LONDON, July 1st – 8th, 1878.
—University match; as I couldn't go in the morning I missed a grand innings of Edward's, and wouldn't go in the afternoon. B. Temple came to see me, looking pretty brisk. Old Albert came to sleep, and to-night all 8 brothers are in London: all but Nevy, Spencer, and Bob dined with us. Tues. to Lord's; Alfred made a grand long innings of 63, and Oxford was pitifully smashed—only making 32 in the 2nd innings—I should think an unrivalled fiasco.
—Wednesday. Devonshire House drum: good and pretty.