The Gladstone Diaries - Vol. 12

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27. Wed.

Wrote to Watson & Smith--Mr Nield--Mr Meehan--& minutes. Attended Mr Mayhew's marriage.1 H. of C. 2 3/4-5.2 Worked much on Irish question & made extracts. Saw Mr Morley--Mr A. Morley--Mr W.H. Smith--Mr Childers--Sir W. Phillimore--& others. Read Rural Italy3--Began 'For the Right'.4 Dined at Mr Glyn's.


28. Th.

Wrote to Scotts-- DeputyV. Chaner of Cambridge5--Robertson & Nichn--and minutes. Worked on books & papers preparing for departure from No 22. Saw S. Lyttelton--A. Morley--Ld Northbourne--Lucy Cavendish--& others. H. of C. 4-8?6 Read For the Right--finished Drummond.


Frid. Mch One 1889.

Wrote minutes. Saw S.L.-- A. Morley--Read 'For the Right'--and [blank.] Worked hard on the Irish question again. Spoke 1 3/4 h. A poor scrannel pipe indeed unless He play on it.7


2. Sat.

Wrote to Mr H. Ward--G. Macmillan--H.C. Burdett--G. Bentley--C.T. Lusted--Miss J. Sutter--G. Hamilton--and minutes. Conclave on the Parnell explosion 12-2:8 & other matters. Saw Mr Knowles 2 1/2-3 1/2--LadyStanley 5 3/4-6 1/2.

At noon C. went off to Hawarden with Herbert: having considerately kept back from me yesterday the news of Willy's seizure;9 which indeed must have laid me (morally) on my back. I went to Sir A. C[lark']s in the late afternoon & perceived from his not having put off his return (Euston 8.20) that there could be nothing immediately urgent. But the occurrence is a grave one for the future.

Later came in a relieving telegram direct from Hawarden and an anxious one from Fasque.10


3. Quinqua S.

Chapel Royal 10 AM Guards [Chapel] 6 P.M. H.C. at C.R. Then went off to Sir A. Clark & drew even further on his unbounded kindness by a long & deeply

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1
Horace Mayhew of Broughton Hall, Flints., the Hawarden agent (see 22 Oct. 85). m. 2ndly Mabel Eleanor Joyce.
10
Fatal illness of his brother, Sir T. Gladstone; see 20 Mar. 89.
2
Disappearance of Pigott; H 333. 485.
3
W. N. Beauclerk, Rural Italy ( 1888); see N.C. xxv.773 ( May 1889).
4
C. E. Franzos, tr. J. Sutter, For the Right ( 1887); Gladstone reviewed it in N. C. xxv. 615 ( April 1889).
5
Thanking James Porter, Master of Peterhouse, for a Dante commentary, just published by C.U.P.; Add MS 44506, f. 63.
6
Queen's Speech; H 333. 603.
7
H 333. 735; in fact the speech was a considerable success; later that day Gladstone (and all the Opposition front bench, save Hartington) joined in the standing ovation for Parnell when he rose to speak. The 'scrannel pipe' is a reference to Milton. Lycidas, 124.
8
News of Pigott's suicide; see 20 Feb. 89n.
9
See Introduction above, Section VII.

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The Gladstone Diaries - Vol. 12
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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