In 1906, Edward is 30 years old, Kate is 27 years old and Alys is 22 years old.
At beginning of Diary
1st Dover to Calais 1887
2nd Boulogne to Folkestone 1888
3rd Dover to Calais 1894
4th Antwerp to Harwich 1894
5th Dover to Ostend 1897
6th Antwerp to Harwich 1897
7th Queenboro’ to Flushing 1898
8th Flushing to Queenboro’ 1898
9th Ostend to Dover (1) 1900
10th Dover to Ostend (2) 1900
11th Dover to Ostend 1902
12th Ostend to Dover 1902
13th Dover to Ostend 1903
14th Ostend to Dover 1903
15th Dover to Ostend 1904
16th Ostend to Dover 1905
17th Dover to Calais 1905
18th Calais to Dover 1906
Monday 1st January 1906
Out with Alys on promenade. Very cold. Mistral east wind. To Jettée concert with Uncle Pierre. Lovely. To tea at Vogarde’s. Fun. Belgian officer there. Quiet evening.
Tuesday 2nd January 1906
Dull and cold. To “Thos Cook’s” and then to Jettée concert. Nce. Aunt Bella too. Out with Aunt Bella in tram to Port, and all round. Nice. 10 cent. Played patience in evening. Read.
Wednesday 3rd January 1906
Rainy. Alys and I to Jettée concert alone. In afternoon to casino. Guignol full so read papers. Major de Broue and his little girl called. Also de Coupigny’s etc. Uncle Pierre won 5 francs.
Guignol – French puppets
Thursday 4th January 1906
To concert (2nd half). Armchairs. Letter from Ted. To Ponchettes for walk with Alys and then to Music Hall at casino. Clever poodles. Dull weather.
Friday 5th January 1906
Dull weather. To concert, Aunt Bella later. To flower market.
To St Philippe and a long walk with Mademoiselle Acher. Quiet evening. Read Loti. Letter from Phoebe. Nice.
Saturday 6th January 1906
To concert. Aunt Bella later. Nice. Chez “Thos”. Dull weather. To Mont Boron in tram with Alys. Shopped. To casino and Cercle in evening.
Sunday 7th January 1906
To concert. Wrote to Phoebe and Ted. Lovely music. Bohème and Ave Maria. Sore throat. Out with Alys in afternoon. The de B’s paid calls. Letter from Ted.
Monday 8th January 1906
Sore throat so not out. Wrote to Ted. Very giddy at lunch. Up to bed. Giddy and headache all afternoon. No tea. Soup for supper. Alys out with Antoinette.
Tuesday 9th January 1906
Wednesday 10th January 1906
Up and to concert (Verdi). Very tired. Rested all afternoon. Slept. Alys to Villefranche with Antoinette. Spoke to Monsieur Gervaisie at concert!
Thursday 11th January 1906
Alys to concert with Pierre. I at home, darned stockings and talked to Aunt Bella. All to Monte Carlo in afternoon. Played there, and had coffee. Lovely place. Home at 6 o’clock. Lovely letters from Phoebe and Ted.
Friday 12th January 1906
Wrote to Shentons. Letter from Phoebe. To concert. Very full. Nice. Shopped in afternoon and rested. Alys bad headache so could not come to “Romeo and Juliet” at Casino with us. Lovely.
Saturday 13th January 1906
To concert early. Alys and I first. Lovely. Gouzée’s and Aunt Bella and Uncle Pierre later. To Cimiez with Aunt Bella. Afternoon tea (good coffee) at Riviera Palace Hotel.
Romeo – Monsieur Imbard de la Tour. Miss Grenville.
Sunday 14th January 1906
To concert. Lovely. Sigurd. Many singers. Sketched. To races after lunch with Uncle Pierre. Lovely. Grand Prix de Nice. Steeplechase. Crowds. To Cercle in evening. Fun. Crowds.
Monday 15th January 1906
To Menton on brake with Alys.
Lovely perfect day. Via (la corniche) La Turbie;
Back by Monte Carlo and Monaco, Beaulieu, Villefranche. Saw Cap Ferrat. Lovely. Home 6.
Tuesday 16th January 1906
To concert. Lovely, sketched little viola, etc. Out to shops. To tea at Madame Achers. To Cercle.
Wednesday 17th January 1906
To concert. Lovely. Met Jaffé and Madame Lyon.
Thursday 18th January 1906
To concert. Lovely. Amore’s solo. La Mouche etc. Packed. To station with Uncle Pierre and our trunks. To Music Halls with Aunt Bella. Good. To Vogade’s to tea. Baccarat till 9.30. Alys and I away at 10. They saw us off. 10.40 pm.
Friday 19th January 1906
Comfortable night. Carriage to ourselves. Lovely sunrise. Man got in at Dijon at 1 o’clock. Lunched in train. Arrived Paris 6.10. To Duval’s Hotel. Dinner and to bed.
Saturday 20th January 1906
Rolls and coffee in bed at 8. Up and to Louvre at 10.00. To Gare du Nord at 11.00. Off at 12 to Calais. Lunch on train. Nice crossing. Home at 8.00. Stayed at Shentons. Tades and Sylvia. Muse Wallace and Lucy still in our flat.
Sunday 21st January 1906
Slack. Rainy. Wrote letters to Aunt Bella and Uncle Pierre (French). Tea at No 8. Kit and Eddy up. Uncle Harold in evening for 5 minutes.
Monday 22nd January 1906
Did washing. Unpacked. Alys and I to town and shopped. Lunch at Stewart’s. Evening at home.
Tuesday 23rd January 1906
To see Kitty and the Bukes (Buchanan’s). ALys to meet Dolly and lunch. I lunched at Stewarts. Phoebe, Ted, Alys, Tades and I to Comedy Theatre to see “The Mountain Climber” and “The Little Father of the Wilderness”.
Wednesday 24th January 1906
To spend morning with Kitty. Sewed. Lunch at No 7. To Kitty’s again and to tea at Aunt Alice’s. Home very tired. Nice quiet evening.
Thursday 25th January 1906
Down to lunch at Shoolbred’s. Met Dennis, Lois Faraday and Mrs Embleton. To Slade Interview with Steer and Tonks. Lovely. To National Gallery. To Aunt Rosa’s in evening.
Friday 26th January 1906
Quiet day. Did my evening dress body. In with Sylvia. To picnic dance. Rather nice. Hot. Enjoyed dances with Mylam and O’Reily.
Saturday 27th January 1906
Up late. On Heath with Kitty. Looked over baby’s clothes with Tades. Sylvia rheumatic again. Flights asked Alys to Queen’s Hall.
Sunday 28th January 1906
To call on Grosvenor and Louie with Tades. To Dorothy’s. Spent the day there.
Monday 29th January 1906
To shops and studio. To tea at Mrs Porter’s. To studio in evening. Ted did my gas-fire.
Tuesday 30th January 1906
To Mrs Symcox and then to town. Lunch with Phoebe and Ted (Alys had High Frequency) at Pagani’s. Dolly and Dennis to tea and dinner at No 7. To studio, etc. (Ted off).
Wednesday 31st January 1906
To shops and on Heath with dogs.
Thursday 1st February 1906
To National Gallery for 1st time to copy Turner’s water colours. Nice (I unwell). Lunch and tea at St George’s House. To Collins’ games party. Allingham there etc etc. Music, fun.
Friday 2nd February 1906
To National Gallery. Nice day. Finished “Fluelen” copy. Home to tea with Tades. To Ted’s lecture at Town Hall. Very good and great success. Alys sick in night.
Saturday 3rd February 1906
Showery. Lunched at Lyon’s. Popular with Tades. Took her to “Captain Drew on Leave”. Wyndham.
Bought red evening dress on 30th at Plummers Roddis.
Sunday 4th February 1906
To tea at Kitty’s. To call at Cousin Mary’s.
Monday 5th February 1906
To see Edward, with Alys. To dinner at Aunt Rosa’s with Tades.
Tuesday 6th February 1906
Painted in Studio. Cousin Mary came. To Lacrosse Dance at Conservatoire. Very nice second half. Tired.
Wednesday 7th February 1906
Painted in Studio. To call on Winnie Turner.
Thursday 8th February 1906
To National Gallery. Painted. Met Alys and Friede. Lunch. To 2 picture galleries. Caught in fearful hailstorm. Soaked.
Friday 9th February 1906
Quiet all day. Alys in bed. No voice. To University College and Hospital dance – great fun. Awfully good.
Saturday 10th February 1906
Not out all day.
Sunday 11th February 1906
Monday 12th February 1906
To Chelsea. Met Aunt Alice and Doz at Beaufort House – No 10. Their new flat.
Tuesday 13th February 1906
To “Captain Drew” again with Alys and Phoebe and Ted.
Wednesday 14th February 1906
Aunt Alice to lunch. To call on Mrs Vernor Miles and Kit and Mrs Allingham.
Thursday 15th February 1906
To National Gallery. Met Alys at Shentons at Criterion. To Matinee of “Tyranny of Tears”. Miss Marshall West. For Union Jack Club*.
Dined at Lyons Pop. To “Brother Officers”**.
Friday 16th February 1906
To National Gallery. Picnic dance. Not over good. Hot.
Saturday 17th February 1906
Out to shops for Phoebe. Pouring rain. Rested. Allingham called and had tea with Alys and me at home. Out in evening.
* Saw Lord Roberts with the Duchess of Albany there.
** Brother Officers, Garrick Theatre. Very good. Bourchier Hinds.
Sunday 18th February 1906
Developed photographs. Tea with Sylvia.
Monday 19th February 1906
Tades and I to see Edward and then to meet Lucy and Polly from Bournemouth. Lucy home here.
Tuesday 20th February 1906
Sylvia in dining-room. Shentons, Tades and Lucy and I to see Peter Pan. Very good.
Wednesday 21st February 1906
To Shoolbreds to lunch. Alys to Harrow to call on Mrs Neve. Alys to Soup Dance.
Thursday 22nd February 1906
To Kitty’s to lunch. Rested there. To Collins’ to dinner 7.30. To Styer’s dance 9 to 3.am. Very nice. Messrs V Mees, Bragshaw and Gallatly and Blackhouse.
Friday 23rd February 1906
To Aunt Alice’s and to tea. Polly’s gland. Polly bad. Ling dance 8.30 till 11. Mr Johnstone.
Saturday 24th February 1906
Teeds came. Kitty and Eddy to tea and Jack Enock. To dine at William Miles.
Sunday 25th February 1906
Teddy Doran called. For walk with Alys. Alys and I to Ealing in afternoon. Tea with Watts. Norah Naylor and Mr Lee at No. 7.
Monday 26th February 1906
Washed gloves, etc. To shops. Tades, Lucy and Alys to Drill Hall, school entertainment. I with Sylvia. Annie Whitmarsh to see me.
Tuesday 27th February 1906
To Studio. Lucy too. Arranged and started her portrait. Slept in afternoon. Tea with Sylvia and Lucy. To see “The Light that Failed” at Camden. Bee too. Forbes Robertson.
Wednesday 28th February 1906
Thursday 1st March 1906
To National Gallery. Morning. Home early. Made sandwiches. Phoebe’s dinner party. Shilsky and Dr Yeld and Miss Tedder. Music. Lovely. Lucy and Poole and F Rush later.
Friday 2nd March 1906
Painted self in Studio all morning and till 4. I unwell. Called on William Miles. To Picnic Dance. Great fun.
Saturday 3rd March 1906
Painted self. Allingham and J Barnard in Studio and up to tea at 7.00.
Memo: Dennis finished his month in town – March 1st?
Sunday 4th March 1906
To Studio. Alys and I called on Styers and Ayrtons.
Monday 5th March 1906
To help Kitty all morning. To see Edward with Alys. On to Guys Hospital with Ted. Alys to Northwood till Wednesday.
Tuesday 6th March 1906
To Biddulph. Helped Doz with moving. Over to 10 Beaufort House, Chelsea.
Wednesday 7th March 1906
To Heath with Lucy. Sketched. Had lunch under haystack. Very warm and sunny.
Thursday 8th March 1906
To Stratford-on-Avon with Tads. Looked at Cottage at Bearley on Friday. Stayed at Miss Brewtnall’s.
Friday 9th March 1906
To Bearley. Home in afternoon. Painted car, etc.
Saturday 10th March 1906
Did car. Alys, Phoebe, Ted and self to Northwood on car. Rain. Had tea at Embleton’s. On to Rickmansworth. Slept at The George.
There. Very comfortable and moderate. (Edmonds).
Sunday 11th March 1906
Rainy. On to Great Missenden. Had lunch there at Buckingham Arms. Very good. (Red Lion awful). On to Wendover. Slept at Lion. Very good. Proprietor Mr Holland.
Monday 12th March 1906
Snowstorm. Motored home. Lunching at “George” Rickmansworth. Car went very well. Home to tea. Awful weather whole trip.
Tuesday 13th March 1906
To get servant’s character from lady for Kitty.
Wednesday 14th March 1906
Sissie and Nellie Moir called! Alys and I to Northwood. Dennis’ 25th birthday. Stayed night.
Thursday 15th March 1906
Straight to Aunt Alice’s from Northwood. Weighty talk about Cottage. To Mrs French for A Whitmarsh. Alys and I to fancy dress dance at Grafton Galleries with Baumer’s.
Friday 16th March 1906
In bed till 1.00. No breakfast. Very tired. To Rush’s to dinner. Nice music. Frank sang beautifully.
Saturday 17th March 1906
Alys with Tades to Broadway for the day. Lucy and I took Sylvia out in bath-chair on Ridge. Lovely day. Painted anenomes. Miss Lomax to Shenton’s.
Six years (17th) since Mother died.
Sunday 18th March 1906
To Lewis Baumer’s to tea, down in Allingham’s Duryea car. Called on William Miles afterwards.
Monday 19th March 1906
For walk with Mabel Styler.
Tuesday 20th March 1906
Wednesday 21st March 1906
Thursday 22nd March 1906
To National Gallery.
Friday 23rd March 1906
To National Gallery. Dennis and Allingham to dinner. Picnic Dance. Phoebe headache.
Saturday 24th March 1906
To Harley Street. Helped Ted and Phoebe to move to 126 Harley Street. Tel: 2537 Mayfair.
Sunday 25th March 1906
To Harley Street all day. Terrible weather. Very tired.
Monday 26th March 1906
To Harley Street.
Tuesday 27th March 1906
Wednesday 28th March 1906
Painted Lucy. To Mr Badock’s. To Harley Street to tea.
Thursday 29th March 1906
To National Gallery. To Dolly Carr’s to tea.
Friday 30th March 1906
To National Gallery. To Kitty’s.
Saturday 31st March 1906
Turned out Studio. Cut sandwiches. People came to Studio in evening. 2 Lomaxes, 0’Reilly, Allingham, 2 Rushes, 3 Faradays. Lucy. Fun. Dancing.
Sunday 1st April 1906
To Studio. Allingham to lunch. To Lomax’s pictures.
Monday 2nd April 1906
Alys and I to Kitty’s, lunch there. To call on Fanny Carnegy, Mrs Matthews and the Keep’s.
Tuesday 3rd April 1906
Out with Sylvia. Tades and I to Aunt Louie’s to tea. Sissie there. Alan called.
Wednesday 4th April 1906
Painted Lucy. Out with Sylvia in chair. Called on Vesey’s, Styers.
Thursday 5th April 1906
Sylvia for drive. To National Gallery. Met Tades. Shopped a lot. Lunch out. To Carr’s dance 8.30. Dr Sémon there, etc, etc. Home at 12.30.
Friday 6th April 1906
Out for drive in Hyde Park with Sylvia and Lucy. Very fine and hot. Packed for Sylvia a little. To Picnic dance. Dennis there. Great fun. In bed at 2.00.
Saturday 7th April 1906
Up at 7.15. To Paddington to see Tades and Sylvia off. Slept till lunch. Alys and I to Private View at Royal Watercolour Society with Mr Ayrton. Tea with him and Alan in Bond Street. To Arthur Hacker’s Studio. To dinner at Mrs Innes’.
Sunday 8th April 1906
R. A. Sunday – Up late. Kitty to lunch. Alys and I to Sir Ernest Waterlow’s and to David Murray’s and Mr Parsons’ Studios. I to sleep at Aunt Alice’s.
Monday 9th April 1906
To Tate Gallery with Doz. Poz home to lunch. To Tadema’s with Doz. His picture “Ask me no more”.
Gordon Browne there. Home alone.
Tuesday 10th April 1906
Spring cleaning. Washed ornaments etc.
Wednesday 11th April 1906
Saw Lucy off and Doris and the F. B’s at Paddington to Broadway.
Thursday 12th April 1906
Worked hard all day at Spring cleaning cupboards. Shelves, etc. To Studio. Out on car with the Allinghams to Barnet, etc. 8.30 to 12.00.
Friday 13th April 1906
To Kitty’s for the day. Did Cradle trimmings. Shentons away to Wendover.
Saturday 14th April 1906
At 11 the two Allinghams came and took me out on the Georges Richard car. Lunch at High Wycombe, tea at Burnham Beeches, dinner at Kingston (8pm). Home at 11.15. Fine ride. About 100 miles. Out by Mill Hill, Edgware, Amersham. Back by Burnham (Marlow), Cookham, Windsor, Stoke Pogis (saw Gray’s Tomb), Kingston and Shepherd’s Bush. Fine day.
Sunday 15th April 1906
To Church. On Heath with Shentons and lost my squirrel fur and O’Reilly called. Allingham’s in.
Monday 16th April 1906
W, T and P to Aylesbury by train. Cycled to Brill.
Lovely place on hill. Tea there. Lunch in fields. Home by train late.
Tuesday 17th April 1906
Wednesday 18th April 1906
Thursday 19th April 1906
Friday 20th April 1906
Saturday 21st April 1906
Sunday 22nd April 1906
Monday 23rd April 1906
To Kitty’s. Did cradle all day.
Tuesday 24th April 1906
Wednesday 25th April 1906
Thursday 26th April 1906
To National Gallery in morning. My fur was returned. To theatre with Phoebe and Ted to see Barry’s (me: J. M Barry) plays. Josephine and Punch. Also The Drums of Oude*.
Friday 27th April 1906
Called on Comyns Carr’s.
Saturday 28th April 1906
To fetch Doris at the Lewis Day’s. Shopped. In Studio. Hy. Allingham called there. Danced and gramophone till 11.45. Doris to stay here.
* Austin Strong.
Sunday 29th April 1906
Alys and Doris to Church.
Monday 30th April 1906
Tuesday 1st May 1906
Wednesday 2nd May 1906
Thursday 3rd May 1906
To National Gallery. Lunch with Harold Faraday. Doris to school.
Friday 4th May 1906
To picnic dance. Dennis.
Saturday 5th May 1906
Off to Pevensey Bay with Shentons and Dennis. Sailed. Lovely.
Sunday 6th May 1906
I unwell. Sailed. Home late.
Monday 7th May 1906
To Kitty’s. Whitmarsh came.
Tuesday 8th May 1906
Wednesday 9th May 1906
To Kitty’s. Margaret Embleton to tea.
Thursday 10th May 1906
To Kitty’s. Left her at 7.30. Kitty’s son born. 9.45. 10 ¾ lbs.
Friday 11th May 1906
Saturday 12th May 1906
To Richmond dance. Dennis too. All to supper at the Allingham’s. Great fun.
Flights, Styers, Marcus, Mileham, Wurztburg, Dennis, Kennedy, Kaun’s. Very warm night. Sat out by river. Home on private motor bus. Great fun.
Sunday 13th May 1906
On River with Flights, Allingham, Dennis and Shentons. Fun. First time this year. Very hot and fine.
Monday 14th May 1906
Painted old Chelsea pensioner with Miss Hall at her Studio. Called on Mrs Blanford. Whitmarsh left.
Tuesday 15th May 1906
Wednesday 16th May 1906
Painted Havern at A. Hall’s.
Thursday 17th May 1906
Friday 18th May 1906
To Mrs Harrison’s to dinner. Messrs Steer, Tonks and Grey there. And Doz. Very enjoyable.
Saturday 19th May 1906
Down to Northwood. Did netting and played tennis. Fun. First tennis this year.
Annie Mann came on Saturday.
Sunday 20th May 1906
To Church. Ted bad mood – all time. Out to see bluebells. Nice evening in firelight
Monday 21st May 1906
To Miss Hall’s. Painted. Met Alys. To see Edward. He nicely. Evening at Shenton’s.
Tuesday 22nd May 1906
Painted self. To University College Hospital, Children’s Ward.
Tea with Dennis and Mr May. Dennis home with us and to dinner. Studio in evening.
Wednesday 23rd May 1906
To paint Havern at Miss Hall’s. 4th. Last time. To see “A Royal Divorce” at Camden Theatre.
Thursday 24th May 1906
Painted self all morning.
Friday 25th May 1906
Painted self. To call on Mrs Harrison. She out. To tea at Aunt Alice’s. To see “Captain Brassbound’s Conversion”. *
Saturday 26th May 1906
To Studio. A. Hall came up. To see Kitty. Rainy, fine later. Out on car with W. Allingham and Alys. Tea at No 7. Dennis up. Impromptu Studio dance. Waghorn’s. H. A., Dennis. Ted and Phoebe too. Very fun.
*Good by Bernard Shaw. Ellen Terry, lovely. Kerr good as Brassbound.
Sunday 27th May 1906
Put Studio to rights. On Heath with Dennis Embleton, P and A on Allingham’s car. Dorothy to dinner. 1.30. I to tea at G. E. Barnard’s.
Monday 28th May 1906
Painted Dorothy Styer all morning. Very nice. She to lunch. I alone to Mrs Blanford’s. Alys boil on her neck.
Tuesday 29th May 1906
To Kitty’s and shops. Lunched with Phoebe and Ted. To A. Hall’s to sit for her.
Wednesday 30th May 1906
Thursday 31st May 1906
Friday 1st June 1906
To Pevensey Bay with Phoebe and Ted and Willie Wurtzburg.
Saturday 2nd June 1906
Sailed. Got shot at.
Sunday 3rd Jun 1906
Sailed to Bexhill. Lunch there. “Colloppy rocks”. Fun.
Monday 4th June 1906
Sailed to Eastbourne. Sailed in evening. Roughish.
Tuesday 5th June 1906
Sailed all morning. Home. 19/6 each whole trip.
Wednesday 6th June 1906
To sit to Miss Hall.
Thursday 7th June 1906
Friday 8th June 1906
To sit to Miss Hall.
Saturday 9th June 1906
To tennis at Waghorn’s. Dorothy here to stay.
Sunday 10th June 1906
On Heath and I unwell. Mary Geddes to tea.
Monday 11th June 1906
Poured out tea at Agatha’s Studio. Ted, Alys and Willie came. Met Phoebe, Dolly and Dennis. Nice evening. Dinner and music.
Tuesday 12th June 1906
Wednesday 13th June 1906
To A .Hall’s to sit. Lunched at Shoolbred’s.
Thursday 14th June 1906
Painted all morning self. To E. Vernor Miles’ to dinner at 7.45. To dance at Drill Hall later, till 1.30. Fun.
Friday 15th June 1906
Painted (self). To Oxford with Phoebe and Ted, Alys, Dennis and Otto May. Sculled down river, camped out opposite. Isis Hotel.
Saturday 16th June 1906
Very showery. Bathed. Fearful hailstorm. Drenched. To hotel “Queen” at Abingdon. Otto May back. We camped out near Appleford. Lovely camp fire.
Sunday 17th June 1906
Sculled down. Lovely day. Arrived at Goring and Streatley. Home by train from there. Dennis slept at 7 Heath Mansions.
Monday 18th June 1906
On Heath with Dennis. Down to town. To New English Art Club. Lunch at Blenheim. To see Edward.
Tuesday 19th June 1906
Agatha came. Painted her. 2 ½ hours. Painted all p.m. too. Cecil Waghorn and Willie Wurtzburg to Shenton’s. Us too. Lovely trips.
Wednesday 20th June 1906
Agatha came. 1 ½ hours. Alys to music lesson. To Styer’s to tennis.
Thursday 21st June 1906
To town. To Slade. Steer and Tonks saw my portratis of Lucy and self. Nice crits. Great fun.
Friday 22nd June 1906
Down with Phoebe and Ted and Dennis and Otto May to Goring. Camped out near Pangbourne.
Saturday 23rd June 1906
Lovely bathe. Sculled down to nearly Reading. Camped again. Thunderstorm all night.
Sunday 24th June 1906
Bathed. Sculled on down. Very hot. Met Willie Wurtzburg and Allingham and 2 others. Tea altogether at Wargrave. Home by train from Shiplake. Fun.
Monday 25th June 1906
Breakfast party at our flat. Dennis and Otto May too. They left. Alys and I to town. Called on William Miles.
Tuesday 26th June 1906
Agatha to sit. Very nice. To Ruth’s to tennis and tea. Very tired. Out on H Allingham’s car. Willie and Cecil to 7. Trios.
Wednesday 27th June 1906
Agatha to sit in afternoon. To Waghorn’s to tennis.
Thursday 28th June 1906
Dorothy Styer to sit to me 2nd time. Dolly Embleton to tea and dinner. We 3 out on Henry Allingham’s car. Dolly back. Very rainy. Record night. Home at 3 am.
Friday 29th June 1906
Pushing and towing cars. Quite daylight. Slept late. Mrs Flight to lunch. To town to tea. To New English Art Society and shops.
Saturday 30th June 1906
To Aunt Alice’s to dinner and the night.
Sunday 1st July 1906
Back down river with Doz.
Monday 2nd July 1906
D. Styer to sit 3rd time. I hour. To sales. Shopped.
Tuesday 3rd July 1906
Agatha to sit for me. To Styer’s to tennis and tea and dinner. Nice. Gallatley and Mr Brown there.
Wednesday 4th July 1906
Dennis up with flowers. Painted Canterbury bells all morning. Met Alys in town. To Guy’s Hospital and theatre with Phoebe and Ted. “Monsieur Beaucaire“.
Thursday 5th July 1906
To outdoor dancing. To Bull and Bush. Bee. Phoebe and Ted, Mr Browne, Dennis and Willie. Strawberries after.
Friday 6th July 1906
Dennis and Otto May and we two down to Shiplake. Took the boats up to Tilehurst. Towed all day and sculled. Phoebe and Ted joined us there. Sculled and towed to old camping ground near Goring.
Saturday 7th July 1906
Slept there – lovely moon. Bathed. Lovely hot day. Met Willie at Pangbourne. He joined the camp. Great fun. Bathed again. I headache. Very hot.
Bathed three times on 7th.
Sunday 8th July 1906
Bathed before breakfast and again later. Drew Mr May, etc. Lovely day. Home with all the luggage.
Monday 9th July 1906
I unwell. Aly and I to Northwood with Dennis. Played tennis. Very nice. Long walk after supper. Out very late. To bed at 1 am.
Tuesday 10th July 1906
Up and sat in garden all morning. Up home to lunch. Dennis saw us home. To Baumers to tennis. Mr Ayrton there. To tea and supper. Alan and Mr A saw us home.
Wednesday 11th July 1906
Mr and Mrs Styer and D. morning. To Studio. Met Alys in town. Aunt Rosa’s garden party – success. To theatre to see “The Fascinating Mrs Vanderveldt” – Bourchier and V Vanbrugh – good.
Thursday 12th July 1906
To Aunt Alice’s to tea and dinner and tennis with Dorothy. Poz there.
Friday 13th July 1906
Packed etc. all day. To William Miles to say goodbye.
Saturday 14th July 1906
To Newcastle by 10 a.m. train. Dennis saw us off! Lunch on train. To Bellingham. Aunts and Ella there. With them at Waverley Hotel.
My duct (right side) closed up from 14th till 21st. Got gradually better
Sunday 15th July 1906
Out for walks.
Monday 16th July 1906
Tuesday 17th July 1906
Wednesday 18th July 1906
Thursday 19th July 1906
Friday 20th July 1906
Saturday 21st July 1906
Sunday 22nd July 1906
To Church. Out with Aunts. Warm.
Monday 23rd July 1906
Tuesday 24th July 1906
Wednesday 25th July 1906
Thursday 26th July 1906
Alys to Newcastle to stay with Violet. In hayfield. Slept with Ella.
Friday 27th July 1906
In hayfield with Aunts and Ella. Cycled with Ella towards Tarsit. Found seagull. Slept with Ella.
Saturday 28th July 1906
Aunt Ella had sick attack; in bed all day. Alys home again here – joy!
Sunday 29th July 1906
Aunt Ella better. Out on hills. Out with Aunt Sarah. In hayfield. Selby came. Cycled from Newcastle – 32 miles and back.
Monday 30th July 1906
Tuesday 31st July 1906
Wednesday 1st August 1906
Home to London.
Thursday 2nd August 1906
Friday 3rd August 1906
Saturday 4th August 1906
To tennis at Waghorn’s.
Sunday 5th August 1906
To River (Goring). Picniced and camped out. Lovely moonlight.
Monday 6th August 1906
Bathed before breakfast. To farm for milk. Lovely breakfast. Delicious day. Home to tea and packed.
Tuesday 7th August 1906
Travelled to Hanham Hall, South Gloucestershire/Bristol. Alys later having forgotten box key. Whist in evening.
Wednesday 8th August 1906
I unwell. Sketched. Tennis party and croquet. Great fun. Very good tennis. Mr Butler, etc, Whist in evening.
Thursday 9th August 1906
Sketched all morning. Down to river. Rowed and sailed on Avon. Fun. Picnic with Agatha and Mr Butler.
Friday 10th August 1906
Left Hanham Hall 9.45. train from Keynsham. Travelled to Mullion. (various changes).
Arrived Poldhu Hotel at 6.45. Long and tiring journey. Parrotts at our table.
Saturday 11th August 1906
Too much of Mr and Miss Parrott. Alys bathed in Gunwalloe Cove. Walked to Mullion Village. Hot and misty.
Sunday 12th August 1906
Walked to Polbrean.
Met Hester Radford. Read on rocks and to tea at Polbrean bungalow. Hester’s Uncle and Aunt live there.
Monday 13th August 1906
Walked to Kynance Cove – 7 miles.
On to Lizard and Housel Bay. Lunch at Hotel there. 3 miles on. Motorbus to Mullion. Walked home. 12 miles walk, played tennis after tea. Singles. Talked to nice father and two sons later.
Tuesday 14th August 1906
For drive to Coverack.
Lunch there and to St Keverne.
Tea there. Very sad churchyard. Mohegan victims buried there. Mrs Bradford came too. Talked to her and Mrs Davies later.
Wednesday 15th August 1906
Bathed. Very rough. Not much fun. Lunch at Polurian. Decided to leave tomorrow. Packed. Alys played chess with Mrs Hill and Mr Leonard Huxleyand Michells.
Thursday 16th August 1906
Left Poldhu Hotel. To Penzance. To Mounts Bay Hotel. Not nice.
Off to Gurnard’s Head (N. Cornwall) on charabanc. Tea there. Met Ethel Boldero! Back to dinner at hotel.
Friday 17th August 1906
Crossed to Isles of Sicilly on “Deerhound” 9.45. to 1 o’clock.
Not smooth. Nearly all sick. Not us of course. Lunched at Tregarthen’s House, St Mary’s. Stayed at Holgate Hotel. Charmed with Islands. Up to Fort.
Saturday 18th August 1906
Out sailing with Mr and Mrs Croker Fox. They invited us. William’s boat. Sailed to Annet*, explored it, then sailed to Tresco. Picnic lunch on heather, great fun. Saw Abbey gardens**. Very hot and relaxing. Tea at New Inn. Bad! Sailed back at 6.30.
* No puffins, or very few. They stay there March to August and had gone. Saw shearwaters, cormorants.
** Many tropical plants. Like Kew houses with roof off! Lovely agapanthus, hydrangea, etc.
Sunday 19th August 1906
Bathed. Very low tide, and rather shallow. Fun. Sketched also. To Peninnis Head and sketched there. Lovely and wonderful! Up to Fort to see sunset. Foggy later. Foxes came up to meet us.
Monday 20th August 1906
Very hot. The Dane (about 23) to Mr and Mrs Fox and us to Mr Trevillick’s garden. Lovely and queer. Dog’s spirit tomb. Trippers came. Foggy. Nice walk to Porthhellick wreck in night. Lifeboat out. I up at 6 with Foxes.
Tuesday 21st August 1906
Very hot and foggy. Sketched. Packed after lunch. Tea at 3.40. To steamer “Deerhound”. Crossed to Penzance. Foxes also. Very thick fog. Boat 1 hour late. Lost her way in fog. To Queens Hotel. Foxes too. Dinner at 9.00.
Wednesday 22nd August 1906
To Post Office before breakfast for letters. To Station with Foxes. All together to Truro. Goodbye to them and we on to London 10.00 to 4.45. Home. Dennis at Shentons. Wade received us. Very hot.
Thursday 23rd August 1906
Muddled about. Out to shops. Down to Pevensey Bay with Shentons and Dennis. Looked for rooms – in vain. Slept at Station Hotel, Westham. Horrid.
Friday 24th August 1906
To the beach. Saw Fullers – got bedrooms at Richmond House. Bay camped in tent all day. Cooked own food. Hotel meals so horrid. Bathed and sailed. Very windy. To Eastbourne.
Saturday 25th August 1906
Bathed and sailed.
* On Friday at Scilly, the narcissus fields hedged with Euonymus, Veronica.
Sunday 26th August 1906
Sailed and got very wet. Bathed.
Monday 27th August 1906
Bathed and sailed.
Tuesday 28th August 1906
Bathed. Sailed. Alys in p.m. but not I. Walked to Eastbourne. Alys, Dennis and I train back.
Wednesday 29th August 1906
Lovely bathe with little boat. Lovely sail too. Another bathe after lunch. Home to London. Dennis up too. Big supper.
Thursday 30th August 1906
On Heath. Very hot. Dennis up for his luggage. Henry called with car. To dinner at No 7 with Dennis.
Friday 31st August 1906
To Northwood to lunch, tea and supper. Very hot. 91 in shade. Cold bathes. Tennis after tea. Home late. 10.42 train.
Saturday 1st September 1906
93 (Fahrenheit) in the shade! To theatre (Court) with Phoebe and Ted. Saw “You Never Can Tell”. Bernard Shaw. Very good.
Sunday 2nd September 1906
93 in shade again. Very hot. Alys to Church. I quite feeble all day from heat. Willy and gramophone in evening.
Monday 3rd September 1906
To town with Alys to shop for Aunt Bella. Less hot but still awful. Rex to tea and supper. Henry Allingham called with his car. Took Rex and us to Northwood and home.
Tuesday 4th September 1906
Kit and Baby up. Lunch early. Alys and I to Doris Collins’ wedding with Mr Paull. Reception after. Alys bridesmaid. To dinner at Collins’ and Maskelyne Devants and Pagani to supper.
Wednesday 5th September 1906
Fraulein Kottensch (friend of Felkle) to tea – nice.
Thursday 6th September 1906
Packed boxes. Saw Alys off to Broadway to Aunt Alice’s. Shopped in town. To tea at C Barnards and Kitty’s. Evening with Shentons. Lectures from Kit and Ted!
Friday 7th September 1906
Out with dogs and Phoebe and Ted to Finchley Road. To Chelwood Gate. Forest Row with Dolly Carr, to stay 14 days for sketching.
Saturday 8th September 1906
Walked on moor. Very hot. Rested. Read “Lady Rosa’s Daughter” M. A. Ward. Out again for walk.
Sunday 9th September 1906
Chelwood Gate. To Church and Danehill. Very bad sermon. Rested. Out on moor and sketched sunset.
Monday 10th September 1906
Sketched. Sketched in field. Alys arrived unexpectedly.
Tuesday 11st September 1906
Sketched morning and evening.
Wednesday 12th September 1906
On moor. Got Phoebe heather and sent it off. After lunch, cycled with Alys to nearly Heathfield then home by Crowborough, tea there. 30 miles together.
Thursday 13th September 1906
My birthday – (27th). Sketched. Letters from Aunt (I unwell) Alice. Tades, Doz, Sylvia, Ella, Dennis, Dolly.
Friday 14th September 1906
Sketched, grey day.
Saturday 15th September 1906
Alys and I to Wych Cross Trees. I finished sketch there. Picked blackberries. Sketched sky and hills in evening. Alys and Dennis cycled to Sheffield Park.
Sunday 16th September 1906
Dolly to Church. Alys and I for walk. Alys packed. She away to London after tea. I sketched sunset and for walk with Flossie. Very cold.
Monday 17th September 1906
Stormy. Dennis and I for walk towards West Hoathly. Cleared up. Painted clouds. Got very excited about them (both). Sketched on moor. Failure! Sketched sunset.
Tuesday 18th September 1906
Wednesday 19th September 1906
Thursday 20th September 1906
Rainy – sketched grey day effect on hills and pencil of pine trees.
Friday 21st September 1906
Drew view up the road with pine tree. Home again.
Saturday 22nd September 1906
Embletons off to Neufchâtel on 17th. Doris to and H. M. to stay a night with Alys and to Mr Visick. Anne begins again 17th.
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Heard that Dennis was qualified (me: Doctor).
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Saturday 27th October 1906
Dennis up. He and Alys to Finchley Road station with me. To Chelsea.
Sunday 28th October 1906
In all day. Rained hard. Read “The Garden of Allah” by Robert Smythe Hitchens.
Monday 29th October 1906
Out on Embankment with Doz. Met Mr Tonks. After lunch to see Holman Hunt exhibition and chose scissors. Doz and I to see “Man and Superman” – Bernard Shaw at Court. Very good.
Tuesday 30th October 1906
To Roman Catholic Cathedral. Very fine. To stores.
Wednesday 31st October 1906
Dennis up in evening, with bad toothache.
Thursday 1st November 1906
Alys and Hill’s to dinner. Dennis up to see me.
Friday 2nd November 1906
I bad cold and boil on neck! Kitty called. Teeds came to stay. Alys and I to Phoebe and Teds and Dennis to dance at Drill Hall. Dennis told me of “Acute Alysitis for two years” (during two-step).
Saturday 3rd November 1906
Alys and I at Town Hall. Alys all day. For Tremarth bazaar. Alys “Joan of Arc” in Tableaux. I took Phoebe and Ted and Dennis and Cecil to bazaar. Great fun.
Sunday 4th November 1906
To Studio. Dennis came up and we had a talk. Dennis to tea with us and Teeds. Quiet evening. To Shentons at 10.00 and Phoebe read aloud. Dennis there.
Monday 5th November 1906
Lois over to Studio. She and Alys to Townbee Hall and visited for the J. C. A. A. I to Slade, to crits of “Mammon”. Dennis up in evening. He and Alys engaged to be married !!!!!!
Tuesday 6th November 1906
Alys and I down to call on William Miles. I called on Teeds. Kitty to lunch. Alys to University College Hospital with Mrs Hutchison to opening of Maple Hall. Dennis in robes. Dennis saw her home and stayed to dinner and lovely evening in studio.
Wednesday 7th November 1906
Phoebe, Alys and I to see Holman Hunt’spictures. Lunch at O. C. Rest. With Ted. To Roman Catholic Cathedral. Dennis up for 20 minutes. He had to go to a dance with the Hills. We at Studio. Waghorns up.
Thursday 8th November 1906
Rainy all day. Alys cold very bad. I out with dogs. Read “Lin MacLean”. Alys and I to dinner at Mrs Hutchisons. 7.30 drove there and back. Otto May and Dennis there.
Friday 9th November 1906
Finer. Alys better. Lois to Studio. I began a portrait of her. Read afternoon. Dennis in evening. I to Aunt Rosa’s.
Saturday 10th November 1906
Alys and I to Miss Verboeckhoven’s private view and to R. W. S. Private View. Tea with Mr Ayrton and Phyllis. Dennis to dinner and in evening I at Phoebe’s.
Sunday 11th November 1906
Lovely day. Alys and Dennis to Epping Forest. For day with Rip. I cleaned out Studio. For walk on Heath with Phoebe and Ted. Met Dolly and Nora Hill. Alys and Dennis back at 9.00.
Monday 12th November 1906
Lois to sit to me at 10. I began larger portrait of her. Alys to Poplar. I to lunch with Dolly Embleton. Told her news. Called on Halls. Dolly to dinner. Dennis in evening. Dolly back in car.
Tuesday 13th November 1906
Up very late. To shops. To Kitty’s in afternoon. Alys to Badminton in evening. I at Studio with Dennis. Nice talk till 10.35. Alys back.
Wednesday 14th November 1906
Made Sylvia’s fur. Called on Mrs Styer with Phoebe and Alys.
Thursday 15th November 1906
Alys sat to me. Lovely morning painting. Wade up. Dennis to dinner. Also Mrs May. Nice evening in Studio later. To see Kitty.
Friday 16th November 1906
Lois to sit in morning. Very wet indeed. Phoebe’s birthday. Dennis and Phoebe and Ted to dinner and all to Crèche dance. Very nice. Alys’ engagement made public. Mrs Marsh came.
Saturday 17th November 1906
Made Sylvia’s muff. Quits to lunch and Studio. Alys and Dennis on Heath. Rain. Ethel Miles and Miles Morgan to tea in Studio, also Ted and Phoebe and Dennis. Nice. Dennis dined with us. Waghorn’s next door.
Dennis staying with Shentons for weekend. On Friday I wrote to all relations about Alys’ engagement.
Sunday 18th November 1906
Rainy. Out on Heath. Phoebe read aloud in afternoon. Very cosy. Cecil and Willy up to music at No 7. All supper together. Studio and gramophone.
Monday 19th November 1906
Lois to sit at 10. She and Alys to Poplar. I to see Edward alone (Dr S there) and to tea with Aunt Alice and Doz. Dennis up at 9 o’clock.
Tuesday 20th November 1906
Out to shops. Lovely day. Wade came and spent day. All to town To Badminton after dinner. I played. Nice. Dennis came.
Wednesday 21st November 1906
Thursday 22nd November 1906
To lunch at Hall’s. To Carr’s in afternoon. To dinner at Mrs Hutchison’s. Very tired.
Friday 23rd November 1906
Painted Lois. To Picnic Dance 1st. Very nice one.
Saturday 24th November 1906
To Quits’ Studio. She out. To Rackham’s Private View with Ayrtons and Alan. Nice. Introduced to Rackham. To dinner at Aunt Alice’s with Alys and Dennis. Nice.
Sunday 25th November 1906
Alys and Dennis to Wendover. On Heath with Phoebe. Tea at No 7. Shentons to Waghorn’s. Nice evening with Dennis and Alys.
Monday 26th November 1906
Painted Lois. She and Alys to Poplar.
Tuesday 27th November 1906
Emma Wetherbee to tea. Alys and Dennis to Hills to call.
Wednesday 28th November 1906
To see Kitty and Elsa Ayrton. To Vaughan Jones dance. Nice. Very good band. To bed at 3 am.
Thursday 29th November 1906
Up very late. Walked down with Dennis. Tidied Studio. Dolly Carr to tea. Puck o’ Pook’s Hill. To bed 11.15.
Friday 30th November 1906
Painted Lois for 2 hours. Lovely time. Slept from 3 to 4.30. Crèche dance.
Saturday 1st December 1906
Out shopping. After lunch to Lambeth Art School with Bee and Shentons.
Sunday 2nd December 1906
Dorothy came up. Aunt Rosa and Uncle Harold to see my portrait of Lois. Tea at No 7 with Lomaxes. To Studio. Shentons to Waghorns.
Monday 3rd December 1906
Painted Lois – 1 hour. To lunch with her at Mrs Hutchinson. To meet Mrs Hay and Mrs Webster (Tues). To call on Mrs Hoare. Alys to tea with Dennis. Alys to Badminton. I quiet.
Tuesday 4th December 1906
Painted Alys – 1 hour. To theatre and dined in town with Alys and Ayrtons.
Wednesday 5th December 1906
To Aunt Rosa’s to dancing. Very nice. 8.15 to 11.30.
Thursday 6th December 1906
In bed all day – aching and cold.
Friday 7th December 1906
In bed till dinner time. Dennis to dinner. To picnic dance. Very nice.
Saturday 8th December 1906
Up to breakfast. Out to shops. Very cold. Mark Symons to lunch. Afternoon at sutdio and tea. Dorothy and Alys to Chislehurst to caves.
Sunday 9th December 1906
Asthma in morning. Dennis and Alys to Otto May’s. I very miserable and ill – but Miss Hill and Dolly to tea. To bed early with sore throat.
Monday 10th December 1906
In bed all day. Dolly E. came to stay. Bad cough that hurt. Dennis up very late.
Tuesday 11th December 1906
Wednesday 12th December 1906
In bed till lunch. Dolly and Alys to fencing and to New English (Art Club) with Lois. Dennis in evening.
Thursday 13th December 1906
In bed till 11.30. Very tired and coldy. Alys to town for shopping. I out to library. Dennis up in evening.
Friday 14th December 1906
Alys to Slade to Ruth. Dolly went. I up at 10.30. Out. Read Henry Irving by Stoker. Others to dance (crèche). I there at 10.20 till 1.30. great fun.
Saturday 15th December 1906
Up after breakfast on Heath with Phoebe, Dennis, Alys and dogs. Mrs Hoare and her daughter called. Dennis and Alys to Hospital (me: University College Hospital). Quiet evening – nice.
Sunday 16th December 1906
Very wet day. Up to Breakfast at last! Dennis and Alys off at 10.20 to the Caves at Bromley. Alan called. I stuck in photos. Tea at No 7 – Whistley and his dog.
Monday 17th December 1906
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Thursday 20th December 1906
Friday 21st December 1906
Down to Brockenhurst with Phoebe, Ted and Dennis – Alys and I.
Saturday 22nd December 1906
I unwell. Stayed in. Others cycled out to Milton and paddled.
Sunday 23rd December 1906
Out cycling to Burley. Lunch-tea there. Cycled back. About 15 miles in all. Very cold.
Monday 24th December 1906
Cycled to Christchurch. Strained my leg. By tram to Bournemouth. Phoebe and Ted cycled tea and lunch there. Walked on cliff. Alys and Dennis to Condercum. I back by train alone.
Tuesday 25th December 1906
Out for a walk towards Lyndhurst. Lovely. Snowy and sunny.
Wednesday 26th December 1906
Very windy and cold. For walk. Home in evening. Thick snow. Made toboggans at Hampstead.
Thursday 27th December 1906
Doing toboggans till 2 am. Dennis, Alys and I out tobogganing. Great fun.
Friday 28th December 1906
Saturday 29th December 1906
To town to buy present for Lois. Lunch. Called for Dennis. Saw opsonics at hospital. Tobogganed. Very foggy till 9 or 10 pm.
Sunday 30th December 1906
Miss Lomax to lunch. Dennis carved turkey. Tobogganed on Heath. Waghorns, Willy, Shentons , etc – fun. Right down Frognal – 4 minutes.
Monday 31st December 1906
To Poplar with Alys. Visited 8 houses. Very muddy. Nice evening. Mrs Hutchison gramophone. Dennis – 1st down with Dennis. Met Kitty and Eddy. To lunch with them. Wrote 9 letters.
Album of 24 songs by Ethebert Nevin. Shott and Co, Regents Street (Stevenson’s and Lavandière).
Sacred Songs – Ancient and Modern edited by John Stiles – Boosey & Co.
Father’s Stories at Poldhu. Lord – “the Waiter’s had the change and you’ve had the rest”.
Critic in Spectator “We read in Mr H Caines’ novel that the heroine kissed the hero one day. Next day he kissed her back. How strange are these Manx customs! An Englishman would have kissed her lips.”
Mr ** has written another novel. Up till now no reason has been assigned for this rash act.
“Yes Miss Florence, I thought it was an elephant myself”.
Mohegan wrecked 1898 on Manacle Rocks. 80 saved. Where did the captain go?
Schiller wrecked of Scilly.
Cloudesley Shovel wrecked off St Mary.
Cecilia Hart Croker Fox