Lord Macnaughton and Mr Justice Bigham and Parker have accepted for the play, the Marquis of Aylesbury has refused it; such is the Play news this morning. We racked our brains over newspapers this morning. I gather all the big … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 1908
. Whitmore since his execution seems to have taken to his bed but I am relieved to hear with a sore throat and temperature, there does not appear to be any connection between the two!
The American Ambassador (Mr Whitelaw Reid) has much pleasure in accepting to come to the Play. Lord Wolverhampton (Sir Henry Fowler as was) would have liked to have come but is afraid that as the Education Bill will be on … Continue reading
I was too disgustingly slack to write any more last night and not much seems to have happened today. I am much delighted with Augustine Birrell as a writer (not as a Cabinet Minister!!). He has a most quaint and … Continue reading
I have been somewhat distraught all day at having lost the notes I took in John Sargeaunt’s last Friday before I had copied them in. I suppose that they will turn up some time. I am somewhat comforted by hearing … Continue reading
Had breakfast with the family this morning. The little Rawson (Baby Rawson) returned to School yesterday after a fortnight’s sojourn on an ‘astral plane’. He has been away for what Mrs Rawson writes ‘may best be described as confirmation’ but … Continue reading
The House has been unwontedly quiet and good the last two days owing to the absence of both Graham (who has been away some time) and Whitmore. Whitmore seems to have taken to his bed with a high temperature and … Continue reading
. We had a ‘Play’ today which was pleasant and unexpected. This afternoon Low and myself started off for a lengthy perambulation. Starting by going over Westminster Bridge we went in search of the book-barrows of which we had both … Continue reading
Went to Abbey this morning. The Bishop of Melanesia preached, simply, shortly (and consequently mercifully!).
I read my paper before the Natural History Society this afternoon. It came out rather shorter than I had intended but I think people seemed interested although my little jokes were appreciated only in the moderate way most lecturers pleasantries … Continue reading