The Gladstone Diaries - Vol. 12

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Servants. All went very well. Spoke say 35 min.1 Saw Mr Mrs Hales. Read Prendergast--Hist. Foundling--Bp of Derry on Irish History.2


31. Wed

Ch. 8 1/2 A.M. Wrote to Mr Graydon Johnstone--A.W. Tait--Rev. Dr. Kane--J.H. Mackenzie--E. Lloyd Morris--and minutes. Read Prendergast (finished)--Hist. of a Foundling--Phelps on the Less True.3 Drive with C. Worked on books. Saw the Baileys. W.H.G. Worked on 'English Speakers'.


Thurs. Sept 1. 1887.

Church 8 1/2 A. M. Wrote to Mr E. Rideing--Mr de Coverley--Mr Schnadhorst-- Mr Harris Sanders--Mr Cadworth--Mr Harper--Messrs King--Messrs Murray --Mr Westell--Mr Preston--G. Tonge--W. Meynell. Revised and sent off to U.S. MS on English Speaking of 1887.4 Saw Messrs Dexter ( U.S.)5 and an aged visitor from Edinburgh who said 'we're bairns o'ae year'. Read Hist. Foundling-- Plowden Hist. Ireland--Irish Stew6--The Sham Squire.7


2. Fr

Ch. 8 1/2 AM. Wrote to Rev. Dr. Mackay8--Mrs Ross--Miss Marshall--Mr Taylor Innes--Miss Barclay. Began my article on Ingram so called History.9 Read Hist. Foundling--Green's Hist of England10--The Sham Squire-- Plowden History. We drove to Mold for tea with Mrs Pearson our old & valued housemaid.


3. Sat.

Ch. 8 1/2 A.M. Wrote to Mr A. Morley--Lady G. Peel--Mr E.S. Lewis--Mr B. O'Brien BP--Mrs Kingwell--Messrs Whittingham11--Mrs Th.--Mr Bagnall-- Rev. H. Roberts. Tea party, chiefly Cestrian12 41/2-6. Worked on books. Read Plowden's Hist.--Stanhope's Pitt13-- Ingram Hist. Union--and Unclassed.14


4. 12 S. Trin

Ch mg with H.C. and evg. Wrote to Mr P. Stanhope--Mr Bancroft--Mr Quaritch. Read Nelson Address to Persons of Quality15--Unclassed--Fonseca

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1
T.T., 31 August 1887, 10a; mainly on achievements during the reign, but concluding with 'a few words . . . on Her Majesty herself', who had understood and acted on 'the constitutional position' of the modern monarchy. See 10 Sept. 87.
10
See 1 Dec. 75, 19 Feb. 78, 15 Feb. 82.
11
Probably W. B. Whittingham, London stationers and booksellers.
12
i.e. from Chester.
13
See 2 Apr. 61.
14
G. Gissing. The unclassed, 3v. ( 1884).
15
R. Nelson, An address to persons of quality and estate ( 1715).
2
W. Alexander, probably 'Royalty and loyalty. A sermon' ( 1886).
3
Untraced.
4
See 22 Aug. 87.
5
Unidentified.
6
Irish Stew, ed. 'J. R.' ( 1886).
7
W. J. Fitzpatrick, 'The sham squire'; and the informers of 1798. With a view of their contemporaries ( 1866).
8
Perhaps Alexander *Mackay, 1815-95; free-churchman and educationalist.
9
' Ingram "History of the Irish Union'", N. C., xxii. 445 ( October 1887), reprinted in Special aspects, 135. A powerful attack on a Unionist account. See 30 June 87.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations x
  • ABBREVIATED CHRISTIAN AND SURNAMES xi
  • ABBREVIATED BOOK TITLES, MSS COLLECTIONS, ETC. xv
  • OTHER ABBREVIATIONS xx
  • Introduction xxv
  • Sat. Jan. 1. 1887 Circumcision [hawarden] 1
  • Frid. Ap. One. 1887 22
  • Sunday May One 87 Ss. Phil. & J. 30
  • Wed. June One 1887. 38
  • Wed. June One 1887. 54
  • Wed. June One 1887. 61
  • Wed. June One 1887. 81
  • Jan 1. S. & Circumcision 1888. [florence] 89
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 176
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 187
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 193
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 200
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 208
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 214
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 221
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 234
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 241
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 248
  • Circumcision Wed. Jan 1. 90. 260
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 282
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 305
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 312
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 318
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 325
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 332
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 344
  • Thurs. Circumcision Jan. 1. 91. 356
  • Sexa S. Feb. One 1891. 362
  • Sexa S. Feb. One 1891. 370
  • Wed Ap. One 1891. 377
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 382
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 387
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 398
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 404
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 410
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 416
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 422
  • APPENDIX Gladstone's Letters to Laura Thistlethwayte, 1870-1893 431
  • WHERE WAS HE? 1887-1891 533
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