Diary of Mary Emma Lady Heath

This diary covers 1855-1866

 

Diary of Lady Mary Heath.

 

 

90 Durnord St, Stonehouse. 1856
Monday 21st January 1856
Rained all the morning. Leo went to his ship as usual. I read Macaulay ? pd books, drew. Leo returned to luncheon. The Dr Mrs Isbell[?] called to see Baby who is better. Afterwards Leo and I went to the see the Forth go out of dock. Met Lord [Lt?] John Hay, though him very pretty. Met also Captain Hillyer and Captain Cockburn ? clever. Returned with Leo and shopped. Usual West Country weather. Played with Baby ? dinner and newspapers and writing afterwards.

Tuesday 22nd January 1856
Stayed in bed till after breakfast. William called and we talked some time. Captain and Mrs Chamberlain and 2 boys came to luncheon. Baby shewed himself off like a hero! Captain and Mrs Hillyer called. Leo and I went out to call on Lady Pell, found her at home. Mrs [Friden?] and Isbell. Aunt Me , pleasant chat as usual with her. Mrs Bacon found her at home. Leo went alone to call on Captain [Mends?]. In the evening ? I entertained Baby.

Wednesday 23rd January 1856
Hair dresser.

Thursday 24th January 1856
Mrs and Miss Cookson, Mr [Cuitock?] and Dr Duigan dined with us. Captain [Mends?] called.

Friday 25th January 1856
Nothing happened.

Saturday 26th January 1856
Rained piteously. William called and he heard from Posy of her arrival at Gibraltar.

Sunday 27th January 1856
Leo and I went to the Dockyard Church. Met Captain [Mooman?]. No one called, took care of Baby till five when Leo returned from his walk and took me to Aunt Me ? Sleeping and Leo reading in the evening. That being bonny.

Monday 28th January 1856
I drove out with Aunt Me. Caught a violent cold.

Tuesday 29th January 1856
Stayed in doors till we went with Aunt Me and Willy to dine at the Lowe?s.
 
Wednesday 30th January 1856
Walked out a little with Leo. Went to hear Jenny Lind at a concert and only heard half being seized with a fainting.
Mr and Mrs Grant called in the morning.

Thursday 31st January 1856
Leo took me and Baby a drive in the country. General and Evy Eden and Captain R. Mundy called whilst we were out. A hard frost. Captain Symonds called late in the evening to enquire after me.
Mr and Mrs Cookson called immediately after lunch to enquire and Leo and Arthur.

February.

Friday 1st February 1856
Went out with Leo and Baby in the carriage calling. Went to Captain and Mrs Hillyer?s for point [Torpoint?], Lowes, Chamberlains, and returned late. Aunt Me called and Lady and Miss Plumridge [King comes?] Eyres and Lieutenant Vaughan. We met the latter and spoke on the way, heard of Posy?s safe arrival at Malta.

Saturday 2nd February 1856
I walked with Baby and [wrote?] shopping. Called on Aunt Me and settled accounts with Leo.

Sunday 3rd February 1856
Did not go to Church. Leo went alone. Willy called, walked with us to the Devil?s Point. Called on Aunt Me. Read and talked of home and home friends in the evening.

Monday 4th February 1856
Rained in the morning. Leo took me to call on Elliots, Plumridges, Grants and Edens. In the evening working and reading newspaper.

Tuesday 5th February 1856
I went to call on Aunt Me. Leo to his ship. I took care of Baby, his nurse gone to learn hair dressing. Leo went to Kegham. Mr Weld called and took luncheon.

Wednesday 6th February 1856
Rained hard all day. I stayed in doors.

Thursday 7th February 1856
Rained hard till the evening. Willy called and had a fine game with Baby. And Leo and I then went out for a little and called on Aunt Me.

Friday 8th February 1856
Leo went to a Court Martial. Raining and [dubious?] miserable weather yet but very mild.

Saturday 9th February 1856
I and Leo went to Plymouth shopping.

Sunday 10th February 1856
Leo and I went to Church and called on Aunt Me. Leo took a walk and I stayed at home.

Monday 11th February 1856
Called on Aunt Me, went with her to luncheon at [Gov House?] met Leo there. Evening Miss Crap and [Goberhelles?], Mrs Parker called. I shopped and came home.

Tuesday 12th February 1856
Rained. Went out in the evening with Leo and walk, met young Mr Parker and Captain Vansittart and Mrs Bacon and niece.

Wednesday 13th February 1856

Thursday 14th February 1856
Leo and I dined at the Chamberlains, pleasant party. Mrs Hall and Captain Williams the only guests besides ourselves.

Friday 15th February 1856
Went to the dentist and shopped with Leo.

Saturday 16th February 1856
Called with Leo on Lady Parker. Mrs Parker, Chamberlains and Mrs Hall. Found all at home but Mary Parker.

Sunday 17th February 1856
Leo went to hold service on board the hulk. I went to Church with Aunt Me and chatted awhile with her at her house afterwards. Commander [Joceylyn? Freezlyn] called and spoke of old times with Leo.

Monday 18th February 1856
Leo went to his ship. I did not go out. We had a dinner party at home. Aunt Me, Willy, Miss [Scheuly?] Lt John Hay, Captain Mundy and Mr Vaughan

Tuesday 19th February 1856
Leo and I went to dine at Sir W. Parker?s. William called.

Wednesday 20th February 1856
Stayed at home, wretched weather. William called and Leo called on Aunt Me.

Thursday 21st February 1856
Captain Mundy called. And I called on Aunt Me.

Friday 22nd February 1856
Went to Aunt Me. Called on Edens and Admiralty. Shopped.

Saturday 23rd February 1856
Walked on the rope walk with Baby. Afterwards went to the [Hoe?] with Leo and Baby. Shopped. Mrs Eden called.

Sunday 24th February 1856
Leo went to read Service on board the Hulk. I to Church with Aunt Me and took care of Baby afterwards.

Monday 25th February 1856
Leo set off for London to buy furniture for Moorhurst. I dined with Aunt Me.

Tuesday 26th February 1856
Dined with Aunt Me.

Wednesday 27th February 1856
Walked on the rope walk an read Posy?s letter and dined with Aunt Me.

Thursday 28th February 1856
Aunt and Willy dined with me. In the morning took a long country drive with Aunt Me.

Friday 29th February 1856
Dined with Aunt Me.

Saturday March 1st 1856
Walked up to Government House with Baby. General Eden walked home with me. He went all about the to the Marine Barracks etc, called on Aunt Me. I dined with the Chamberlains, met Lieutenant and Miss Moorman and sundry ?Conflict? Officers.

Sunday 3rd March 1856
I went to Church, played with Baby in the afternoon, and spent the evening with Aunt Me.

Monday 4th March 1856
Aunt Me and William dined with me.

Tuesday 5th March 1856
Dined early. Leo returned quite late from London.

Wednesday 6th March 1856
Walked about with Leo.

Thursday 7th March 1856
Stayed at home. Attempted to go to dine at Government House, too unwell. Leo went alone.

Friday 8th March 1856
Leo went to his ship. I to Church, [dined?] afterwards with Aunt Me. Drove out calling with Leo and Baby. Mrs Cheyne and Chamberlains, and walked home.

Saturday 9th March 1856
Leo went at 6 to his ship. Mrs Cheyne called.

Sunday 10th March 1856
Leo went to his ship. I stayed at home in the morning and went to Mr [Nantes?] with Leo in the afternoon, then a walk to Deveil?s Point. Met Mrs Bacon and Emington.

Monday 10th March 1856
Leo to his ship. I went to call on Mrs Bacon, found her with her sister and drawing master. Mr Barwell called and invited us to see him at his country house. Aunt Me and Willy called. Servants went to the Dockyard. I stayed at home with Baby.

Tuesday 11th March 1856
Aunt Me and I called on Edens. [Legmores?] Jone?s and shopped.

Wednesday 12th March 1856
[Gave?] at dinner to Aunt Me, Willy, Misses Bridges, A. Cheyne 2nd Lieutenant Broughton Midi and Harry Master, [Sea Horsians[?]

Thursday 13th March 1856
Went with Leo to the Sea Horse and stayed there on board for an hour. Mrs Richard with her young son and Naval Cadets to Sea Horse, and Mr Vaughan dined.

Friday 14th March 1856
Drove to Wemsbury [Wembury?] Place, Mr Barwells with Leo, Mrs and Mr Richards, looked at prints of Salvator Rosa, Hogarth.

Saturday 15th March 1856
Drove to the Artist where Baby had his picture taken. Aunt Me dined with us and the Richards.

Sunday 16th March 1856
No Church, rain all day. Aunt Me and the Richards dined.

Monday 17th March 1856
Mrs Richards left for her home.

Tuesday 18th March 1856
Went to Church

Wednesday 19th March 1856
Went to Church. Aunt Me dined.

Thursday 20th March 1856
Do.

Good Friday, 21st March 1856
Do, do. Took Baby on the water.

Saturday 22nd March 1856
Went in the morning with Leo to see his ship. Aunt Me with us. Met Mrs Vaughan, Bridges. Dr Duigan etc etc., ships officers. Returned to luncheon, first calling at Government House. Found that Sir Hugh [?] [was no more, has not horses?] Was to have gone to see a launch but could not on account of this news. Stayed at home with Leo. Mr Barwell called. Lovely day. Servants went to see launch and Sea Horse.

Sunday Easter. 23rd March 1856
Went to Church. Aunt Me dined with us. Bitter cold.

Monday 24th March 1856
Leo to his ship as usual.

Tuesday 25th March 1856
Aunt Me dined with us and then Leo and I went to the Fancy Ball and stayed till 2.

Wednesday 26th March 1856
Went shopping with Leo and sat for my picture.

Thursday 27th March 1856
Called on Aunt Me. Shopped with Leo.

Friday 28th March 1856
Rowed out on the water with Leo.

Saturday 29th March 1856
Went out with Leo and had Aunt Me, Misses Lillingston, Westaway, Eden and Hughes, officers of HMS Seahorse to dinner. Mr Barwell called and Captain [Hiatus?]

Sunday 30th March 1856
To Church, and called on Aunt Me, and tended Baby. Leo shewed him the horses in the stable.

Monday 31st March 1856
Sat for picture, and went with Leo to his ship. Aunt Me dined with us.

Tuesday 1st April 1856
Have not the least idea what I did.

Wednesday 2nd April 1856
Went out with Aunt Me to call at Government House and [Sir George] Seymours. And called for Leo at Mr [Buners?] the artist, and went shopping with him.

Thursday 3rd April 1856
Went out with Leo, and then he dined at Lady [Pole?s?] Met Major and Lady Adela Ibettson, and Sir George [Seymour] and Mr Bischoffe, and rather pleasant.

Friday 4th April 1856
Chatted with Aunt Me, and then trekked to Mr Brewer?s and went shopping with Leo. Fine day.

Saturday 5th April 1856
Leo took me calling on Lady Pole. Mrs London, Mrs Eyre.
Dinner party in the evening. Aunt Me and Willy, Captain Cumberland, Captain and Mrs [Lowrie?] Mrs Bacon, Messrs Duigan and Vaughan, H.M.S. Sea Horse.
Mrs and Miss Cookson joined us in the evening. Mr [Mrs?] Bacon played very prettily.

Sunday 6th April 1856
I did not go to Church. Walked with Leo and Baby and nurse on the Rope Walk, called on Aunt Me.

Left Plymouth in the Sea Horse with Leo, Baby. John and Douglas Heath on Wed the 16th and arrived in Portsmouth Sunday 20th and took possession of our lodgings in High Street. John spent the evening with us and slept and left early on Monday 21st for Enfield. Leo went off to his ship. Captain Chamberlayne called, and Mrs and Miss Richards afterwards who lunched with me. Katherine, Baby and I walked to Portsea to shop and met Captain Eyre and Captain Dacres on the road. Douglas [Heath] returned from Brading with Leo and dined and slept.

Tuesday 22nd April 1856
Leo went to his ship and Douglas to London. Baby took his walk. Julia Harrison and boy called and lunched. Adelaide came unexpectedly with Mrs Phillips and Captain Lowe. She stayed with us. Leo came and walked about Southsea Beach with Adelaide and me.

Wednesday 23rd April 1856
Magnificent day. Leo, Adelaide and I dressed and breakfasted early and then set off to the [Sally?] Port in company with a large party of Richard?s. Julia and boy, Willy Whatman?s boy, a stranger, to the Sea Horse, from whence we saw the Review, lunched and had tea and returned at about 8 o?clock. Leo remained on board and Adelaide and I after parting with all the folk, witnessed the illuminations from the top of the house, and then retired to gossip.

Thursday 24th April 1856
Adelaide and I stayed at home. Julia Harrison came to luncheon and Leo came and took us all on board the Victory and then to shop at Portsea. Adelaide left. Captain and Mrs Willes called. Leo went to a grand public dinner given by the English Captains to the French and so ended the Grand Review.

Friday 25th April 1856

Monday May 5th 1856
Leo and I and Arthur and nurse went to Kitlands to pay a visit to Moorhurst and see the new furniture.
We returned Wednesday 7th May.

Thursday 8th May 1856
Leo to his ship. Mr, Mrs [Nugee?] and Mrs Richards called. We spent the evening at home.

Friday 9th May 1856
I don?t know what happened.
Captain [Hore?] called. I spent the day with Leo on board ship.

Saturday 10th May 1856
Went to call on Mrs B. Hall. Leo went off to his ship.

Sunday 11th May 1856
Went to Church, where Leo joined me. After luncheon Leo, I and Baby drove into the country and spent the afternoon in the fields. Returned to dinner and afterwards Leo to his ship.

Monday 12th May 1856
Captain Von Donap called. Went out with Leo to walk on Southsea Common. Met  Captain Mundy who told us to go and see the Queen reviewing the 8th and 10th Hussars in the Dockyard. Hurried off in a cab, saw H.M. and the Royal Family. Thought all shabby looking but Prince Albert met Captain Morrison and brought him home. Leo went to dine at Sir George Seymour?s, the Admiral.

Tuesday 13th May 1856
Shopped. Leo and I dined at Firlington Rectory, met sundry uninteresting folks.

Wednesday 14th May 1856
Captain Key called.

29th May 1856
Up to this day the 29th we have been moving about the country. Leo, I and Arthur setoff one day from High Street for Eastbury where we stayed nearly a week and from thence we went to Kitlands but were called back to Portsmouth by telegraph, Leo?s ship being ordered to prepare for sea.
Yesterday 28th we were all packed up to leave High Street for this place, Clarence Parade, but did not do so as Leo thought we should leave sooner. He went to enquire and I to buy a tidy for his cushion. Captain Moore called and then Dunbar went with Leo and me to try to get off our new lodging, partly succeeded.  Dunbar dined with us.

Thursday 29th May 1856
Changed our minds and moved to this place, the Common covered with troops for a review, and preparations for fireworks, and thousands of well dressed folks. Thunder and hail and rain put a speedy extinguisher on these rejoicings. Is it prophetic!!

Friday 30th May 1856

Tuesday 26th August 1856
Moorhurst. Tired with my return from Portsmouth. Arty very [bonny bouncy]. Douglas called and talked Bankers Book and Lawsuits Admiralty and Sea Horse business. Emma after dinner [knew?] we had a pleasant chat about women?s matters. I expect Leo from Spithead on Saturday.

Wednesday 27th August 1856
I took a short drive with Emma in her carriage. Met Arty and Jane on the road in his vehicle. Was mad all the evening at not hearing from Leo.

Thursday 28th August 1856
In a desperate state until the post came in. Leo all right. I read Philip the 2nd and slept. After dinner took Arty a walk in the fields through the new gate with Jane to carry him in case of need. He manifested great delight in [sticking?] fungi, and throwing them at a distance. He is getting to say ?Oh no.? and ?Oh don?t? to everything. He says it so prettily no wonder! ?
Phillip in the evening and ?Les Francais.?

Friday 29th Drove in to Dorking and had a long shopping. James and Julia Harrison and [Matt, Master?] James came to stay. No hopes of Leo this week.

Saturday 30th August 1856
Chatted with Julia. Douglas, [Em?] Whatman and Mrs Somebody called to hear news of Leo. James and Julia took a walk, the boy fished, Arty said ?No? and ?Don?t? and played with all the maids. I trotted about a little, saw the Dr. Douglas called again after our dinner to hear of Leo who won?t come till Wednesday 9th September. Pleasant evening with J and J.

Sunday 31st August 1856
James and his boy went to Coldharbour Church. Julia and I talked. We all dined and Julia and I had our cosy tea. James and his son walked to Kitlands. Julia and I drove to every church where I stood sponsor for Emma?s baby girl.

Monday 1st September 1856
Douglas and Mrs Clayton called. Harrisons left me after luncheon. Emma came with Mr Clayton to take me a drive. Pleasant talk.

Tuesday 2nd September 1856

Tuesday 9th September 1856
Drove to Dorking in the morning to shop. Julia and her son came to tea. George Whatman to fish and sleep. Pleasant time with Julia as always. Warm weather.

Wednesday 10th September 1856
Walked about housekeeping and gathering flowers, reading. I got a letter from Leo. George Whatman came after tea as usual, as we both retired to our several rooms at nine, I being tired. Very warm.

Thursday 11th September 1856
Nothing new. Walked over the fields with Arty. Descried James Harrison on horseback in the distance. He rode round to me and I asked him and wife to dine tomorrow to meet Leo and Shadwell?s.

Saturday 13th September 1856
I walked about and prepared for Leo and Shadwells who arrived in time for dinner. Douglas and Harrisons joined us.

Sunday 14th September 1856
Leo walked down to Holmwood Church with Shadwells and returned to read prayers with me. He took a long walk with Colonel and Mrs [S?]. Douglas in the afternoon, and dined here.

Monday 15th September 1856
Leo and Shadwells left me for Portsmouth. After having shot two partridges and the [Lady, Cody?] and chat with me. Emma came to see me and took me a drive to Dorking.

Tuesday 16th September 1856
Frank Holland and wife came to luncheon. Brougham came down from London and Emma to see me from Kitlands. I went up in the new carriage to Kitlands where I dined, meeting a Canadian gentleman. Mr M.C. Cord  - and slept at Kitlands.

Wednesday 17th September 1856
Returned to Moorhurst with Emma. Took a drive with her. Saw my boy and felt very poorly at night. My time is not very far off, I think. Very pleasant weather and warm.

Thursday 18th September 1856
Horse came, collar would not fit, but he fits the Brougham. George came to stay the evening with me. Felt very queer. Alarmed!!

Friday 19th September 1856
Drove out with Emma and talked to Mrs Fowler. Mrs and Miss Hadon called, and Arty was very sociable.

Saturday 20th September 1856

Monday 22nd September 1856
Marion born at ? past 11 a.m. Emma was with me.
Leo came on 28th home for good.

October 1856

18th October 1856
Marion christened. Aunt Me, Willy Whatmans, Douglas Harrisons, Posy and Mrs Wickham present. Grand luncheon! Afterwards.

Sunday 20th September 1856
Noon, Aunt Me and Willy went off to Plymouth.
Mamma came to stay [ Anne Marsh-Caldwell]

Wednesday 23rd September 1856
New horse arrived, promising. Mamma, Leo and I drove out calling at [Bury, Buny?] Hill, Ladies [Lyje?] Emma dined with us.

Thursday 24th September 1856
Mamma and I drove to Leith Hill Place and round.

Friday 25th September 1856
Mr and Mrs Wedgwood lunched with us. Douglas dined.

Saturday 26th September 1856
Douglas called and talked business with Leo. Mamma and I and Arty drove to Dorking.

Sunday 27th September 1856


June 1857

Tuesday June 16th  1857
Mersham, Southampton. Leo went to his ship and Arty was out all the morning with wheelbarrow, spade and hoe in the garden. Marion went out with her nurse. Mr Reynolds called and lunched with me and Arty who was talkative. Leo came home too late to see him. Old Admiral Martin called to invite children and me to his hay field. Leo tried to persuade me to go and see the ?Niagara? at Portsmouth, whilst we were looking at the pigs. Failed so he started alone. I am heavy hearted for Emma. Read Sir C. Napier and fell asleep. Went out with Arty to see the ?Tow? ie cow. Rained hard. Came in, bad news from Kitlands, poor little Edward has followed his sister to the grave. I expect Leo home soon.
Leo came home, thought ?Niagara? very ugly and Americans rather cool. Melancholy evening. Arty went to bed, dear child in high spirits.

Wednesday 17th June 1857
I went to Southampton and Leo did not return till very late from his ship. The children went haymaking at Admiral Martin?s and had great fun. Leo and I wandered in the garden as usual after dinner.

Thursday 18th June 1857
Leo went early to London to be presented to the Queen at the Levee. I stayed within and sat in the garden working while Arty played with the grass. We went a walk together. At dinner I told him about his little cousins. He asked if ?[Nica?] shot cousin Edward? ? and when I told him he died of sickness he said ?I?ll give him some of my broth, he?ll like that.? It is their burial day poor children. I though a great deal about dear Emma
[Two lines crossed out ? unreadable under the scribble, something about children] Children went out riding on the Donkey. Afterwards I dressed and read ?Little Dorrit.? Young Mr Billings came to see Leo, and stopped talking. Decidedly handsome and a nice boy. Leo came soon after he had left and we chatted about the Levee. And he said I looked bright. Douglas letter came giving an account of Edwards death bed.

Friday 19th June 1857
Leo to his ship as usual.
I with my babes. Leo came home and took me to see Mr Nightingale?s place which we never reached. Thunder storm at night. I shook and trembled and Leo was ashamed of me.

Saturday 20th June 1857
Leo went to his ship. And the Dr came to see Jane. I took children and her an ugly drive afterwards. Leo not home till late.

Sunday 21st June 1857
Adelaide?s birthday. Leo went to Church on board ship, and I stayed at home as I had not decent mourning. Leo brought home Messrs Bellings and Cummings to dinner. They strayed about and [cut, cab?] strawberries. I taught the girls, and afterwards strolled about with Leo. Arty in mad spirits though as pale as a ghost. Evening service with Leo.

Monday 22nd June 1857
Leo went to Portsmouth, very hot weather. I remained at home with the chicks. Captain and Mrs Lang called. I went to meet Leo at Bosly, and we had a nice walk in the garden.

Tuesday 23rd June 1857
Leo went on his tour again. I and Arty went with him to Bosley, very hot. Stayed in and about the garden most part of day, worked and read ?Little Dorritt.?

Wednesday 24th June 1857
Remained about the house. Arty went with Jane to a tea party at the Langs. Very hot.

Thursday 25th June 1857
Leo came home, and took [Mr d Blagwell?] to speak on business. He went to the ship and at 7 Leo and I returned home after a delightful row on the river.

Saturday 27th June 1857
Leo went to London. Finished ?Little Dorrit? which ended very prettily. Dipped into Chaucer and read ?Griselda.? Went out with the children to the S.Water and got out of the carriage. Arty delighted with it. And he paddled in the ?fine water? with great [delight crossed out] enthusiasm. Leo came home to dinner and we talked and walked about.

Sunday 28th June 1857
Leo and I to Church. Dr Loney called and to our great surprise and my delight General and Charlie Eden came in. They were stopping at Southampton on their way to Havre and Vichy. We walked about with them and when gone Leo and I walked about and talked, read and wrote.

Monday 29th June 1857
Leo to his ship and I with children to call on the Bests at Free Hills. Much pleased they were with Arty.

Tuesday 30th June 1857
Leo to his ship, and then rode to Southampton while I and children and nurses drove in the carriage and did a mortality of shopping. Dr Osborne called. Accounts evening.

Wednesday 1st July 1857
Leo to his ship and children on the Donkey. I remained in doors, felt so so. Read ?Imogen? and worked and played with the children. A thunder storm.

Thursday 2nd July 1857
Leo and I went to the Flower Show at Southampton. Mamma, Louisa and Posy came to stay.

Friday 3rd July 1857
Leo and Louisa rode, and the rest of us and Arty drove to Netley Abbey. Mr Smith and Captain and Mrs Lang dined.

Saturday 4th July 1857
Louisa and Leo rode and we drove house hunting to the New Forest. Rained dreadfully.

Sunday 5th July 1857
Leo to read Service on board. Mamma and Posy to Church. Girls came as usual.

Monday 6th July 1857
We went to the ship intending to cruise in the cutter. Too windy and wet. Shopped at Netley Port. Much charmed with the place.

Tuesday 7th July 1857
We drove to Southampton shopping. Posy, Arty and myself.

Wednesday 8th July 1857
Mamma and Posy left us. Dr Loney lunched. Leo and I went to Souton with them and looked at horses.

Thursday 9th July 1857
Leo to his ship. Children and I out walking. Leo and I went to an evening party at the Martins.

Friday 10th July 1857
Leo, Louisa, Arty and I  went with Mr Lenthrop yachting in the schooner as far as Osborne. Arty very mad with spirits.

Saturday 11th July 1857
Louisa left early for Eastbury. Leo and I went with her to the railroad. Mrs Vivian and Sir H and Miss Prescott?s called. Evening at the Wigstons.

Sunday 12th July 1857
Leo to his ship. And I to Church. Spent the rest of the time at home.

Monday 13th July 1857
Leo and I and the Langs went to Winchester to hear the ?Dominion? [Domain?] and returned late at night, enjoyed it very much.

Tuesday 14th July 1857
I stayed about the garden. Dr Osborne called. Leo came home rather late.

Wednesday 15th July 1857
Leo home early and went with Arty and me to Southampton to Mrs [Naghten?] accident with a ladies carriage. Leo helped them through. Walked about the garden with Leo after dinner. Reading and working in the evening. Called on Capons and Prescotts.

Thursday 16th July 1857
Went out calling with the children.

Friday 17th July 1857
Arty and I went with Leo to [Hgttee?] a delicious sail.

Saturday 18th July 1857
Went with Mrs Vivian to see some poor people. To Southampton afterwards with Leo.

Sunday 19th July 1857
Taught the children, went to evening church, perambulated Arty about before with Leo. Fainted at Church.

Monday 20th July 1857
Leo to his ship.

Tuesday 21st July 1857
Don?t remember.

Wednesday 22nd July 1857
Dunbar came to stay.

Thursday 23rd July 1857
Dunbar, Leo and I, two Martins and Dr Loney went in the cutter on Southampton Water to see Regatta. Leo and Dr to Salisbury after to the cattle show.

Friday 24th July 1857
Very tired.

Saturday 25th July 1857
Douglas came to stay.

Sunday 26th July 1857
Douglas and I went to Church.

Monday 27th July 1857
Leo and I and Douglas to Salisbury to see Cathedral and Willow Church, delighted with both.

Tuesday 28th July 1857
Leo and Douglas went off to London. The Lorings came to stay.

Wednesday 29th July 1857
Adelaide [Loring] and I drove out towards [Nesly?] Heavy [rock, road?] to Southampton. The Langs called

Thursday 30th July 1857
Adelaide and I and Johnny to [Souton?]

Friday 31st July 1857
Adelaide stayed at home, so did I. Little Davy?s came to tea.

Saturday 1st August 1857
Adelaide and I and two boys went to see the Abbey. Leo came home.

Sunday 2nd August 1857
Loe and I and Henry to Church.

Monday 3rd August 1857
Leo to Portsmouth. Adelaide, Henry and I to call at Cliff House and Mrs Bradley.

Tuesday 4th August 1857
Leo and I and Henry to see a cricket match at Southampton. Failed.

Wednesday 5th August 1857
We all and Arty went on the water. Adelaide enjoyed it very much.

Thursday 6th August 1857
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Sunday 9th August 1857
Leo and Henry to church on board ship. Leo, Henry and I to evening church.

Monday 10th August 1857
It rained all day. Dr Loney came to luncheon.

Tuesday 11th August 1857
We went in the boat, rained so we came home. Henry to the Isle of Wight to look for lodgings.

Wednesday 12th August 1857
Henry, Leo, Adelaide and Johnny and Arty went in the boat.

Thursday 13th August 1857
I went calling on [Butlers, Bablers?] Martins, Langs, Ravenhills and Huttons. Found all out but the Langs. Amused myself with the new comers. Picked up Henry and Leo at the Ravenhills. Storm.

Friday 14th August 1857
Thunder and storm. We stayed at home.

Saturday 15th August 1857
Lorings all went away to Seaview. Leo to his ship.

Sunday 16th August 1857
I went alone to Church. Leo to his ship.

Monday 17th August 1857
Stayed at home with the Children. Read Sir Napier and drew. Leo to Portsmouth and returned at 6. Arty worked in the turnip field.

Tuesday 18th August 1857
We all went off to Eastbury and returned Tuesday 26th

Wednesday 26th August 1857
Leo to his ship. Mr and Mrs Richardson called. I called on Mrs [Silven, Silver?] and then went to Southampton. Arty and Marion went out in their new perambulator laughing together with delight.

Thursday 27th August 1857
Leo to his ship. I set the nursery to right, and then went with Arty to meet Leo. Went to look at horses and returned, excessively hot.

Friday 28th August 1857
Went with the Langs and Arty on the water.

Saturday 29th August 1857
Went with Leo to see the Lorings at Seaview. Brought Georgy home with us.

Sunday 30th August 1857
All went to Church.

Monday 31st August 1857
Leo to his ship. Georgina and I to Souton [ Southampton?]

Tuesday 1st September 1857
Leo tried his horses and Georgina and I went with him meeting us on the shore to see [Melampus?] and then we took her to the steamers and she returned to the Lorings. We returned and called on the [Grundys?] and looked at a [horse, house?] at Woolston.

Wednesday 2nd September 1857
Warm weather, Leo to his ship.
Arty and I to Southampton shopping. He very good. Leo and I dined and then read and slept!

Friday 11th September 1857
Leo to his ship and I to housekeeping. After sickening myself with Fushia letters, children went on their donkey.

Saturday 12th September 1857
We expected the Brownes but they did not arrive.

Sunday 13th September 1857
Went to Church.

Monday 14th September 1857
Poured with rain. Cleaned up afterwards and Leo and I called on poor Admiral Martin who is in great distress about a young son supposed to have been at Cawnpore and therefore [missiend?]. On our return we found Pinkie, Adie and James arrived. Miss Hogan called. Pleasant evening, good singing.

Tuesday 15th September 1857
Leo to his ship. We stayed indoors talking. After luncheon the Brownes, [Arty?] and I set off for Netley Abbey, thence to the ship and then put the Brownes on board the steamer for Ryde and we sailed to the shore. Captain [Ramsey?] called.

Wednesday 16th September 1857
Stayed about the garden and then went to the Bitterne flower show with Leo and Arty. The two Dumbletons and Mrs [Djne?] came home with us and had afternoon tea. Dined at the Butlers, stupid party.

Thursday 17th September 1857
Leo came home early, children out and we took a most charming drive to Southampton Common and shopped in the town.

Friday 18th September 1857
Leo came home, soon read our books. It was a charming day. We dined at the Prescotts. Met the Lushingtons and had a very pleasant party.

Saturday 19th September 1857
Went yachting with the Dumbletons. Arty with us.

Sunday 20th September 1857
Warm day. Leo to church in the morning and both of us in the evening.

Monday 21st September 1857
 Leo and I called on the Colonel Vivians, Laides Butler, Prescott and Lushington, and shopped in Southampton.

Tuesday 22nd September 1857
We went with Arty [grubbing?] in Mrs [Mr?] Winthrops, Rev. Schooner. He and Misses Cumming and Billings joined us at dinner afterwards.

Wednesday 23rd September 1857
Leo and I went off early to the ship and meant to go to the Isle of Wight in the Schooner. Wind so contrary we were obliged to return.

Thursday 24th September 1857
Leo to his ship. After lunch Mrs Collins, Miss Beale and Tim called. I took them down to the turnpike and then Arty, Baby and I and Jane went to the beach and enjoyed ourselves with the stones and the water. Captain Ramsay called and brought [grouse?].

Friday 25th September 1857
Rained hard in the morning. Children got out on the Donkey. Leo and I dined at the Best?s pleasant party. Played at round-bagatelle. Sir J and Lady Lushington and Miss Prescott called, also Dr Loney.

Saturday 26th September 1857
Leo to his ship. Arty to Admiral Martin?s garden. Ld G.Paulet[Lord George Paulet] called early.

Monday 28th September 1857
Dined on board Melampus with officers and Americans, and Major and Mrs Ravenhill and Collins.

Tuesday and Wednesday ? driving about.

Thursday 1st October 1857
I don?t know.

Friday 2nd October 1857
Leo and I went to Kitlands and returned on Monday 5th October.

Tuesday 6th October 1857
Went into Southampton with children.

Wednesday 7th October 1857
Pouring rain. Fast day, went to Church. Leo to his ship.

Thursday 8th October 1857
Rain. Leo did not [go] to his ship till afternoon. Arty and I in the garden. Also Baby.

Friday 9th October 1857
Leo to his ship. Arty out alone with Amelia. Leo home early. Walked with Arty and went to the Langs. Out. Came back and met them, went back to their home. They returned with us and had afternoon tea, chatting with them.

Saturday 10th October 1857
Went shopping into Southampton with Leo and Arty.

Sunday 11th October 1857
Leo to his ship, and afterwards [accompany?] with Arty and me. Bad toothache so we did not go church in the evening.

Monday 12th October 1857
Went to call on Richardsons, Martins, Ravenhills.

Tuesday 13th October 1857
Leo to his ship, and I drawing all the morning. Walked out in the afternoon with the chicks. Loe tried a new horse, would not do.

Wednesday 14th October 1857

Monday 19th October 1857

Fanny [Frances Mary Crofton ne Marsh] and children [Amelia Crofton, Arthur Crofton, Martin Crofton, Henry Crofton] arrived to stay. The Freemans called.

Tuesday 20th October 1857
Drove into Southampton.

Wednesday 21st October 1857
Went to Netley Abbey with Fanny and chicks. Children all very happy together.

Thursday 22nd October 1857
Poured rain all day.

Friday 23rd October 1857
Fanny and I and children went to Souton [Southampton?] after having been out with chicks all over the garden, they helping [Sawyer?] and very happy.

Saturday 24th October 1857
Morning lessons and walking for chicks. Drove to Southampton Common afterwards children raced about the lovely place. Leo returned from his visit to John. He rode there Friday. Jane came home to my great satisfaction to take care of the chicks.

Sunday 25th October 1857
Went to Church, all of us, and walked out with the children in the evening.

Monday 26th October 1857
Fanny and I and children went after the usual morning exercises to Southampton shopping, and Leo joined us there. Mrs Lang and [Mamma?] called.

Tuesday 27th October 1857
[no entry]

Wednesday 28th October 1857
Had a dinner party. Captain and Mrs Lang, Admiral and Miss Wigston, Miss [Hojse?] and Mrs Geary.

Thursday 29th October 1857
Stayed indoors.

Friday 30th October 1857
Little Langs came to dine and play with the Croftons. Mrs Wigstonn called.

Saturday 31st October 1857
Went into Southampton.

Sunday 1st November 1857
Leo and Fanny to Church, and after school, children, Leo, I and Amy went in the evening to Church.

Monday 2nd November 1857
Fanny and I and Arty went calling and driving out.

Tuesday 3rd November 1857
Fanny and I and Dicky went to Southampton shopping.

Wednesday 4th November 1857
Drizzling all day, we stopped in doors with the chicks.

Thursday 5th November 1857
I drove Fanny, Dicky, Amy to the steamer to go to see Aunt Me at Plymouth. Leo met us at the docks. I returned alone. Chicks had a long walk.

1858

February 1858
Sunday 14th February 1858
Leo went to Church alone and I had prayers to myself. Arty and Marion amused as usual. Leo and I walked as far as Mrs Eden?s or Captain Langs. I felt rather queer, we were frightened. [Pregnant with Frederick]


24th November 1858 [or 24th now I think?]
I think. We finished the evening by reading my Therapia Jounal.

Monday  15th February 1858
Leo stayed at home. Children went out and I went with Leo and Arty after luncheon to Southampton shopping etc. Leo busy with O?Byroies[?] engines in the evening.

Tuesday 16th February 1858
Leo to his ship, children out walking. I went out to meet them. After luncheon went out with children and Jane to the Dumbletons. Arty very kindly hearted by Alice and Rosa, robins fed, etc. Came home after a drive round the hills. Leo came home latish. Shewed Arty pictures after tea and early to bed.

Wednesday ?

21st February 1858
Frederick Crofton [Heath-Caldwell] born 5 minutes past 12pm, a Sunday child ? 22nd Sunday child.
Moved over to Forest Lodge in March.
Enjoy good health, all of us.
Mamma and Georgy, Douglas and Rose Dumbleton stayed with us. Leo went to Cherbourg in ?Prension?[?].
In August went to Eastbourne, Leo, I and Arty to meet the Lorings, stayed there a few days.

September 1858
Leo and I went to Kitlands and stayed till the 11th. Came home and then he and I went to Paris for 8 days.

October 1858
Dined and called at the Drummonds, Herveys, Hobarts, Crawford?s, Jenkinsons.

Monday 10th October 1858
Leo went away early to Hastings and visits Bognor and Brighton division and I went to see Mrs Warne and [House, Hosce?] Mrs Miller called to sell monkey skins for the Bissets. After luncheon I drove to Jenkinsons with 3 children. Arty in sailor?s dress. Called afterwards at Cadland. Mr Victor went to fetch Arty, he not very good.

Tuesday 12th October 1858
Fine day. Accounts and then went with Arty to meet the babies. After luncheon went to call on Hobarts. Baby with me. Afterwards to Mrs B. Drummond, at home. Children (Arty and Marion) went on ?Roughland? [?Rough sand?] ? Read Longfellow, Courtship of Miles Standish and Leo?s Borneo and Hong Kong letters.

Wednesday 13th October 1858
Rainy and cold. Stayed in all the morning, read paper. After luncheon Arty, Puss and I went a walk over the common. Puss much tired but amused. Leo came home at ? past 6 to dinner, talked and worked in the evening. Warm afternoon.

Thursday 14th October 1858
Leo to his ship calling on Mr Collins on his way. Chicks out. Arty at the farm. Fred and Puss in perambulator. After luncheon went out in the carriage with children 3. Called on Mrs Collins and Emington. Former at home. Captain Cook and Hawaii Islands read by Leo and I in the evening preparatory to lecture.

Friday 15th October 1858
Leo to his ship. Arty and I to lunch at the Jenkinsons. Came home and walked about in the garden with children. Leo came home late having been to Southampton. Looked out for the Comet in rain. [Comet Donati]
Leo danced with his children to the sound of a jig. Read newspapers and Hawaii in the evening.


Saturday 16th October 1858
Children out as usual after luncheon. Leo and I to Southampton shopping and children on ?Rough Land.? Leo read his newspaper and I Reine des D.M. in the evening.

Sunday 17th October 1858
Leo and I to Church on board ?Arrogant.? Met Mr Smith and [Cpt Apt?] Surgeon. Home, and walked after dinner with Leo and his boy on Beaulieu Heath. We read ?Social Sciene? speeches of Lord John and others. Mr Caine on various subjects. Christian Year. [Lgon?] German and Bible. Read Arty the plagues of Egypt, he was much interested. Puss played pranks with her father.

Monday 18th October 1858
Arty?s birthday, 4 years old. Leo to his ship early, expecting to meet Commodore Eden on board ?Argus.? Little Collins came to play with Arty, A November day. After luncheon Leo and I took little Collins back and called on Mr and Mrs Barnes, out. Evening Leo read French novel and I ?Reine des DM.? Told stories to Arty.

Tuesday 19th October 1858
Pouring wet day and N.E. wind. All stayed within. Leo signalized to his ship, in vain. Coxwain came with letters. I altered daguerreotypes. Arty painted. Leo wrote letters. After luncheon Fred and Puss joined us. Read ?Willy? to Arty, Puss played alone. Harrisons arrived to stay. Leo and I dined at the Herveys, met Gibsons and Jenkinsons.

Wednesday 20th October 1858
Leo and James went to their ship. Julia and I talked. After luncheon Julia, Arty and I drove to Beaulieu. James and Leo walked to a sale. Quiet evening. Leo busy with his map from Cooks lecture. James with his lunar theory. Julia and I working.

Thursday 21st October 1858
Leo, James and Julia to ?Arrogant.? Arty said his 10 minute lessons. Luncheon and then Leo and I and the Harrisons went to Southampton. I met the Miss Wigstons. Home. Julia and I slept! James moon?ed and Leo mapped.

Friday 22nd October 1858
Leo to his ship and Arty had his lessons. Julia painted and James wrote etc. Walked about after luncheon. Lady E. Drummond called. The Gibsons and Misses Smith and [Areuga?] dined with us.

Saturday 23rd October 1858
Morning as before. Leo drove Julia and me to call on Mrs Hervey, out. Driving evening, reading and writing.

Sunday 24th October 1858
Leo to his ship, found us afterwards for HC at Fawley. Leo and I walked up and down with Puss and Arty and picked up acorns. Julia walked alone. No reading with Leo.

Monday 25th October 1858
Leo did not go to his ship, wrote letters at home. Mr Winthrop and his dog Duke called and also Captain Crawford. Arty went to Cadland with his maid to see the Lady Lumleys. Leo, James, Julia and self drove to Beaulieu and walked about the remains of the Abbey and drove home through the wood belonging to the Duke of Buccleuch. Evening reading and writing and small talk.

Tuesday 26th October 1858
Leo to his ship, we all stayed at home. Harrisons and Julia dined out to meet the Bishop of Winchester at the Gibsons.

Wednesday 27th October 1858
Leo to his ship, the Harrisons went to Southampton. Brought Matt, James back, dined with Mr Jessop.

Thursday 28th October 1858
Rained hard. Leo to his ship, we other stayed within. In the evening Admiral and Miss Jenkinson. Captain Crawford and Dr Loney and Mr Kelly dined.

Friday 29th October 1858
The Harrisons left. Arty and I went down to Hythe with them.

Saturday 30th October 1858
Leo to his ship. I drove out with all the children. Called on Gibsons.

Sunday 31st October 1858
Leo to his ship. I did not go to Church. Face ache.

Monday 1st November 1858
Leo and I went up to London to see Adelaide in Lowndes Street. Leo?s R.N.C.V?s practiced gunnery on board ?Arrogant.?

Tuesday 2nd November 1858
Leo and I went to the dentist and returned home late, finding chicks all right.

Wednesday 3rd November 1858
Leo to his ship and rode round his horse. I drove to the Jessops and Cadlands and sailor wives. Mrs Frylis and Barnsville [?]

Thursday 4th November 1858
Went with Arty to meet R. Dumbleton who came with Leo from his ship to stay. Misses Eden came to stay.

Friday 5th November 1858
Leo to his ship. After luncheon Rose and I and Marty [Mooty?] to Beaulieu Abbey. Leo came home pretty late. Chicks had a bonfire and Leo and Marty let off fire works for their edification. Rose sang in the evening. Jessops called.

Saturday 6th November 1858
Leo to his ship. Marty  out rabbit shooting. After luncheon Rose, Marty and I went out walking, called on the Crawfords. Leo dismissed R.N.C.V.?s.

Sunday 7th November 1858
All to Fawley Church and a walk afterwards.

Monday 8th November 1858
Marty [Morty?] and Leo to the ship. I stayed at home. Rose went out walking alone. Leo and Morty riding to the forest.

Tuesday 9th November 1858
Rose went away. Leo to his ship. After luncheon Marty and I drove to Englehurst. Leo went riding on the common. Stories to Arty and reading in evening.

Wednesday 10th November 1858
Leo, Marty and I went to Southampton after luncheon to hear Mr Dickens read his Christmas Carol. Morty did not come in but walked about the town. Home very [?]

Thursday 11th November 1858
Leo to his ship. Marty [Morty?] went away via steamer to Plymouth. Leo recited his lecture to me in the evening.

Friday 12th November 1858
Leo and I to London to see Mr C. Hawkins. Afterwards to Lowndes St, heard that Uncle Caldwell was very ill. We talked and went and bought a new horse.

Saturday 13th November 1858
Mamma and Posy set off early for Staffordshire, but soon returned having given up going. Uncle Caldwell better. Leo and I came home here by the evening train. French man helped by Leo as he did not know a word of English. Found our darlings all right. Leo went to Southampton again to bring his horse home. 

Sunday 14th November 1858
Rainy and I had a cough so we all stopped at home. Arty and Leo took a run before tea.

Monday 15th November 1858
Blowing hard. RNCV?s [Royal Naval Coast Volunteers] arrived on board ?Arrogant.? (some of them). Leo busy with his map. Went to the ship in the afternoon went out with Arty picking fir cones. Leo spouted at my sleepy ears in the evening.

Tuesday 16th November 1858
Leo to his ship. Rainy and drizzling. We all stayed at home. Leo returned and at 4 off to Bitterne to give the lecture on Captain Cook. Goes to London Wednesday for ?Manning the Navy? and returns on Thursday here. I read stories to Arty and Puss and ?Reine des DM? to myself.

Wednesday 17th November 1858
Went out with the three chicks early a drive. After luncheon took a walk with Artie and the nursery maid. Mrs and Miss Hobart and Captain and Mrs Crawford called. Had tea and shewed the latter Arty and Fred. Puss wouldn?t appear. Evening read and went to sleep!

Thursday 18th November 1858
Bad day. Leo came home with news that Uncle Caldwell was no more. Walked a little with him and then he rode to Hythe and got [jinjule?] for my cold.

Friday 19th November 1858
Leo off very early to Linley Wood to attend the funeral. Lovely day, children and I out a good deal, read Bishop of London?s charge.

Saturday 20th November 1858
Out with the children. No one called. Read to myself.

Sunday 21st November 1858
Went to Church alone, with the servants met Mrs B Drummond and Gent[?] Came home to chicks. Arty said his [hymnes, lessons?]

Monday 22nd November 1858
Heard from Leo. Went out with the children as usual. Mrs Phillips lunched. Drove afterwards to call on Miss Jessop and Miss Selmes[?]

Tuesday 23rd November 1858
Out with the children. Was driving out after luncheon and recalled by Leo who has come home. Great talk about Linley Wood affairs.

Wednesday 24th November 1858
Leo to his ship. I out with the children. Mrs Bisset called as she has often left the muff for Adelaide. I read French stories. Arty had lessons, and came home. Took a ride across the common. We read to ourselves and talked in the evening.

Thursday 25th November 1858
Leo to his ship. Teaching and reading in the morning and Leo home and away again to London. Spent the evening with the children and after tea with a book.

Friday 26th November 1858
Taught little Arty etc, walked out with Fred on his poney and met Arty. After luncheon out again with the children. Leo came home rather late from London.

Saturday 27th November 1858
Leo to his ship as usual, and [line scribble out, something about perambulator] it rained all morning and we none of us went out till evening when I went to meet Leo.

Sunday 28th November 1858
Leo and I went to Fawley Church and trekked with chicks afterwards, Leo and his son Arty and I and my daughter Marion.

Monday 29th November 1858
Leo went to shoot at Mr Ricardo?s. Children and I out for a drive. Mr and Mrs Gibson call. Leo home with game, he very tired.

Tuesday 30th November 1858
Bright day. Leo and I to Southampton, then he to his ship and I home to children. They went out thrice, settled books, read. We met Mr Keats the new 2nd Lieutenant in the town. Leo came home rather late.

December 1858

Wednesday 1st December 1858
A lovely warm day. Leo to his ship. I and the children out walking after luncheon. Again walking with Arty over the roughland. Leo home, reading and talk.

Thursday 2nd December 1858
Pouring rain. Leo did not go to ship. Wrote letters. After luncheon Leo rode out. Baby and I drove to Fawley, and then Marion and Arty out picking fir cones, etc. Leo home evening as usual.

Friday 3rd December 1858
Leo to his ship. Morning as usual. Captain Balfour came to talk to Leo and luncheon. Walking out. Mr Sheldon called.

Saturday 4th December 1858
Rained. Leo and I stayed indoors till after luncheon when he and I and Arty went out to meet Posy who came to stay ? talk.

Sunday 5th December 1858
 
Leo went to Church on board. Posy and I to Fawley. Walk with Arty over common and through stiles. Leo read to us one of Dr [Pang?] sermons.

Monday 6th December 1858
Leo went to his ship and returned we three dined at Cadlands. Met Lovells,Cochranes, Townleys and Miss Wortley ? pleasant.

Tuesday 7th December 1858
Leo to his ship, and Posy and I to luncheon at Englehurst. General and Mrs Drummond very amusing.

Wednesday 8th December 1858
Leo went to Portsmouth Division. We stayed in doors.

Thursday 9th December 1858
Walked in the morning and drove with chicks to Cadland, and saw preparations for wedding feast. Saw Mr and Lady Drummond, Mrs Drummond and various gentlemen. Evening as usual.

Friday 10th December 1858
Leo to his ship, paid off R.N.C.V.?s. Posy and I and children to call on the Crawfords, and went to Hythe. Posy sang in the evening. Mr Martin RH called.

Saturday 11th December 1858
Leo went [meeting?] and we drove with three children to the meet at Beaulieu. Home. Arty went out alone and I brought him home.

Sunday 12th December 1858
All to Church, a walk in the afternoon.

Sunday . .

Monday 13th December 1858
Leo went to Worthing on business. Posy and I and children walked out and after luncheon drove out with Arty. Captain Crawford dined.

Tuesday 14th December 1858
Leo to his ship. We all stayed indoors.

Wednesday 15th December 1858
Leo to ship and to Southampton. Children all out. I drove down to Hythe to the[Bagvar?] Mr and Mrs Selmes, Misses [Jep?] and Park, Captain Crawford and Misses Keats and Anderson dined. Music in the evening

Thursday 16th December 1858
Rained. We did not go out till afternoon when Mrs Parker brought a poney for Posy to ride on. Leo and Posy and Mr P rode out for a little.
Leo and Posy and I dined at Cadland. Settled for Posy to act there in Private Theatrics.

Friday 17th December 1858
Leo and I went to Southampton. He to [see?] about the {Ficher toll?] I shopping. Posy went to Cadland. Children all out. Captain Crawford dined with us.

Saturday 18th December 1858
Leo went out meeting. Posy, I and children took a walk in the afternoon.

Sunday 19th December 1858
We three to Church, out walking afterwards.

Monday 20th December 1858
Leo to his ship and Posy with him. I walked out. Drove to Exbury. Leo and I and Posy, Captain Crawford dined.

Tuesday 21st December 1858
Leo to his ship. Posy went to Cadland for a rehearsal.

Wednesday 22nd December 1858
Leo to his ship. Posy to Cadland. I made up a Christmas Tree and set it alight. Posy dined at Cadland. Captain Crawford came to dinner.

Thursday 23rd December 1858
Leo to his ship and Posy to Cadland. She returned rather late.

Friday 24th December 1858
Busy making up bows etc. Leo, Posy and I went to Cadland in the evening to see the Private Theatricals, stayed late.

Saturday 25th December 1858
Christmas Day. All went to Church. Posy had a walk, made up dress for me.

Sunday 26th December 1858
Went to Church. Walked about afterwards.

Monday 27th December 1858
Cut up holly for Posy?s dress. Leo to his ship. Captain Crawford dined, and then Leo, Posy and I went to a dance at Cadland, stayed late.

Tuesday 28th December 1858
Very tired, Leo to his ship. Posy went out a walk with Leo. Captain Crawford dined.

Wednesday 29th December 1858
Leo escorted Posy to London, home. I walked out with the children. A most lovely day. Leo came home to dinner.

Thursday 30th December 1858
Leo to his ship. Captain Crawford came to dine and went with us to the ball at the Selmes.

Friday 31st December 1858
Walked out with the children. Leo went to his ship.

1859

Saturday 1st January 1859
Went with Leo to Cobham to see Adelaide. Georgy and Posy then came home late.

Sunday 2nd January 1859
Leo on board, I stayed at home. Walked with Leo and Arty a little.

Monday 3rd January 1859
Leo to his ship. Very foggy all day. Stayed at home with the children. After luncheon called with Leo and Adelaide on Goods, met Mr [Dcalmer?]

Tuesday 4th January 1859
Leo out hunting. Arty went also to the meet. We dined at the Ricardo?s, met the Shadwells. Captain Crawford came and found us out.

Wednesday 5th January 1859
Leo to his ship. Children all out. I went calling at Crawfords and Cadland with the children.

Thursday 6th January 1859
Leo to his ship. Children out. I walked with them in the afternoon. Leo home late from trying at the ?Havoc.?

Friday 7th January 1859
Beautiful day, all of us out walking. Captain Crawford came and he and Leo and I went to dine at the Jenkinsons.

Saturday 8th January 1859
Leo to his business. I out calling on Hobarts and Selmes with the 3children.
Lady Elizabeth called.

Sunday 9th January 1859
Leo and I to Church and met the Jenkinsons, Drummonds. Walk with Arty afterwards, reading.

Monday 10th January 1859
Went to Southampton to the dentist. Came home rather late. The Goods called.

Tuesday 11th January 1859
Leo out hunting. Arty and I to call on Lady C Ricardo, at home, she gave Arty some books and we read all the way home. Reading in the evening.

Wednesday 12th January 1859
Bad news from Cobham.
Leo to his ship. I stayed at home.

Thursday 13th January 1859
Leo to his ship, I stayed about the grounds with the children. Mrs Selmes and her sister called.

Friday 14th January 1859
Leo to his ship as usual. Nothing particular happened. I went out with the children about the grounds.
 
Saturday 15th January 1859
Leo to his ship and I at home. Colonel Shadwell called and Leo came home and rode back with him some way. Leo went to Southampton to meet the Croftons who went on to Cobham to see Adelaide.

Sunday 16th January 1859
Leo and I to Fawley Church, spoke to Mrs Sheldon. I did not walk. Leo went out with Arty.

Monday 17th January 1859
Colonel and Mrs Shadwell came to luncheon. Leo went with them to Southampton and then to his ship. Mrs Hobart and her son called. Leo home late.

Tuesday 18th January 1859
Rained all day, none of us out. Leo had his letters brought to him from ship, so stormy that some of the R.N.C.V.?s could not come from Brighton in the [?Servant?] Stopped half way. Portsmouth R.N.C.V?s arrived. Read in the evening [?Joy Dueme??] and ?Basket Women? to Arty.

Wednesday 19th January 1859
Croftons spent the day with us on their way to [Aldeney?].

Thursday 20th January 1859

Leo to his ship. I and Arty drove to the Jenkinsons with Mrs Crawford.

Friday 21st January 1859
Leo to his ship, we stayed at home.

Saturday 22nd January 1859
Leo out hunting. Mr [Mrs?] Denham called. Carty and Pussikin out fir cone hunting. Freddie, nurse and I a drive.

Sunday 23rd January 1859
Rain and wind, no church. Leo went to his ship late in the afternoon. Returned at 7. Reading in the evening.

Monday 24th January 1859
Leo went off very early via London to Eastbourne on his way to Devon district visiting. I out with the children. Wrote letters etc.

Tuesday 25th January 1859
Children out as usual after luncheon, I and 3 chicks and nurse went out calling on Hobarts and Erringtons. Reading in the evening.

Wednesday 26th January 1859
Stayed at home and went out with the children. Read in the evening and drew.

Thursday 27th January 1859
Went out driving with Mrs Crawford towards Marchwood, drew in the evening.

Friday 28th January 1859
Went out with the children in the afternoon gardening. Leo returned from his tour of inspection.

Saturday 29th January 1859
Leo went out hunting Marchwood. Mrs [Mr?] Richards came to luncheon and spent some hours. Leo returned late.

Sunday 30th January 1859
Raining. Leo to his ship, we all stayed at home.

Monday 31st January 1859
Leo to his ship. Captain Crawford came to take Arty to dinner. I went after luncheon to fetch him and Mrs Crawford for a drive. Leo home late.

Tuesday 1st February 1859
Charming day. Leo went to Eastbourne to visit Brighton district. I remained at home. Rather alarmed.

Wednesday 2nd February 1859
Sent for Mrs Redwin, it rained and I remained in doors. Mr R arrived.

Thursday 3rd February 1859
Fine day. I walked out and drove out in the afternoon with Puss and Freddy. Leo came home from his tour.

Friday 4th February 1859
Leo to his ship. Mrs Redwin returned to Shirley.

Saturday 5th February 1859
Children out and I also. Leo went hunting and Arty went to the meet at Hardley Green, a good deal of rain.

Sunday 8th February 1859
No one to Church. Leo to his ship, we all walked out. Rain and sun.

Monday 9th February 1859
Leo out hunting again. I stayed at home, rain and wind.

Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th February 1859

Friday 11th February 1859
Leo to his ship to dismiss R.N.C.V.?s

Saturday 12th February 1859
I drove with the children to Cadland. Leo to Southampton and then to his ship. Mrs Crawford called.

Sunday 13th February 1859
Leo walked to Fawley, I stayed at home. Misses Denham and Kelly called. Leo and his boy walked on the Common. We read in the evening.

Monday 14th February 1859
Leo to Portsmouth to visit the Division. I out walking with children. Leo home to dinner.

Tuesday 15th February 1859
Leo to his ship. I drove out with children.

Wednesday 16th February 1859
Leo went early to London on business. I called on Hobarts.

Thursday 17th February 1859
I walked out. Freddy fell down stairs. The Miss Hobarts called, played pipes to chicks. Leo came home.

Friday 18th February 1859
Leo to his ship. Baby and I took a  drive, and afterwards Leo, I and Arty lit fire to leaf heaps.

Saturday 19th February 1859
Leo went out hunting. I went driving with nurse and Baby

Sunday 20th February 1859
Leo to his ship, then a walk with me. Arty.

Monday 21st February 1859
Leo went out coursing. I after luncheon drove him and Arty down to the show when they went on board ?Arrogant.? I drove round by Dibden and called on Goods. Reading in the evening.

Tuesday 22nd February 1859
Leo to his ship.

Wednesday 23rd February 1859
Leo to his ship. I went with children to call on the Selmes.

Thursday 24th February 1859
Leo to his ship. I took Amelia to Fawley Rectory, went on with Arty to Eaglehurst and spent a little time on the beach.

Friday 25th February 1859
Leo to his ship, home early and rode with us behind the carriage to Eaglehurst. All the chicks with us. Left them on the beach with servants and walked in the wood together. Lovely day.

Saturday 26th February 1859
Leo to his ship as usual. We walked about. Violent storm of hail and rain.

Sunday 27th February 1859
Leo walked to Fawley church, after dinner walked with Arty and me to the Common. Reading in the evening.

Monday 28th February 1859
Leo to his ship. Walking about with him and little. First movings in the house preparatory to No.4?s arrival. Children all out as usual.

Tuesday 1st March 1859
Mrs Redkin arrived to stay. Leo to his ship and then we went to Eaglehurst. Leo, I and the children.

Wednesday 2nd March 1859
Leo to his ship, all went out driving and walking.

Thursday 3rd March 1859
Leo to his ship as usual. Hobarts called I think, Mrs Hobart to say good bye.

Friday 4th March 1859
Leo went early to London for the day. A most charming day, all the chicks and nurses went to Eaglehurst. Met Admiral and Miss Jenkinson on our way home. Leo home at 8.

Saturday 5th March 1859
Leo off to Portsmouth on business and to call on Admiral Bowles, etc. Lovely warm bright day. Strolled about with Arty and then with my Pusskin. Picked ?Daffendowrodills? as Arty calls them. Leo home at 5, reading to Arty etc.

Sunday 6th March 1859
Leo to his ship, and chicks and self walking about ? separately ? a walk with Leo after dinner, fed, the horses with carrots etc. Mr Collins and Captain Crawford called. Leo walked with them.

Monday 7th March 1859
Leo to ?Arrogant? as usual. I took a long walk with children and nurses, and Leo met me and brought me home.

Tuesday 8th March 1859
Leo to ?Arrogant.? I rested myself. Captain and Mrs Crawford called.

Wednesday 9th March 1859
I went out driving Leo to his ship.

Thursday 10th March 1859
Leo and I took a pretty walk across the fields to Beaulieu Heath.

Friday 11th March 1859
Received the telegram announcing our sad loss at Cobham.

Saturday 12th March 1859
Stayed at home, both of us, and went out with the children.

Sunday 13th March 1859
Stayed all of us at home. Heard from poor Henry Loring.

Week passed quietly.

Friday 18th March 1859
Leo went to Cobham to attend the funeral.

Saturday 19th March 1859
Walked about and sat outside. Leo on Roughland.

Sunday 20th March 1859
Leo to his ship, and afterwards walked about with Arty and Loe and set out.

Monday 21st March 1859
Leo to his ship and visiting Southampton district.

Tuesday 22nd March 1859

Wednesday 23rd March 1859
Cuthbert Eden born ? past one. a.m. Leo with me. Various people have called and Leo went to London while I have been laid up.

April

Thursday 14th April 1859
Leo went to London about the horse ?York.? I took a very small walk, children all out, and rain all the afternoon. Children played about and I bought baskets, wrote etc. Leo came home.

Friday 15th April 1859
Snow storms, rain, hail, ferocious weather. Leo went to his ship, children all went out between the showers. Babe and I stayed at home.

Saturday 16th April 1859
Leo to his ship, and took me a drive afterwards.

Sunday 17th April 1859
Leo to his ship. All out afterwards walking.

Monday 18th April 1859
Leo ship. Drove out with him.

Tuesday 19th April 1859
Mr Gibson came to luncheon and went with Leo on board ship to examine boys for Confirmation. I drove out and picked up Leo at Hythe.

Wednesday 20th April 1859
I went to Fawley with Leo and [Mrs Churchill, his churched?]

Thursday 21st April 1859
Went to call on Mrs Hobart with Leo.

Good Friday 22nd April 1859
Leo to ?Arrogant.? I stayed at home.

Saturday 23rd April 1859
Leo went hunting. Mr Osbourne R.N. came on business, stayed luncheon and both a walk over Beaulieu Heath. An attendant, Leo?s return, he went after seeing Leo. [?]

Easter Sunday 24th April 1859
Leo went to Fawley Church to be present at the Confirmation 42 young sailors confirmed. I stayed at home with MRs Redkin, the nurse being away with her sister who was also confirmed. I took a pleasant walk with Leo and Arty afterwards. Mr [Mrs?] Collins called. Hear that ?Arrogant? might be required to joing [Chearl?] Fleet.

Monday 25th April 1859
Leo to his ship. I wrote letters etc. Very rainy so did not go out.

Tuesday 26th April 1859
Leo to his ship. I walked out. Afterwards Leo, I and Arty went to Southampton to have hair cut, and buy thing. Met Admiral and Miss Wigston. The only people we knew.

Wednesday 27th April 1859
Rain all day, almost. Leo to his ship.

Thursday 28th April 1859
Leo to his ship, and after luncheon, drove with me to Fawley, met Misses Gibson and Sheldon. Left cards at the Jenkinsons and Harveys.

Friday 29th April 1859
Leo to Southampton to meet Georgy who came to stay. Walked about in the afternoon.

Saturday 30th April 1859
Leo out hunting. Georgy and I drove to Mrs Collins and the Selmes.

Sunday 1st May 1859
Leo to his ship and returned with Mrs Smith, and then after luncheon we went with Baby to Fawley where he was christened.

Monday 2nd May 1859
Went out with Georgy walking.

Tuesday 3rd May 1859
Georgy left for London

Wednesday 4th May 1859
Leo walked out with me.

Thursday 5th May 1859
Leo drove me down to Hythe to return Lady Bradford?s call.

Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May 1859
Nothing particular.

Sunday 8th May 1859
Leo and I to Fawley and then a pleasant walk over the rough lands with the children.

Monday 9th May 1859
Leo went to Southampton to meet Aunt Georgy. I walked with the children. A party at Phillip?s called and Mr Jessop. Leo returned in the afternoon with Aunt Georgy.

Tuesday 10th May 1859
Leo to his ship. Aunt Georgy and I walked down the road, met Captain and Mrs Heath, Hobarts etc. Met Leo and Mr Keats who lunched here.

Wednesday 11th May 1859
Leo went to London. After luncheon Aunt Georgy, Arty and Puss and I went to Eaglehurst. Leo home to dinner.

Thursday 12th May 1859
Aunt Georgy went with Leo a drive.
 
Friday 13th May 1859
Aunt Georgy and I took a walk, I believe.

Saturday 14th May 1859
We dined with Mr Jessop.

Sunday 15th May 1859
Aunt Georgy and I went to Fawley Church. Leo to his ship. Leo and I took a walk in the woods together. The children joined us on the hill afterwards. Aunt Georgy rested.

Monday 16th May 1859
Leo to Southampton to review pensioners R.N. Aunt Georgy left us for London. Arty and I took a long walk. Leo came home in the evening.

Tuesday 17th May 1859
Leo to his ship. It rained all day almost. Took a little stroll with Leo when he came in.

Wednesday 18th May 1859
I drove Leo and Arty down to Hythe. Leo went on to Brighton to inspect some more pensioners. Arty and I came back in a shower of rain. I drew in the evening.

Thursday 19th May 1859
I drove nurse, baby, Frederick and Arty in the basket cart on the Forest. I drew in the evening.

Friday 20th May 1859
It rained all morning. I took a small walk with Arty, and met Mrs Parker and her children driving. Leo came home in the evening.

Saturday 21st May 1859
Leo went to Portsmouth to see Admiral Mundy about ?Hannibal.? I went in Brougham to call on Miss Jessop with baby and Arty and Puss. Leo returned, not having found the Admiral at home.

Sunday 22nd May 1859
Leo and I went to Fawley Church after luncheon, we took a walk in the [hood?] a preserve of Mr Dummond. Saw pheasant and their broods. Were pursued by a Cookoo, and sat reading. Came home and joined the children.

Monday 23rd May 1859
Leo to his ship and took Dr and Mrs Churchill on board. And afterwards Arty and I joined him at Hythe and then went to Southampton.

Tuesday 24th May 1859
Leo to his ship. I drove the children in the basket cart. Met Miss Hobart.

Wednesday 25th May 1859
Leo to his ship, and Arty and Puss and I joined him at Hythe and went on board ?Mermaid? for a sail.

Thursday 26th May 1859
Leo to his ship and Arty and I and Miss Hobarts joined him at Hythe, and went sailing in the ships cutter, and went to see the Netley Hospital. Met Mrs Ravenhill and Miss Carter and spoke to the Major, in a boat full of children. Went over the Hospital, and came home much pleased with our trip.

Friday 27th May 1859
I stayed at home, Leo went to his ship.

Saturday 28th May 1859
Leo and I went to Southampton to meet Mamma and Posy, who came to stay.

Sunday 29th May 1859
Leo went to Church on board. I to Fawley. The rest stayed at home.

Monday 30th May 1859
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June

Monday 6th June 1859
All last week been very happy, weather delightful, but nothing particular occurred. Leo went to his ship.

Wednesday 15th June 1859
Last Tuesday week Leo went his rounds from Dover to Eastbourne but was obliged to return not being well. I, Arty , Jane and Baby went to Cobham and stayed till Saturday.

Yesterday, Tuesday 16th, we drove to Cadland Park, the hay is making. This morning Posy and I drove in the cart, with Baby. We also went to Southampton in the afternoon. Mamma, Leo and Arty to Cadland Farm.

Thursday 16th June 1859
Major Milman called and had luncheon and went with us sailing and dined.

Friday 17th June 1859
We went out sailing with Miss Hobarts and Miss Masculin. Major Milman dined with us. Mssrs Kelly and Knox also.

Saturday 18th June 1859
Leo to his ship, and we then went to Eaglehurst.

Sunday 19th June 1859
All to Fawley Church, walking about afterwards.

Monday 20th June 1859
Rained and very little going out.

Tuesday 21st June 1859
Leo went to London on the re Caldwell business. Captain and Mrs Lang and one boy came to luncheon.

Wednesday 22nd June 1859
Leo off to Portsmouth to finish his district. I drove out calling with Mamma.

Thursday 23rd June 1859
Miss Keats and Wells came to luncheon. I drove out calling with Mamma.

Friday 24th June 1859
Miss Hobarts called. Mamma drove out alone.

Saturday 25th June 1859
[I don?t know what happened ? crossed out] All to Fawley Church. Jane Stovell [Storell?] left me and Mrs Redkin came. Mamma and Posy and Arty went sailing.

Sunday 26th June 1859
All to Church, and in the afternoon Mamma, Posy, Leo and Arty took a long walk. Puss and I walked in the road. Puss danced with her shadow!

Monday 27th June 1859
Mamma and Posy stayed at home. Leo to his ship. Mr Winthrop came and took Arty and me for a sail joined by Leo and came home.

Tuesday 28th June 1859
Leo and I went to London for the day. Bought a chesnut horse and engaged a nurse, Anne Launden etc, saw pictures.

Wednesday 29th June 1859
Leo to his ship and after luncheon he and I went to call on the Ricardo?s. Mamma, Posy and Arty and Puss out sailing.

Thursday 30th June 1859
Leo and I, Mamma, Arty and Posy went to the Archery Meeting Practice.

Friday 1st July 1859
Leo, Mamma and I to Southampton. Leo took Posy late at night to the steamer by which she goes to Aldeney for a short visit.

Saturday 2nd July 1859
Leo to his ship. Mamma, Arty, Puss and myself to Eaglehurst. Bad thunder storm.

Sunday 3rd July 1859
All to Fawley Church, and a sit on the hill afterwards with Robertson sermon.

Monday 4th July 1859
Leo took Mamma, self and Arty a long drive.

Tuesday 5th July 1859
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[No Wednesday]

Thursday 7th July 1859
Leo and I went to the Archery meeting and gave away ?Arrogant? Prize, a bracelet.

Wednesday14th July 1859
Posy returned from Alderney and Leo and I, nurse and children went to Kitlands, stayed there till the 23rd Saturday when we went to [Garlans?] and returned here on Monday 25th July 1859

Tuesday 26th July 1859
Leo to his ship. I stayed at home and walked about with the children. Leo took me a drive with ?Comet.?

Wednesday 27th July 1859
Leo to his business. I stayed at home. Leo took me an evening drive with ?Norfolk.?

Thursday 28th July 1859
Leo went up to London on business. Mr[s?] Denham called, and afterwards Mr[s?] Drummond. I went to call on Mrs Hobart.

Friday 29th July 1859
Went driving out to call on the Drummonds.

Saturday 30th July 1859
Leo and I went early to Portsmouth to see the launch of the ?Bacchante.? Too late. Stopped at Southampton on our way back and shopped.

Sunday 31st July 1859
Nurse taken ill. Leo went on board and I stayed at home busy with the children. Leo went to Southampton and [fetched crossed out] told Mrs Rdewin to come. Dr came.

Monday 1st August 1859
Dr Churchill came. Mrs Redkin came. Leo and I and Arty drove to [Lepi?]

Tuesday 2nd August 1859
Dr came as usual. Leo and I and Puss drove to Exbury.

Wednesday 3rd August 1859
Leo tried the chesnuts, and after luncheon he and I and Arty went on board ?Arrogant.?

Thursday 4th August 1859
Leo and I went over to the Archery meeting at Netley. Dunbar [went?] with us.

Friday 5th August 1859
Dunbar left with Leo. I walked about with Leo on his return from the ship.

Saturday 6th August 1859
Leo went to Portsmouth. I walked about and it rained.

Sunday 7th August 1859
Leo and I to Fawley Church and a walk afterwards with Arty.

Monday 8th August 1859
The Doctor came. Leo went to his ship, and I suppose we walked about. We shot arrows.

Tuesday 9th August 1859
Leo to his ship and after luncheon Leo printed and then he and I went to a party at the Holloways.

Wednesday 10th August 1859
Leo to his ship. He came home early, we shot in the meadows. Leo painted. We got a telegram from the Croftons, not coming. Mr Denham came to dinner.

Thursday 11th August 1859
Leo and I went to an Archery meeting at Netley.

Friday 12th August 1859
Leo and I, Arty and Puss went sailing in the Governor as far as Cowes.
Fanny Crofton and her children arrived from Alderney.

Saturday 13th August 1859
Leo  to his ship and then we all went to Southampton shopping.

Sunday 14th August 1859
Went all to Fawley Church and played with the children afterwards.

Monday 15th August 1859
Fanny and children left us for Deacons. Leo escorted her to Southampton and returned here taking a holiday from his ship. Drove out with Pussie and Leo and called on Holloways, Collins

Tuesday 16th August 1859
Leo went to London to look for a nurse. I drove with Freddie to call at Eaglehurst and Cadland. Lady Elizabeth and Lady Scarborough called, looked at the garden etc.

Wednesday 17th August 1859
Leo to his ship and we then went to Ricardo?s with Arty. Richard Crofton came.

Thursday 18th August 1859
Richard and ourselves and Arty went on board ?Arrogant? intending to have a sail. No wind. Leo ordered up to Portsmouth. Richard and I took a long walk. Leo came home at two o?clock in the morning with news that he was to take ?Arrogant? to Portsmouth and turn over to ?Dauntless.?

Friday 19th August 1859
Richard went away to London. Leo, I and Arty to Spithead in ?Arrogant?. Arty and I returned home in ?Governor.? Dead calm so pulled up in a boat from Colshott Castle. Leo came home on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st we went to Church.

Monday 22nd August 1859
I drove out with the children calling on Jenkinsons and Gibsons.

Tuesday 23rd August 1859
Called at Cadland and then Goods. Leo came home.

Wednesday 24th August 1859
Went to Portsmouth with Leo and stayed till Friday. I came home alone in the steamer.

Saturday 27th August 1859
Arty, Puss and I went to the Ricardos . Leo came home.

Sunday 28th August 1859
To Church with Leo. Played with the children afterwards.

Monday 29th August 1859
Leo went back to Portsmouth. Pussie and Arty to Eaglehurst to have tea.

Tuesday 30th August 1859
Children out as usual. I stayed at home.

Wednesday 31st August 1859
Mrs and Mr Poynden called about the horse. Mr and Mrs Nairn and Lysaght. And Mr and Miss Hobart.

Thursday 1st September 1859
Pussie, Arty and self went to the Jenkinsons to play with the little Gibsons and Drummonds.

Friday 2nd September 1859
The horse went round and it was raining and bad weather.

Saturday 3rd September 1859
I walked with Arty and saw the woman at the cottages. And then went down with Arty to meet Leo.

Sunday 4th September 1859
To Church with Leo. Then the Hobarts came to call.

Monday 5th September 1859
I went to Portsmouth with Leo, to come home with ?Dauntless.? We went out to Spithead and slept in Portsmouth.

Tuesday 6th September 1859
Leo and I went out to Spithead and were joined there by Arty and the Hobarts. And came to Netley about 8 in the evening.

Wednesday 7th September 1859
Leo to ?Dauntless? and taught Arty and Miss Miller and then Leo and I went to Southampton shopping and saw ?Adam & Eve.?

Thursday 8th September 1859
Leo and I drove to call on the Ricardos.

Friday 9th September 1859
Leo to [Thort?] with Mr Selmes. I and the chicks went to have tea at Eaglehurst.

Saturday 10th September 1859
Leo to his ship.

Sunday 11th September 1859
Leo and I to Church on board. Walking in the evening.

Monday 12th September 1859
Leo went out shooting at the Dumbletons. I drove out and walked.

Tuesday 13th September 1859
Leo and I went to Portland to see the ?Great Eastern.?


 
HMS Arrogant

Wednesday 14th September 1859
Leo to his ship and I to Hythe to see women. Leo went to see Mr Ricardo, and I returned with Henry Loring.

Thursday 15th September 1859
Leo and Henry went to see Netley Hospital. I, Puss and Arty went to Eaglehurst where they joined us and we came home together.

Friday 16th September 1859
Leo to his ship and Henry and I talked. Mr and Mrs Gibson, Mr and Mrs Collins, Misses Williamson and Crump and Dobbin dined.

Saturday 17th September 1859
Leo out shooting at Dibden. Henry and I and Arty walked down towards Hythe. Henry went on and I and Arty turned back.

Sunday 18th September 1859
I stayed at home. Leo to ship. Walking afterwards with the children.

Monday 19th September 1859
Leo and I set off for Milland to see the John Heaths and returned home on Wednesday 21st September 1859, Pussy?s birthday, 3 years old.

Thursday 22nd September 1859
Leo to his ship and then he walked with Arty and me over Hardley Green to choose pigs and chickens.

Friday 23rd September 1859
Rained. Leo to his ship. Arty and I went to see people in the cottages.

Saturday 24th September 1859
Leo to his ship and then he and I and Arty went to Southampton shopping.

Sunday 25th September 1859
Rain. No Church.

Monday 26th September 1859
Emma and Willy Whatman came to stay.

Tuesday 27th September 1859
Leo, Emma and Arty went to the ship. We drove afterwards to Tennerly Gate and walked in the woods.

Wednesday 28th September 1859
They left us for Kitlands. Leo to his ship and then he and I and Arty went to call on Hobarts, Battyanis [Guszt?v Batthy?ny 1803-1883] and others.

Thursday 29th September 1859
Leo went up to London to buy a horse. Children and I went to call on Jenkinsons and Drummonds at Eaglehurst.

Friday 30th September 1859
We called, I think, on various people.

Saturday 1st October 1859
Leo out shooting with Mr Hobart. Rainy.

Sunday 2nd October 1859
Leo and I to Church. Count Battyany called and stopped some time.

Monday 3rd October 1859
I called on Drummonds, Herveys, Gibsons.

Tuesday 4th October 1859
Leo and I and Arty went to see the Croftons off to Gibraltar, and met Mary and Crompton Hutton [1822-1910] who came to stay.

Wednesday 5th October 1859
Arty and self, Leo and Huttons went on board ?Dauntless.? The Huttons left that evening.

Thursday 6th October 1859
Leo and I went up to London. I had a tooth taken out.

Friday 7th October 1859
Leo went to his ship and returned with Captain [Toliffe, Jollife?] who lunched.

Saturday 8th October 1859
Leo and I to Southampton.

Sunday 9th October 1859
To Fawley Church. Met all Drummonds and Jenkinsons at Gossip Corner.

Monday 10th October 1859
Leo off to Bognor, and to return on Friday from Dover, inspecting Districts. I went with Arty and Puss to call on Hobarts, Greys, Selmes.

Tuesday 11th October 1859
I went out walking with the children. I drove out with chicks. Lady Elizabeth [Jenkinson] and Miss Stanley called.

Wednesday 12th October 1859
I walked about and then dined at Admiral Jenkinson?s. [Admiral Sir Henry Jenkinson]

Thursday 13th October 1859
Miss Loney, Miss Denham and Miss Kelly called. I drove out with the children.

Friday 14th October 1859
Raining. Leo came home to dinner.

Saturday 15th October 1859
Leo to his ship and it rained hard.

Sunday 16th October 1859
We went to Fawley Church and walked out afterwards.

Monday 17th October 1859
Leo to his ship. I worked and waked. And we dined at Eaglehurst.

Tuesday 18th October 1859
Leo went hunting the animal Hotspur danced in the most fantastic manner while Leo mounted. I walked out with the children and Miss Tadesco came and played with Arty and Puss, it being the formers birthday. Mr Drummond called.

Wednesday 19th October 1859
Leo and I went to Southampton shopping. I sent off Fanny?s letter.

Thursday 20th October 1859
Rainy. Leo and I dined at Cadland.

Friday 21st October 1859
Arty, Leo and I went to Ryde in ?Servant? [?] and from there to Seaview to see Caroline Sapte. [Caroline Gifford ? Lady Caroline Sapte] Unsuccessful expedition.

Saturday 22nd October 1859
Leo went hunting, cold and frosty. I walked to Hythe with Arty.

Sunday 23rd October 1859
Leo?s 7 and nurse to Fawley Church, forceful sermon from Mr Gibson. A walk afterwards. Bitter cold.

Monday 24th October 1859
Horrid cold. Leo to his ship. I out walking. Mrs Gibson came to say goodbye before going to Palermo.

Tuesday 25th October 1859
Rainy and stormy. Leo to his ship, all stayed indoors after luncheon.

Wednesday 26th October 1859
I went out calling at Eaglehurst, Cadland, Jenkinsons with 3 children. Leo to his ship.

Thursday 27th October 1859
I went out calling on Battyanis with three children. Leo went to visit Southampton District.

Friday 28th October 1859
Nothing.

Saturday 29th October 1859
Leo went hunting. Arty and I walked down to the Hobarts.

Sunday 30th October 1859
Rain. None to Church but Leo who went on board.

Monday 31st October 1859
Leo went to London to buy a horse. Came home without.

Tuesday 1st November 1859
Leo hunting and then to Southampton. I remained at home.

Wednesday 2nd November 1859 and Thursday 3rd ? don?t know.

Friday 4th November 1859
Leo went to see the SS ?Great Eastern? come in.

Saturday 5th November 1859
Leo went out shooting at Mr Selmes and I walking with Arty.

Sunday 6th November 1859
We went to Fawley Church and walked a little afterwards. Mrs Collins and Tim called.

Monday 7th November 1859
Leo went up to London.

Tuesday 8th November 1859
Since that day we have been quiet at home. Leo hunting every week shooting besides ship work. One dinner party at the Jenkinsons, and a party of ourselves and Hobarts to Portsmouth to see a launch.

Wednesday 23th November 1859
Leo to his ship, and then he drove me to Eaglehurst to enquire after the General who continues much the same.

Thursday 24th November 1859
Leo out hunting and I to visit poor. All the chicks out and it is bright and we all returned late.

Friday 25th November 1859
Leo to his ship and then he went to Southampton. Children out as usual.

Saturday 26th November 1859
Leo to London, and home late. I and the children out.

Sunday 27th November 1859
Leo and I to Fawley Church and walking with the children afterwards.

Monday 28th November 1859
Leo to his ship and hoisted [Commodore Dunlop?s] pennant. I walked out with Fred and Pussie. Met Miss Hobart.

Tuesday 29th November 1859
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December

Sunday 11th December 1859
Went to Church with Leo.

Monday 12th December 1859
Went to walk with Leo.

Tuesday 13th December 1859
Went to Southampton shopping, met the Hobarts. Leo went out shooting at Cadland.

Wednesday 14th December 1859
Harrisons came to stay. [James Park Harrison and Julia Harrison ne Heath, Leopold?s sister]

Thursday 15th December 1859
Frost. Skating on the pond.

Friday 16th December 1859
Do do. And walking.

Saturday 17th d December 1859
Snow, rain.

Sunday 18th December 1859
Leo, I and James [Harrison] went to Church. My bad cold.

Monday 19th December 1859
Deep snow. Leo and Arty made a snow-man. Dr Churchill came to see the nurse Durham.

Tuesday 20th December 1859
Churchill. Went to Count Battyani?s tea.

Sunday 25th Leo on board ship. I poorly at home. Servants had their dinner.

Monday 26th December 1859
Leo and I went to London and stayed at Emma Whatman?s and Loundes Street till Friday

1860

Monday 2nd January 1860
Leo and I went till Tuesday to Sir John Cochrane?s. [Sir Thomas John Cochrane 1789-1872]

Wednesday 4th January 1860
Leo shooting with Mr Drummond. I out with Puss and Arty.

Tuesday 17th January 1860
Yesterday one child after another taken ill by croupy throat and coughs except Baby. Leo away at Sheerness on business.

Thursday 26th January 1860
Leo to his ship. Rainy, all the children remained indoors.

Friday 27th January 1860
Walked out.

Saturday 28th January 1860
[Leo to his reading. Captain Lysarght ? crossed out]
Leo to his ship. I took a drive.

Sunday 29th January 1860
To Church, and walk afterwards.

Monday 30th January 1860
Rained hard. Leo stayed at home. Captain Lysaght had luncheon. Admiral and Miss Jenkinson called.

Tuesday 31st January 1860
Leo to his ship. I drove and walked out.

Wednesday 1st February 1860

March 1861
We all went to London, Leo having finished his 4 years at Southampton. In London we stayed till May. Leo in the meanwhile determined to build himself a house at Anstie on his property there. We all came and lived at his cottage at Moorhurst which is the same property. Herbert Leopold was born in 27 December 1861. March 1862 Leo got the appointment of the ?Cambridge? Devonport gunnery ship. He went down in May. I followed in August with the rest of the family.
April 1863 ? Leo was made Vice-president of the Ordnance Select Committee and to our great joy we moved all down to this place ?Anstie Grange,? our beautiful new home.
This day, Thursday May 7th 1863 was one of Leo?s stay at home days (he goes to Woolwich 3 days a week) and he roamed about his house, garden and farm. In the former there is still much to be done. The 6 children all went out with their donkey. After having done slight lessons. Leo took me a drive after and we sat up stairs in our bedroom being turned out of very other room by artificers.

Friday 8th May 1863
Leo went to Woolwich. Artificers all over the house. I taught the children.
Leo returned for dinner time 7th July

Saturday 9th May 1863
Leo?s holiday. We drove to Kitlands in the afternoon and called on Miss Travers. Settled with Emma this place ought to be called ?Hanstija.?

Sunday 10th May 1863
Leo, Arty and Marion went to Holmwood Church. Julie Moore, Douglas and George called afternoon ? Leo walked home with them, childrens reading [tutor?].

Monday 11th May 1863
Leo went to Committee House of Commons ? (Ordance) I stayed in the house, taught the four eldest children, it was very cold. Leo came home early (6) had dinner and a doorless room to sit in. Polishers and carpenters, etc etc being still about the house.

Tuesday 12th May 1863
Leo went to London early on his way to Shrewsbury for experiments. Rained all day here. Children enjoyed the large house nursery and racing about . I taught their lessons. After their tea they played at various drawing room games, and to bed. Leo did not return.

Wednesday 13th May 1863
Lessons with the children. Emma and Miss Travers called. Leo returned from London having been to Woolwich and the Prince of Wales levee.

Thursday 14th May 1863
Leo stayed at home, walked about, worked in his study. I taught the children. Afternoon Leo, I and the little girls went to Kitlands where Emma took their places and called with me at Leith Hill place, and to see Ellen, the girl. Wickham called.

Friday 15th May 1863
Leo went to London and Woolwich. We went on as usual. Mrs and Miss Powell called.

Saturday 16th May 1863
Leo?s holiday. Mrs Wickham called.
 
Sunday 17th May 1863
Leo went alone to Holmwood Church. He and I and children walked in the afternoon a little. Douglas [Heath] called, and Leo went to Kitlands meanwhile.

Monday 18th May 1863
Leo to Woolwich. Miss Koepple came to see me as governess. Enjoyed her. Her Aunt Miss Ryelsberger, Emma and Miss Travers called afterwards, they all left after luncheon. Arty went to Kitlands. Fred, Puss and Herbert to Dorking in the chaise.

Tuesday 19th May 1863
Leo at home and the day was stormy.

Wednesday 20th May 1863
Derby Day. Pouring rain all day. Leo went to ship in London.

Thursday 21st May 1863
Various furniture arrived. In the evening Leo and Arty went to fetch Posy who came to stay with us.

Friday 22nd May 1863
Leo to London and Woolwich. Mrs Wickham called. Posy and I roamed about the garden and woods.

Saturday 23rd May 1863
Leo at home. Louisa?s builders called to see Posy. Douglas and Mr Moore called. Leo went to the Vicarage on Church business. Posy, I, Arty and Bertie called at Kitlands and went to see Ellen at Coldharbour. Douglas and Mrs Moore dined with us. Posy and I very busy making out ?sewing machine.?

Sunday 24th May 1863
Whitsunday. Leo, Posy, Arty and Marion to Church. Leo to Kitlands to walk with Dr and Mrs Moore. Children happy with red silk play etc.

Monday 25th May 1863
Leo to Woolwich. Posy and I busy ?machinery? Emma called, and Mrs Cazalet and Philphot.

Tuesday 26th May 1863
Posy went to Dorking with Marion and Freddie. Mrs Bovill called and Douglas and had afternoon tea.

Wednesday 27th May 1863
Leo to Woolwich, back early. Children went to Leith Hill.

Thursday 28th May 1863
Mr and Mrs Langdale [?] called.

Friday 29th May 1863
Leo to Woolwich. Posy at the sewing machine. Douglas called and then dined with us.

Saturday 30th May 1863
Leo at home. Posy and children called at Kitlands, Douglas dined with us.

Sunday 31st May 1863
Posy, Leo and children to Church.

Monday 1st June 1863
Leo to Woolwich. We stayed at home quietly. William Whatman and Douglas called in the evening.

Tuesday 2nd June 1863
Henry and his boys and Georgy came to spend the day. Heavenly weather. James and Julia also came for some hours.

Wednesday 3rd June 1863
Leo to Woolwich. Posy and I at home.

Thursday 4th June 1863
Mlle Koeppel arrived as governess. Posy went to Dorking with the three boys and returned with Miss Hughes who came to stay a night. Douglas came to tea.

Friday 5th June 1863
Leo to Woolwich, a rainy day. Mrs Redkin came.

Saturday 6th June 1863
Posy went to Cobham. Dr [Jordin?] sent for, and ?Gerard Moore? born on Sunday morning 7th June 1863 at ? past 2.

July 1863

Wednesday 8th July 1863
Children had their lessons with Mselle Koeppel. I drove out with Ada and Herbert. Others went to the pond with Koeppels and amused themselves in various ways.

Thursday 9th July 1863
Leo returned late the night before from London and experiments at Shoeburyness.
James and Julia Harrison came to see us and dined. Douglas and George came in the evening.

Friday 10th July 1863Leo to London. Arty and Puss to Lady Pellys. Louisa [Marsh-Caldwell] came to stay with us.

Saturday 11th July 1863
[no entry]

Sunday 12th July 1863
All to Church.

Monday 13th July 1863
Leo to Woolwich. Louisa and I drove about calling. Mrs Malden and Douglas called.

Tuesday 14th July 1863
Leo to Aldershott balloon experiment. The Harrisons came to dine and sleep. Douglas dined.

Wednesday 15th July 1863
Leo to Woolwich. The Harrisons, Louisa and I to Leshe?s Choir at Holmwood Lodge. Lady [Legges?], Harrisons dined and left us.

Thursday 16th July 1863
Leo, Louisa and I out driving and calling. Mrs Hillyer, Wedgwood, Calverts, Arbuthnots.

Friday 17th July 1863
Leo to London. Emma and William called and Mrs Milner and Miss Hobart came to afternoon tea.

Saturday 18th July 1863
Leo and Louisa wen to Ewhurst for the day. Emma and children came to see me.

Sunday 19th July 1863
Leo and Louisa and children to Church.

Monday 20th July 1863
Louisa went to Cobham and Leo to London. I walked to the farm. Arty rode on the Donkey as did all the children. Leo came home having called at Mr C.Powles and put Arty down for his school. Easter 1865 DV.

Tuesday 21st July 1863
Leo to Kitlands. Rain all day after 3 week drought.

Wednesday 22nd July 1863
Leo to London. And I to Dorking and brought back Louisa and Leo.

Thursday 23rd July 1863
Called at Kitlands with  Leo and made various calls afterwards.

Friday 24th July 1863
Louisa, self, Bertie, Arty and Miss Koeppel went to a Fancy bazaar at Bury Hill. Miss Julia Moore came to stay.

Saturday 25th July 1863
Leo at home. Leo and Miss Moore walked about. Commodore Ryder came to stay.
Dinner party in the evening. Wedgwoods, Harrisons, Douglas Heath and William Whatman, and G. and A. Whatman [George Dunbar Whatman and Anne Whatman who would have been teenagers?] in the evening.

Sunday 26th July 1863
All to Church but Miss Moore and self. Afterwards we all took little Gerard to be baptized at Holmwood Church. Commodore Ryder godfather and Julia Moore Godmother. Walks in the afternoon.

Monday 27th July 1863
Commodore Ryder and Leo went away early. Miss [Julia] Moore afterwards. Louisa and I sketched.

Tuesday 28th July 1863
Leo and I went with Puss and Fred to afternoon tea at Mrs Milners, Mickelham.

Wednesday 29th July 1863
Ada?s birthday. Emma Whatman and children came to tea.

Thursday 30th July 1863
Louisa and I calling, and Leo joined us. John Heath dined with us.

Friday 31st July 1863
Leo to London. Louisa and I walked about. Lady Macdonald called.

Saturday 1st August 1863
Louisa and I called at Lady Pells.

Sunday 2nd August 1863
Leo and I to Church. Douglas, William and Mr Taylor called.

Monday 3rd August 1863
Leo to London. I went to Dorking and brought him home.

Tuesday 4th August 1863
Louisa and I drove over to see Deacons and [Malguraits?] and Julia Heath.

Wednesday 5th August 1863
Mr Richardson called. Leo to London to be at Henry Loring?s wedding (Miss C. Watson). Louisa and I walked to Kitlands to see Emma.

Thursday 6th August 1863
Leo left for London and Shoeburyness. Louisa and I drove into Dorking with him.

Friday 7th August 1863
Louisa left me for Linley Wood. Margey[?] Whatman came and we all went down (except the babies) to Mrs Wickhams school feast. Leo came home from London. [Margey? Is probably the 11 year old Margaret E. Malden nee Whatman]

Saturday 8th August 1863
Walked about with Leo.

Sunday 9th August 1863
To Church. Took a delightful walk with the children and Leo in the evening through the woods and fields.

Monday 10th August 1863
Leo left us for Brighton (Armstong g?s?] Margy Whatman came to stay. I went with Ada and Herbert to call on the Kerriches and Emma had tea there. Kitlands.

Tuesday 11th August 1863
Miss Koeppel, I and children busy washing and arranging shells of Leo?s. William [Whatman] called. Margy went home. Miss K and children drove to Dorking. Great flying of kites.

Wednesday 12th August 1863
Stayed at home, and walked with children and Miss Koeppel. Arty rode his donkey.

Thursday 13th August 1863
I went to the [Cahills?] party with Marianne Heath, Douglas and William Whatman.
[Marianne Heath was married to Rev John M. Heath]

Friday 14th August 1863
We all had tea on Leith Hill. Mrs Bovill joined us.

Saturday 15th August 1863
 Leo went to meet Colonel Lefroy who came to stay. Marianne Heath called. Douglas dined with us.

Sunday 16th August 1863
All to Church, and we took long walks in the afternoon.

Monday 17th August 1863
Colonel Lefroy and Leo left early. Rained, we stayed at home.

Tuesday 18th August 1863
Leo at home. I went to call on Lady Legge and Mrs Barclay. Captain and Mrs Lang, Mrs Wise, Sir Percy Douglas and Miss Douglas called and had tea.

Wednesday 19th August 1863
Leo to London. Rainy all day.

Thursday 20th August 1863
Went driving with Leo to luncheon at MRs Wise, and then to see Betchworth Park and went to Dorking.

Friday 21st August 1863
Took a ramble with Miss Koeppel and 4 children through the wood and towards Anstie Farm.

Saturday 22nd August 1863
Leo[?] holiday. Leo and I drove to Brick Kilns. The Whatmans and Miss Rycloburphus came to tea.

Sunday 23rd August 1863
Went to Church. Leo and 4 children waked up to Kitlands.

Monday 24th August 1863
Leo to London. Children taught. Bonfires made, potatoes roasted etc etc.

Tuesday 25th August 1863
Leo at home. He drove to Capel.

Wednesday 26th August 1863
Leo to London and rain all day.

Thursday 27th August 1863
Went to Kitlands to chat with Emma. Leo and I dined at the Ladies Legge.

Friday 28th August 1863
Leo to London. Ladies Legge and Lady and Captain Robertson called. I walked up to Kitlands. Kitlands children walked down to tea. [Ladies Legge were probably the four daughters of William Legge, 5th Earl of Dartmouth]

Saturday 29th August 1863
Leo with Arty and Bertie to Dorking. [Douglas called ?crossed out] Took a charming drive with Leo.

Sunday 30th August 1863
All to Church. Whatmans, Douglas and Dr Jardine called. Leo went to Kitlands.

Monday 31st August 1863
Leo went to London on his way to Newhaven for a week.

Tuesday 1st September 1863
Children and two Whatmans went to Mrs Matthewsons.

Wednesday 2nd September 1863
Rain.

Thursday 3rd September 1863
Mrs Cazalet and Wickham called. I went with children to Dorking.

Friday 4th September 1863
I went to Emma?s. Leo came home.

Saturday 5th September 1863
Leo went to Dorking on Magistrate duty.

Sunday 6th September 1863
To Church. Leo to Kitlands.

Monday 7th September 1863
Leo to London. Emma called with the children who stayed to tea.

Tuesday 8th September 1863
Leo and I dined at Lady MacDonalds.

Wednesday 9th September 1863
We dined at Bury Hill.

Thursday 10th September 1863
Leo and I shopping to London.

Friday 11th September 1863
Leo to London, and I planted.

Saturday 12th September 1863
Leo and I dined at Kitlands.

Sunday 13th September 1863
All to Church.

Monday 14th September 1863
Leo to London and came home and went with me to Sir H Pelly?s Warnham Court where we dined. [Sir John Henry Pelly 1809-1864]

Tuesday 15th September 1863
Leo and I wandered about the grounds. Emma called and had tea with Willy. Mrs Cubitt and Mrs O?Flaherty

Wednesday 16th September 1863
Leo to London. I went about with children.

Thursday 17th September 1863
I went calling and to Dorking. Leo busy with fence?s and papering men.

Friday 18th September 1863
Lady Williams called. Leo to London.

Saturday 19th September 1863
Leo at home. William Whatman called with the poney and I rode. Julia came and lunched. Emma, George and Douglas called. And Mrs Richards.

Sunday 20th September 1863
Leo alone to Church and took a walk with Arty, and went to South End in the evening, for experiments at Shoeburyness on Monday and Tuesday.

Monday 21st September 1863
Rained. We stayed indoors  I think. Leo came home after I had gone upstairs to bed.

Tuesday 22nd September 1863
Puss 7 years old. Fine in the morning, little D?Altnis[?] came to have tea and play with Ada.

Wednesday 23rd September 1863
Leo to London.

Thursday 24th September 1863
I don?t know.

Friday 25th September 1863
Whatmans, Douglas [Heath], Arbuthnots and Wickhams and Arch Deacon Dealtry dined with us.

Saturday 26th September 1863
The Lorings came to spend the day, and Mrs Richards to stay.

Sunday 27th September 1863
All to Church. Mr Hazlewood called. Leo out walking with his children.

Monday 28th September 1863
Leo to London, rained and after dinner Miss K and Puss and self, Bert and Fred walked over the Holmwood and saw the windmill.

Tuesday 29th September 1863
We went to dine at Leith Hill [Palace?] Arch Deacon and Mrs Dealtry called.

Wednesday 30th September 1863
Leo to London. Mr and Mrs Brodwick called. Mrs Townly and Wichams and Julia Harrison. Leo about with Colonel Galway and Captain and MRs [Hagman?] G. Whatman came to dine.

Thursday 1st October 1863
Rained hard but all went out shooting, bad sport = Mrs Hagman and self and children went out walking. Mr and Miss Barclay and Mr H Wise dined with us. Whatmans came in the evening. Squeals [Squares?] and merriment.

Friday 2nd October 1863
All of us went to Leith Hill and Kitlands in the morning. And Captain and Mrs Hagman and Colonel Galway left us for Woolwich after luncheon. Leo and I waked up to Kitlands. Chat and tea.

Saturday 3rd October 1863
[No entry]

Sunday 4th October 1863
Leo alone to church.

Monday 5th October 1863
I and Leo went to Woolwich to see a balloon go up, which didn?t. Lunched at Mrs Hagman?s and saw the Academy and Barracks. Went to London and called at Loundes St to see Fanny [Frances Crofton, her sister], who came down here with us and her two boys.

Tuesday 6th October 1863
Walked about, a beautiful day. Leo went to London and Woolwich again. M[?] Whatman came and worked at the machine.

Wednesday 7th October 1863
Leo to London. Fanny and I went to Deacons to see Mrs Browne.

Thursday 8th October 1863
Fanny and I drove about calling, ending Kitlands for tea. Mr S. Aubyn came to stay for a night. Children out donkey riding.

Friday 9th October 1863
Leo to London with Mr [S, or R Aubyn] Fanny and I took a walk over the fields. Alice Dumbleton and Miss Pelly called and had tea.

Saturday 10th October 1863
Leo at home. Fanny and I walked about Redlands. And Leo and I dined at the Bovills.

Sunday 11th October 1863
All to Church, and Leo walked with the children afterwards.

Monday 12th October 1863
Fanny and boys went off to Linley Wood

Tuesday 13th October 1863
Leo and I dined at the Cubitts and Puss, Fred and Miss Koeppel went to Kitlands.

Wednesday 14th October 1863
Leo to Woolwich. I about with the children.

Thursday 15th October 1863
[no entry]

Friday 16th October 1863
Leo to Woolwich and London. I went to Kitlands.

Saturday 17th October 1863
A heavenly day, spent it all day out of doors.

Sunday 18th October 1863
Arty birthday, nine years old. To Church, prayers, usual walk.

Monday 19th October 1863
Leo to London. The Whatmans came to tea. I stayed at home.

Tuesday 20th October 1863
Rainy, but we walked out a little.

Wednesday 21st October 1863
Leo to London. Boys at cricket and I planted.

Thursday 22nd October 1863
Went to Dorking. Captain Willis came to stay.

Friday 23rd October 1863
Leo and Captain Willis went early. I went with the boys ? donkey.

Saturday 24th October 1863
A holiday. Leo and I drove to Broome Hall to see the laundry.

Sunday 25th October 1863
All to Church, and Leo to his walk with his children.

Monday 26th October 1863
Leo to Woolwich. We stayed at home.

Tuesday 27th October 1863
Leo went to Dorking. Sir James Hope came to stay a night. Douglas and William came to dinner.

Wednesday 28th October 1863
Leo to Woolwich with Sir John Hope. Rained and we stayed at home.

Thursday 29th October 1863
Douglas came to see Leo, and in the evening we went up to Kitlands to see charades.

Friday 30th October 1863
Leo to London as usual. I stayed at home.

Saturday 31st October 1863
Leo and I planted.

Sunday 1st November 1863
To Church and Leo and chicks afterwards to Kitlands.

Monday 2nd November 1863
I drove to Deacons to see the Edens. Leo busy at home.

Tuesday 3rd November 1863
Leo to Woolwich, and we dined at Garlans and met Evy Eden and [Major?] Marsh.

Wednesday 4th November 1863
Leo at home. He and I went to a sale at Bearhurst after luncheon.

Thursday 5th November 1863
Fireworks, children and school children and Miss Wickhams came to see it.

Friday 6th November 1863
Cloudy day. We went to Kitlands.

Saturday 7th November 1863
Walk. Drummonds came to spend Sunday. Rain poured. Julia and James dined and Kitlands came in the evening.

Sunday 8th November 1863
Rain all day.

Monday 9th November 1863
Drummonds left, with Leo, children went to the Parsonage, to tea.

Tuesday 10th November 1863
Leo to home. We dined at the Cazalets.

Wednesday 11th November 1863
Leo to Woolwich and Shoeburyness. I dined at Kitlands.

Thursday 12th November 1863
Leo came home rather early. I went with the children to Dorking.

Friday 13th November 1863
Leo to London. I to Kitlands.

Saturday 14th November 1863
All the children ill. Nursed them.

Sunday 15th November 1863
Leo and I to Church only.

Monday 16th November 1863
Children still very poorly, influenza. Leo came home with General Sir George. Evie Eden came to stay. Kitlanders to dine.

Tuesday 17th November 1863
Leo out shooting. Major Marsh came over to shoot and stay. Matheson and Wickhams dined.

Wednesday
Leo?s birthday. Left us with General Sir George. Major Marsh left afterwards. Evie and I stayed in doors nursing the children.

Thursday 19th November 1863
Mr Seymour and his uncle came to lunch. Evie and I went to Dorking.

Friday 20th November 1863
Evie and I called at Kitlands, walking. Leo came home very late.

Saturday 21st November 1863
Leo and Evie drove out together.

Sunday 22nd November 1863
Gerard was taken very ill of inflammation of the lungs. He hung in a very precarious state for a week.

December 1863

1st December 1863
Georgy came to stay. All went on as usual nursing him. Major Marsh called. Mrs Onslow and Gordons. Emma and Evie Eden came.

Thursday 10th December 1863
Leo at home. Children gone to Kitlands.


Monday 14th December 1863
Georgy, Arty and I went to Loundes St for a night.

Tuesday 15th December 1863
Leo and I and Arty returned late.

Wednesday 16th December 1863
Leo to Woolwich. Emma came to see me.

Thursday 17th December 1863

Leo and I walked about. Arty cut wood in the copse, all very happy.

Friday 18th December 1863
Leo to Woolwich and London.

Saturday 19th December 1863
Holiday

Sunday 20th December 1863
Leo and I to Church. Children took their walk with papa.

Monday 21st December 1863
Leo to London.

Tuesday 22nd December 1863
Leo still away in London and Shoeburyness. Drove out calling at Westcott and various places.

Wednesday 23rd December 1863
Leo came home.

Thursday 24th December 1863
Children dressed up and gave the presents to servants.

Friday 25th December 1863
Xmas day.
All to Church but me and afterwards to Emma?s Xmas tree.

Saturday 26th December 1863
Leo at home. I stayed indoors. Mrs Seymour called. Emma and William also and Harrisons.

Sunday 27th December 1863
To Church. Douglas called in the afternoon and talked vis visa with Leo, walked out with three boys afterwards.

Monday 28th December 1863
Still a holiday for Leo.

Tuesday 29th December 1863
Leo and I took a walk to see Mrs Dealtry?s house. Great excitement amongst the children at sight of the hounds and stag who came over here today.

Wednesday 30th December 1863
Leo to Woolwich again. Durham came to see the children. I walked with them to Kitlands.

Thursday 31st December 1863
Leo at home, and we took a rainy walk.

January 1864

Friday 1st January 1864
I drove with children to Dorking to fetch Duke Crofton [Mary?s nephew, aged about 13 at this time], but he came later. He rushed out with the boys and we played at various games in the evening.

Saturday 2nd January 1864
Duke left early for Plymouth. Leo and I shot pheasants. Boys to frozen pond.

Sunday 3rd January 1864
Hard frost. Leo and I and Douglas Heath to church. Children walked out afterwards with Leo.

Monday 4th January 1864
Frost. Children sliding and skating.

Tuesday 5th January 1864
Do do.

Wednesday 6th January 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Dined at Kitlands. Dunbar came to stay a night.

Thursday 7th January 1864
Leo and I, Arty and Puss went to Loundes St and stayed till Monday 11th.

Tuesday 12th January 1864
Leo and I drove, shopping to Dorking. Chicks to Kitlands.

Wednesday 13th January 1864
Leo to London, and returned with Colonel Hogge and Colonel Younghusband. Whatmans and D.D.H. dined [Douglas D. Heath]

Thursday 14th January 1864
Leo and his friends and Mr Lacydale went shooting. Mrs Nicholson R.H. came to stay. Mr and Mrs Wickham, Miss dined.

Friday 15th January 1864
Leo and Colonel went to Woolwich. Louisa [Marsh-Caldwell] and Evy Eden came to stay. Evy. I and Mr Nicholson walked to Kitlands. We all went to the Dorking ball.

Saturday 16th January 1864
Very sleepy, all of us. Mr Nicholson left us. Leo, E and I walked out. Puss, Arty and Miss Koeppel went to the Mathesons to hear Mr Harringtons last words.

Sunday 17th January 1864
Leo went alone to Church.

Monday 18th January 1864
Leo to Woolwich. We at home, fog.

Tuesday 19th January 1864
Leo and I took a walk in the woods. Lovely mild day. Dined at Mr Powells.

Wednesday 20th January 1864
Leo to London. Foggy weather still.

Thursday 21st January 1864
Leo and I went to lunch at Mrs Joyce, to see some Church work. Called at Mr Calverts, the school.

Friday 22nd January 1864
Leo to London and returned rather early.

Saturday 23rd January 1864
Leo and Arty went out riding. Mrs Wickham called.

Sunday 24th January 1864
All to Church. Douglas called, reading.

Monday 25th January 1864
A lovely warm day. Boys, Puss and Miss Koeppel all playing out of doors. Leo gone to Woolwich.

Tuesday 26th January 1864
Leo and I, Bert and Fred went to Mrs Calverts to see the school.

Wednesday 27th January 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Julia called.

Thursday 28th January 1864
Leo, Arty and Puss to see the pheasants fed. I and Leo afterwards walked about the farm. Arty, Puss and I went to MR Calverts, and then shopping and to the Bovills.

Friday 29th January 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Children and I to Kitlands.

Saturday 30th January 1864
Leo and I and children all out and about.

Sunday 31st January 1864
Leo and Puss and Arty to Church. Leo took the 3 boys a long walk.

Monday 1st February 1864
Leo took Arty to School at Mr Calverts and went on himself to Woolwich. I, Puss, Fred and Cuthbert went to call on the Wickhams. Met Arch Deacon Dealtry.

Tuesday 2nd February 1864
Children and I went to a party at Kitlands. Leo came home from London.

Wednesday 3rd February 1864
Leo to Woolwich as usual. [rained?] I stayed indoors with baby.

Thursday 4th February 1864
Leo and I out walking, met Mr Shepherd.

Friday 5th February 1864
Leo to Woolwich. And brought Arty home with a bad foot.

Saturday 6th February 1864
Doctored Arty and went to Kitlands with Leo.

Sunday 7th February 1864
Went to afternoon Church with Leo.

Monday 8th February 1864
Leo to Woolwich.

Tuesday 9th February 1864
Leo out shooting with Captain Cazalet, George Whatman. I drove out with Ada and called at Kitlands.

Wednesday 10th February 1864
Leo went to Woolwich leaving Arty at Mr Calverts on the road.

Thursday 11th February 1864
Leo and I to London, dentist. And Luncheon at Loundes Street.

Friday 12th February 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Rained hard.

Saturday 13th February 1864
I fetched Arty, going with Pussy.
I fetched Arty from Mr Calverts. Children with Miss Koeppel to Kitlands.

Sunday 14th February 1864
All of us to Church. Douglas came to call. Leo, he and Fred and Bert walked.

Monday 15th February 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Miss Koeppel to London. Arty to school.

Tuesday 16th February 1864
Leo out hunting. I with Pussy and Bert to Dorking.

Wednesday 17th February 1864
Leo to Woolwich as usual.

Thursday 18th February 1864
Leo and I walked about, sowing, very cold.

Friday 19th February 1864
Leo to Woolwich and London, late home. Continued hard, cold weather.

Saturday 20th February 1864
Leo and Fred and I fetched Arty from Mr Calverts. William Whatman, George, Douglas and Mrs Shepherd called. Little Langdales came to play with our children.
Sunday 21st February 1864
Cold snow. Leo and M?lle Koeppel alone went to Church. Arty and Puss worked in the snow, reading and lessons afterwards. Arty and Leo walked to Kitlands.

Monday 22nd February 1864
Leo and Arty gone to their respective work.

Tuesday 23rd February 1864
Snow. Leo walked about. We all remained indoors.

Wednesday 24th February 1864
Leo to Woolwich and returned with Mr Noble R.A. who came to shoot rabbits. Lady W came to call.

Thursday 25th February 1864
George Whatman came to shoot. Leo, he and Mr Noble out all morning. Continued snow, frost and miserable weather.

Friday 26th February 1864
Leo and Mr Noble went to Woolwich. More wretched weather.

Saturday 27th February 1864
Arty came home. Miserable weather.

Sunday 28th February 1864
Leo alone to church. Weather little[?] better.

Monday 29th February 1864
Leo and his son to their work.

March 1864

Tuesday 1st March 1864
Leo went to London and then to Shoeburyness. I planted with Bax. Children at lessons.

Wednesday 2nd March 1864
Leo to Woolwich, returned late.

Thursday 3rd March 1864
[no entry] [do do shooting]

Friday 4th March 1864
Leo to Woolwich.

Saturday Arty home.

Sunday 6th March 1864
To Church.

Monday 7th March 1864
Leo and Arty to their work.

Tuesday 8th March 1864
Mrs Dealtry came to luncheon.

Wednesday 9th March 1864
Leo to Woolwich and Shoeburyness.

Thursday 10th March 1864
Snow. And thaw. Leo came home.

Friday 11th March 1864
Leo to Woolwich.

Saturday 12th March 1864
Arty came home. Leo and I out all day.

Sunday 13th March 1864
Arty, I and Leo and Miss R to Church. Douglas came afterwards and had a long chat.

Monday 14th March 1864
Leo, and Arty back to school.

Tuesday 15th March 1864
Walked about all the morning with Leo.

Wednesday 16th March 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Arty walked over to see us. Met him at the Dorking gate.

Thursday 17th March 1864
Miss Richards, Marion [self took?] up Arthur at Mr Calverts, went to see ?Grip[?] Pepper, Fire and Ghost.? Leo went early to London to [N. Architect?] lecture.

Friday 18th March 1864
Long day but East wind, all out in the woods.

Saturday 19th March 1864
Arty came home and Leo in the evening.
 
Sunday 20th March 1864
All to Church. Douglas came afterwards and stayed talking some time.

Monday 21st March 1864
Arty and Leo back to school. Leo came home as usual. East wind.

Tuesday 22nd March 1864
Leo and I walked about and drove to Mr Kerriche?s, all day.

Wednesday 23rd March 1864
Leo to Woolwich and Shoeburyness. I stayed at home. Little Langdales came to play with children.

Thursday 24th March 1864
Arty came home for holidays. Leo also returned from Shoeburyness.

Friday 25th March 1864
All to Church but myself. Children and Miss Richards on donkey and poney to Leith Hill.

Saturday 26th March 1864
Mr Richards came to see his sister. Posy arrived on a visit. And Major Milman in the evening.

Sunday 27th March 1864
All to Church. Douglas called to see us. Major Milman and Leo walked out.

Monday 28th March 1864
Easter Monday
Posy, I, Leo, Major Milman and Arty went to the Volunteer Review near Guildford. Had tea at Julia Harrisons and came home late.

Tuesday 29th March 1864
Major Milman left us. Posy walked about with Leo and me in the morning. Douglas dined, very cold.

Wednesday 30th March 1864
Fall of snow and very cold. Posy, I, Leo and Fred went to London on a visit to Mamma in Loundes Street. Stayed till Saturday 2nd April, and found Arty returned from school.

Sunday 3rd April 1864
Very tired, all of us. Leo alone to Church. And he went to Kitlands in the afternoon.

Monday 4th April 1864
Arty and his father to their work. Mild nice day. Children making pools in the wood for their boats. I in the garden. Leo home late.

Tuesday 5th April 1864
Very rainy. Leo busy at his problems. I teaching children.

Wednesday 6th April 1864
Leo to Woolwich, home at usual time. I out with the children. Emma called.

Thursday 7th April 1864
Leo on business to London and horse buying. Emma and William called and Miss Kerriche to learn the machine. Children went with Miss Richards to spend afternoon with little Wickhams. Leo returned home early, walked about with him.

Friday 8th April 1864
Leo to Shoeburyness. I and children went to Emma?s. Leo came home late.

Saturday 9th April 1864
I to Dorking to see the horse at the Bovills, called for Arty and brought him home.

Sunday 10th April 1864
All to Church. Leo walked up with the children to Kitlands. Douglas returned with them.

Monday 11th April 1864
Leo and Arty back to duty. We out all day, beautiful weather.

Tuesday 12th April 1864
Leo in the garden marking out beds with Box. After luncheon Leo and I and Puss to Dorking, met Mr Calvert and Arty, went to the dentist and [they?].

Wednesday 13th April 1864
[Puss?] to Woolwich and saw ?Garibaldi.? We to Kitlands.

Thursday 14th April 1864
Leo to London. I, Bert and Puss to Cobham Vicarage for the day.

Friday 15th April 1864
Leo to Woolwich.

Saturday 16th April 1864
Leo Magistrate at Dorking, returned with Arty. Margy and Emma came to tea.

Sunday 17th April 1864
All to Church. And a walk afterwards to see Douglas.

Monday 18th April 1864
Leo and Arty to school.

Tuesday 19th April 1864
I walked about the grounds with children. Kerriches called. Leo and I marked timber and dined with the Harrisons at Ewhurst.

 

Wednesday 20th April 1864
Leo to Woolwich. I and children visiting cottages.

Thursday 21st April 1864
Leo and I out in the morning. And we dined at Sir H. Pelly?s.

Friday 22nd April 1864
Leo to Woolwich and London. Frank Roscoe came to stay. Miss Kerriche and Mr Shepherd [Sheppard?] dined.

Saturday 23rd April 1864
I to Dorking, fetched Arty.

Sunday 24th April 1864
To church, all the people and Kitlands afterwards.

Monday 25th April 1864
Leo and Arty back again to work. Frank, Pussy and Freddie walked to Arnolds. Fanny Crofton and children arrived.

Tuesday 26th April 1864
Leo to London on business. Fanny and I out calling.

Wednesday 27th April 1864
Henry Loring and boys, Georgy came to luncheon, Georgy to stay. Went up to Kitlands.

Thursday 28th April 1864
Georgy and Fanny drove to Deacons.

Friday 29th April 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Walked up to Leith Hill. Amy went to Kitlands. [Amelia Crofton / Isaac, aged 15]

Saturday 30th April 1864
Leo and Fanny dined at Kitlands.

Sunday 1st May 1864
All to Church but [Amy?] I and Puss.

Monday 2nd May 1864
Fanny George [?] and Amy to London. Leo and Arty to work. I gardened.

Tuesday 3rd May 1864
Leo and I to London to see R.A. exhibition. Fanny, Georgy and Amy returned with us.

Wednesday 4th May 1864
Leo to London and Woolwich. Arty came home with him.

Thursday 5th May 1864
Ascension. Went to Church, and with Fanny and Leo to Dorking. She on her way to Pembroke. He to Shoeburyness. I calling on people.

Friday 6th May 1864
Georgy and I drove out calling at Brokleham. [Brotherham?] Leo returned early.

Saturday 7th May 1864
Leo to London on business. Georgy and I to call and afternoon tea at Leith Hill, called at Kitlands. Girls came for croquet here. Mr Sheppard [Shephard?] called.

Sunday 8th May 1864
All to Church.

Monday 9th May 1864
Arty and his father gone as usual. Leo returned late with Arty, his tutor having the smallpox.

Tuesday 10th May 1864
Leo away again.

Wednesday 11th May 1864
Also[?] Henry Loring and wife and boys came for the day.

Thursday 12th May 1864
Leo away again, walked about with him on his return.

Friday 13th May 1864
Georgy and I walked to Kitlands. Leo away again.

Saturday 14th May 1864
Leo at home. Georgy and I and Amy went to call at Bury Hill, and shopped.

Sunday 15th May 1864
All to Church.

Monday 16th May 1864
Leo gone to London and stopped to take the chair at the Royal Institution. Miss Wedgwood, Miss Kerriche, Whatmans and Wickhams came to play croquet with us.

Tuesday 17th May 1864
Georgy went to meet Adie Browne who came to stay.

Wednesday 18th May 1864
Drove with Adie to Kitlands and Broome Hall. Emma and Mr Moore called

Thursday 19th May 1864
Very wet indeed. We all went up to Leith Hill at 7 and stayed till nine, Leo with us.

Friday 20th May 1864
Very wet still. Adie Browne left for London. Leo also.

Saturday 21st May 1864
Leo at home, and we dined at the Barclays.

Sunday 22nd May 1864
All to Church but me. Arty ill. Walked with Leo in the afternoon.

Monday 23rd May 1864
Leo to London. Georgy and the Croftons left us for Pembroke.

Tuesday 24th May 1864
Leo away to London.

Wednesday 25th May 1864
Leo and I went to Epsom for the races.

Thursday 26th May 1864
Leo to London and came home in time to dine with me at Kitlands.

Friday 27th May 1864
Evy Eden came to stay.

Saturday 28th May 1864
Evy and I drove to Bury Hill and Dorking. Douglas dined.

Sunday 29th May 1864
All to Church.

Monday 30th May 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Evy and I walked about.

Tuesday 31st May 1864
Evie left us for London. Rained all day.

June 1864

Wednesday 1st June 1864
 
Leo to Woolwich, and to Portsmouth to see ?Royal Sovereign.? Children, Miss Richards and I to see people and Trouts, and Kitlands.

Thursday 2nd June 1864
[no entry]

July 1864

Tuesday 12th July.
Last month I, Pussy, Arty and Bert went to Linley Wood for 3 weeks while the house was painting. Returned Monday 27th June. Leo started for Woolwich and Shoeburyness for experiments on Monday 11th (yesterday) Arty went back to school which he had joined a week before. Miss Richards took her 3 children bilberry hunting. Toady I go out driving. Called on Lord Macdonald, Ladies Legge, Mrs Cubitt?s and went to see Radmore Heath Church. 

Wednesday 13th July 1864
Stayed at home. Lord MacDonald, Mrs Arbuthnot, Mr Jardine called.

Thursday 14th July 1864
Called (Ada and I) at Kitlands.

Wednesday 27th July 1864
(last two weeks Leo been to Shoeburyness, till Friday?s and off again Mondays) I, Puss and Bert called at Bovills, Powells and shopped in Dorking.

Thursday 28th July 1864
I drove out myself with Babs, went to see people and Trouts.

Friday 29th July 1864
Leo came home in time for ? to7 dinner. Mr Cubitt called.

Saturday 30th July 1864
Emma called and stayed a long time.
Arty came home with young Calvert to stay. Archi [Wickham] and Leila Wickham and Whatman?s came to play and have tea with the children.

Sunday 31st July 1864
All to Church. Douglas called and Leo and most of the children went back with him to Kitlands. Leo and I sat out in the evening in the garden watching the children running about the fields below.

Monday 1st August 1864
Arty and A. Calvert and Papa gone back to their work. I drove out baby, and called on [bvels?] Leo came home at ? to 7.

Tuesday 2nd August 1864
Leo off again to London and Shoeburyness. I stayed at home. Douglas and Miss Watson and Miss Spedding called.

Wednesday 3rd August 1864
I drove with Puss and Fred to call at the Rooking and [Rhokefield?]

Thursday 4th August 1864
Stayed at home. Leo came home late at 11.pm from Shoeburyness.

Friday 5th August 1864
Leo at Woolwich. We all went to the school feast at the Parsonage. Leo joined us there and Arty.

Saturday 6th August 1864
Leo and I went to London for the day.

Sunday 7th August 1864
All to Church but me. Walked up to Kitlands with 6 children in the evening.

Monday 8th August 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Arty to school. Both returned in the evening.

Tuesday 9th August 1864
All of us went to a picnic with Whatmans etc etc to Friday Street Pond. Rained hard, but we enjoyed ourselves very much. Returned at ? to 7.

Wednesday 10th August 1864
Leo to town and Shoeburyness. Arty to Mr Calverts. I shopping.

Thursday 11th August 1864
Puss and I drove over to Foxwarren to see the Buxtons and slept there.

Friday 12th August 1864
Puss and I returned calling on the way at Burford Bridge on the Frank Hollands. Leo returned from  Shoeburyness and Woolwich.

Saturday 13th August 1864
Leo and I spent at home. Arty came back from school.

Sunday 14th August 1864
Puss, Leo and Fred to Church.

Monday 15th August 1864
Arty and Papa back to school, the latter back to Shoeburyness. Douglas dined with me. Miss Richards went for her holiday.

Tuesday 16th August 1864
Went calling on the [Trylis?s?] and Barclays. Worked till past midnight.

Wednesday 17th August 1864
Leo came home.

Thursday 18th August 1864
Leo went to London, and we went to Kitlands after dinner. Trylis?s called.

Friday 19th August 1864
Leo to Woolwich.

Saturday 20th August 1864
Leo to London. Arty came home.

Sunday 21st August 1864
All to Church, but Pussy.

Monday 22nd August 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Arty to school. Leo returned with his little Heymans [children] and nurse

Tuesday 23rd August 1864
Rained for a wonder. Leo and I busy hanging pictures.

Wednesday 24th August 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Fine day. I took a walk with children and donkeys.

Thursday 25th August 1864
Leo and I walked about and then drove to call on Leg?s at Deacons and Julia at Ewhurst.

Friday 26th August 1864
Leo gone to Woolwich and on the same night to Hull. I walked out with children.

Saturday 27th August 1864
Emma and children, James and Julia came to tea. Arty came home.

Sunday 28th August 1864
I, Arty, Puss and Mel. Heyman to Church. Leo came home early. Walked to Kitlands, and Kitlands to us.

Monday 29th August 1864
Leo and Arty gone back to their work. We all went with the Whatmans to the Volunteers fete at Holmwood Park.

Tuesday 30th August 1864
Emily and Charles Buxton and Sydney and Bertram came to spend the day and the evening. We went to Kitlands and Leith Hill. Rained hard. The Whatmans, Douglas and Mr Sheppard dined with us.

Wednesday 31st August 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Buxtons went off early. Rained hard. Leo returned with Captain Mangatt and Colonel Younghusband to dine, sleep and shoot.

Thursday 1st September 1864
Leo and his friends gone out with dogs and guns. Lovely day. I, Puss and Fred walked up to Kitlands with Colonel Younghusband. Whatmans and Mrs Leslie dined with us.

Friday 2nd September 1864
Leo and his friends gone away to Woolwich and London. Little Heymans also left. Younghusband came to stay. Rained again.
 
Saturday 3rd September 1864
Leo and I, Puss and Fred and Arty (we having called for him at Dorking) went to London. Shopping, the Bank. Leo?s business [Humford Hull?] Dentist, [finally, finilly?] [Sortojient?s?] and home.

Sunday 4th September 1864
Leo, Arty and I to Church, and a mushroom hunting walk.
 
Monday 5th September 1864
Leo and Arty back to school. Leo and I dined at the Arbuthnots.

Tuesday 6th September 1864
Leo went shooting and in the afternoon to Dorking with some of the children. Mr Gough came to teach dancing to 3 of mine, two Langdales and two Cazalets. Leo returned having missed the train.

Wednesday 7th September 1864
Leo off early to Woolwich and Shoeburyness. I out calling. Labouchere, Dealtry?s, Townleys and Wickhams.

Thursday 8th September 1864
Children out blackberrying and apple gathering. Miss Richards came home and also Leo, Shoeburyness being over for a few days.

Friday 9th September 1864
Leo off again to Woolwich and Hull. Rained all day.

Saturday 10th September 1864
I went with James to fetch Arty. Mr Gough came, to teach the children. Leo came home late.

Sunday 11th September 1864
All to Church, and a walk.

Monday 12th September 1864
Arty and Leo away again. I sketched. Leo came home early-ish.

Tuesday 13th September 1864
Leo gone to an H & H meeting [Hand in Hand Insurance Co.?] and to dine with Admiral Frederick. Returns Wednesday after Woolwich. Emma called, and Mrs Sneyd and Douglas.

Wednesday 14th September 1864
Rained hard. Leo came home ? past 7 and we went and spent the evening at Kitlands. Dancing master came.

Thursday 15th September 1864
Leo to town. Children to a party at the Clement Cazalets. Leo home, took a walk Miss Labourchere called.

Friday 16th September 1864
Dunbar came to fetch his little son. Emma and Mrs Sneyd came to call.

Saturday 17th September 1864
Dunbar and I to Kitlands. He left Anstie afterwards with James. Leo to Dorking and in the morning to Mr Kerriche. Whatmans, Mrs Sneyd, Douglas, Fullers, Onslow and Captain [Calvert, Calient?] and Harrisons dined. Arty home for dancing.

Sunday 18th September 1864
All to Church. Douglas called and children played about.

Monday 19th September 1864
Leo and Arty gone again.

Tuesday 20th September 1864
Leo off to Portsmouth to try ?Signals.? I stopped in Dorking. Went in the evening to a party at Kitlands.

Wednesday 21st September 1864
Went to Dorking to have children photo?d. Met Arty, returned and found Emma at home. She had tea and told me stories. [Photographer probably W.Usherwood] [Can only find two of this series]

Thursday 22nd September 1864
Pussy 8 years old. Mirror arrived and I stayed at home.

Friday 23rd September 1864
The Lorings came with Nele to stay, also Baby. Douglas dined. Leo came home in the midst. Went to Leith Hill.

Saturday 24th September 1864
The Lorings left after luncheon. Arty came, dancing.

Sunday 25th September 1864
All to church but myself. Whatmans came, children played about.

Monday 26th September 1864
Leo and Arty went off to school, Leo to Shoeburyness. Arty came home same day for holidays. Children to a party at the Cazalets.

Tuesday 27th September 1864
I went out calling. Arty and the rest riding. Stopped at Kitlands.

Wednesday 28th September 1864
Arty took a long ride. Dancing.

Thursday 29th September 1864
Art a ride to Mrs Cubitt?s. I stayed in doors. Children out with donkeys.

Friday 30th September 1864
Arty riding to Kitlands, in the afternoon ? Whatmans ? Cazalets  - Wickhams, Leslies, Bovills, Langdales, Dealtrys with governesses , 28 children came to play and have tea. Leo came home and we dined at Kitlands.
Mrs and G Townley called.

October 1864

Saturday 1st October 1864
Arty walking with Leo and me and riding. Dancing lessons with others and dancing class at Langdales. Douglas called, Leo and his boy walked back with him.

Sunday 2nd October 1864
All to Church but me. Douglas called. Arty?s holidays over, went back to school, Leo to work.

Monday 3rd October 1864
Leo off to Woolwich, Shoeburyness, Hull, returns Saturday. Arthur Loring came to stay, dancing.

Thursday 6th October 1864
Children went to Langdales. I and Ada to Kitlands. Leo come home by surprise.

Friday 7th October 1864
Leo went off and I do not know what.

Saturday 8th October 1864
Leo came home late. Arty as usual.

Sunday 9th October 1864
All to Church, and to Kitlands afterwards.

Monday 10th October 1864
Leo and Arty off again.

Tuesday 11th October 1864
I to London, met Leo, and down again.

Wednesday 12th October 1864
John Loring came to fetch his brother.

Thursday 13th October 1864
We all went to a party at Kitlands in honour of a birthday, festivities, dancing [feasting? Clear?] Leo came home and Arty.

Friday 14th October 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Arty stopped at home. Mr Calvert and Mr Jardine called, also Emma and Mrs Dealtry.

Saturday 15th October 1864
Leo and I to London. Julia Harrison came to us after dinner, to stay.

Sunday 16th October 1864
The elders to Church. Leo and the children to Kitlands, Julia stayed with me.

Monday 17th October 1864
Leo and Arty to school. Julia went to [Trey?s?] and returned to luncheon. I and chicks walked with her through the wood. Leo came back with Colonel Galway and Colonel Hogge and Captain Hagman. Mr Lee [Stein?] The Powells, Wickhams, G. Whatman dined. Whatmans and Heaths in the evening.

Tuesday 18th October 1864
All out shooting. I drove to Dorking with two children. Two Miss Kerriches dined with us.

Wednesday 19th October 1864
Leo and Colonel Hogge and Colonel Galway left early. Captain Hagman [Heyman?] later. Puss and I walked to Kitlands. Leo came home.

Thursday 20th October 1864
Leo and I walked about the farm. Emma and William called. Dancing class. Leo and I dined at the Wedgwoods.

Friday 21st October 1864
Leo to Woolwich and London. We dined at Mrs Onslows.

Saturday 22nd October 1864
Leo at home. Arty came. Storm.

Sunday 23rd October 1864
To Church, and to Kitlands. Douglas called.

Monday 24th October 1864
Leo to Woolwich. Arty to School. Mary Hutton came to stay. Douglas dined.

Tuesday 25th October 1864
Mary and I drove to Ranmore Church.

Wednesday 26th October 1864
Leo to Woolwich and Hull, returns Friday. Arty home for a chance holiday.
Mary and I drove to Tanhurst calling and round to Wedgwoods, Calverts, Langdales.

Thursday 27th October 1864
Arty gone back.

Friday 28th October 1864
Leo home.

Saturday 29th October 1864
James and Julia came to stay. Annie and Douglas dined. Arty home.

Sunday 30th October 1864
All to Church but me and children, very cold. Douglas came home.

Monday 31st October 1864
Arty, Leo and James off early. Julia later. I walked with children and Miss Richards to Kitlands. Children went home and stayed and talked with Emma. Leo home.

November 1864

Tuesday 1st November 1864
Cold. Leo at home. I went calling at Dorking.
Wednesday 2nd November 1864
Leo away to Woolwich and Liverpool and Shoeburyness.

Thursday 3rd November 1864
Children dancing and I called at [Brick kiln?]

Friday 4th November 1864
Walked to Trouts. Leo came home.

Saturday 5th November 1864
Arty and Charlie Barclay came, school children, Wickhams, Cazalets etc. came to see the fireworks.

Sunday 6th November 1864
All to Church. Charlie Barclay and Fred walked to Leith Hill. Leo with other children.

Monday 7th November 1864
Leo, Arty and Charlie Barclay gone, the former to Shoeburyness and Hull. I planted roses, children out walking, very cold.

Tuesday 8th November 1864
I went to fetch Leo home, unexpectedly he returned.

Wednesday 9th November 1864
Leo took a holiday, he and I walked about.

Thursday 10th November 1864
Leo at home. Children went to dancing class at the Langdales.

Friday 11th November 1864
Leo to London, and Woolwich, returned ? past 7.

Saturday 12th November 1864
Arty home, I walked out with Leo. Arty and Leo went out shooting, dancing class.

Sunday 13th November 1864
All to Church [crossed out?] Rained very hard. Church at home. A little walk with Leo. He went late in the evening en route for Elwick, Sir W Armstrongs. Returns Wednesday

Monday 14th November 1864
Arty back to Mr Calverts. Lessons, I walked out with children, met little Langdales and governess.

Tuesday 15th November 1864
Children to Dorking. I dined at Lady Macdonald?s.

Wednesday 16th November 1864
Leo came home, I went to meet him in Dorking.

Thursday 17th November 1864
Leo at home, cataracts of rain.

Friday 18th November 1864
Leo to Woolwich.

Saturday 19th November 1864
Leo at home. Arty came from Mr Calverts. Mr A Fuller called.

Sunday 20th November 1864
Leo and I to Church, a walk afterwards.

Monday 21st November 1864
Arty and Leo gone. I walked with children to Mrs Hillyers.

Tuesday 22nd November 1864
Leo at home. Rained all day.

Wednesday 23rd November 1864
Leo to Woolwich and Hull.

Thursday 24th November 1864
Douglas came to stay.

Friday 25th November 1864
Mr and Mrs Wickham called, Leo came home.

Saturday 26th November 1864
Rained. Arty came home.

Sunday 27th November 1864
All to Church, and a walk. Leo left for London and Shoeburyness.

Monday 28th November 1864
Arty went to Mr Calverts. Storm and rain. Leo came home.

Tuesday 29th November 1864
Captain Cazalet came to shoot and Hawkin?s, Wedgwoods, and Cazalets to dine.

Wednesday 30th November 1864
Leo off. Douglas went also. Very stormy night.

December 1864

Thursday 1st December 1864
A fine day, we all walked out.

Friday 2nd December 1864
I drove to Ewhurst with Fred and Puss to see Julia, and Leo went to Shoeburyness.

Saturday 3rd December 1864
Leo came home and Arty. I went to fetch him.

Sunday 4th December 1864
To Church, and Leo a walk with his boys.

Monday 5th December 1864
Leo and Arty off. Children, Miss Richards and I out walking and visiting. Leo home in the evening.

Tuesday 6th December 1864
Leo at home, out walking. Powells called.

Wednesday 7th December 1864
Leo away Woolwich, Hull, Shoeburyness. Comes home Saturday, a cold day.

Thursday 8th December 1864
Rained furiously. Mr Gough came for dancing. I drove out.

Friday 9th December 1864
Leo came home late.

Saturday 10th December 1864
Arty came home.

Sunday 11th December 1864
As usual.

Monday 12th December 1864
Leo and Arty went off.

Tuesday 13th December 1864
Leo went to do Magistrate at Dorking.
Julia came over to luncheon. Leo and I dined at Lady Macdonalds.

Wednesday 14th December 1864
Leo went to Woolwich and Shoeburyness, returns Friday.

Thursday 15th December 1864
Out somewhere, to Dorking.

Friday 16th December 1864
Leo came home.

Saturday 17th December 1864
Arty came home.

Sunday 18th December 1864
Snow storm and frost.

Monday 19th December 1864
Leo went off with Arty. Leo returned with Captain [Mangat, Maryat?]

Tuesday 20th December 1864
Leo out shooting with Captain Maryet[?] and Mr Langdale.

Wednesday 21st December 1864
Leo and Captain Manget[?] went away.

Thursday 22nd December 1864
I don?t know.

Friday 23rd December 1864
Leo came home with Arty for his holidays.

Saturday 24th December 1864
We all stayed at home.

Sunday 25th December 1864
Christmas Day.
All to Church.

Monday 26th December 1864
Leo at home for his holiday, boys went out on the ice.

Tuesday 27th December 1864
Servants had a dance.

Wednesday 28th December 1864
I went to Dorking. George Whatman came to stay and shoot.

Thursday 29th December 1864
Leo and George out shooting. Arty had his poney.

Friday 30th December 1864 
George out shooting. Arty riding. George went to Dorking Ball.

Saturday 31st December 1864
Leo and I to London. George shooting. Douglas came to stay.

January 1865

Sunday 1st January 1865
Leo and I and children to Holmwood. George and Douglas to Coldharbour.

Monday 2nd January 1865
Leo to work again. George took Arty shooting. Douglas at Kitlands.

Tuesday 3rd January 1865
Leo, George, Arty and Puss and self went to see a pantomime in London. George stayed in London.

Wednesday 4th January 1865
Leo went off to London, Woolwich and Shoeburyness. Douglas left afterwards. Arthur and Nele Loring came to stay.

Thursday 5th January 1865
Went to Dorking.

Friday 6th January 1865
Leo came home with Posy [Rosamond Marsh-Caldwell] who came to stay.

Saturday 7th January 1865
Leo and I to Dorking.

Sunday 8th January 1865
All to Church.

Monday 9th January 1865
Henry and Charlotte, John and Baby Loring came to stay. Leo to Woolwich and back. Wickhams dined.

Tuesday 10th January 1865
Leo to London. A children?s party. Cazalets, Langdales, Powells and Wickhams. Dances and games.

Wednesday 11th January 1865
The Lorings left us.

Thursday 12th January 1865
We went to a party at the Langdale.
Friday 13th January 1865
Stayed in doors.

Saturday 14th January 1865
Drove to Dorking.

Sunday 15th January 1865
All to Church.

Monday 16th January 1865
Leo to Woolwich, and Posy and I a walk.

Tuesday 17th January 1865
No entry

Wednesday 18th January 1865
No entry

Thursday 19th January 1865
Posy and I and two children went to a party at the Powells.

Friday 20th January 1865
Leo, Posy and I dined at the Cazalets.

Saturday 21st January 1865
Posy and I and two children (A and P?] drove over to Cobham. Posy stayed at Foxwarren.

Sunday 22nd January 1865
Very cold and snow. Leo and I drove to Church. Wretched weather.

Monday 23rd January 1865
Leo to Woolwich and Shoeburyness. I dined at the Wickhams.

Tuesday 24th January 1865
I drove to Dorking to fetch Posy. Leo came home.

Wednesday 25th January 1865
Horrid weather. Leo at home. Wickhams called.

Thursday 26th January 1865
Snow. We stayed indoors. Leo went to deliver his first lecture, and stayed in town.

Friday 27th January 1865
Snow storm, very tremendous. We expected the Harrisons and people to dinner. Only Mr and Mrs Bright came. Table turning.

Saturday 28th January 1865
Leo at home. Bright day, we walked in to town. Children all poorly with colds and coughs. Douglas came to stay.

Sunday 29th January 1865
Douglas and Leo alone to Church.

Monday 30th January 1865
Leo to Woolwich. Douglas left.

Tuesday 31st January 1865
[no entry]

February 1865

Wednesday 1st February 1865
Arty went back to school.

Thursday 2nd February 1865
We went to Putney Park, Posy, I and Leo.

Friday 3rd February 1865
Stayed there also.

Saturday 4th February 1865
Leo and I returned to Anstie, leaving Posy in London.

Sunday 5th February 1865
Could not go to Church. Leo went.

Monday 6th February 1865
Leo and I, Fred and Ada went for a visit to Louisa and Posy in Lowndes St, returned home on Friday 10th.

Saturday 11th February 1865
Arty came home unwell.

Sunday 12th February 1865
Very cold, Leo alone to Church.

Monday 13th February 1865
Leo to Woolwich. Emma came to see me. Arty at home. P Jardine came.

Tuesday 14th February 1865
Drove to Dorking and Arty went back with me to school.

Wednesday 15th February 1865
Leo to Woolwich.

Thursday 16th February 1865
Leo and I to Loundes St to a party at Lady Holland?s. Leo?s lecture.

Friday 17th February 1865
Returned to Anstie.

Saturday 18th February 1865
Emma and William called. Arty home.

Sunday 19th February 1865
Leo and children to Church. Mr Langdale and Douglas called.

Monday 20th February 1865
Arty and Leo back to school, Leo stayed in London.

Tuesday 21st February 1865
Fred?s birthday. Leo came home to luncheon.

Wednesday 22nd February 1865
Leo went to Woolwich, Richard and Fanny Crofton and two boys came to stay.

Thursday 23rd February 1865
Children came to tea, Whatmans and Langdales. Leo went to London to give lecture.

Friday 24th February 1865
Leo came home.

Saturday 25th February 1865
Mr and Mrs Cazalet dined. Arty came home.

Sunday 24th February 1865
Rainy. No one to Church.

Monday 25th February 1865
Leo and Arty to school.

Tuesday 26th February 1865
Fanny and I to Dorking and brought Arty home for a holiday. Richard left for Woolwich.

Wednesday 27th February 1865
[no entry]

March 1865

Wednesday 1st March 1865 ? Ash Wednesday
Leo to London. Miss Richards and I to Church. Children played about.

Thursday 2nd March 1865
Leo went up to London to give his 6th and last lecture, stayed in London.

Friday 3rd March 1865
Leo to Woolwich.

Saturday 4th March 1865
Leo to town. Richard [Crofton?] and Mr Harman came to stay. Arty home. [Harmon probably relatives of Marianne Heath, nee Harman, Leopold?s sister in law.]

Sunday 5th March 1865 
All to Church. Afterwards all the men and boys took a long walk.

Monday 6th March 1865
Richard, Leo and Arty went away. Fanny and Mr Harman afterwards.

Tuesday 7th March 1865
Stayed ? drove to Dorking.

Wednesday 8th March 1865
Puss and Ada to the Langdales. Fanny came home, and Leo.

Thursday 9th March 1865
Leo to London, Fanny and I drove to Bury Hill and Dorking.

Friday 10th March 1865
Snow storm. Cold miserable weather. Leo went to Woolwich.

Saturday 11th March 1865
Arty home, and Richard.

Sunday 12th March 1865
We all went to Church.

Monday 13th March 1865
Richard, Leo and Arty away again. Miss Hughes came as governess.

Tuesday 14th March 1865
All the Croftons left us. Leo and I out walking.

Wednesday 15th March 1865

 

Wednesday 15th March 1865
Leo to Woolwich. Herbertie ill in the night. Miserably cold damp croupy weather.

Thursday 16th March 1865
Leo to London.

Friday 17th March 1865
Leo to Woolwich.

Saturday 18th March 1865
Leo at home. Arty came home.

Sunday 19th March 1865
Only Leo to Church.

Monday 20th March 1865
Arty and Leo to their work. Miss Hughes returned. Leo to Shoeburyness.

Tuesday 21st March 1865
I drove out calling towards Kerriches, O?Flaherty, etc etc.

Wednesday 22nd March 1865
Emma and Miss Travers called. Leo came home late at night.

Thursday 23rd March 1865
Leo and I went to [Blheath?] [Blackheath?] to dine at General Lefroys. We slept that.

Friday 24th March 1865
I went to Loundes Street. Leo joined me and we came home.

Saturday 25th March 1865
Arty came home. Leo and I to Kitlands. James Harrison called and lunched. Leo and I dined at the Fullers.

Sunday 26th March 1865
Leo alone to Church. Continual snow storms and N.E. winds.

Monday 27th March 1865
Leo and Arty gone. Annie Whatman came, snow storms.

Tuesday 28th March 1865
Leo at home. I walked about with him. Emma called. Snow.

Wednesday 29th March 1865
Snow two inches deep on the ground. Leo gone to Woolwich.

Thursday 30th March 1865
Spring day. I walked with Puss and Bert on donkey to Tanhurst. Leo to London.

Friday 31st March 1865
Leo to Woolwich. Warm, more encouraging weather.

April 1865
Saturday 1st April 1865
Arty came home. The Whatman?s came to have tea and Emma called. Mr Heathcote and Miss Holland.

Sunday 2nd April 1865
All to Church. Leo took the boys a walk afterwards.

Monday 3rd April 1865
Leo and Arty away again. Annie Whatman called.

Tuesday 4th April 1865
Leo and I drove out calling with Ada.

Wednesday 5th April 1865
Leo, Fred, Puss, myself and Arty, whom we picked up in Dorking went to see Grand Mamma in Loundes St. Met the Croftons.

Thursday 6th April 1865
Leo to Shoeburyness. I drove out with Bertie and Hebert to Kitlands and Trouts [farm]. Emma and the Wickhams called.

Friday 7th April 1865
Drove out with children. Kerriches and Barclays called. Leo came home at night from Shoeburyness.

Saturday 8th April 1865
Leo back again, and Arty.

Sunday 9th April 1865
To church. George Whatman and Mr Johnson called and William

Monday 10th April 1865
Leo and Arty back again to school, and Fred to Woolwich to Croftons.

Tuesday 11th April 1865
I don?t know.
Wednesday 12th April 1865
Leo to Woolwich, and home again with Fred. Arty home from school, holidays.

Thursday 13th April 1865
Leo, I, Ada and Bert to London to see Grand Mamma [Anne Marsh-Caldwell] Wickhams came to play cricket with Arty.

Friday 14th April 1865 ? Good Friday
Leo, Arty and I to Church. A drive afterwards.

Saturday 15th April 1865
Mr and Mrs Harrison came to spend the day. Emma also. Louisa and Crompton Hutton came to stay.

Sunday 16th April 1865
All to Church but Louisa and self. Very warm and pleasant.

Monday 17th April 1865
Louisa, C. Hutton and Leo took a drive to Broome Hall.

Tuesday 18th April 1865
Mr Hutton left. We drove with Leo to Ranmore Church.

Wednesday 19th April 1865
Leo?s holiday over, gone to Woolwich. We stayed at home and drew.

Thursday 20th April 1865
Walked into Redlands with Louisa and children. Leo to London. He and I dined at the Gordons.

Friday 21st April 1865
Leo to Woolwich. We stayed at home.

Saturday 22nd April 1865
Leo to London. Louisa and I drove over to Cobham with Arty and spent the day there.

Sunday 23rd April 1865
To Church. William called.

Monday 24th April 1865
Leo and I and Arty went to Woolwich and spent the day with the Croftons.

Tuesday 25th April 1865
Leo, Louisa and I, Arty and Puss drove over to[Godhurst?] and Cranley and saw the new school and lunched with the Saptes.

Wednesday 26th April 1865
Leo to London, Woolwich and Hull. We stayed at home. Louisa and I dined at the Wedgwoods.

Thursday 27th April 1865
Louisa and I and Freddy drove about and called on people.

Friday 28th April 1865
Leo came home. Louisa and I at home. Captain and Mrs Meads came to stay. Emma and William and Mr Sheppard dined.

Saturday 29th April 1865
I took Mrs Meads a drive. Louisa stayed at home. Leo and Captain Meads [Mends?] walked about.

Sunday 30th April 1865
All to Church. William  and Mr Dunbar called. All the men took a walk.

May 1865

Monday 1st May 1865
Leo to Woolwich. The Meads left us for London with their little girl.

Tuesday 2nd May 1865
We went with Arty and Pussy, Fred and Bert to Crystal Palace.

Wednesday 3rd May 1865
Leo to Woolwich. Georgy and Nele Loring came to stay and Fanny in the evening.

Thursday 4th May 1865
Leo to London. We remained at home and went to Deacons.

Friday 5th May 1865
Leo to Woolwich, [I?] stayed at home.

Saturday 6th May 1865
Leo to London, and he and I dined at the Barclays.

Sunday 7th May 1865
All to Church.

Monday 8th May 1865
Evie Eden and the Lefroys came.

Tuesday 9th May 1865
A lovely day, we played at croquet and walked about. Commodore Ryder came to stay, and Captain Challoner dined.

Wednesday 10th May 1865
The Lefroys and Commodore Ryder left for London and Woolwich. Leo also. Rained all day.

Thursday 11th May 1865
Evy left us and we took a drive. Leo went to London.

Friday 12th May 1865
Leo to Woolwich and came home with Pussy after her visit to Aunt Fanny.

Saturday 13th May 1865
Leo to London. Uncle George and William came to stay.

Sunday 14th May 1865
Leo, Louisa, 7 children and William to Church. Douglas came.

Monday 15th May 1865
Leo to Shoeburyness.

Tuesday 16th May 1865
Uncle George and William left for London. Posy came to take care of the children during our absence abroad. We set off on Thursday 19th and went to Paris where we left Arty with [Fnde Courtois?] Versailles on Sunday 20th. Leo and I, Louisa and Annie Whatman then went via Lyons to Toulon, Nice, Genoa, Milan. Majolica Laysdi [Conio?] where we stayed a week. Over the Splujen Pass to Slpyjen, Chur, Zieniek, Lucerne, to the Righi, back to Lucerne where we met the Whatmans and left Annie. Dijon, Paris, where we saw Arty again in good health, and arrived at Anstie the same day as we left Paris, Saturday the 24th of June.

Sunday 25th June 1865
Leo went to Church with Posy, and two children.

Monday 26th June 1865
Louisa left for Linley Wood very unwell. Leo fell ill.

Tuesday 27th June 1865
Posy left for London. Leo worse, Diptheria, Dr Jardine came.

Wednesday 28th June 1865
Leo better. Douglas came, and Dr Jardine.

Thursday 29th June 1865
Rainy, Leo progressing on well. Douglas called again.

Friday 30th June 1865
Rain in deluges and thunder.

Saturday 1st July 1865
Till Sunday 9th Leo at home nursing himself. Went to Church with Puss and Fred. Fred not well having fainted. Reading and games in the evening.

Monday 10th July 1865
Leo went off to his work again well, he goes to Shoeburyness and to see the Great Eastern. I went with Emma to [Gaden?] to see Julia.

Tuesday 11th July 1865
Stayed at home with the children as some servants went to Zoological Gardens.

Wednesday 12th July 1865
Miss Sheppard and Jardine called.
Miss Hughes and I and children played at cricket. Papa came home. The other servants went to the Zoologicals.

Thursday 13th July 1865
Rained very hard. Leo worked at his guns, and went to Kitlands. The children played at romps upstairs.

Friday 14th July 1865
Leo went to Woolwich and sleeps in London. Is to return on Saturday. I took Frederic and Cuthbert to the cricket practice. Called on Mrs Wickham, Geo Cazalet, Lady Macdonald, Ladies Legge and Mr Langdale, all at home. Emma called.

Saturday 15th July 1865
I drove out to meet Leo at the station. Bertie and Freddie went to cricket practice. James and Julia Harrison came to stay.

Sunday 16th July 1865
To Church. Douglas and Mrs Malden called.

Monday 17th July 1865
Leo to Woolwich. James also to London. Julia wen to Kitlands. Leo returned unexpectedly.

Tuesday 18th July 1865
Leo at home. John and Marianne [Heath] and two girls came to stay.

Wednesday 19th July 1865
Marianne and I drove to Dorking, children went a donkey ride.

Thursday 20th July 1865
Leo and I and John went to London and returned.

Friday 21st July 1865
Marianne and I drove about, children a donkey ramble. Leo to Woolwich and back.

Saturday 22nd July 1865
We all went to see a cricket match at Mr Langdale?s, a juvenile one.

Sunday 23rd July 1865
To Church, in the afternoon the Whatmans, Douglas and Dunbar Heaths came.

Monday 24th July 1865
Leo to Woolwich. All the Kitlanders came to have tea. John left us.

Tuesday 25th July 1865
Marianne and girls left. Dunbar and Douglas called. Captain Cazalet dined with us and boys played and fished with ours. Fred took his first ride on Mab with Coachman.

Wednesday 26th July 1865
Leo to Woolwich. I drove out in pony chaise with Puss, calling.

Thursday 27th July 1865
Went to Dorking calling. Dunbar Heaths and Douglas dined.

Friday 28th July 1865
I drove out in pony chaise and called at cottages. Baby came with me, called at Kitlands. D. Heaths came to stay.

Saturday 29th July 1865
Ada?s birthday. Leo his [home?] Langdales and Cazalets came to play with the children.

Sunday 30th July 1865
All to Church, and then to Kitlands. Young Douglas read to me and the children.

Monday 31st July 1865
Heaths all left us. Leo to Woolwich.

Tuesday 1st August 1865
Leo came home. Captain and Mrs Lang and 4 children and Mrs Wise came and had tea.

Wednesday 2nd August 1865
Leo to Woolwich. Ada, Bertie and I to Cobham Vicarage to spend the day.

Thursday 3rd August 1865
Leo came home, walked out with him.

Friday 4th August 1865
Fred and I took a long drive with Mab?s chaise. Emma called.

Saturday 5th August 1865
Leo and I walked about, he rode to Dorking as Magistrate, and I joined the Whatmans and went to Dorking for a concert.

Sunday 6th August 1865
To Church, and Leo took the children a walk afterwards.

Monday 7th August 1865
Leo to Shoeburyness, and I to Dorking meeting with the Whatmans at Norbury Park.

Tuesday 8th August 1865
I took a drive in pony chaise with Puss, Fred and Bert. Met E. Whatman. Games in the evening.

Wednesday 9th August 1865
All went down to see the wedding at the Parsonage. I drove to Dorking to meet Miss H. Moore [Harriet Moore?] who came to stay. Leo came home.

Thursday 10th August 1865
Drove over to Garlans to see Julia. Kitlands came to dine.

Friday 11th August 1865
Leo to Woolwich. Came home late. H. Moore and I sat in doors, it rained all day. George Whatman came up.

Saturday 12th August 1865
H.Moore and I drove up to Kitlands, then she left. Leo went to Magistrate at Dorking. Douglas Heath called.

Sunday 13th August 1865
No one to Church.

Monday 14th August 1865
Leo to Woolwich. I walked out.

Tuesday 15th August 1865
Leo at home. Heavy showers and [went, wheat?] all out in the fields.

Wednesday 16th August 1865
Leo and I took a walk over the fields and then drove out calling.

Thursday 17th August 1865
Leo to London H & H meeting. Douglas called and talked family affairs.

Friday 18th August 1865
Leo and I passed the day at Woolwich, I with the Croftons. He at his office.

Saturday 19th August 1865
Leo went to Dorking to meeting about the ?Cattle Plague.? Douglas called.

Sunday 20th August 1865
Leo, G, I and M to Church. All from Kitlands called.

Monday 21st August 1865
Leo to Woolwich. One of the young [Les?] has come to play with the children.

Tuesday 22nd August 1865
Leo and I went to a sale at Mickleham.

Wednesday 23rd August 1865
Rain. Leo to Woolwich. Remained indoors.

Thursday 24th August 1865
Fine day. Leo and I went calling on the Wylies, etc etc.

Friday 25th August 1865
Leo to Woolwich and I drove to Kitlands with Ada and Baby.

Saturday 26th August 1865
Leo and I went to look at a school at Wynchfield, Hants near Farnborough, came home late.

Sunday 27th August 1865
Went to Church. Walked to the wood afterwards. Children also. Beautiful evening. Looked at the moon and stars.

Monday 28th August 1865
Leo to Woolwich. I to Kitlands with Herbert. Barclays called. Walked out with the children and Miss Hughes.

Tuesday 29th August 1865
I drove out with Herbert and Freddie, children out with donkey.

Wednesday 30th August 1865
Went to fetch Leo from Dorking.

Thursday 31st August 1865
Leo and I called on the Hamiltons and dined at Wylies.

Friday 1st September 1865
Leo to Woolwich. Miss Holland called. I fetched Leo from station. Emma called.

Saturday 2nd September 1865
Fanny and Richard Crofton, Amy and her two brothers came to stay. Whatmans and Douglas dined.

Sunday 3rd September 1865
All to Church, and walks afterwards.

Monday 4th September 1865
Leo to Woolwich. Richard, [Georgy?] Henry and Bertie went away.

Tuesday 5th September 1865
Leo and I went to see Mr Podmans school at Elstree.

Wednesday 6th September 1865
Leo to London to see Duke of Somerset at the Admiralty.

Thursday 7th September 1865
Leo and I to London to see Mr and Mrs Podman.

Friday 8th September 1865
Leo, Amy and Duke went to Woolwich. Julia Harrison came to call and Watsons.

Saturday 9th September 1865
Leo at home. Emma called to settle about Versailles.

Sunday 10th September 1865
[no entry]

Monday 11th September 1865
Emma, I, Julia Moore went to Folkestone (Leo with so far). Slept there and on Tuesday 12th went to Hotel des Reservoir Versailles. Arty joined us there on Wednesday. We went to Paris, St.Cloud, St.Germain and enjoyed ourselves very much.

Monday 18th September 1865
Said good-bye to dearest Arty at the station, and slept at Boulogne and came home to our respective families on Tuesday 19th. Leo met us again at Folkestone.

Wednesday 20th September 1865
Leo to Shoeburyness. I to Kitlands with Marion and baby.

Thursday 21st September 1865
Don?t know.
Friday 22nd September 1865
Puss nine years old. A juvenile party. Kitlanders, Hamiltons, Cazalets, Leslies.

Saturday 23rd September 1865
Leo to attend Colonel Hogge?s funeral. I to Kitlands.

Sunday 24th September 1865
All to Church.

Monday 25th September 1865
Leo to Woolwich. I, Puss and Ada to Milland, John?s place [Rev John Heath] where we stayed till Thursday 28th , came home.

Friday 29th September 1865
Leo to Woolwich.

Saturday 30th September 1865
Walked about with Leo and went to Ewhurst.

Sunday 1st October 1865
To Church. G & G called.

Monday 2nd October 1865
George Heath called and went off with Bertie and Freddie to Milland. Leo to Woolwich.

Tuesday 3rd October 1865
Leo to London and Woolwich.

Wednesday 4th October 1865
Leo to D [District?] and Somerset with Admiral and all saw a ship blown up at Chatham.

Thursday 5th October 1865
Leo and I walked about and dined at Lady Macdonalds

Friday 6th October 1865
Leo to Woolwich, boys returned home.

Saturday 7th October 1865
Leo to London

Sunday 8th October 1865
All to Church.

Monday 9th October 1865
Leo to Woolwich, returned with Captain Heyman [Hagman?] Colonel and Mrs Freeling came afterwards.

Tuesday 10th October 1865
All out shooting. Mr and Mrs Hamilton, Dr and Mrs Gordon, George Whatman and Mr [Mrs?] Sheppard joined us at dinner. Douglas and Annie in the evening.

Wednesday 11th October 1865
Leo and Captain Heyman left for Woolwich. Colonel Freeling shot with George Whatman and after luncheon went back with Mrs Freeling to Woolwich.

Thursday 12th October 1865
Leo and I shopping to London, children to Kitlands.

Friday 13th October 1865
Lovely warm day. Leo to Woolwich and back. I walked with the children to Kitlands.

Saturday 14th October 1865
Leo to London. I went to Dorking.

Sunday 15th October 1865
To Church. Douglas called.

Monday 16th October 1865
Leo to Woolwich. I drove with Emma to Ewhurst.

Tuesday 17th October 1865
Went to Dorking early with Leo and photographed the children. Mrs Gordon called.

Wednesday 18th October 1865
Leo to Woolwich. Pouring all day.

Thursday 19th October 1865
Rain in torrents. Leo at home, tried his new horse.

Friday 20th October 1865
Beautiful day. Leo to Woolwich. Douglas called to see the ?Beast.?

[few days missed.]

Friday 27th October 1865
Dined at Kitlands.

Saturday 28th October 1865
Went to call on Mrs Hackblock, Box Hill.

Sunday 29th October 1865
Rain.

Monday 30th October 1865
Rain. Leo to Shoeburyness and did not come home.

Tuesday 31st October 1865
Leo still away. Rain.

Wednesday 1st November 1865
Richard [Crofton] came to stay. Leo came home.

Thursday 2nd November 1865
Leo, Richard and I walked about. I took a drive with the children afterwards.

Friday 3rd November 1865
Leo to Woolwich. I took a nice walk with Richard [Crofton], lovely warm day. Children all went in pony chaise to pick chestnuts [?] in Bay Hill park.

Saturday 4th November 1865
Leo went to London. I walked out with Richard. Afterwards he left for Cheltenham. I drove out in Mab chaise to see poor.

Sunday 5th November 1865
Leo, Fred and Puss to Church. Leo walked out with Bert and Fred afterwards.

Monday 6th November 1865
Leo to Woolwich with Puss, who went to stay with the Croftons. We had a bonfire and crackers at night.

Tuesday 7th November 1865
Very cold. Leo to London with Cuthbert to see ear-doctor. Julia called.

Wednesday 8th November 1865
Papa to Woolwich, James called.

Thursday 9th November 1865
Leo and I went to Marlton and returned on Friday 10th [late?]

Saturday 11th November 1865
Leo walked about with me and wrote.

Sunday 12th November 1865
Leo, I and Fred to church.

Monday 13th November 1865
Leo off to Shoeburyness, and the children walked about. Miss Fullers called, riding. Beautiful day.

Tuesday 14th November 1865
Gloomy and cold. Leo came home.

Wednesday 15th November 1865
Leo away to Shoeburyness. I drove to Dorking.

Thursday 16th November 1865
Pussy came home and Harry Crofton.

Friday 17th November 1865
Rained dreadfully. Leo came home. We did [plays, flags?] for Arty.

Saturday 18th November 1865
Evy Eden came to stay. Leo went to London.

Sunday 19th November 1865
Rained and blew. No Church.

Monday 20th November 1865
Better weather. Leo to Shoeburyness. Evy and I drove out in the poney chaise.

Tuesday 21st November 1865
Evy and I were going to Ewhurst, driven back by the rain.

Wednesday 22nd November 1865
Tremendous S.W. gale, not much going out.

Thursday 23rd November 1865
Leo, Evy and I went to East Sheen to see Mr Waterfield?s school.

Friday 24th November 1865
Harry and Leo went to Woolwich.

Saturday 25th November 1865
We were all in expectation about Arty. He and Madame Courtois and two children came quite safe and well to our infinite joy.

Sunday 26th November 1865
All to Church but me and Evy, and all walked out.

Monday 27th November 1865
Evy left early and Leo too. Mde walked out.

Tuesday 28th November 1865
We stayed at home, it rained so hard.
 
Wednesday 29th November 1865
Leo to Woolwich and Madame and self, [Emmi?] and Puss out calling.

Thursday 30th November 1865
We all took a delightful drive over the hills.

December 1865

Friday 1st December 1865
Leo to Woolwich. Madame, I, Miss Hughes and children with donkeys and pony a walk. Boys out roaming.

Saturday 2nd December 1865
Leo to London, on H & H business.

Sunday 3rd December 1865
All to Church, and walking afterwards.

Monday 4th December 1865
Leo to Woolwich, we took a walk with pony to Broome Hall.

Tuesday 5th December 1865
Leo to Woolwich again, very warm weather for the season.

Wednesday 6th December 1865
We have been going on very tranquil. Went to a concert at Cobham. Went to London twice, once to Mr Hamilton?s, once to Loundes St.

Sunday 17th December 1865
They all went to Coldharbour to avoid an anti-Papist sermon at Holmwood. Mr Langdale and son called.

Monday 18th December 1865
Leo went to London on a Cattle [Driver?] Committee. Children went down to see a Prize Ox. Arty went out riding with Mr Langdale and Fred Langdale. And Papa came home. I walked out with children.

Tuesday 19th December 1865
[no entry]

Wednesday 20th December 1865
Madame, children, self, Ada and Puss went to Lowndes Street.

Thursday 21st December 1865
A children?s party. Bovills, Powells, Cazalets, Mathesons, Barclays.

Friday 22nd December 1865
All rested. Leo to Woolwich.

Saturday 23rd December 1865
Leo took French, Arty, Puss, Fred to Crystal Palace. Harrisons came to stay.

Sunday 24th December 1865
All to Church. Called up in the night by drunken butler. Great excitement.

Monday 25th December 1865 ? Christmas Day
All to Church. Games in the evening.

Tuesday 26th December 1865
Madame Courtois and children all went away.

Wednesday 27th December 1865
Harrisons left us.

Thursday 28th December 1865
Stayed at home. Papa to London. Arty rode out. Children and Miss Hughes to a party at the Wickhams.

Friday 29th December 1865
Don?t know. Miss Hughes went for a holiday.

Saturday 30th December 1865
Drove to call on the Langs [Langdales?] Arty rode.

Sunday 31st December 1865
Bad day. No Church.

January 1866
Monday 1st January 1866
We drove out calling on Wedgwoods etc. Arty rode.

Tuesday 2nd January 1866
Bad day. Leo and I intended to go to a ball at the Powell?s, storm prevented us.

Wednesday 3rd January 1866
Leo to Woolwich again. Walked out, met Mrs Wickham. Leo came home late.

Thursday 4th January 1866
Leo to London. Stag in Moorhurst pond. Great excitement! Boys ran down to see. I and girls stayed[?] in the garden looking at them. Cold pudding in consequence. Disorganised household and farm. Buckland went into the pond after the stag. Got only 2/6 instead of 10/ as promised, cries of shame! From the children.

Friday 5th January 1866
Leo to Woolwich, and back again.

Saturday 6th January 1866
Leo, I, Bert and Fred went to London. Arty to Bury Hill for a paper-hare hunt, returned late.

Sunday 7th January 1866
Rain and storms. Leo alone to Church.

Monday 8th January 1866
Leo to Woolwich. Arty to Mr Watsons to run with the dogs. Mr Richardson came to shoot. Arty returned late. Leo and Mr Noble.

Tuesday 9th January 1866
All the men out shooting, joined by Mssrs Langdale and Cazalet. Arty to dine and run at Mr Calverts. Captain Cazalet and wife, Mr and Mrs Wickham, Mr Wedgwood and two daughters dined.

Wednesday 10th January 1866
Leo with his friends to Shoeburyness. Mr Nicholson also left. Arty went to meet Richard Crofton who came to stay. Snow.

Thursday 11th January 1866
Deep snow, wind and snow storm all day. Deep snow drifts. Arty and Richard got out a little.

Friday 12th January 1866
Men all at work cutting paths, all the boys in great delight! Leo came home very late. George Whatman called.

Saturday 13th January 1866
Thew. Leo to London. None of the children out.

Sunday 14th January 1866
Continued thaw and rain and gales of wind. No one out except Leo to Kitlands.

Monday 15th January 1866
Leo to Woolwich and home early. Richard and Arty and I drove with Mab pony, drive to Dorking.

Tuesday 16th January 1866
Leo at home, shooting in the afternoon. Arty out riding. Douglas called. I out with Fred and Puss.

Wednesday 17th January 1866
Leo to Woolwich with Arty and Richard Crofton, who went to Uncle Richard?s. I, Puss, Fred and Bert to Kitlands.

Thursday 18th January 1866
Rained, I think, lessons and etc.

Friday 19th January 1866
Do do. Leo went to Woolwich and did not return.

Saturday 20th January 1866
I and four children went to Loundes Street to see a pantomime at Covent Garden, met Lorings and Croftons. Arty and Arts Loring returned with us.

Sunday 21st January 1866
Very wet. In the afternoon Leo took most of the boys a walk.

Monday 22nd January 1866
Leo to Woolwich, rained.

Tuesday 23rd January 1866
Leo at home. Arty went to Kitlands.

Wednesday 24th January 1866
Leo to Woolwich, and sent on Arts Loring and Fred to Cobham. Arty returned home.

Thursday 25th January 1866
Leo and I took Arty to school at Mr Waterfield?s East Sheen, having lunched at Putney Park. Leo stayed in London

Friday 26th January 1866
Lesson. And I drove out with Emma, Annie took the pony chaise and children.

Saturday 27th January 1866
Leo at home. Mr St.Aubyn came to stay. Drove to Broome Hall to call on the Penningtons, and Kitlands.

Sunday 28th January 1866
To Church. William Whatman called.

Monday 29th January 1866
Leo and Mr St.Aubyn went away. Leo home. We drove to Mr Watsons to look for primroses.

Tuesday 30th January 1866
Leo?s holiday, but went to London and then out shooting rabbits. I took Puss a ride on Mab, Mrs Langdate came to call.

Wednesday 31st January 1866
Leo to Woolwich and home early. Fred came home from Cobham. Rainy day. I took a little walk with Leo.

Thursday 1st February 1866
Mild wet weather.

[few days missed]

Saturday 10th February 1866
Leo and I went to Woolwich to see the Croftons.

Sunday 11th February 1866
A fearful storm of wind and rain.

Monday 12th February 1866
Leo and I came home.

Tuesday 13th February 1866
A fine day, walked about with Leo.

Wednesday 14th February 1866
Leo went to Woolwich and then to Portsmouth, children all more or less poorly.

Thursday 15th February 1866
I went to call on Mrs Townley, Emma.

Friday 16th February 1866
Continued damp, raw weather. No [one] got out. Little chicks better. Leo returned.

Saturday 17th February 1866
Walked with Leo, Fred out riding.

Sunday 18th February 1866
Fine cold day, frost. All went to Church. Douglas called and walked with us in the afternoon.

Monday 19th February 1866
Herbert and I went to Loundes Street. Leo to Woolwich and back to Anstie.

Tuesday 20th February 1866

Wednesday 21st February 1866
Fred?s birthday. Miss Hughes to Dorking.

Thursday 22nd February 1866
Very cold. Leo and I busy about new garden. Dined at Dr Gordon?s in the evening.
 
 Friday 23rd February 1866
Leo to Woolwich.

Saturday 24th February 1866
Leo at home, went hunting with William. William and Douglas dined.

Sunday 25th February 1866
Leo alone to Church, [bid daf?]

Monday 26th February 1866
Beautiful day, Leo went off to Woolwich en route for Shoeburyness and Portsmouth.All of us out all day. Harry Crofton came to stay, a gentleman from the H.H. called.

Tuesday 27th February 1866
Snow an inch deep on the ground, very raw and cold. Dined at Kitlands.

Wednesday 28th February 1866
Very cold. Children went to the Parsongae.

March 1866

Thursday 1st March 1866
Hard frost.

[a few days missed]

Tuesday 6th March 1866
Leo and I went to Putney Park and returned on Thursday 8th having seen Arty and his school (Mr Waterfield?s) East Sheen.

Saturday 10th March 1866
Fanny Crofton came to stay.

Sunday 11th March 1866
10 to Church. Mr Langdale walked back with us. Douglas came to talk.

Monday 12th March 1866
Leo to Woolwich, Fanny, I and children drove over to Abinger.

Tuesday 13th March 1866
Fanny and I to Dorking, Bury Hill.

Wednesday 14th March 1866
Bright and cold. Leo to Woolwich.

Thursday 15th March 1866
Dinner party. Penningtons, Langs, Mr Bovill, Douglas and Annie. Mr [Gurny Home?] called.

Friday 16th March 1866
Humiliation day. Fred, Miss Hughes and I went to Church. Leo came home in the evening.

Saturday 17th March 1866
Leo and I went to Dorking with the boys, Leo on Magistrate?s business.

Sunday 18th March 1866
To Church, William and Douglas called.

Monday 19th March 1866
A charming day, we all took a donkey ramble with Baby and Herbert.

Tuesday 20th March 1866
Leo and I to Kitlands and dined at the Wickhams afterwards.

Wednesday 21st March 1866
Snow storm. I went to Church with the servants to Confirmation. Leo came home late from Woolwich.

Thursday 22nd March 1866
George Whatman called. I drove out with Puss and Fred, visiting cottages and Kitlands.

Friday 23rd March 1866
Bert 7 years old. I went to London and was joined by Leo at the Charing Corss Hotel and went to Messiah with Whatmans.

Saturday 24th March 1866
Shopped with Leo and called at Loundes Street, returned home.

Sunday 25th March 1866
Leo stayed at home. I, Puss and Fred to Church. Leo and 5 children walked out afterwards.

Monday 26th March 1866
Leo went to Woolwich.

Tuesday 27th March 1866
Arty came home from school.

Wednesday 28th March 1866
Leo to Woolwich.
Arty and I drove to Dorking. Margy Whatman came to stay.

Thursday 29th March 1866
All played about. Leo and Arty rode. John Loring called, riding. Margey left with Emma and [young William?] who had tea in the school room.

Friday 30th March 1866 ? Good Friday
All to Church. Douglas called. Boys played at cricket.

Saturday 31st March 1866
Leo and Arty to London to see Northumberland.

Sunday 1st April 1866
All to Church. Posy came to stay. Douglas called.

Monday 2nd April 1866
Drove to Deacons with Posy. Arty riding.

Tuesday 3rd April 1866
Posy and I drove out. [Leo and Bertie to London ? crossed out]

Wednesday 4th April 1866
Posy went back to London with Leo and Bertie.

Thursday 5th April 1866
We walked about.

Friday 6th April 1866
Leo to Woolwich again. Arty and I and children drove out calling.

Saturday 7th April 1866
Leo, I, Arty, Puss and Fred went to London.

Sunday 8th April 1866
All to Church but Fred and I.We walked about, the children played.

Monday 9th April 1866
Leo and my dear Fred went to Folkestone en route for Versailles. Georgy came to stay. Arty rode.

Tuesday 10th April 1866
Lessons, and we walked out somewhere ? oh ? went to the fish net dragging at Bury Hill. Left Bertie and Arty who returned in pony chaise.

Wednesday 11th April 1866
Poured with rain. John Loring came to stay.

Thursday 12th April 1866
I took Arty back to school. Bertha and Archie Wickham met Leo at London Bridge Station who went down with us to East Sheen.

Friday 13th April 1866
Leo to Woolwich. Georgy out fishing with John Loring. Rained afterwards.

Saturday 14th April 1866
Johnny in bed. Leo and Georgy went to Kitlands. Leo and I dined at the Barclays.

Sunday 15th April 1866
All to Church and walks were taken.

Monday 16th April 1866
Georgy and I, John Loring and Gerard [Heath] went to Loundes St, to say good bye.

Tuesday 17th April 1866
We took a drive and ride over the hills.

Wednesday 18th April 1866
Leo to Woolwich. Georgy and John left for Cobham.

Thursday 19th April 1866
Leo at home and we drove to Dorking.

Friday 20th April 1866
Leo to Woolwich and I called at Mr Hillyer?s, Pennington?s, etc.

Saturday 21st April 1866
Leo at home and lovely day which we spent out of doors.

Sunday 22nd April 1866
All to Church. Douglas and William walked up.

Monday 23rd April 1866
A bright sun and bitter East wind. Leo to Woolwich.

Tuesday 24th April 1866
Weather getting warmer. Wandered about all morning with Leo. And took the children to drilling at the Cazalets and called on Mathesons. C. Cazalet, Henry [Steine?] and Douglas [Heath]. Cazalets and French woman Melle Puire [Pain?] called.

Wednesday 25th April 1866
Leo went off to London and Shoeburyness. Mr Townly called. Children went to Dorking.

Thursday 26th April 1866
Children and Miss Hughes took a drive. Very warm. We walked about in the evening.

Friday 27th April 1866
Very warm and delicious. We all wandered about, it was so charming, stayed out very late till nearly nine at night. Leo home late.

Saturday 28th April 1866
Walked about with Leo, and afterwards drove with him, Puss and Bert to Ewhurst. Pouring rain and quite a change back to bitter winds.

Sunday 29th April 1866
Horrible weather. Leo went alone to Church. William called.

Monday 30th April 1866
Leo to Woolwich, dreadful weather.

Tuesday 1st May 1866
Still detestable.

Wednesday 2nd May 1866
A little better. Leo to Woolwich and I went to fetch Georgy from Cobham.

Thursday 3rd May 1866
We dined at Kitlands.

Friday 4th May 1866
Leo and I dined at the Gordons.

Saturday 5th May 1866
The Gordons called. We walked up to Kitlands to see the Rhododendrons.

Sunday 6th May 1866
All to Church. Douglas and William called.

Tuesday 7th May 1866
Georgy came back and left us again on Saturday 12th after ?Black Friday.?

Monday 14th May 1866
Leo to Woolwich. Mrs Cazalet came to have tea.

Tuesday 15th May 1866
Leo to town meeting of [Trip Mes Crc?] Dined at the Langdales

Wednesday 16th May 1866
Very dry ? holiday. Went calling with Leo all about.

Thursday 17th May 1866
Leo and I walked up to Kitlands., callers, and dined at Leith Hill Place.

Friday 18th May 1866
Leo to Woolwich and Admiralty, and went to Kitlands in the evening.

Saturday 19th May 1866
Leo to Dorking on Magistrate duty. Captain Cazalet called, and Cazalet boys came up in the afternoon ? egg hunting ? cricket etc.

Sunday 20th May 1866
To Church. Julia Moore and Douglas called. Beautiful day.

Monday 21st May 1866
Douglas and Julia Moore came to meet the Buxtons, Mr Holland, A. Trevelyan, Miss Strutts[?] Mess H Buxton, H Lushington and K. Digby, who rode over and took luncheon (Leo went to Woolwich) I and Douglas went with them up to [Austketery?] ? Leith Hill. I called at Kitlands on my return. Leo went to Shoeburyness from London.

Tuesday 22nd May 1866
Horrid wind. The Langs called and had tea. Children to drill.

Wednesday 23rd May 1866
Puss out riding. Miss Hughes and I out with the children. Leo came home.

Thursday 24th May 1866
Horrid N.E. wind still. Leo, I and Herbert took an immense long drive. Children gardened. Mrs Halson called.

Friday 25th May 1866
Douglas, Mrs Holson and Mrs Cazalet called in the morning.

Saturday 26th May 1866
Arty came home for a holiday.

Sunday 27th May 1866
All to Church, and Kitlands afterwards.

Monday 28th May 1866
Arty ill of the Mumps. Unable to return to school. Miss Hughes, P.A. and B [Puss, Ada and Bertie] went to Zoological Gardens.

Tuesday 29th May 1866
Leo and I to London to see R.A. and [Jws?] Flower Show.

Wednesday 30th May 1866
Leo to Woolwich. I stayed with Arty.

Thursday 31st May 1866
Miss De Benhem came and I drove to see Mary Hawkins. Leo to Shoeburyness.

Friday 1st June 1866
Leo came home late. Lady Macdonald called.

Saturday 2nd June 1866
Holiday for all. Mr Jardine called.

Sunday 3rd June 1866
We all went to Church. It was a charming day, and we sat out all the time in the garden.

Monday 4th June 1866
Leo to Woolwich, and returned Thursday 7th June.

Tuesday 5th June 1866
Storm and rain. In doors all day. Leo went to London and Shoeburyness.

Wednesday 6th June 1866
Rain again. Better in the afternoon, played at croquet. Children amused themselves. Leo came home.

Thursday 7th June 1866
Leo and I to Kitlands. Children out driving, and wandering. Mr and MRs [Sims?] came to look at the house.

Friday 8th June 1866
Leo to Woolwich. We went to Leith Hill with group and donkey. Such a delicious little trip. Met Kitlanders there.

Saturday 9th June 1866
We all went up with Leo and servants and had tea on Leith Hill and stayed till eight o?clock, very pleasant.

Sunday 10th June 1866
[Ching?] hot weather, we all went to Church.
Monday 11th June 1866
Leo to Woolwich, and I darted off suddenly to Oxford with Emma, where I stayed till Friday 15th for the Commemoration. Went to balls and shows of all sorts.

Miss de Berchem the new Governess arrived. On Thursday 14th. Miss Hughes left finally on Saturday 16th. Puss and Bert ill of the mumps. Arty rode to Capel to fetch the Doctor and out shooting with Bax.

Sunday 17th June 1866
Only Leo and Miss de B to Church. Mr and Mrs Wily. Colonel Ferris R.E. and Mr Gilvray called and had tea.

Monday 18th June 1866
Fearful rainy day, South East wind and horrid altogether. Poor Arty went back to school and Leo to Woolwich. All of us very dull. Leo came home very late.

Tuesday 19th June 1866
Rather better weather. Leo left for Hastings. Mr and Mrs Matheson called.

Wednesday 20th June 1866
I drove out with Miss de B and children. To Bury Hill and Mary Hawkins. Leo came home very late.

Thursday 21st June 1866
A warm pleasant day. Went to see the hay-cutting just begun, and wandered about and drove to Dorking with Leo and Baby. Thunder and torrents of rain in the evening.

Friday 22nd June 1866
Leo to Woolwich. I drove out to cottages with Miss de B and Gerard. Mrs Milner and Mrs Pajet called and had tea. Leo came home very late.

Saturday 23rd June 1866
Leo and I went to see Uncle George at Nelson?s Hotel, and [Fr?] Pictures. Charming day.

Sunday 24th June 1866
Leo, I and Miss de B wen to Church, spent the rest of the enchanting day in the woods and hay fields.

Monday 25th June 1866
Leo to Woolwich, we spent it in the fields. Leo came home late and we walked about in the evening.

Tuesday 26th June 1866
Very hot still. Leo and I drove to see Lyne, with Baby.

Wednesday 27th June 1866
Leo to Woolwich. Very hot and delicious, we went to the hay-field as usual. Leo home late.

Thursday 28th June 1866
Leo went off to Portsmouth to see the American Turret Ship. We all supported the great heat as well as we could, had tea in the hay-field, children very happy, stayed out till eight o?clock. Mumps gone, I hope.

Friday 29th June 1866
Cloudy day, but warm. Leo came home.

Saturday 30th June 1866
Wandered about with Leo and sat in the hay-field.

Sunday 1st July 1866
Rain and storm. Went to Church. Leo to Kitlands.

Monday 2nd July 1866
Leo to Woolwich and slept in London. Plenty of rain. I gardened.

Tuesday 3rd July 1866
Rain, almost continually. Leo came home.

Wednesday 4th July 1866
Leo left early for Woolwich not to return till Friday. Very rainy. Puss and I danced in the evening.

Thursday 5th July 1866
Leo came home.

Friday 6th July 1866
Leo off again to Woolwich.

Saturday 7th July 1866
Leo and I went a round of calls.

Sunday 8th July 1866
To Church, very warm.

Monday 9th July 1866
Leo to Woolwich and slept in London. Roasting weather.

Tuesday 10th July 1866
Leo home again. Went to Dorking.

Wednesday 11th July 1866
Leo to Woolwich. We had tea in the Hay field.

Thursday 12th July 1866
Leo home again.

Friday 13th July 1866
Leo to Woolwich. Evy came to stay. Leo came home. All the Wickhams came up and played croquet and had coffee.

Saturday 14th July 1866
Leo at home. Douglas called. Evy went down to the Hay field, with all the children. Admiral Ryder came to stay. Captain and Mrs Lang dined.

Sunday 15th July 1866
Stifling heat. We all went to Church. Admiral Ryder and Leo went a long walk to Kitlands.

Monday 16th July 1866
Evy drove back to Cobham. Leo and Admiral Ryder to London and Woolwich. Cooler weather, Mary Hawkins came to call, croquet with chicks [X] hard that Richard Crofton was very ill at Sheerness.

Tuesday 17th July 1866
Leo returned from Woolwich [X] I went to Emma in the morning.

Wednesday 18th July 1866
Leo to Woolwich. Better news from Sheerness. Children played in the wood. I drew. Leo home.

Thursday 19th July 1866
Went out calling with Emma. Leo met us in Dorking and we went to Mrs [Rislow?s?] croquet party.

Friday 20th July 1866
Leo to Woolwich. Emma took me out calling on people. Leo home.

Saturday 21st July 1866
Leo and I went to Sheerness to see Richard Crofton and returned very late.

Sunday 22nd July 1866
Went to Church. Douglas dined and spent the evening with us.

Monday 23rd July 1866
Leo to Woolwich.

Tuesday 24th July 1866
Arty came home from school. Leo still away at Shoeburyness.

Wednesday 25th July 1866
Went to Dorking and brought Leo home. Mary Hutton came to stay.

Thursday 26th July 1866
Leo at home, drove out with Mary. Mrs Fuller and several people came and had tea.

Friday 27th July 1866
Leo to Woolwich. We went with [Kenyons?], Cazalets, Wickhams to have tea on Leith Hill. Richard and Fanny and [Richard?] came to stay.

Saturday 28th July 1866
Leo and I and Mary Hutton and Admiral took a showery drive to Dorking.

Sunday 29th July 1866
Wet. No Church, except for Leo, Mary Hutton and Miss de B.

Monday 30th July 1866
Mary Hutton left with Leo who is gone to London for the day, holidays began for Leo.

Friday 3rd August 1866
We all went to Linley Wood where we stayed till Wednesday 15th leaving the Croftons at Anstie.

Thursday 16th August 1866
Emma and Mamma called. Also Douglas and John. Boys all out fishing.

Friday 17th August 1866
Boys out early fishing. Leo and I and Fanny went to a croquet party at Leith Hill Place. Amy to Kitlands to draw etc. Boys anywhere.

Saturday 18th August 1866
Leo and I out calling, and all the other a pony and donkey expedition to Leith Hill Place.

Sunday 19th August 1866
All to Church, and Leo took the boys to the swimming bath at Kitlands.

Monday 20th August 1866
Wedgwoods, ?Kitlanders? Kenyons came to croquet and tea. Mrs Onslow came to call.

Tuesday 21st August 1866
Fred and I took a drive and left Amy at Kitlands.

Wednesday 22nd August 1866
The Croftons left us for Cheltenham leaving Harry and Richard behind. Leo, I, Arty and Marion went for a visit to Milland and returned on Saturday 25th August with Walter Heath.

Sunday 26th August 1866
A large body went to Church, and afterwards to swimming bath at Kitlands.

Monday 27th August 1866
Arty, Dicky and Walter went to a cricket match on the Holmwood, a lady came to see the house. And Mrs Calvert and Mrs Hepburn called and had tea.

Tuesday 28th August 1866
Boys out fishing and generally uproarious. Cricket etc. Leo went to Shoeburyness. Rain. Wasp nest taken.

Wednesday 29th August 1866
Boys out fishing all day. Wickhams, Leslies, Whatmans and Arbuthnots called. Leo came home very late.

Thursday 30th August 1866
Walter Heath and Croftons went away. Arty to Bovills cricket match. Leo and I dined at Kitlands.

 

Diary of Lady Mary Heath ? 1856 ? 1866
Transcribe ? Michael Heath-Caldwell, Brisbane 2013

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