whole time.

 

3rd June 1839, Monday

Walked about the beach the whole day, in the afternoon went for a row together with Aunt, Lady Cosway and children.

 

4th June 1839, Tuesday

Went in the afternoon for a sail. In the evening a Mrs Goodwin and Miss Hanslett, a very pretty girl, drank tea here.

 

5th June 1839, Wednesday

Went over in a hired barouche with Lady Cosway, Mrs Yates, and Aunt to Shanklin Chine, one of the most picturesque places in the Isle of Wight. Stopped on our way to look at the grave of the Dairyman's daughter at Arreton, also at the cottage she lived in. Had luncheon at the Inn near the Chine and arrived at home by 8 o'clock when we had dinner.

 

6th June 1839, Thursday

Started at ½ past 10 per steamer for Portsmouth, after walking about went on board the Excellent, saw Wemyss and Fellowes: from thence I went on board the Victory, saw where Nelson fell &c. Wemyss called on me at the George Hotel at 4 and we took a stroll together about Portsmouth till 9, we then had coffee at the Inn after which he left for the Excellent.

 

7th June 1839, Friday

Left Portsmouth at 8 and reached Bristol by 9 o'clock. I got drenched as it rained incessantly the whole way and I was outside.

 

8th June 1839, Saturday

Did not go to the office today but went with some ladies in the boarding house on the Down opposite Gloster Row to hear the band of the 29th Regiment. Met the Munro's, O'Callaghans, Faunces, Miss Houghton [the Aunt] &c &c. Carter dined with me.

 

9th June 1839, Sunday

Went to Trinity Church in the morning. Took a stroll with Milward and Stonhouse on the Down. Mr Burroughs came to see me.

 

10th June 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning, called on the Houghtons today, they were out.

 

11th June 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office today, nothing worthy of mention happened.

 

12th June 1839, Wednesday

Ditto

 

13th June 1839, Thursday

Ditto

 

14th June 1839, Friday

A miserable wet day, did not go to the office on that account. I heard from Aunt, she is  in London at the Morrisons.

 

15th June 1839, Saturday 

Went in to the office in the morning, dined with old Mr Cooke. Took a row after dinner on the water. A very warm day.

 

16th June 1839, Sunday

Went to Clifton Church in the morning. Took a stroll on the Down with the Milwards, Lighton, O'Callaghan, Durbin, Williams &c. Very warm.

 

17th June 1839, Monday

Went to the office in the morning, dined at the Munro's in order to meet Mr and Mrs Allwood who are going out to New South Wales and who have promised to take charge of this journal. A beautiful day.

 

18th June 1839, Tuesday

Went to the office in the morning. Strolled about in the evening, met the O'Callaghans and Anna Maria Houghton: a most beautiful day but very warm.

 

19th June 1839, Wednesday

Employed the whole day in copying my journal from the books I write it in. A most beautiful day, but very oppressive.

 

 

 

 

Transcribed from Betty Harrison Family Archives, by Michael Heath-Caldwell, Brisbane 2009

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