The Gladstone Diaries - Vol. 12

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1 Tu. [1889] Circumc.

Wrote to Freshfields--LadyAberdeen--Mr Grogan--Sir J. Barrow--J. Ogilvy-- Ed. Daily News--S.W. Norton--W.H.G.--Mad. Meurikoffre--Roi des Belges-- Sig. Taranto--Syndic of Naples--H. Ledward. Kept my bed in forenoon after a short but sharp attack last night. Drove with C. Read Salvador--F. Pressensé-- La Petite Fadette.


2. Wed.

Wrote to Ed. Corriere di Nap.--Ed. Chester Chronicle1--Sindaco di Recanati-- F. de Pressensé--Mr G. Brooks. 1-4 3/4. By steam to the Port: paid a public & formal visit to the Municipio & replied to the Sindaco's Address. Then drove to the Prefettura & saw the acting Prefect. Finished Salvador First Vol.--Read de Pressensé--La Petite Fadette. Backgammon with Mr R[endel].

In Naples we saw the Royal Palace. Vast scale: the finest of staircases: terrace excellent: wonderful bust called Bacchus, from Herculaneum.


3. Th.

Storm. Walk in Maraval Gardens. Saw Br. Consul and Mrs H.2 Read de Pressensé--Bowes on Japan3--La Petite Fadette (finished). Wrote to Rector of University--Rev. Mr Lucas--J. Murray--Director of Scavi--Cav. de Simone--Ed. Tablet (Tel.)4


4. Fr.

Wrote to Miss Hurlbutt--Director of Royal Palaces--Editor P.M.G.5 . . . . (that was all). Backgammon with Mr R. Drive to San Martino.6 The view wonderful: Museo interesting: the void of the Church and buildings desolate enough. Saw Sig. Galletti & others. Read Salvador ( II)--De Pressensé's Irelande--The Front Yard.7


5. Sat.

Wrote to the Syndic--Director of Scavi--Roman Corresp. of Tablet--Mr Reynolds Ball.8 Saw Vice Prefect & Head of police--Mrs Wolfsohn--Sig. Nisco.

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1
Thanks for birthday congratulations; T.T., 7 January 1889, 7b.
2
Edward H. B. Hartwell and his wife.
3
J. L. Bowles, Keramic art of Japan ( 1875).
4
On the arbitration question (see next day); The Tablet, 5 January 1889, 10.
5
On misunderstanding of his position on arbitration and the Roman question ('Still as much in the dark as ever' was the headline); P.M.G. 8 January 1889, 4b.
6
Suppressed Carthusian monastery with spectacular views and a fine museum.
7
C. F. Woolson, The Front Yard and other Italian stories ( 1889).
8
Eustace Alfred Reynolds-Ball, d. 1928; travel writer; author of Mediterranean winter resorts (many eds.).

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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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