LONDON, (Shrove) Tuesday, February 25th, 1873.
—Went with old M. to a special Committee at the House in hopes of hearing Papa examined about Endowed Schools; but only came in for a rather inaudible duel between Mr. Roby and Sir Michael Hicks Beach. Shot, to my amusement, Albert's quondam tutor Mr. Richmond, doing Secy. to the Schools Commission. Afterwds to my Chelsea School Council : felt like a strong-minded woman altogether. We have started a Beautiful Being named Henderson as butler.