In 1905, Edward is 29 years old, Kate is 26 years old and Alys is 21 years old.
Sunday 1st January 1905
Monday 2nd January 1905
Tuesday 3rd January 1905
Wednesday 4th January 1905
Thursday 5th January 1905
Friday 6th January 1905
Saturday 7th January 1905
Games. Staring Grab etc with David’s etc. Great fun.
Sunday 8th January 1905
Started home from Grindelwald.
Monday 9th January 1905
Arrived home in evening – tired.
Tuesday 10th January 1905
Wednesday 11th January 1905
Thursday 12th January 1905
Our dance at Wellington Hall. Over a 180 people. Success.
Friday 13th January 1905
Saturday 14th January 1905
Sunday 15th January 1905
Monday 16th January 1905
Tuesday 17th January 1905
Wednesday 18th January 1905
Thursday 19th January 1905
Friday 20th January 1905
Saturday 21st January 1905
Sunday 22nd January 1905
Monday 23rd January 1905
Tuesday 24th January 1905
Wednesday 25th January 1905
Thursday 26th January 1905
Friday 27th January 1905
Saturday 28th January 1905
Sunday 29th January 1905
Monday 30th January 1905
Tuesday 31st January 1905
Wednesday 1st February 1905
Thursday 2nd February 1905
Friday 3rd February 1905
Dolly Carr and Dorothy to tea in studio.
Saturday 4th February 1905
Sunday 5th February 1905
Alys to Church. I wrote letters. Called on Cummins and to Aunt Rosa’s to supper.
Monday 6th February 1905
Tuesday 7th February 1905
Mrs Hollis all day. Painted her.
Wednesday 8th February 1905
Not to Slade as rheumatic wrist. To French Artists’ Exhibition at Grafton Galleries. Painted Mowgli and self.
Thursday 9th February 1905
Slade. Mr Steer. Lunch with Dennis. Alys got drawing signed. With Nita to New Gallery. International Exhibition. Wade came to concert at Conservative Club.
Friday 10th February 1905
Mabel Styer all day. Painted in in morning. Dorothy Styer and Vera to tea. “Beauty and the Barge” in evening.
Saturday 11th February 1905
Sunday 12th February 1905
Monday 13th February 1905
Tuesday 14th February 1905
Wednesday 15th February 1905
Thursday 16th February 1905
Friday 17th February 1905
Saturday 18th February 1905
Sunday 19th February 1905
Monday 20th February 1905
Tuesday 21st February 1905
Wednesday 22nd February 1905
Thursday 23rd February 1905
Friday 24th February 1905
Mabel came. All to John Bull’s Other Islandat Court Theatre.
Saturday 25th February 1905
Sunday 26th February 1905
Monday 27th February 1905
Prince’s (me: skating)
Tuesday 28th February 1905
To Aunt Alice’s to dinner. Shentons to cocoa and took me home.
Wednesday 1st March 1905
Thursday 2nd March 1905
Friday 3rd March 1905
Made sandwiches. Dance.
Saturday 4th March 1905
To Embleton’s – for weekend.
Sunday 5th March 1905
To Early Service and Morning Service. Very rainy.
Monday 6th March 1905
Slade. I came home and Alys to Northwood again.
Tuesday 7th March 1905
To Concert at Queen’s Hall.
Wednesday 8th March 1905
I in town and to see Aunt Alice. Alys home.
Thursday 9th March 1905
Wade came to make marmalade. Aunt Alice and Doz to Nottingham.
Friday 10th March 1905
Mabel to lunch and for a walk on Heath. Dolly to tea and dinner, and slept at Shenton’s.
Saturday 11th March 1905
Dolly spent weekend at Shenton’s.
Sunday 12th March 1905
Eddy (Edward Buchanan) and Kitty (Barnard) to tea and supper (engaged!)
Monday 13th March 1905
Tuesday 14th March 1905
Wednesday 15th March 1905
Thursday 16th March 1905
Friday 17th March 1905
Saturday 18th March 1905
Sunday 19th March 1905
Monday 20th March 1905
Tuesday 21st March 1905
Wednesday 22nd March 1905
Thursday 23rd March 1905
Friday 24th March 1905
Margaret Embleton to Shenton’s. I skated with them. Sylvia and Polly for weekend.
Saturday 25th March 1905
I unwell. Embletons to tea, etc. Evening in Studio. Gramophone, dancing, etc. Fun. Lois and Lawrie.
Sunday 26th March 1905
Alys and Sylvia to Chorley Wood. Shentons and Jack Enich and Poz and I on car to Hatfield. Tea there. Very nice.
Monday 27th March 1905
Dolly back with Shentons and to skating with them and Alys too. I to Vernor Miles to dinner. Pat Hamilton there. Mr Davis’ suicide in Regents Park.
Tuesday 28th March 1905
Dolly slept here. To Whistler’s lunch in town. Tea at the Thompson’s.
Wednesday 29th March 1905
Thursday 30th March 1905
To singing lesson. 5 to make up from Autumn Term.
Friday 31st March 1905
Saturday 1st April 1905
Sunday 2nd April 1905
Monday 3rd April 1905
Miss Smythe for 1 day.
Tuesday 4th April 1905
Mr and Mrs Matthews to tea.
Wednesday 5th April 1905
Thursday 6th April 1905
To singing. To town to meet Margaret and she back and spent night. Alys and Dolly to Guy’s and Dolly back for night.
Friday 7th April 1905
Margaret’s foot bad so she stayed on.
Saturday 8th April 1905
Alys to Hamlet (Young Irving) with Sylvia. Dennis to tea. Shenton’s brought Dolly back on car. Dinner at No 7; then Studio evening – Alan Baumer and Lois, Paul and Lawrie came. Embleton’s stayed night.
Sunday 9th April 1905
Embletons all day. I to Church with girls. For a walk. Rainy. Wibbly wob. Unhappy day for me. Very tired.
Monday 10th April 1905
To Slade again. First day of Summer term. Very tired. Took Mowgli for along walk on Heath in rain. Ted bought roses. Margaret went home.
Tuesday 11th April 1905
To Biddulph to tea.
Wednesday 12th April 1905
To Slade. Called on Mrs E. V. Miles. To Faraday’s at 8.30. Tired. Charades.
Thursday 13th April 1905
To Slade. Drew. Stayed to short poses. Saw Sylvia off to Southport 10am.
Friday 14th April 1905
To singing lesson. Nice. 3rd.
Saturday 15th April 1905
Alys to Northwood for weekend. I to lunch with Phoebe and Ted in town and to see Mr Hines’ pictures. Private View.
Then tea, mouched about and to pit of “Everybody’s Secret”. Very good.
Sunday 16th April 1905
Lovely day. To Great Missenden and cycled to Great Hampden with Phoebe and Ted. Lunch at Mrs Baldwin’s, Martin Cottage. Mr Woods and barn. Tea at Baldwin’s. Engaged rooms for Easter Break.
Monday 17th April 1905
Raised Emma’s wages. To Slade. To see Edward and then walked to Guy’s Hospital. Saw 6 or 7 cases x-rayed and then tea with Ted and home.
Tuesday 18th April 1905
Wednesday 19th April 1905
Thursday 20th April 1905
Down to Great Missenden with Phoebe and Ted and cycled to Great Hampden. Stayed there 4 nights.
Friday 21st April 1905
Slacked all day. Very showery.
Saturday 22nd April 1905
Cycled to Aylesbury. Lunch there at Riching’s High Street. Very nice. 24 miles altogether.
Sunday 23rd April 1905 – Easter Day
Saw Chair Shops and lathes in wood. Cycled to Wendover and tea at “King’s Head” there nice – 12 miles.
Monday 24th April 1905
Alys at home. We cycled to Thame and had horrid lunch. Nice tea at Princess Risborough (Wheatsheaf) – all back to Hampstead.
Tuesday 25th April 1905
To singing. Lesson at 3. 4th.
Wednesday 26th April 1905
To Slade. Dolly and Jim Embleton cycled over to tea and dinner at No 7.
Thursday 27th April 1905
Kitty came up and stayed to lunch.
Friday 28th April 1905
Alys and I down to Southwold to the Elms. Mr Matthew’s house.
Saturday 29th April 1905
Went lodging hunting and to Captain Grubbe’s. Ted and Phoebe to stay weekend at Embleton’s.
To singing 25th – 3rd
Sunday 30th April 1905
To Church. Rained. Read John Chilcote. M. P. by Katherine Thurston. To Walberswick, fine evening.
Monday 1st May 1905
House-hunting etc. Maggie’s fiancé, Douglas Simmonds, came to tea.
Tuesday 2nd May 1905
Alys and I back to Hampstead. Sylvia to stay with us.
Wednesday 3rd May 1905
To Slade. Drew and had lesson from Mr Russell. Nice. Dolly to stay with Shenton’s. Drawing exams at Polytechnic.
Thursday 4th May 1905
Phoebe got a bad cold and went to bed. I to singing – last. Polytechnic after dinner. In car with Ted to fetch Dolly.
Friday 5th May 1905
In and out with Phoebe. Kitty and Eddy to dinner. Alys and I in car to fetch Dolly. Back from last exam late.
Saturday 6th May 1905
Phoebe got up after lunch. I to call on Cousin Mary. Dolly went home.
To singing 4th at 11.00.
Sunday 7th May 1905
To Church with Alys. To eat at Mrs Blanford’s.
Monday 8th May 1905
To Slade. Lovely day painting. Sweet figure model portrait. No lesson. Phoebe read aloud Kipling in evening. Nice evening.
Tuesday 9th May 1905
Cycled over to see Aunt Alice. Mowgli followed for 1st time. I stayed to lunch there. Alys to Northwood to tennis.
Wednesday 10th May 1905
To Slade. Very nice criticism from Pro on Monday’ study; nice atmosphere, good colour scheme. Good portrait. Very good day Study!!!
Thursday 11th May 1905
To Slade. Did monochrome. Two lovely long lessons from Mr Steer. Kitty came after to dinner accidentally. Took her back in car.
Friday 12th May 1905
Saturday 13th May 1905
Sunday 14th May 1905
On river for first time this year. In skiff with Shenton’s.
Monday 15th May 1905
Slade. Then Alys with me to see Edward. Her first time. Nice visit.
Tuesday 16th May 1905
Tennis at Styer’s?
Wednesday 17th May 1905
Slade. Helped with car. Tyres.
Thursday 18th May 1905
Slade – monochrome lesson from Russell. Talk with Tonks. Met Dennis at tea at A. B. C. and then down to Northwood with him. Very nice. Lovely bluebells by moonlight. Home 9.46.
Friday 19th May 1905
Beatrice Davy and Margaret Embleton to lunch. Called on William Miles; and on to dinner at Eddy Buchanan’s. Kit and Gordon Forbes there. Very nice.
Saturday 20th May 1905
Packed camping things and all down to river. Camped out on the “Mole” (me: tributary of River Thames) – in Nollie and skiff with Shenton’s. Lovely. Mowgli too.
To see E. B. 15th
To see Aunt Ellen May 16th?
Sunday 21st May 1905
Lovely time on river. Sailed in Nollie with Ted. Home at 10.30.
Monday 22nd May 1905
Slade. To tea at William Miles’.
Tuesday 23rd May 1905
Wednesday 24th May 1905
Slade. Finished my shadow-side figure painting*. Nice lesson from Pro.
*afterwards this got 2nd prize for figure painting.
Thursday 25th May 1905
Slade. Began portrait. Nice lessons from Steer.
Friday 26th May 1905
Andrew Reid’s to spend the day.
Saturday 27th May 1905
River picnic. Phoebe, Ted, Alys and I on car. Met M. and D. Embleton and J. Enoch and L. and B. Wood. Tea in the River Mole. Two boats. Supper after Embletons had gone. Shentons and I camped out.
Andrew Reid’s to lunch May 26th.
Sunday 28th May 1905
Delicious day. Jack Enoch to breakfast on the bank of Mole. Lovely. We sculled up to Sunbury. Home on car in evening.
Monday 29th May 1905
To Slade. I to baths with Joyce Collier. Lunched with Dolly. Met Alys and shopped. Dennis came to dinner. Walked to Golders Hill. Lay on heath. Ted and Phoebe too. Dennis stayed as he lost his train.
Tuesday 30th May 1905
Alys and I to Academy early. 2 hours there. Then lunch at Slater’s and back with Ted to Hampstead. Hospital bazaar. Met Phoebe there. With Phoebe and Ted to “Business is Business” in evening.
Wednesday 31st May 1905
Stayed at Home. Boil. Alys to Miss Blanford’s. I unwell.
Thursday 1st June 1905
Not to Slade.
Friday 2nd June 1905
To town. To Mrs Innes’ to dinner.
Saturday 3rd June 1905
To Baumer’s to tennis. Dorothy came to stay in evening.
Sunday 4th June 1905
On river with Doz and Lois, Laurie and Eric. Lovely day. Lunch and tea out.
Monday 5th June 1905
Wet all day. Alys to Slade. To Shenton’s in evening. Gramophone.
Tuesday 6th June 1905
Wet day. Doz in bed all morning. Drove with her to Biddulph. To tea there.
Wednesday 7th June 1905
To Slade but did not work. Down to Chatham by 5.26 to R. E. Ball (Royal Engineeers). 9.30. Great fun. Philip Blanford, etc, there. Miles asked us.
Thursday 8th June 1905
Danced all night. Home at 4.30 am to 4 York Terrace. Ethel came and all to lunch at the R. E. Mess, Brompton, Barracks * Concert afterwards in garden. Home at 4.30. to Hampstead.
Friday 9th June 1905
Saturday 10th June 1905
* sat opposite General Sir Reginald Hart.
Monday 11th June 1905
Tuesday 12th June 1905
Wednesday 13th June 1905
Thursday 14th June 1905
Friday 15th June 1905
Saturday 16th June 1905
Sunday 17th June 1905
Monday 18th June 1905
Tuesday 19th June 1905
Wednesday 20th June 1905
Thursday 21st June 1905
Friday 23rd June 1905
Slade prize-giving. I got two prizes. £4 and £3 – nice. Strawberry tea. Dennis to it.
Saturday 24th June 1905
Sunday 25th June 1905`
Monday 26th June 1905
Tuesday 27th June 1905
Wade spent day out on car and it broke down at Whetstone.
Wednesday 28th June 1905
To Slade but soon away. Alys throat bad. Phoebe and Ted and I to Soirée at University College. Alys in bed.
Thursday 29th June 1905
Alys in bed with tonisilitis.
Friday 30th June 1905
Alys in bed all day. I unwell.
Saturday 1st July 1905
Alys in bed all day. I to garden party at the Styer’s.
Sunday 2nd July 1905
Alys up but very pale. Mr Styer called and Ernest Molison to supper. Kit and Eddy in.
Monday 3rd July 1905
Alys up after breakfast. Boultings to No 7. Aunt Alice and Doz called in evening.
Tuesday 4th July 1905
Alys’ 21st birthday. Down to Northwood. Marked tennis-court, etc. Phoebe and Ted down at 7 and to supper. Alys and I stayed. Phoebe and Ted home.
Wednesday 5th July 1905
Lazy in garden. Tennis after tea. Geoffrey Stanger came. Nice tennis.
Thursday 6th July 1905
Alys and I home. To town, bought hats, etc. Home to tea.
Friday 7th July 1905
To Alys’ bank with Uncle Harold. Aunt Alice to lunch and tea too.
Saturday 8th July 1905
Alys and I to Cole Green Station to Old Rectory, Little Berkhamsted to stay with Mr and Mrs Clive Davies. Miss Bannerman and Mr Arthur Davies there. Lovely motors, etc. Rode to Hatfield, etc.
Sunday 9th July 1905
To Church. Mr Gibson, vicar, Bertram Fox staying there. For a walk and to church in evening. Thunderstorms.
Monday 10th July 1905
Mr Arthur Davies away on his Darracq motor.
Mrs Davies drove us into Hertford in dog-cart. Bosanquets to tea. Tennis and cricket. Hearts in evening.
Tuesday 11th July 1905
Driven to Cole Green by Mr Davies in his Clement motor. Home.
Wednesday 12th July 1905
Thursday 13th July 1905
Wade came and slept. Very hot.
Friday 14th July 1905
Alys to Northwood.
Saturday 15th July 1905
Ted and Phoebe to garden party. Then we 3 to river and camped out on Steven’s Eyot.
Sunday 16th July 1905
Exciting morning. My boat unmoored by bathers. Ted to the rescue! Quiet day in backwater. Nearly Molesey lock.
Monday 17th July 1905
Met Alys, etc at lunch. To see Edward with Alys.
Tuesday 18th July 1905
Wade came. Mrs Waghorn and May and Lois to tea.
Wednesday 19th July 1905
Grace Sandeman to lunch. She and Alys bridesmaids at Kitty’s wedding. Reception etc. Paul to supper and with us to dance at the Walter Smith’s.
Thursday 20th July 1905
Stretched canvas 4 x 3 foot.
Friday 21st July 1905
Drew in studio. Wade went.
Saturday 22nd July 1905
Began my painting of “Suffer little children” for Slade. To Crystal Palace with Phoebe and Ted.
Lovely. Fireworks. Saw airship.
Sunday 23rd July 1905
Rainy. Painted my scriptural picture all day. Doz called. Out on car in evening to Whetstone and back.
Monday 24th July 1905
Hasler. To tennis at Styers’.
Tuesday 25th July 1905
Wednesday 26th July 1905
Thursday 27th July 1905
Hasler. Alys to Northwood. To Mrs Styers to tennis and dinner.
Friday 28th July 1905
Saturday 29th July 1905
Alys bad cold. I out on Teds’ and Henry Allingham’s cars for picnic. To Shenley and St Albans and Watford, etc, Great fun. Mr Walker too. Wade to Northwood.
Sunday 30th July 1905
Alys better. To Taplow with Faraday’s and Shenton’s. Sculled up through Boulter’s Lock to Cookham. Lunch there. On to Bourne End and back. Tea at C. and home.
Monday 31st July 1905
Ted bad cold. Wade came to stay.
Tuesday 1st August 1905
Met Sylvia and Doris at Waterloo. They met Lucy. All here. I slept at Shenton’s.
Wednesday 2nd August 1905
3 Brewtnalls and us too to Southwold by 10.27 train. To East Cottage. Emma came.
Thursday 3rd August 1905
Friday 4th August 1905
Very rough indeed. Splendid. Alys and I to Halesworth to meet Phoebe and Ted!!!
Saturday 5th August 1905
Bathed but very rough and uncomfortable. Walked to Walberswick pier.
Sunday 6th August 1905
Bathed before breakfast. J. B. too. Across common to haystack. Nice morning. Phoebe unwell. Sat on beach.
Monday 7th August 1905
Rough. Didn’t bathe. Up the Church Tower and Lighthouse. To circus. Saw lifeboat launched. On pier for phosphorus evening.
Tuesday 8th August 1905
Bathed before breakfast. Lovely. At Sam May’s. Ted too and again after at Palmers’ with Brewtnall’s. Picked sea lavender. Phoebe and Ted away. Alas! Letter from Kitty.
Wednesday 9th August 1905
Bathed (5th), cold day. Wrote to Aunt Alice and Kitty.
Thursday 10th August 1905
Bathed – 6th. Took our lunch to Walberswick. Then sketched in afternoon. Home to tea. Played tennis. Wrote letters to Phoebe and Ted and to Margaret Embleton.
Friday 11th August 1905
Bathed, Alys and Lucy and I (7th). I took Mowgli to raft. Played tennis.
Saturday 12th August 1905
Alys and I bathed (8th) before breakfast. All with Hurr on sailing boat to Dunwich. Lunch there in field. Lovely sail back and out. 10/0 all together. Tennis after tea.
Sunday 13th August 1905
To haystack and sketched. To Easton Broad after dinner with Jack Hurr. To Church in evening.
Monday 14th August 1905
Bathed – 9th. To Walberswick to tea and sketched.
Tuesday 15th August 1905
All to Lowestoft on motor bus. Horrid place. On pier bathed (10th). Home at 4.50 – 6.30.
Wednesday 16th August 1905
Alys and I bathed (11th). Very rough. Wrote letters.
Thursday 17th August 1905
All bathed – 12th. To see East Lynn.
Friday 18th August 1905
Bathed – 13th. Phoebe and Ted down.
Saturday 19th August 1905
Jack Barnard down. Bathed.
Sunday 20th August 1905
Bathed before breakfast – 15th. And to Church with Brewtnalls. On Common to fly kite. All walked to Easton Broad. Lovely evening.
Monday 21st August 1905
Bathed early. Lovely 16th. Phoebe and Ted and Alys and I with Hurr, sailing to Dunwich, and all about. Very blowy and large waves. Lovely. Tennis.
Tuesday 22nd August 1905
Drizzly. Bathed 17th. Tennis. Ted and I to Walberswick. Phoebe and Ted away.
Wednesday 23rd August 1905
Bathed – 18th.
Thursday 24th August 1905
Bathed – 19th.
Friday 25th August 1905
Bathed – 20th. Shentons came down. Four Embletons arrived by bicycle.
Saturday 26th August 1905
All bathed – 21st.
Aunt Margaret died Saturday 26th.
Sunday 27th August 1905
Bathed before breakfast. Phoebe, Ted and Jack and Dennis and I to Walberswick ruins.
Monday 28th August 1905
Bathed in afternoon. Very rough and rainy all day. Ted mended tyre. Dolly and Jim to tea.
Tuesday 29th August 1905
I unwell. Photo’ed the others bathing before breakfast. They went sailing. We played tennis. P, T. and J. Embleton off on cycles home. Ted and Phoebe back too, by train.
Wednesday 30th August 1905
Very wet and rough. All packed. Eclipse of the sun. Back to London. Dinner at the Shentons. Alys not well.
Thursday 31st August 1905
Alys and I to Kitty’s and Eddy’s to late dinner.
Friday 1st September 1905
Saturday 2nd September 1905
I for motor ride with Mr Allingham. 35 miles by Barnet, etc. Nice.
Sunday 3rd September 1905
Alys and Brewtnall’s to Church.
Monday 4th September 1905
Tuesday 5th September 1905
Wednesday 6th September 1905
Thursday 7th September 1905
Packed all morning. Aunt Ada arrived to stay. Alys and I off to Newcastle by boat. Jack Barnard and Ted saw us off at 6pm. Very good night. I slept well.
Friday 8th September 1905
Rough from 7 to 8.30 am then quite calm. Lovely blue sea and white caps. “Tynesider” arrived Newcastle 6.30pm. Cab to 2 B. V.
To Newcastle 7th 4pm
Saturday 9th September 1905
Sunday 10th September 1905
Monday 11th September 1905
To Whitley with Ella to look for rooms.
Tuesday 12th September 1905
To town with Alys.
Wednesday 13th September 1905
My 26th birthday.
Thursday 14th September 1905
Down to Whitley. Aunts, Ella and Alys and I Manor House (Mrs Wilson). Very nice.
Friday 15th September 1905
Sissie came to join our party. Alys and I bathed 24th.
Saturday 16th September 1905
Sunday 17th September 1905
Monday 18th September 1905
To North Rocks with Aunt E.
Tuesday 19th September 1905
Took Aunt E in chair to Monkseaton and along. Reading Dr Claudius.
Wednesday 20th September 1905
Violet came. Sissie and Alys and I bathed. Took Aunt E in chair. Cycled with Sissie to Hartley. Letter from Phoebe.
Thursday 21st September 1905
Sissie and I bathed 26th. Sissie and Alys bicycled to Seaton Delavel. Lord Hastings’ place. I unwell.
Friday 22nd September 1905
Bathed with Sissie 27th. Up to Newcastle with Sissie all day.
Saturday 23rd September 1905
Bathed 28th. Very rough with Sissie, Aunt E giddy.
Sunday 24th September 1905
On rocks. Bathed with Sissie 29th. To Presbyterian Church with Sissie.
Monday 25th September 1905
Sissie sick attack. On North rocks with Ella. Lovely rough sea. Alys and I to Newcastle to Reid and Sons and to tea at the Nichols, and called on Aunt Ellen. I home. Alys slept at Nichol’s.
Tuesday 26th September 1905
I bathed before breakfast 30th alone. Lovely. Alice Reid to dinner. Walked to Cullercoats with her. To Newcastle with Ella after tea. To Watts’ exhibition. Supper at Tilley’s. To choir practise. Met Alys. All home to Whitley at 10.00.
Wednesday 27th September 1905
Very wet. I unwell.
Thursday 28th September 1905
Back to Newcastle. Aunt Ada came.
Friday 29th September 1905
Saturday 30th September 1905
Started by “New Londoner” boat at 1.30pm. Very rough. Great fun. Songs in saloon after tea. Nice berths. Cabin to ourselves.
26th Heard Mr Preston’s choir practice “Everyman” by Watford Davies.
Sunday 1st October 1905
Very came. Saw Southwold at 6.30. Read and arrived at Free Trade Wharf 2 o’clock. Met by Phoebe, Ted, Allingham, Wurzburg and Jack B. All home in A’s big car and luggage! For a ride.*
Monday 2nd October 1905
Down to Kitty’s to lunch.
Tuesday 3rd October 1905
To Dorothy at Chelsea to lunch, she back with us to tea at Kitty’s At Home.
Wednesday 4th October 1905
Kitty’s 2nd At Home Day. Helped her.
Thursday 5th October 1905
To Mrs George E. Barnard’s to tea.
Friday 6th October 1905
To town. Shopped wedding presents for Nita and Christy. Called on Lucy at Sesame House.
Saturday 7th October 1905
To Ludovici’s and to town for stuff. Vesey’s called. Wade to tea. Shentons away to Boultings at Beamore on car.
* (Oct 1st) to Shenley on Mr Allingham’s car, all 7 tea there at 6 o’clock and back.
Sunday 8th October 1905
I to lunch at tea with Dorothy. Walked in Battersea Park. Sylvia and Lucy here with Alys. Alys and I to supper at Aunt Rosa’s. Philip Williams there and Mr Barclay.
Monday 9th October 1905
Tuesday 10th October 1905
Wednesday 11th October 1905
To town. To Lechertier Barbe and Co.
Thursday 12th October 1905
Friday 13th October 1905
Saturday 14th October 1905
Hired lay figure on 11th.
Sunday 15th October 1905
Monday 16th October 1905
Painted. To see Edward.
Tuesday 17th October 1905
Painted till 3. To Miss Blanford’s to tea.
Wednesday 18th October 1905
Painted till 3.30. To Miss Jerningham’s to arrange about Alys’ lessons.
Thursday 19th October 1905
Painted all day.
Friday 20th October 1905
Painted all day. Not out.
Saturday 21st October 1905
Painted all day. Not out.
Sunday 22nd October 1905
Painted till dark.
Monday 23rd October 1905
Picture went off to Slade. Down to see Lucy. To Battersea Dogs Home with Phoebe and Alys, to look for Brownie.
Tuesday 24th October 1905
To see Lucy with Dr Glanville. To lunch with Kitty. To meet Dorothy at Biddulph. To Northwood to tea and supper. Card-games and spent night with Alys. 1st lesson Jerningham.
Wednesday 25th October 1905
Back from Northwood. Home. To town to choose paper for kitchen. Lunch with Phoebe and Ted To Slade. Home. To Debate with E. Styers; To Soirée at Town Hall. Flinders Petrie  lecture.
Thursday 26th October 1905
Down to Slade. Lunch at Shoolbred. Bought fur toque. Called on Dr Glanville about Lucy. Quiet evening reading “Trumpet Major”.
Friday 27th October 1905
Saturday 28th October 1905
Down to fetch Lucy. To Victor Horsley’s and back. Here with her. She to bed.
Sunday 29th October 1905
Sylvia up to spent day and out with others on “the Dennis car”. Maie Barnard to tea and Norah Naylor etc. To Styer’s to dinner. Found Sylvia with influenza when we came home.
Monday 30th October 1905
Alys looked after Sylvia. Lucy better.
Tuesday 31st October 1905
Sylvia still in bed. Lucy up on sofa in evening.
Wednesday 1st November 1905
Thursday 2nd November 1905
Lucy up to dinner, tea and supper.
Friday 3rd November 1905
Sylvia up. Lucy worse. Feverish. Dr Glanville over at 11.30pm.
Saturday 4th November 1905
Sylvia headache and in bed. Lucy worse, feverish and ear-ache all day. Dr Glanville in twice.
Dr Glanville almost every day.
Sunday 5th November 1905
Dr Glanville to see Lucy. Rather anxious about her. Sylvia up. Uncle Harold and Shentons to tea. Lucy a better night.
Monday 6th November 1905
Dr Glanville to see Lucy. She much better. To Criticisms at Slade. Very nice. Said my Composition was good.
Tuesday 7th November 1905
Wednesday 8th November 1905
Thursday 9th November 1905
Friday 10th November 1905
Shentons, Alys and I to 1st picnic dance. Very nice.
Saturday 11th November 1905
Sylvia quite well and out.
Lay figure goes back on 8th.
Sunday 12th November 1905
Row with Allingham. Sylvia and Alys walked on Heath. Sylvia was going back to Winkworth but feverish again so to bed. Kitty and Eddy to supper.
Monday 13th November 1905
Sylvia in bed with fever and rheumatic pains. Lucy up. I to town. Aunt Alice and Poz back from Cromer.
Tuesday 14th November 1905f
Sylvia in bed all day. Very rheumatic. Lucy in at Shentons, Phoebe at home. Alys and I to town. I to lunch at Biddulph.
Wednesday 15th November 1905
Lucy up at and out on leads. Sylvia very rheumatic.
Thursday 16th November 1905
Lucy in bed more earache. Aunt Ada came from Newcastle. We slept at Shenton’s.
Friday 17th November 1905
Lucy up. Phoebe, Ted, Alys and I a box at Camden Theatre to see “Scarlet Pimpernel”. Nielson and Fred Terry. Very good.
Saturday 18th November 1905
Lucy earache again. Dr Glanville to see her. Aunt Alice came up and stayed till night. Made kitchen into operating theatre. Dr Glanville and Mr Collier (surgeon from St Mary’s) came at 8.30pm *.
Lucy had chloroform and abscess taken out of her head. Ted helped immensely. Nurse Wallace here. Uncle Harold in.
* mastoid disease (mastoiditis)
Sunday 19th November 1905
I to Miss Hall’s studio to tea. Dr Glanville at 7. Lucy’s wound dressed. Very bad and painful. Tears.
Monday 20th November 1905
Out on Heath with Tades, lovely walk, sunshine. Dr Glanville at 3, Lucy’s wound dressed. Painful. Tears. Margaret and Dennis Embleton in evening. Stayed dinner and evening.
Tuesday 21st November 1905
Dr Glanville at 1.45. Tears. Aunt Alice and I to Sesame House. Aunt Alice here to tea.
Wednesday 22nd November 1905
With Kit on Heath. Dr Glanville at 1.15. Tears. Mrs Embleton to lunch Alys to Winkworth Hall. Mrs W. Miles called. Aunt Ada to Faraday’s.
Thursday 23rd November 1905
Felt very tired and ill. Not out all day. Too tired.
Friday 24th November 1905
I stayed in bed all day at No 7. Tired and sleepy. Read “Frederick the Great”, Carlyle. Alys to dance with Adam Roberts.
Saturday 25th November 1905
In bed to breakfast up afterwards. Very tired. Read “Frederick”. Lovely. Alys to dinner at William Miles.
Sunday 26th November 1905
Up late. Dr Glanville did not come. Miss Brewtnall to tea. I unwell.
Monday 27th November 1905
Dr Glanville came. Aunt Ada and I to shops. Read “Gentleman of France” to girls.
Tuesday 28th November 1905
Not out. Wet. Sylvia and Lucy both dressed and up in drawing-room.
Wednesday 29th November 1905
Thursday 30th November 1905
In town and had High Frequency. Lunch at Pagani’s with Phoebe and Ted. To Maria Flights at home. Woodward’s.
Friday 1st December 1905
Picnic Dance, great fun. Gramophone extras.
Saturday 2nd December 1905
Phoebe heard of Mr Hollis’ death. To see lacrosse on Heath with Tades, Phoebe and Bee.
2nd Aunt Bella invited us to Nice for Xmas.
Sunday 3rd December 1905
Alys to Flight’s at Burwash. Aunt Alice to lunch. Collier (Stansfield) to sew up Lucy’s wound. Uncle Harold in. Called on the Walter Smith’s. I to supper at Styer’s.
Monday 4th December 1905
To town with Mabel. Bought cream dress for Nice.
Tuesday 5th December 1905
To town with Alys/whom I met from Burwash. Shopped all day. Charing Cross accident so could not get bag.
Wednesday 6th December 1905
Alys to Bazaar with A. Hecht. Sylvia worse.
Thursday 7th December 1905
Alys and I to town. Sylvia very ill.
Friday 8th December 1905
Saturday 9th December 1905
Sunday 10th December 1905
Monday 11th December 1905
Off at 7.30 to Victoria. Alys and I to Calais, very foggy. To Paris. Café there. On to Marseilles, slept well. Arrived Marseilles.
Tuesday 12th December 1905
9 am. Spent an hour walking about, wrote cards. On at 10.50 to Nice. Lovely journey, but very long.
Wednesday 13th December 1905
To Palais de la Jetée. Lovely orchestra. To casino.
Thursday 14th December 1905
53 Rue de France, Nice.
Friday 15th December 1905
Saturday 16th December 1905
With Alys, Uncle Pierre and Mademoiselle Gouzée to casino after dinner. Great fun. Gaming, etc. Baccarat.
Sunday 17th December 1905
To Casino. Won 1 franc and lost 1. With Alys, walked to the castle and had lovely view from there. Wrote to Phoebe and Ted.
Monday 18th December 1905
Dull day, occasional sun. To lunch at Villa Jaffé. Very nice people.
Tuesday 19th December 1905
Dull. Letters from Ted and Aunt Ada.
Wednesday 20th December 1905
Rainy. Sent off flowers to Tades, Aunt Rosa and Aunts in Newcastle and to Mrs Embleton.
Thursday 21st December 1905
Out on jetie in morning. Lost 1 franc. To Opera at 8.30. “Siberia” by Giordano. Mademoiselle Magarin, etc very good. Lovely long letters from Phoebe and Ted.
Friday 22nd December 1905
With Aunt Bella to washer-woman and market. Wrote to Phoebe and Ted and Dennis. Called on Mademoiselle Jaffé. Finished “The Mayor of Casterbridge”.
Saturday 23rd December 1905
Out on Jetée with Uncle Pierre. Nice concert. Lost 2 francs. Called on Mrs Dart and left cards at the du Coupigny’s. To Casino and Cercle after dinner nice.
Sunday 24th December 1905
To inquire about bathing. To concert on Jetée with Uncle Pierre. Very good. Letter from Tades. Wrote to Sylvia. Letter from Dennis.
Monday 25th December 1905
Alys and I had delicious bathe in Mediterranean Sea. To Jettée concert. To Casino pm. Alys won 1 franc. To dinner. 7 o’clock at Hotel. Beau Rivage (hotel) with Comte and Comtess de Coupigny and others – 15 in all.
Tuesday 26th December 1905
Wrote to Shentons. Out shopping with Alys. Out with Uncle Pierre. Washed our heads after lunch. To Casino after tea. Concert. Met Coupigny’s there. Letter from Phoebe.
Wednesday 27th December 1905
Wet! Wrote to Ella and Kitty. I unwell, rested, slept all afternoon. Tea in bed. Felt faint at dinner, so to bed and dinner in bed.
Thursday 28th December 1905
Dull day, rainy. Alys and De B’s on pier to concert. I indoors. Letters from Tades and Shentons. To tea at Casino, Concert there. Mademoiselle Gouzie also. Very hot and crowded. Nice evening. Music.
Friday 29th December 1905
Finer. Out to shops with Uncle Pierre. Called on the De Coupigny’s. Alys and I shopped. Quiet evening. Aunt Bella a cold. Read Frederic.
Saturday 30th December 1905
To La Jetée concert. Lovely. Gouziees there. After lunch walked to Castle and back by cemetery and old Nice. Most interesting. Mademoiselle Gouzie took us. Quiet evening. Card from Mrs Styer at St Moritz.
Sunday 31st December 1905
Alys and I to church. I wrote to Phoebe and Ted (Alys too). Walked to Place Masséna and back very slowly. Played reversi and patience. Letter from Ted.
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Pumphrey & Son
44 & 48 Cloth Market
Postage paid on 1. 8d quality
(me: Pumphreys of Newcastle have a history which can be traced back to the year 1750. – Tea and Coffee sellers)
Cold meat – lunch – watercress salad and potatoes, chestnuts.
Dinner – thick soup, fish (mullet) with potatoes and suce, baignées soufflé (and pears dessert)
Lunch – veal steak, mixed potatoes and greens
Dates and almonds and raisins.
Lunch – cold beef, beans and potatoes. Chestnuts.
Boiled fowl, potatoes,
Lunch – cold lamb and cold beefsteak, remains of chestnut cream. Grapes.
Dinner – soup and wolf (de mer) and apple fritters.