Saturday, January 01, 2011

04Oct18875, Jodrell, Lacaita, Doyle, Hill, Huxley, Cowper-Temple

LONDON, October 4th-10th, 1875.
—We dined with Mr. Jodrell, meeting Sir Jas. Lacaita, Sir F. Doyle, and that excellent wonderful woman, Miss Octavia Hill, who told us much about her poor London tenants.... We dined again at Jodrells', meeting the Huxleys; interesting. I fought the battle anti-Cowper-Temple clause: on the grounds that an old well-weighed Catechism is likely to be better than any schoolmaster's crude one.

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