Friday, April 23, 2010

07Jan1873, Visiting a Widow

HOLKER, Tuesday, January 7th, 1873.
—We drove to see Mrs. Huby and the poor little dowdy old widow of the Rev. ----—. I was dumbfounded at her dowdiness !—of the small farmer type. And he was the son of a day-labourer ! The poor goody rejoiced Lou's heart by giving her various pretty bits of old china, which we bore home in triumph.

04Jan1873, The Chatsworth Party at Royal Week

HOLKER, Saturday, January 4th, 1873.
—It's rather absurd that I have never given a list of the Chatsworth party during the Royal week ; here they all are. Uncle R., Cowpers and her sister, Granvilles, Listowels, Shannons, Howards of Glossop and daughter, Vernons and daughter, May Lascelles, Margt. and F. Howard, E. Cokes, D. of S. Albans, Mr. Chaplin, Mr. Primrose, Mr. Cockerell, Mr. Calcraft, D. of Rutland, and 0 !—last but far from least. ! Lady A. ! With the P. and Prss., Ly. Macclesfield, Mr. Knollys, Major Grey.