The Gladstone Diaries - Vol. 12

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26. Th.

Ch 8 1/2 AM. Wrote to Dean of Westmr--Vote Office-- E.A. Judges--E. de Mattos. Worked hard on research & writing, chiefly about Fisher. Sat an hour with WHG and told him much of my Father. Read Poganuc folk.1


27. Fr.

Ch. 8 1/2 AM. Wrote to Mr Weld Blundell--E. Brown--R. Darlington--W.L. Thomas--Ld Coleridge--Dr Tenison--Miss Hawkins--A.H. Hubbard--Rev. Mr Robinson. Worked again on research, writing, & rewriting. Assisted in felling a big Sp. Chesnut. The Bp2 & other company came--Harry apparently near a crisis.3 Read Poganuc folk--Coote's Hist. Irish Union.4


28. Sat.

Ch. 8 1/2 A.M. The Bp & Mrs E. went: a good impression. The Rendells went: no crisis. Finished & revised my MS on H. VIII Church Legisl. We kibbled the Chestnut. Finished Poganuc People. Read also [blank.] Wrote to Rev. Sturrock --Mr Knowles--C. Herbert--Mr Whitewell--J. Miller.


29. St Mich. & 15 S. Trin.

Ch. 11 A.M. Cold sent me to bed in the evening. Examined Sander de Schism. & Lewis's Introduction.5 Dispatched MS. to N.C. Read Beard, Sermons6--R. Buchanan's Letter 7--M'Carthy on Irish College8--Hughes, Aspects of Humanity.9


30. M.

Bed the whole day. Conversation with H. and H. on Lane End Colliery partnership--With C.G. on H. and M.R.10 Read many Chapters of Bryce on U.S. Vol. III.11


Tues. Oct. One. 89.

Bed all day again, as usual. Planned bookcases. Read more Chapters of Bryce's great book--Margot Tennant's extraordinary sketch of L.L. & herself12--M. Walsh, His Wife or His Widow.13

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1
H. B. Stowe, Poganuc people, their loves and lives ( 1878).
10
i.e. Maud Rendel; see 18 Sept. 89n.
11
See 27 Dec. 88.
12
Memoir of Laura Lyttelton by, her sister, Margot Tennant (later Asquith); there is a copy in the 'Notebook' in the Bonham Carter MSS in Nuffield College, Oxford. Mary Drew quoted the last two pages in her 'Memoirs of Laura Lyttelton'.
13
Untraced.
2
Of St. Asaph; H.V.B.
3
His relations with Maud Rendel (see 18 Sept. 89n.).
4
C. Coote, History of the Union of Great Britain and Ireland ( 1802).
5
See 10 Oct. 80 and Gladstone's comments in Later gleanings, 222.
6
C. Beard, The universal Christ and other sermons ( 1888).
7
R. W. Buchanan. "'On descending into hell, a letter concerning the proposed suppression of literature'" ( 1889).
8
J. McCarthy in C.R., lvi. 622 ( October 1889).
9
E. Hughes, Some aspects of humanity ( 1888).

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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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