Monday, January 15, 2007

04Jun1862, Kensington Museum

LONDON, Wednesday, June 4th, 1862.
—I went with Uncle and Aunt to the S. Kensington Museum and saw glorious things, that made one proud of one's country. Two great collections of Sevres, together worth £200,000! One single moderate-sized bowl worth £2,000. We saw there the Dow. Duchess of Sutherland, with her youngest son Lord Ronald [FN: Lord Ronald Gower, afterwards a well-known social figure and dilettante of art and letters], a handsome, fair, pleasant-mannered boy of 15.

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