1922 – Philadelphia, R.M.S. Aquitania, London, Chale, R.M.S. Olympic, Philadephia

1922 Diary

Katharine Faraday Boyd
250 South 21st Street


47 Hampstead Way, London N.W.

In 1922, Edward is 46 years old, Kate is 43 years old and Alys is 38 years old. Eva is 13 years old and Philip is 9 years old (Alys and Dennis’ daughter and son).

“What we don’t know about the Will of God is immeasurable.”

16,600 miles in year in Franklin

“The years are tides in times eternal sea.” – Oct 30th C in E.P.D and calendar.

A sacred burden is this life ye bear,
Look on it, lift it, bear it solemnly,
Stand up and walk beneath it steadfastly;
Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin,
But onward, upward, till the goal ye win.
– Frances B Kemble. C in E.P.D.’s calendar.

$20,000,000 (= £5,000,000) to aid Russians.

Wrote DB – 25th December
Alys – 27th Tuesday
Ella – 14th December
Styers – December 30th
Nell Sime – December 30th

Sunday 1st January 1922

Fine. Cold.
Woke at 7 dreaming of C’s (Cyrus’) K! (kisses). Breakfast 8.30 with E.P. I out to St Peter’s 10.30. Dr Jeffrey’s preached. Home 1 o’clock. Lunch with E.P. All rested in p.m. I on my bed, but not able to sleep much. Dressed. Supper 7. Etta out. Hymns after supper. To bed 11 o’clock.

Monday 2nd January 1922

Very, very cold. North wind. Sunny.
Breakfast 8 with E.P. I out at 8.35 to Penna Garage to see Parade on Broad Street. Mr Kerwick’s party. Home 1. Lunch with E.P. Sat with Tante in p.m. Then dismantled Xmas Tree and then rested in writing-room 4.30 – 5.30. Dinner 7. Sewed. E.P. read aloud “Doctor Marigold” Dickens. To bed 10.35 and 45.

Tuesday 3rd January 1922

Dull, cold.
Breakfast with E.P. Sat with Tante. At 11 out in car to Lewando’s, Acme and Dougherty’s and Dicky’s. Lunch with E.P. Sat with Tante, mended electric iron. Mrs Hunsicker called; I drove with her in car to Germantown at 5. Back at 6. Dinner. E.P. read aloud and I spoke of going to Dr McSmith.

Wednesday 4th January 1922

Dull, milder.
Breakfast with E.P. He and I at 9.30 to Dr McSmith’s in car. He examined my nose, mouth, ears. To Bank. Walked home 11. Meeting Mr Staake! Rested in Tante’s room. Lunch with E.P. Tante slept till 3.30. I typed Belgian synopsis. Sally Scott came. I with E.P. to Dr Mangus to be x-rayed. Home. Dinner. Tante played Beethoven nearly all evening. To bed 11.

Wrote Tades and Madame Roefs – 4th
Wrote Alys – Jan 6th about Modern Club
Wrote Dorothy – Jan 8th about Modern Club.

Thursday 5th January 1922

Wet. Mild.
Breakfast with E.P. at 9.50. He and I in car to Dr Warren B. Davis’ office. He examined nose, throat, ears. I on to De Weis’ and Junker, and home. Lunch with E.P; Renshaw letter! Made sandwiches. Cook out. Tante and I “At Home” 3 – 6. Mr Kerwick, Mrs Wilfred Lewis, Mrs Hood, Miss James to tea. Dinner 7. E.P. lay on sofa. I sewed. To bed 9.45!! Tired.

Friday 6th January 1922

Very fine. Colder.
Breakfast with E.P. Silk dress. Tante up and she and I to Ritz-Carlton at 11, where Miss Cryan spoke and I also; I about 30 minutes on Belgium. Tante home at 12.45. I stayed and lunched with Mrs Tippen(?), Miss Cryan and about 10 others. Cocktails. Walked home. Sat with Tante in writing-room. Out walk Walnut Street Bridge. Dinner. Conversation. To bed 10.25.

Saturday 7th January 1922

Very fine.
Breakfast with E.P. Lady reporter from Evening Ledger to interview me! Went to Dr Warren B. Davis’ again with E.P at 10.45. He advised operation on ethmoids, strongly. Did shopping, and back as 12.30. Lunch with E.P. Tante got up after; she and I in car to Presbyterian Hospital to see Sally Scott. Home. Miss Beale called. Dinner. Quiet evening reading paper.

Sunday 8th January 1922

Dull. Snow in p.m.
Breakfast 8.30 with E.P. Sat with Tante. To Church alone. Home at 1. Lunch with E.P. Sat with Tante till 3.35. E.P. slept downstairs. I rested on my bed, and slept. Also began letter to Alys about operation. Supper. Picture papers and hymns. To bed 10.45.

Monday 9th January 1922

Fine day. Milder.
Breakfast with E.P. Sat with Tante then out to Bank; and neuralgia got well with air. “Busy” came to lunch and sat with Tante after till 4. Telegram from Cyrus McCormick. I arranged night-dresses. Tante rested and I out for walk on Bridge (sunset) and bought 2 nightgowns at Jacob Elias’. Dinner. E.P. in. Tante played Beethoven in evening. I did ‘phone index. To bed 10.50.

Tuesday 10th January 1922

Breakfast with E.P. Out with E.P. in car to Dr Warren B. Davis’. Then to Hospitals with E.P. and then to Dock Street for apples, oranges. Back at 12. With Tante in p.m, and out on Bridge at 4.30. In writing-room at 5 to rest, but Jefferson ‘phoned about my room, so began to prepare. E.P to Brown’s Mills. Tante and I dined alone. Mrs Samuel in evening. E.P. in at 10. To bed 11.10.

Wednesday 11th January 1922

Heavy snow.
E.P. out operating 6.30 – 8.30. I breakfast alone. Sat with Tante most of morning and then packed suitcase. Lunch with E.P. Tante got up and she and I in car to Jefferson Hospital. I to Room 628 (at 3.40). Nurse Purinton. Tante to meeting. Roland Morris. I had supper 5.45. E.P. in. Dr Warren B. Davis in at 6.30. Sounded me and Dr Fox, his assistant in later.

13th Tante wrote Alys
14th Letter from Dennis about Methley – Embleton’s Layton Manor and £50,000

Thursday 12th January 1922

Wakened 5.30 – enema. Dressed for operation. At 8.10 on stretcher up to Anaesthetising Room, 7th floor. Dr Fox gave gas and ether. Dr Warren B. Davis operated on ethmoids at 8.20 till 9.40. Slept most of day with hyperdermic. Dr Warren B. Davis took out pack from right nostril. E.P.D. in. Fairly good night.

Friday 13th January 1922

Slept a good deal. Dr Warren B. Davis in at 9.30 (Nurse gave me bed-bath). He removed left pack. E.P. in. After lunch, Tante came about 3.45 and stayed till past 5. Dr Warren B. Davis in at 7? Removed antrum pack. Roses from Perfilieff and Kerwick. To sleep about 9.

Saturday 14th January 1922

Very fine.
More wakeful. Bath (bed). Dr Fox in about 9. Cleaned up dried blood in nose. E.P. in later. Tante phoned, can’t come. Nurse out 2 till 5, including her supper. E.P. brought letter from Dennis with amazing news! Dr McCrae in. Dr Warren B. Davis in evening.

Sunday 15th January 1922

Very fine.
Breakfast about 7.30. “Bath” in bed. E.P. in with papers for minute. Dr Davis in. Lunch 12. Nurse out. I read papers and “Emperor of Portugallia” by Selma Lagerlöf. Tante and E.P. in from 4 till 5. Dr Fox in evening 8.30 or so.

Monday 16th January 1922

Dull, milder.
Miss Biswanger in with fruit, at 8.30. Had my bed bath. Dr Fox in at 10.30. Read. Lunch at 12. Slept a little. Dr Warren B. Davis in at 1.15. Tante in at 1.45. Edith Bache too. Nurse out, and I alone in p.m. ‘Phone from Cyrus! At North Broad Street Station, and flowers. Out of bed for supper 5. Wrote Alys. Well. Dr Fox in evening.

Tuesday 17th January 1922

Rising temperature all night – nearly 102 – quite ill all day. Dr Warren B. Davis in 3 times, Dr Fox once 9.30 p.m. E.P. D. in evening. Enema in a.m. Headache all day and fever. Dr Warren B. Davis finally diagnosed follicular pharyngitis and relieved! Better night.

Wednesday 18th January 1922

Still feverish and sore throat and headache. Enema. Dr Warren B. Davis twice. Now tonsillitis. Very sore. E.P. in evening. Told me of Tante’s being examined and having cystitis. Miss Biswanger with her. Dr Fox at 9.30. Restless and worrying about everything – Tante, E.P, Cyrus, etc.

16th – Dr Warren B. Davis took out stiches.
Room 628 Jefferson Hospital $9.00 a day
Busy to Tante – 18th
Sent letter to Alys and Dorothy – 22nd

Thursday 19th January 1922

Throat very sore, but felt much better after breakfast and bath (bed). Dr Warren. B. Davis at 8.15 and 1.45. E.P. in at 12 or so. Dr MaCrae in. Quiet p.m. Fed myself own supper, and felt better – normal and sub-normal. Busy in for a long visit. Dr Fox at 9. Good night.

Friday 20th January 1922

Unwell (evening before). Dr Warren B. Davis came 9.50 in middle of my bath! Felt much better, and E.P. in for long visit. Sat up with bedrest for lunch. W.B.D. in at 1.15. Busy in again about 4.30. Read “Lincoln”. Dr Fox in at 8.30. So to bed. Sleep by 9.

Saturday 21st January 1922

Rain. Dark.
Breakfast 7.30. Had bath. Dr Fox in at 9.45. E.P. at 10, and Warren B. also about 10.10. Letters from Alys and Dorothy. Wrote to them both. Lunch 11.45. Rested in p.m. Headachy. Read a little. Sat up on chair for dinner. W.B.D and Dr Fox 2 and 9 p.m.

Sunday 22nd January 1922

Fine. Colder.
Slept till 6.30. Better after breakfast. Dr W.B.D. at 10.10. Got up in kimono after and finished letter to Dorothy Barnard, in rocking chair. Dinner. Rested. E.P. in at 1.40. Slept. At 4.30 got up and in to “Sun Parlour” on chaise longue – hot. Walked about corridors. To bed 7.15. Dr Fox at 8.15.

Monday 23rd January 1922

Breakfast 8.35. Bed bath and then up in kimono in chair and Dr Fox in 10. Then in sun-parlour till 11.30. Back for dinner. Dr W.B. at 1.15. To bed 1.30 and rested, slept. At 4 dressed, clothes on in sun-parlour. Back for supper 5.30. E.P. in till 6.5. Dr Fox in evening. To sleep 9.

Tuesday 24th January 1922

Very cold. Fine.
Breakfast 7.30. Bed bath. Up and dressed, and in sun parlour. Dr Fox at 10.45. Sun parlour full of people. I wrote Kitty. Lunch 11.30 in room. Dr W.B.D. at 1.30. Rested, slept. Read till 4.15. Up and walked about. In sun parlour and talked Mrs Taylor. Played double demon with Miss Purinton. Dr Fox 8.45.

Wednesday 25th January 1922

Fine. Very cold.
Breakfast 7.30. Bed bath; up, dressed in sun-parlour. Dr Fox about 9.30. Played cards with Nurse. E.P. in at 10.45. Lunch 11.35. Wrote Tades. Dr W.B.D. in 1.35. Slept on bed 2 till 3. Up. Suitcase packed. E.P.D. came in car and I left Hospital 4. Tante in bed downstairs. Busy there in uniform. Dinner 7. E.P, Busy and I. Etta out. I to bed 9 p.m.

Wrote Kitty 24th
Tades 25th
Smith and Sons for Xmas rent (Haunch of Venison) – 29th
Alys – 29th.

Thursday 26th January 1922

Fine. Very cold.
Up 7.15 No bath as water cold. Breakfast 8 with E.P. and Busy. To Dr W.B.D. for treatment 9.45 in car. Walked back. Lay on sofa in writing-room. Wrote to Mr Kerwick and Captain Perfilieff for roses. After lunch, Busy out. Tante and I both rested; slept. Mrs Bergey from 6 till 7.45. E.P. at Brown’s Mills. Sat in Tante’s room till 9.35. To bed.

Friday 27th January 1922

Dull. Cold. Raw.
Hot bath. Breakfast 8. To Dr W.B.D. Walked back. Felt very tired, and headachy. Lay on sofa, mostly sleeping all a.m. Bad headache. Milk toast for lunch. Tante better. Mrs Samuel in p.m. I on my bed sleeping and headachy till 6.30. Dinner. Felt better. Sat with Tante and to bed 9.25.

Saturday 28th January 1922

Snow. Blizzard.
Breakfast 8.15. Out to Dr W.B.D. and E.P. there too with me, in car and back in car. Felt much better and clearer nose. E.P. not in to lunch or office hours. To Atlantic City in p.m. I sat with Tante all a.m. and Busy gave her bed-bath. E.P. back to dinner late 7.30. Sat with Tante and to bed 9.15. Read till about 10.

Sunday 29th January 1922

Snow, then sun – thaw.
Breakfast 8.30 (45). E.P. called out at 6 but back to breakfast. I to W.B.D. in car at 10.30. Dr Keene to see Tante at 10.15. I back in car. Sneezed a lot. Tired. Lay on sofa. Wrote note to Alys. Lunch with Busy. E.P. out and to Atlantic City. Not in to lunch (late to supper). I slept on bed in p.m. E.P. in about 8 p.m. Supper. Dr McCrae and Miss Molly Coles to see Tante. I to bed 9.30. To sleep about 11.

Monday 30th January 1922

Very fine. Lovely. Bright sun on snow.
Breakfast. Then in car alone to W.B.D. Didn’t use pungent spray. I walked back by Norris’. Bought stamps. Quiet day with Tante. E.P. in to lunch. I with Tante while Busy out in car all p.m. Tante sat up in chair 3 hours. Mrs Boyer called at 5.30. I out in car to Park then till 6.15. Snow lovely. E.P. out to dinner. Faculty Meeting – Tante talked of birth-control to Busy and me.

Tuesday 31st January 1922

Milder. Fine.
E.P. out all night and Club. Busy and I breakfast. I in car to W.B.D. Walked back and about in Square. E.P. in to lunch. Busy out to Dock Street 11-1. And in p.m. to hunt cooks. Cook from Miss Parry’s in p.m. and ‘phone rings answering our Advert in Bulletin. Tante up at 5. Miss Carnie Lewis came. Dinner. Sat with Tante. To bed 9.30.

Wednesday 1st February 1922

Fine. Not very cold.
To Dr W.B.D. in car with E.P. at 9.30. Walked round Square. Home 10.30. Wrote Ella. Sat with Tante and then in drawingroom. Rested 30 minutes in p.m. then Miss Hoyt, and later Mr Kerwick came, till 7. Tante down to dinner with us all 1st time. Dr Keene to see her 4 p.m. Read. I to bed 9.20.

Thursday 2nd February 1922

Very dark. Rain then very fine. Mild.
Breakfast. To Dr W.B.D. in car at 10.30 with Miss McLeran, and back in car. Sat with Tante. Lunch E.P. and Busy. Out for walk in Sunday to Market Street. 30 minutes after lunch. Then slept on bed 30 minutes.   Miss Hoyt again. 4 till 5.30. E.P. out to dine and Obstetrician Meeting. Tante, Busy and I dined. Squabs. I to bed 9.30.

Friday 3rd February 1922

Warm. Sunny.
To W.B.D.’s in car. Then walked to Cook’s. Changed £100 to $424.00 at 4.24. Took check $235 to Bank for E.P. Met him there! To Ritz. Modern Club Meeting. F. Spencer Edmonds spoke 1 hour. Trolley home. Sat with Tante all p.m., after a short sleep till 3.30 on bed. Turned tablecloth hem. Busy out in car. All dined together. Etta out. E.P. out at 10 for all night.

Saturday 4th February 1922

Very fine. Windy.
Breakfast with Busy. Louie ill. Walked to W.B.D.’s. Then trolley to 13th Street. To Library and to Allen’s and Wanamaker’s. Trolley back. After lunch, sat with Tante while Busy out 2 ½ hours. E.P. out whole day, until 2 a.m. Sunday. Tante, Busy and I dined and sat in drawing-room till 9.30. Then to bed. Mr Caldwell ‘phoning all day.

Sunday 5th February 1922

Dull, dampish.
Breakfast 8.30 with E.P. and Busy then with Tante and out for walk 10 till 10.40. Sat with Tante till lunch (with Busy alone). E.P. in 1.45 and slept in his room till 5, after 2 bad nights. Duanes came in. I read paper and then slept for 40 minutes in p.m. Wrote Dorothy Barnard. Supper 6.30. Busy to St Peter’s after. We read papers. I to bed 10 p.m.

Monday 6th February 1922

Dull, damp, then sunny.
E.P. out to operate early. Busy and I breakfast 8. I walked to W.B.D’s. On to Smith’s with my clock. Sat with Tante sewing lace on bodice. E.P. in to lunch. I out 30 minutes to Morgan’s and Square. Slept 20 minutes on bed. Sat with Tante and marked red towels (office). Perfilieff in. Dinner late as Kerwick ‘phoned. Miserable evening. Tante over to writing room. E.P. to office. To bed 10.

Tuesday 7th February 1922

Snow, rain, then dull and dry.
E.P. out early. Breakfast with Busy. Tante headache of course, and nothing till 11. I sewed and ironed in my room. Then to American Store and chose beef. With Tante and Mrs Maxwell called. E.P. in to lunch. Busy out. Tante and I slept a little. Miss Archer, Dr Jeffreys and Kerwick called. I to supper at L’Aiglon Annexe Democratic Club. Dr Solis-Cohen.

Wednesday 8th February 1922

Very cold. Wind. Sun.
E.P. out early. I to W.B.D’s and around Square. Met E.P. there! Sat with Tante and marked towels. Lunch with E.P. and Busy. Then out for 30 minutes in Square again. Home, rested and slept about 20 minutes. Then Mrs Markoe called. Busy out. I sat with Tante and marked towels*. Dinner. Etta out. Talked about Hospital and Maternity in evening. I to bed 10.15.

$50,000 or more needed towards Maternity Department.
Louie grippe this week.
Wrote Alys – 8th (by Haverford?)
Wrote Bank for statement – 8th
E.P. gave me $10.00 Royalty for “Mother & Child”.

First Edition: 1902

Thursday 9th February 1922

Dull. Rain. Snow in evening.
E.P. out early. Busy and I breakfast 8. Tante at 9.15. Mended stockings. Out to Mrs Elder’s and Madame Brix and little walk. Miss Martin to see Tante. Typed things and marked towels. E.P. in to lunch. Letter from Mrs Wilson. Rested about 40 minutes in p.m. Sat with Tante while Busy out. E.P. to Browns’ Mills, Ralph driving. Cook out. To bed 9.45.

Friday 10th February 1922

Dull, foggy.
E.P. out early again. Breakfast with Busy. I to Warren B’s. Mrs Elder to see Tante. I sat in writing-room. I to lunch party at Miss Beale’s. Sat with Tante and rested (Mrs Langmore, Toronto and Mrs Watson at Beale’s). Up on bed, but not asleep. Dressed, washed brush and preservers. Dinner. E.P. in. read papers and talked. I to bed 10.00.

Saturday 11th February 1922

Dull and very damp.
E.P. out early. I sat with Tante and finished towels, began wrapper scalloping. Busy out in car 10 – 1 to Market. Louie’s first day. Sally Scott in, and Tante very bored. Hoctor over. E.P. in to lunch. I slept on bed 3 – 4 (about 10 minutes asleep) Edith Bache called. I to Mrs Samuel’s Tea. Miss de Courcey and Mrs Abbey there. Dinner. Mrs Samuel and Tante in writing-room in evening. Mr Samuel in later. To bed 10.30.

Sunday 12th February 1922

Dull, damp. Very raw.
Breakfast with E.P! and Busy. Sat with Tante. Typed “Flodd and Spit” story for “Judge”. Out to buy 4 newspapers. Straight home. Wrote Jack and Effie. Lunch with Busy. E.P. in at 1 and sat with Tante till 2.30. Then slept till 5.30. Busy out. I sat with Tante. Wrote letter to Miss Hoyt for her. I slept on bed. Supper. Etta out. Maria came. Hymns in evening.

Monday 13th February 1922

Fine. Cold.
E.P. out to breakfast. Busy and I had ours. I to W.B.D’s. Gained 4 lbs since January 31st – 124 lb in heavy skirt. In car to Allen’s. Walked back. Sat with Tante. Busy out. Mrs MacFarland 11 – 12.15. E.P. in to lunch. I out in Square; home. Rested. Wrote Susie. Out in car in Park. Mrs Kerwick here. Dinner. E.P. read Strachey’s “Victoria”. To bed 10.30.

Tuesday 14th February 1922

Fine. Warmer.
Breakfast with E.P. and Busy. Sat with Tante. Out at 10.45, walked to Shipping Offices to ask about Adriatic. To American Store, and Donénick’s. Lunch. E.P. in 2.5. I upstairs, slept on bed. Busy out at 5 in car to her home. E.P. to Atlantic City. Tante and I alone 5 till 10.15. Dr McCrae in at 9.30. Busy in at 10.15. E.P. 1 a.m.

Wednesday 15th February 1922

Snow, 4” rain all day – slippery
E.P. and Busy at breakfast. E.P. Letter from Cyrus McCormick. T.P. and I at 9.30 in car to Academy. I on to Currie’s and then home in car. Sat with Tante. E.P. in to lunch with Busy and me. Sat with Tante till 3.30. E.P. off to New York to see Cyrus – 4 train. I on bed and rested. Slept. Tante, Busy and I dined together. Tante and I in drawing-room. Busy machined wrapper. To bed 10.30. McCormick’s sailed 18th – Adriatic.

Cyrus McCormick – 17th
Letter to Susie – 13th
Letter to Alys – 14th short.
Letters from Alys and Dorothy – arrived 16th
Letter to Dorothy Barnard – 16th
Letter to Alys – 20th

Thursday 16th February 1922

E.P. in to breakfast. Back on midnight train from New York. Sat with Tante. Took present to D. Duane’s. Tante up and all 4 of us in car at 12.30 to Bellevue. Woodrow Wilson Foundation Luncheon. E.P. made speech. Also Morgenthau, Norris and Norman Davis. Home 3.30. I rested on bed. Dinner. Cook out. E.P. read “Victoria” aloud. We sewed. In bed 10.15.

Friday 17th February 1922

Very very cold. Fine. 10 above zero.
No hot water. E.P. But after breakfast to Washington to spend day with Woodrow Wilson. I to W.B.D’s. Very cold across Square. In car from there to Campion’s. Bought book for Woodrow Sayre. Home. Busy out in car 11 till 2! Lunch (I with Tante all a.m.) In p.m. I to Post Office with book. Rested, slept. Dinner. Etta out. Dried silver with Busy. Sat by fire and sewed. E.P. in at 10.15. To bed 11.

Saturday 18th February 1922

Slightly less cold.
I unwell. Breakfast with E.P. and Busy. Sat with Tante. Out in Square and to Art Alliance. Exhibition of Academy. Pictures. Free. Lunch. E.P. and Busy – sausage, scrapple. Rested after, 45 minutes. Then Busy out in car. 350. I with Tante all p.m. Mrs Imogen Oakley came. Dinner 6.30. I with E.P. to Academy. Music. Triangle Club. Home 11.45. Tante had Meeting here. Democratic Committee.

Sunday 19th February 1922

Very damp. Dull.
Breakfast 8.30. E.P. and Busy. Sat with Tante. Out to get newspapers to Bellevue. E.P. in at 1. Tante slept. Busy and I lunched. I up in room and slept 30 minutes. Busy out at 4 and Mrs William Platt called; E.P. slept all p.m. Vovo Perfilieff to supper. (Wrote Alys and Aunt Alice). Cook out. We sang hymns and laughed over supper. To bed 10.30.

Monday 20th February 1922

Very mild. Muddy. 62 degrees outside.
Breakfast with E.P. and Busy. Sat with Tante. Out at 10.50 to Wanamaker’s to see Mrs Bergey (she away) and buy North American. Back. Busy out an hour. I in drawing-room. Tante slept 12.30 – 1.30. E.P, Busy and I to lunch. I slept after and then called on Miss Beale and Mrs McCord and walked in Square. Mrs Altemus to see Tante. E.P. to Brown’s Mills. Read papers in evening. E.P. back at 10.40. To bed 10.45.

Tuesday 21st February 1922

Fine. Mild.
Breakfast. E.P. and Busy. Out for a walk. To Shipping Offices; asked about October sailings and Adriatic. Sat with Tante while Busy in car to market 11. Tante slept. Lunch 3.p.m. and Busy. Tante and I in car at 3.20. l drove along Walnut Street. Back 4. Mrs Hack and Mrs Maxwell came. Dinner. E.P. read aloud Strachey’s “Victoria”. I sewed.

Wednesday 22nd February 1922

Washington’s Birthday – Holiday
Very fine. Mild. 57 degrees.
Breakfast with E.P. and Busy. I to W.B.D’s. Walked round to 13th Street and back. Sat with Tante. Typed letter to Mrs Wilson. Mrs Maxwell called. E.P, Busy and I lunch. I on my bed 45 minutes. Then down, Tante dressed and out in car with E.P. I walked to Square. Sat there and to Walnut Street Bridge. Tante home and rested. Busy and I to Movie “The Orphans of the Storm”. 8 – 10.50.

Letters to Alys and Aunt Alice – sent 20th
Letters to Dorothy and Collier’s W. – 23rd

Letters from Alys (Leeds) and Tades – 24th
Letter to Auntie Kate – 26th
Letter to Alys – 26th

Cyrus arrives Madeira – 25th

Thursday 23rd February 1922

Very, very warm. Fine. 70 degrees at 2 – 3 p.m.
Breakfast. Busy with E.P. Talked of E.P.’s new poem, “The Winter of our Discontent”. Sat with Tante and then out to Post Office, Market Street and to Nandain Street. Tante rested. I typed E’s poem, in dining-room. After lunch, I slept till 3.30. Tante and I in car to Campion’s and to League Island Park. Back. Dinner all together. E.P. read Victoria, we sewed. To bed 10.50.

Friday 24th February 1922

Cooler. Fine.
Sat with Tante. Out for walk about Square and to Broad Street. Bracing air. Sat with Tante. She a little neuralgic. Lunch. I slept after till 3.30. I alone in car to call on Cousin Edith and Charles Reid. 327 School Lane. Nice talk. Home. Dinner. Busy out to an Alumni Meeting 8.15. E.P. read Victoria aloud.

Saturday 25th February 1922

Fine. Mild.
Breakfast E.P. and Busy. Sat with Tante, not out all a.m. Busy to Bank 11.15 till 1.50. Mrs Maxwell with Tante 11.15 till 1.30. Felicity and Dickie and Sally Scott. I talked to them. Lunch E.P. and Busy late. Upstairs and slept, then for walk, wore blue serge coat. Mr Kerwick, Mrs McFarland and Miss Lewis to see Tante. E.P. to Atlantic City. Tante, Busy and I alone. Sewed. To bed 10.30.

Sunday 26th February 1922

Mild. Dull.
Breakfast – E.P. and Busy. I to St Peter’s Church, first going to buy newspapers for Tante. Stayed for Communion Service. Lunch with Busy. In p.m., all of us in car 3 pm. To Busy’s. Left her there, and we 3 to Laurel Hill Cemetery and home. All rested 4.30 – 6.30. Supper. Etta out. Etta to leave. Hymns and soup in evening.

Monday 27th February 1922

Dull. Damp.
Breakfast. Sat with Tante. Out to Wanamaker’s. Bought slippers and socks for Dennis. Tante slept and I began to pack “Hold” trunk!!! Lunch. Sat with Tante. Rest, 30 minutes, no sleep. Busy out and Mrs Mellor came. Sat with her. And coloured girls came for Etta’s place. After dinner, E.P. and I to Opera. Tannhäuser, in box Mrs Boyer’s, Mrs Mitchell and Mr Boyer. Rosa Raisa. Very good.

Rosa Raisa (1893 – 1963) Russian-Jewish dramatic operatic soprano

Tuesday 28th February 1922

Dull. Growing colder.
Sat with Tante. Splinter in toe. Walked to Post office and Morgan’s. Tante slept. I sat in office. Busy out to Market in car. 11. 1.30 Lunch. Rested 1 hour. Chimney on fire, writing-room. Firemen and Insurance Patrol. To McMurtrie’s with letter. Home. Miss Lourie called. Dinner 6.30. Tante and I to 10th and Walnut. Meeting. Back 9.40. To bed 10.30.

Wednesday 1st March 1922

Dull – raw. Snow in evening.
Breakfast E.P. and Busy. Told E.P. about offers. I out to W.B.D’s and then on to Wanamaker’s and bought 4 pairs of stockings, and a blouse and elastic. Home. Sat with Tante. She rested 12 – 1.30. I sewed lace slip. In p.m. I rested on sofa in Tante’s room upstairs. (Dr Creekmur). Out with E.P. in car 4.45 to Murphy’s, Maternity and back. Found awful row about Etta, police called! Dressed. Dinner. New girl Lillian Markland waited. To bed 10.30.

Letter to Dennis 27th for 14 March – Mailed 28th
Moccasins $1.00. Docks $3.00.
Cyrus arrives Algiers 1st. “O Rest in the Lord, Wait patiently for him”.
Mrs H. Gunn Robinson, Builder of Distinguished Personalities and World’s Greatest Character Analyst”.
Gained 7½ lbs in 4 weeks.
Wrote Kit – 4th and Alys 4th – Mailed 5th.

Thursday 2nd March 1922

Dull, muddy.
Breakfast E.P. and Busy. Went into Tante. She scolding me. I sat in writing-room 9.30 till 1.30! Darning stockings and reading Encyclopaedia. Lunch. I out to Wanamaker’s and Sheppard’s. Then rested. Tante no lunch, tea at 5. Still very cross and unhappy. She would not get up, and had milk-toast in bed at 5. Sat with E.P. till 9. Then in writing-room Tante on sofa. Limerick. To bed 10.30.

Friday 3rd March 1922

Very fine. Perfect day.
Breakfast E.P. and Busy. With Tante. She dictated report. I typed it. I to Ritz to hear Mrs H. Gunn Robinson (Modern Club). “Personality”. To shops, and walked home (had “shoe-shine” 10 cents at Broad Street Station). Tante out with Mrs McFarland to Meeting 2 .420. I rested, slept and out again an hour. Tante back and rested. Mrs McCord ‘phoned me about signals. Dinner. E.P. read “Victoria”. To bed 10.45.

Saturday 4th March 1922

Rain all day.
Breakfast E.P. and Busy. Not out all a.m. Typed Tante’s report on Corona again and E.P.’s poem “Winter of our Discontent”. Busy out to shops. Tante slept. In p.m. I out 15 minutes to see Perfilieff’s picture. Looked over Tante’s clothes with Tante and Busy. E.P. to Atlantic City Till 1 a.m. Dinner. Meeting 8 – 10.30 Women’s Democratic Committee here. Sat in drawing-room. Read and wrote Alys.

Sunday 5th March 1922

Fine day. Windy.
Breakfast. E.P. and Busy. Talked about “England’s hypocrisy” and why this reputation. I out for newspapers to Broad Street Station. E.P. out till 2.30. I typed letter to Ledger for Tante about McSparran. Tante and I in car at 3.30 to Chestnut Hill to Mr and Mrs Wharton’s (Frances Lockwood) and 3 sons. 3 Biddles there. Constance, Georgina, Alice (I talked to her). Home 6. Supper. Cook out. Maria came. Hymns and songs. To bed 11.

Monday 6th March 1922

Fine, warm. Lovely 65 degrees.
Sat with Tante. Then walked to Miss Lansdale’s and Rose’s (clockmaker) 1011 Pine Street and back. Tante resting. I sorting and packing things in my room. Lunch. Rested. Tante and I in car at 4.15 to Woodrow Wilson Foundation Meeting. I walked home. Tante in Mrs Platt’s car. E.P. to Brown’s Mills. We had dinner. Tante had newspaper calls about Congress and her candidacy. To bed 11.

Tuesday 7th March 1922

Dull. Warm. Thunder.
Out to mail photos. I to J. Barnard, and to call on Miss Leach. Sat with Tante. Busy out to market in car. I typed list of Chairmen. Lunch. Rested. Tante had lunch 2.15. Wrote postcards for her for Meeting, Tuesday. Out in car with E.P. 4 to buy shoes for Aunt Alice, ground-grippons $11.00. Home. Dick Duane to dine; Miss Farrell for E.P. To bed 11.20.

Wednesday 8th March 1922

Snow, then fine. Cold.
Out to W.B.D’s 9.30. He very nice. I now 129 lbs. Walked to Broad, and back. Sat with Tante. Busy out to her dentist. Lunch. I in car 2.30 to West Philadelphia to 4 addresses interviewing coloured maids and to South Philadelphia to meet E.P. and took him to Maternity. Bought lace at Wanamaker’s. Home. To Miss Leach’s and walked round Square. Dinner 6.30. Tante, Busy and I to Girls “Friendly”. 8 till 9.15. To bed 10.40.

“Short on color” – “besides, I wouldn’t miss seeing you”.
“Fire away – 6 foot 4. I’m velocity. Interesting and delightful. “
“Don’t want to leave you 3,000 miles away”
Wrote E.M. Miles – 7th. Wrote Dorothy Barnard 11th. Wrote Alys 12th
Widener Collection, 2 Raphaels, many Rembrandt’s.

“The Mill”, many Vandykes, 2 Sargent’s, Gainsborough’s, Reynold’s, Lawrence, Romney. Colored Guide.

Thursday 9th March 1922

Very fine.
At 9.30. E.P. and I in car to Joseph Widener’s country house (Lynnewood Hall). Wonderful pictures collected by P.A.B. Widener (butcher). Lovely morning. Ceramics also. Home. Lunch. Busy out to Miss Parry’s. Mrs Samuel and Miss de Courcy to tea. Tante dressed by 4. I out to Miss Leach’s and round Square. Met Perfilieff. Dinner. E.P. read “Victoria” aloud. To bed 10.30.

Lynnewood Hall

Friday 10th March 1922

Rain all day.
Felt rather coldy. Out at 10.30. by trolley to Modern Club. Heard Professor Aydelotte on Oxford (Rhodes scholar). Busy called for me there 12. Car home, hurried lunch. Back to Bellevue League of Women Voters luncheon, and speeches by candidates for Senator and Governor. Pepper, Snyder, Pinchot. Tante there too. I in box. Home 4.15. Slept. E.P. finished “Victoria” in evening. To bed 10.40.

Franklin Ridgeway Aydelotte (1880 – 1956) an educator. The first non-Quaker president of Swarthmore College.

Saturday 11th March 1922

Drizzly, rain.
I to Warren Brothers at 10 a.m. for treatment as had cold. Home. New maid “Nettie” came. Sat with Tante. She neuralgia. Busy out in car till 1.30. E.P. to Atlantic City 11.20. Busy and I alone to lunch. I slept in p.m. Mr Kerwick to see Tante. Dinner. Miss Farrell for E.P. I to bed 10.10. Tante knitted till 11?

Sunday 12th March 1922

Very fine. Lovely.
Out for newspapers at 10, and then to Warren B’s at 11.15. Walked to Broad and back Locust. Wrote Alys. At 3 all of us (Busy too) in car to Conostoga Road. Got out at Old Street, David’s Church. Tiny 1715. Lovely drive. Supper. Cook in. Hymns and songs in evening. To bed 10.55.

Monday 13th March 1922

Very fine, delicious.
Breakfast. Out at 9 to W.B.D’s 9.15. Sat with Tante, all rest of day till 4. She very unhappy about “Giving up housekeeping”, parting from me. Busy out with petitions to be signed a.m. and p.m. Lunch. E.P. and Busy. I rested 4 till 5.15. Slept. Took aspirin all day. Felt lumbago-ish. Dinner 6.30. Tante and I to Frankford (taxi). Meeting. Miss Worrell, Mr Boria. Trolley home. Got home 11 p.m.

Tuesday 14th March 1922

Breakfast. Sore throat, all day and head very tender. Sat with Tante and neither of us did anything. Busy out to market. Lunch. Sat with Tante again on sofa. Interviewed two colored girls. Busy out servant-hunting. I out at 4 round Square very slowly. Back and slept on bed. Felt ill. Dinner 6.30. Chairs for large meeting but only 4 came. Miss Reilly.

Wednesday 15th March 1922

Rain, then finer in p.m.
Out to W.B.D.’s 9.20. Throat better. Sat with Tante rest of a.m. She sleeping. I looked up 1848 history for E.P. Lunch. I with Tante, then slept 3.30 – 4. Then out to post socks to Mrs Hunsicker and round Square. “Nettie” left. Very smelly! Dinner. E.P. to talk to “Davis Club” students. We talked. To bed 10.0 (fuss about Tante going up to her room).

13th – “There’s no one I’d rather have come in, than you.”
Photos for Alys – 13th
New maid Ellen Richardson came 17th 7.30 p.m.
Might hear from Gib 17th, 18th

Thursday 16th March 1922

Very fine.
Cleared away. Breakfast E.P. and Busy. Soon after trolley to 3rd Street to British Consulate (no visa required now). Back by various shops and bought suede shoes with strap. Tante resting so I sewed with Busy in drawing-room. Lunch. Busy out. I laid cloth for dinner. Sat with Tante till 5.30. Dr McCrae came. E.P. to Atlantic City. We 3 dined. Tante to Jefferson Club 8. Tante moved upstairs again. I to bed 10 o’clock.

Friday 17th March 1922

Fine. Very cold. Wind East.
Unwell. Letter to E.P. from W.B.D. New maid, Ellen, came. With Tante up in her own room. Write W.B.D. Tante rested at 11.30. I out to American Store. Tante down to lunch!! In writing-room after, and at 3.30 Tante and I in car to “Little Italy” 9th and Christian Street. To Navy Yard, and then Felicity’s. Tea there. Home. Dinner. Sewing in drawing-room. E.P. told about Chicago Great Fire 1871. To bed 10.40.

Saturday 18th March 1922

Sat with Tante, doing absolutely nothing till 11.30. Then she rested, and I typed poem “To Parker”, and washed white parts of grey jersey. Lunch E.P. and Busy. Tante her’s in bed at 2.30. I out and bought belting and silk and hat-dye. Sat with Tante. Dinner 6.30. Conversation. Miss Farrell 8.30 – 10.30. Read about Piltdown Man. To bed 10.10.

Sunday 19th March 1922

Dull, not cold.
Breakfast. Talked of Pantheism. I to buy papers and then to Church. Walked home (nearly 2 miles) from 3rd Street. Lunch, Tante down! I with Busy in car to her home; she left us. Back and E.P. Tante and I for drive in the Park Home. I rested; others long talk in office. Supper. Anna out. Maria came. Papers and hymns. I to bed 10.45. Others very late.

Monday 20th March 1922

Dull. Warm.
Breakfast with E.P. Didn’t call Tante. She only waked about 11. Tea and toast. I had altered and ironed khaki skirt. In all a.m. E.P. in to lunch. I sat with Tante and then out, bought shoes at Bryan’s and changed buckskins. Mrs Collett in. I out again to 218 North 23rd to see I. H. Co’s place. Tante up and all dined 7. E.P. slept on sofa writing-room 9.15 till 10.45. Tante and I talked. To bed 10.50.

Tuesday 21st March 1922

Cooler, dull.
E.P. out early to operate. I breakfast alone. Tante up and out 10.35 in car (with me). She to Auxillary Meeting at the Maternity. I to Dock Street and Market and Lits. Home 12 and sewed skirt. E.P. and Tante back in car at 1.20. All lunch. Tante rested. I upstairs. Felicity called. I out for walk. Sat with Tante in writing-room. Dinner. E.P. read some things aloud. Atlantic M. To bed 10.30. E.P. called out and out all night.

Wednesday 22nd March 1922

Dull. Cold.
I breakfast alone. To W.B.D.’s at 9.30. Met E.P. there. He and I in car after to Post Office about Income Tax. Tante breakfast about 11.30. E.P. to Brown’s Mills. I sewed my khaki skirt. Rested. Tante also. Ellen out. Dinner with Tante alone. Mr Kerwick in evening 8 .15 – 10.30. Talked of Prohibition.

Wrote Ella 24th
Wrote C.H.W. 25th
Wrote Dorothy Barnard 25th. Mailed 26th
Wrote Alys 23rd. Mailed 26th
“To doubt would be disloyalty”.

Thursday 23rd March 1922

Breakfast with E.P. Sat with Tante and did mending of stockings. Out in car to Wanamaker’s and to American Store, walking. Finished off skirt. Tante felt ill (5 times bowwows) and in bed till 5.30. I rested in p.m. Neuralgia. Out with Tante to Mrs Porter’s Meeting 20th Ward. W.P. to Atlantic City. To bed 11.15.

Friday 24th March 1922

Very warm and fine.
Breakfast with E.P. Sat with Tante while she breakfasted, and sewed. Then out walking to Dougherty’s and Wanamaker’s. Changed maid’s dress. Tante down to lunch! She slept in p.m. and I typed receipts in writing-room. I also slept, on bed, later. Dinner 6.30. All 3 to Russian Evening at University of Pennsylvania. Perfilieff spoke and danced. Mrs Harrison told of Bolshevik Russia. Very interesting. Home at 12.

Saturday 25th March 1922

Very warm and fine.
In with E.P. in car to Reading Terminal Market. Shopped and did errands for Tante. Mr Bright, Lederer. Walked home. Tante resting and did not stir till 4. I did all sorts of odd jobs. Wrote Dorothy Barnard and C.H.W. (Wadie) and tore up letters. Lunch with E.P. Sat with Tante 4 till 5.30. Dinner 6.30. Meeting here of Ward Chairmen 8 till 10.30. I lay on sofa, and received. To bed 11.

Sunday 26th March 1922

Very hot – 75 degrees
Breakfast 8.30 with E.P. Sat with Tante and she cross about car. I to Church 10.30. E.P. and Tante came at 11.50. All stayed to Communion Service. Home (E.P. at 2.30 and no lunch). Miss Lansdale came. 2.35. I typed list for Mr Kerwick, and wrote Alys on Corona. All 3 in car to Park 3.45 till 5. Home. Rested. Ellen out. Supper. Papers. To bed 10.30. Hot. (1000 people bathed in sea at Coney Island).

Monday 27th March 1922

Very warm and fine, rain in p.m. 69 degrees.
Breakfast with E.P. Sat with Tante then out to Morgan’s and American Store. Very warm. Straw hat. Sewed. Tante rested till about 3.15. I had lunch with E.P. Sewed blue blouse. Sat with Tante. At 4.30 I out and walked all round, and on bridge till 5.30. Dinner 6.30. E.P. to Faculty Meeting 8.p.m. Tante and I cut out pillowcases 4. To bed 11. E. P. in at 10.

Tuesday 28th March 1922

Dull 70 – 71 degrees.
E.P. out early to Commander Davis’ tonsillectomy by Warren B. I breakfast alone. Sat with Tante. Then she rested at 11 and I out to American Store to choose beef. Home. Tante up to lunch. Out in car with Mrs Elder too to 10th and Walnut. Judge Belcher. Affidavits on petitions. Tante to College Club. I home. Sewed and ironed blue blouse. Dinner. Miss Farrell lookout and Ellen ran away. To bed 11.

Wednesday 29th March 1922

Fine. Lovely. Warm.
Up at 6.45. Laid breakfast. To Warren B’s (muslin blouse) 132 lbs. Sat with Tante. Walked to Bainbridge Street and 17th to answer Ad. Lunch with E.P. Tante had neuralgia. Tea at 2.30. I in car to Miss Perry’s at 3, and to Miss McMurtrie’s and Dominick. Tante up. Dinner 7. Accountant from McCormick’s 8.45. till 11! I did work – beds, pillowcases. To bed 11. Felt cosy.

Letters from Dorothy Barnard, Alys and Dennis – 30th

Thursday 30th March 1922

Much cooler, dull.
Up early and laid table. Breakfast with E.P. Maids came in answer to Ad in “Inquirer”. Engaged Daisy Randall. Lunch with E.P. Tante her’s 1.30 upstairs. Out 4. Tante in cab to Irwin School to receive, with Miss Nott 4 – 6. E.P. and I at 5 also. At 6 all 3 in taxi to Sautter’s; dinner there. Tante and I in taxi to Meeting 52nd and Haverford Avenue 8 – 11. Home in taxi. To bed 11.50.

Friday 31st March 1922

Cool, dull. Rain in evening.
Up at 7. Tante sick in night, so no breakfast. I out to South Street, Dominick’s and American Store. Daisy Randall never came. Lunch with E.P. I to look up Daisy Randall. Saw husband. To Colored Employment Bureau. Sewed. Tante had tea at 3.30. Sat with her. Mrs Satterthwaite came. I slept on my bed “Vo-vo” Perfilieff to dinner. E.P. and I to his studio 2110 Walnut at 9 in pouring rain. Miss Ewing and 2 Russians there. Home 11.15.

Saturday 1st April 1922

Dull. Raw.
Breakfast with E.P. Sat with Tante and sewed. Then she slept, and I out to South Street. Home. Sewed. Lunch; E.P very late. Awning man came. Tante had tea at 4. I took it up. Maria out. Sat with Tante. Edith Bache called. I laid table. Dinner 6.30. Miss Farrell 9.10 – 9.40. I made beds. Orange juice. To bed, very tired at 10.15.

Sunday 2nd April 1922

Up at 7.30. Laid breakfast did grapefruit. Breakfast with E.P. He took up Tante’s tray 9.10. I cleared away, washed up. Dr Gibbon to see Tante (stiff back). I out to Morgan’s and got paper at Broad Street Station. Sat with Tante. E.P. in at 1.15. I lunch alone. He rubbed Tante at 2. I took up Tante’s tray. Then in taxi to answer adverts. Engaged girl. A. Robinson at Latona Street. Home. E.P. also. Laid supper. Tante down at 7. Cleared and washed up. Maria.

Monday 3rd April 1922

Very fine. Warmer.
Breakfast with E.P. No Anna Robinson appeared. Washed up, made bed. Car at 12 (new open one). I out to West Philadelphia to Mrs Heard (daily woman). Then to Wanamaker’s for oil-cloth. Lunch with E.P. Mr Arthur Duane called. Cassie Johnson also. I rested in writing room. Took Tante’s tea 4. E.P, Tante and I to Felicity’s and Dickie’s to dinner 7. Home 9.30. Read papers. To bed 10.15.

Tuesday 4th April 1922

Rain, then dull. Dry.
Mrs Heard came to work. Tante breakfast 10. Sat with her. At 11.10 I in car to Dock Street and Reading Terminal, marketing. Home 12.20. Sat with Tante. Lunch with E.P. Cassie Johnson came. Tante had rest. I to American Store for beef. Packed a little. Dinner 6.30. Read and talked. I made beds. To bed 10.15. Stuffy nose.

Wednesday 5th April 1922

E.P. out early to W.B.D.’s operation – Morgan. I breakfast alone. Mrs Heard came. I to W.B.D’s. Lost 2 lbs odd since last week. He very nice, glad I was coming daily. Gave me snapshots. To Allen’s – bought stockings. Home. Sat with Tante. Lunch with E.P. Out to Hoskins. Sat with Tante (on sofa, slept). E.P. to Brown’s Mills, till 10.20. Tante and I dined 7. Out to get papers. Mr Kerwick came 10, stayed till 11.30. To bed. Finished packing. Very tired.

$1300 for old car.
“Not real often” does ethmoid operations – 9th.

Thursday 6th April 1922

Very fine. Fresh. Dull later.
Up early 7 a.m. as men came for my trunks. Breakfast with E.P. To W.B.D’s 9.15. Invited me to tonsil party. Home. Sat with Tante. To American Store, while she rested. Lunch with E.P; Tante and I in car at 3 to West Philadelphia for Mrs Maxwell (and Mrs Collett) and all to Overbrook. Meeting at Mrs John Williams’. Good. Home 6.45. E.P. to Atlantic City. Miss Biswanger in evening till 10. To bed 10.20.

Friday 7th April 1922

Rain, muggy.
Breakfast with E.P. Out to W.B.D’s at 8.50. Home. Sat with Tante. Did mending. To American Store twice Hamburg Steak. Perfilieff to lunch, and Tante came down! I out with Tante in car at 3 to Hoskins and had postcard photos taken in Market Street Lipp’s (Studio). Wanamaker’s to see Miss Bergey. Home 5.10. Rested. Dinner 6.30. Miss Beale and Viola in evening. To bed 11. Sleepy.

Saturday 8th April 1922

Very hot and fine – 77 degrees.
Breakfast with E.P. To W.B.D’s at 9.15. Short. Home. Out at 11, trolley to shipping offices for sailing lists “West”! To American Store for beef. Lunch with E.P. Tante in bed, up 3.45. She and I in car 4.10 to Mrs Bache’s and called; then to Mrs Hunsicker’s. Saw new baby. Geo. VI! Dinner 6.30. Miss Farrell short time.

Sunday 9th April 1922

Palm Sunday
Very hot and fine.
Breakfast with E.P. 8.30. Out to buy papers. Sat with Tante. To W.B.D’s at 11.20. He very nice – asked me to write. Sat with Tante. Then she slept. Mrs McCord called I lunch alone. With Tante in p.m. She dictated letter to Mrs Carroll Miller. I typed it. Tante up at 5.30. Mrs Clark with Felicity and Dick called. Supper. All of us 3 to St Peter’s. Music. Hoe. To bed 10.45. Packed.

Monday 10th April 1922

Hot – 82 degrees. Fine.
E.P. called me 6.15. Goodbye to Tante. E.P. and I in 8 a.m. train to New York. Breakfast on train. New York 10. Hotel Pennsylvania (Statler). To Custom House for sailing permit. On Battery and Aquarium. “Elevated” to Cunard Dock. Claimed baggage. On “Aqui”. Lunch at Hotel 1.45. Busy to Riverside Drive. Taxi back. Dinner 6 in my room Taxi to Circus. Barnum = wonderful. To hotel 10.45. First drinks. To bed 11.15.

R.M.S. Aquitania

Tuesday 11th April 1922
Fine, cooler. South East wind.
Breakfast with E.P. at 8.45. Taxi to Wharf. On board Aquitania 10. Saw to Table-seat (Ward) and deck-chair. Sat and talked. E.P. off at 10.30. Sailed 12.00. Man fell off dock. Saved. Lunch 1. Sat on deck and read. Moved from F.9 to F.7. Large and airy. Dinner 7. Pretty poor. Unpacked and to bed 9.

R.M.S. Aquitania

Wednesday 12th April 1922

Cool with fog. Slow.
Called 7.40. Breakfast. Mr Gray appeared. Nice. Scotch. Sat on deck all a.m. Bill McDermott – talked to my neighbours. Lunch 1. In p.m. to cabin and slept soundly. Rested till about 4.30. Ate 2 oranges (E.P.) Walked on deck. Dressed. Dinner 7. Wrote Tante. Night letter from her at 1. Movie 9 p.m. in saloon. To bed. Hot bath 10.20.

April 11th Sail on Aquitania. F. deck.
Ticked 2nd cabin $150 and war tax $15 = $165.
Changed $20.00 = £4.9.4 @4.41? on board – 13th
First class to Waterloo 22/- Seddons and Mrs Dooley
Skipper = Sir James Charles K.B.E.
Leak – extra chief steward
Ward – 2nd steward

Thursday 13th April 1922

Very warm. Damp. Sunny then cooler in p.m. Dull.
Grapes from Leak! Breakfast 8.10. Walked on deck with Mrs Dennis a good while. Sat in library. Orchestra. Read “A Little More” W.B. Maxwell. Lunch. Changed money. Up in lounge. Dance going on. Unwell, slept in cabin. Dinner and to bed afterwards. Read in cabin.

Friday 14th April 1922

Rainy. Warm. Rolly.
Good Friday. More grapes! Sat on deck all p.m. reading. After lunch over to 1st class for ticket to Waterloo, and walked there with Mrs Dennis and Mrs Leek (pretty) Sat on deck. Read. Then at 4.15. slept in cabin. Fiddles on tables. Talked to couple in library. Hot bath.

Saturday 15th April 1922

More grapes! After breakfast on deck. Walked with Mrs Pepys and then Mrs Dennis. Then sat and read. Got very dirty, oily black. Lunch – Mr Gray. Slept in cabin till 3. Up in lounge, talked with French-woman and baby. Read in lounge. Dinner. Talked to Leak on deck. Concert, 8.30 in saloon. Billie, McDermott, “Tramp”, V. 9 and a trick-dancer.

Sunday 16th April 1922

Dull. Finer in p.m.

Easter Sunday. Breakfast. Walked and sat on deck till 10.30. To Divine Service in 1st Class. Wrote in library. Lunch. Downstairs and slept more than an hour. Up at 4 and walked on lower deck alone; read. Dinner 7. Upstairs and talked to Mrs Pepys and Mrs Dennis till 9.20. To bed. Hot bath.

Monday 17th April 1922

Very cold but lovely sun.
Walked on top deck alone, after breakfast. Talked to man from California. Sat and read, in sunshine. Lunch. Changed. At 3.20 Ward took Mrs Dennis and me to Swimming Pool. Lovely time, diving lessons and camel-riding! Packed a little. Wrote Tante. Dinner. Sat upstairs. To bed 10.


Tuesday 18th April 1922

Very cold night, arrived Cherbourg and away again before breakfast. I packed. Tipped, and on deck, passing Isle of Wight. Lunch 12.30. Tiresome waiting. Docked about 2.30. Landing cards stamped. Off at 3. Train 4.15 about from Southampton to Waterloo. Alys, Dennis and Wadie to meet me. Car to 47 Hampstead Way. Eva and Philip grown very much. Dinner. Talked. To bed 10.15. Rat all night in my room!!!

Wednesday 19th April 1922

Up and bath at 8.15. Breakfast. Out to town with Alys and Dennis, to choose top hat for Dennis Alys and I to get wedding present for Dorrie and to Buttrick’s. Home to lunch 1. I slept in p.m. about 30 minutes. Then ironed dresses. Out to shops with Alys. Dinner. Nita Ellerton and Tommy Paul in evening. Alan Slater with wire from his tongue!

Arrive London – 18th?
My God, don’t she stink grand.
[Leak Extra Chief Steward]
Wrote Mrs Blanford. Mrs Dennis, Susie – 23rd
Changed $130 at 4.45!!? = £29.4.0 this week.

Thursday 20th April 1922

Fine. Sunny. Cold.
Out to shops after breakfast with Alys. Dennis too Phil for hair-cut. Eva’s head washed. Lunch early; all in car to Belgravia Hotel then St Thomas’s Church. Wedding of Dorrie Chamberlain and Sidney Laughton 2.30. Eva bridesmaid. Reception at Belgravia. Home at 6. Dinner. Quiet evening. Read. To bed early.

Friday 21st April 1922

Fine, Sunny. Cold.
Out with Alys to shops. Back after lunch. Alys and I to town. To Coué place, 20 Grosvenor Gardens. Then Gorringe’s, then Cunard, to engage room September 30th. Berengaria. Then English Speaking Union and Dennis came at 4.35. Tea there. Dennis and I tube to Hampstead. Met Phil (to tea at May’s). Walked home over Heath. Dinner. Read “Auto-suggestion”. To bed 10.30.

Saturday 22nd April 1922

Rain, milder.
Hot bath. Out with whole family to shops. Dennis to town. Then Alys, Eva and I to Aunt Louie’s. Lunch. I upstairs and slept 1 hour. Alys and Dennis out for walk, arguments about garden. Alys and I to library after tea. Dinner. Dennis headache, so not to Shenton’s dance. Read aloud Coué in evening. To bed 10.30.

Sunday 23rd April 1922

Very cold. Dull – a little sun.
Bath, breakfast. All a.m. reading Bacon, by Mr Baxter. Aloud and also unpacking trunks. Lunch. Wrote letters and upstairs in top room. Children out for walk with Krohn’s. After supper, Alys, Dennis and I to Benmore, rehearsal of “Washed Up”.

Monday 24th April 1922

Very cold, some sun, hail, thunder.

To shops, all together. Home. Wrote Aunt Bella. Krohn’s in. Drawing-room cleaned. Lunch. I upstairs and slept quite an hour! Thunder and hail. Sat in drawing-room. Sewed fur on grey coat again! Lalila in and playing with Eva. Mrs Krohn and Alys out. Dinner. Read Bacon to Dennis and Alys and showed Jefferson things. To bed 10.20.

Tuesday 25th April 1922

Fine. Very cold. Rain in evening.
All out early. Alys and children to Dolly Willis’ for day. I by 10.50 from Euston to King’s Langley. Kit met me in Cubitt car. Drove back. Spent day there. Saw building-on plans. Kit drove us to Latimer in p.m. Edward in to dinner. Kit drove me to station. 7.54 train home. Pouring rain on way home.

Wednesday 26th April 1922

Changeable – cool.
I out to Mr Cleminson’s at 10 to take him W.B.D’s report. On to E.V. Miles and then to Cunard Line for ticket, and Vickery’s. Lunch at A.B.C. Alys took Eva to Coué system; also out to lunch. I home and rested. Wade to tea, from Danby’s. Dinner. Dennis out to rehearsal, Mink in all evening. “C” competition.

Kit – 10:50 Euston Tuestday.
Wednesday 26th – 11.0 a.m. E.V. M. 10 – Cleminson’s.
Susie – 27th 4.30 T. Square.
Vickery – De Vilbiss. Badcock.
Wrote Aunt Bella – 24th

Thursday 27th April 1922

Showery. Cool.
To shops and Eva, Phil, Alys and I to town, Rudge-Whitworth, Swift (Eva bought Swift cycle 11-11-0. I gave £3-10-0 towards it).

Lunch at Jones’ in Leicester Square. Then Alys took children to Thew’s. I to Harvey & Gore, and Negretti & Zambra for W.B.D.’s present. Tea with Susie at English Speaking Union then to Admiralty House, Lady Lee. Home on 48. Quiet evening, reading.

Friday 28th April 1922

Fine. Cold.
To shops with Alys alone. Home. Sewed Eva’s nightgown cuffs. Tidied silks basket all p.m. Children helped a little. Alys cutting out Eva’s knickers. Alys and I out after tea to shops. I bought silk for dress. Eva’s bicycle came. Dennis to Berry’s about air-gun! Mr and Mrs Krohn in evening, till 10.40.

Saturday 29th April 1922

Fine. Cold.
I washed gloves. Alys and Phil to Finchley Road. I wrote Cyrus and sewed on buttons. I to lunch at 26 Compayne and with them all and John and Nyanza to Coliseum. Amusing turns. Owen Nares. Home at 6.30 Iris Harmar to dinner. Dennis at Douglas’ and girl – epilepsy there. Alys, Dennis and I to Benmore at 9.35. Quite a nice dance till 12.45.

Sunday 30th April 1922

Dull. Cold.
Sat over fire in morning. After lunch a lot of tidying up, and Dennis in garden. At 4.15. came Mr and Mrs Denniss (from California). Jolly tea and talk. Walked to busy with them. Eva and Phil at Barbara’s to tea. Alys, Dennis, Eva and I to Benmore rehearsal at 8. Back at 11.15.

Monday 1st May 1922

Dull and cold.
Alys and I off to Barnes’ sale. Bought stockings. To my bank too. Home. Sat and sewed Eva’s things, with Alys all a.m. and till 3. Then Alys and I slept. I up at 4 to see about Eva’s cycle; man came to adjust. Ironed things and sewed again. Dinner. All read over fire till 10.20. To bed.

Tuesday 2nd May 1922

Dull and cold.
Got things for Minnie and sent off parcel. Alys, Eva and I to shops. Sewed a little. Alys and Eva to town and Thew after lunch. I slept 1 hour. Tea with Phil. Then cut lining for fur-coat. To meet Dennis at 7.40. Mrs and Miss Laughton in evening. Read. To bed 10.30.

Wednesday 3rd May 1922

Rain. Milder.
Muddled about. Sewed and marked things for Eva. Alys, Eva and I to shops for as long as possible. Melancholy. Lunch. In car to Euston. 2.30. Dennis and Wade there. Saw Eva off to Arundale School 3. Home. Sat over fire. Tea. No money in banks! Talked.

Cyrus returns to U.S. in May. Posted letter 1st.
E.P. to Washington – May 1st
Dennis’ holidays – To May 2nd.
Eva – 3rd May. Phil 11th.
Wrote Arthur Smith – 3rd
Bought cushions at Chester 6.11 and 9.11

Thursday 4th May 1922

Margaret bought Rachel to spend day and night. I to DeVilbiss, 71 Newman Street and English Speaking Union and to Barnard’s lunch, tea and dinner. Talk. Sewed chair covers on canvas. Alys to Old Vic to see Hamlet with Mrs Krohn. Mrs Colebrook’s tickets. Aunt Alice and Polly to Opera. I home at 10. Very tired, and felt rather ill.

Friday 5th May 1922

Rain. Milder.
Still felt ill but off to Euston and 11.45 train to Chester. Lunch on board. Arrived Chester 3.30. To Westminster Hotel. Horrid reception. Out to get tea at a café on terrace. Back at 5. Rested and slept till 7. Dinner 7.30. Nice lady from Kilkenny. Talked of Irish horrors. To bed 8.45.

westminster hotel

Saturday 6th May 1922

Mild and fine.
Breakfast 8.15. To station 9.10 train. Took me on to Bangor! 11.25 train back to Llanfairfechan. Up to see Edward and Dr Archdall. Lunch 12.30 at Queen’s Hotel. Nice, clean place. 1.31 train to Chester. Arrived 3.20. 4.20 train to London. Dinner on board. Arrived 8.10. Very very tired and back achey. Tube home. Dennis to Benmore. To bed 9.45.

Sunday 7th May 1922

Fine 73 degrees.
Breakfast in bed. Crocheted grey edge on sea green jumper. Up at 12.30. Miss Laughton and Miss Chamberlain in on verandah. After lunch Alys and I sat on verandah. Very sunny and lovely. Phoebe and Eve in, and all talked till 7. Quiet. Lovely day and felt better. Ella arrived 7 to stay.

Monday 8th May 1922

Very fine – 81 degrees
Finished letter to Tante. Sissie came. Alys and I to shops, and then to meet Ella, who at Sissie’s. Walked home and sat on seat. After lunch, Alys to town – Gamage’s. Ella and I rested. Eve to tea with Phil, Ella and me. Alys back and met Ella at shops buying shoes. On verandah till 10.10! p.m.

Wednesday 10th May 1922

Cold. Grey.
Sat and knitted; Alys to shops. Ella and I at 10.30 to 26 Compayne Gardens. Talked to Ethel. To my bank. Home. In p.m. Ella to Mrs Michael Barnard’s and then to Meeting. Alys and I to Hamley’s about bag and to tea with the Douglas’es at 17 Langham Street. Home, and Dennis to rehearsal. Ella in at 8.30 or later to supper. I tired up hyacinths. Miss Chamberlain in.

E.P.D. to Iowa (Les Moines) 15th – 22nd
Phil to school – 11th
Sent J.T. papers 9th.
Started hair-drill – 10th

Thursday 11th May 1922

Very cold and grey.
Breakfast 8 and Phil to school – 1st day of term. Ella and I to Fanny Carnegie’s “Stanley, Mapesbury Road”. Alys and Dennis to school in St John’s Wood for Phil. After lunch, sat by fire, and then Ella rested. After tea, Alys and I with Ella – she to Sissie’s, and we to Laughton’s. M. Douglas to dinner and songs after. Ella playing accompaniments. Alys bad headache. I unwell. To bed 11.30.

Friday 12th May 1922

Cold, but sunny.
Ella headache, but to meet L. Bell, lunch and tea. Alys and I to shops 10 and to Cleminson’s. He washed out antra. Lunch at Marshall’s. On to Asprey’s and bought books for Dr W.B.D. Wandered on for wedding-presents for Gardiner. Liberty’s, toast warmer stool. Sissie to dinner, and evening, till 10.25. Knitted and talked.

Saturday 13th May 1922

Cold, sunny.
Sat with Ella and lined my fur-coat. Alys to shops. Miss Chamberlain in. Ella to Chelsea for weekend. I took her to Swiss Cottage, for 31. Lunch. Alys and I to shops. Then Alys rested. I in drawing-room. Gertrude Chamberlain to tea. Dennis only back at 6. Sat on verandah in sun. Alys and Dennis to dance. I knitted and bath and to bed 9.30.

Sunday 14th May 1922

Cold, fine.
Alys breakfast in bed. All did Dennis’ costume for “Washed up”. Sea-weed, head-dress. Indoors all p.m. too. Deedie Lindquist to tea and supper. Dennis out at 6.30 to Benmore. Alys and I down at about 8 to Dress Rehearsal there. Late home. Alys and I wrote letters to schools for Eva.

Monday 15th May 1922

Fine, windy in p.m.
Lovely day with Alys. Quickly to shops and back. Unpicked blue silk and black evening dress. Lunch together. Both rested in p.m. I ironed various things. Sat on verandah. To meet Ella, who back in taxi at 7. Dinner. Dennis to Benmore. Ella played on piano. Postcards. To bed 10.35.

Tuesday 16th May 1922

Fine. Very windy. Alys to shops and see Miss Chamberlain. Ella and I out on Heath and sat in sunny nooks. In p.m. all 3 rested on beds. To meet Phil at 4 and to Martha’s Girls Friendly Society Bazaar 4.30. Tea there. Hoop-la’s. Ella and I Home. Alys and Phil to see Laughton’s, bridal clouple just returned! Dinner 6.45. Dennis and I to Benmore at 7.30. Ella and Alys 8.15. “Washed Up” – 1st performance.

Wednesday 17th May 1922

Rain all day.
Phil bad toothache all night and day. Alys to shops. Ella and I with Phil, then Ella and I to Sissie’s in rain. Lunch. Sat with Ella by fire. Alys resting with Phil. I wrote Tante and E.P.D. After lunch, Ella to King’s Langley. Alys, Phil and I in taxi from Golders Green to Thew’s. Phil had tooth out, with gas. Dennis met us there. All back in taxi. Phil feeling faint. Lovely quiet evening reading by fire.

Thursday 18th May 1922

Changeable. Some sun.
Phil better, but not to school. Dennis out to consultation. Alys and Phil and I to shops and Chapman’s sundaes. Alys to Dorrie’s. Phil and I home and played “heads, bodies”. After lunch, Alys and I slept for long time. After tea played on Heath with Phil. Ella came back from King’s Langley at 7. Dressed. After dinner Dorrie and Sidney Laughton came. Long evening. Left 11.55.

Friday 19th May 1922

Dull, then lovely. Windy.
Phil not to school but nearly well. I to E.V. Miles to sign Lease of Haunch of Venison Yard. To English Speaking Union and read U.S. papers. Home. Lunch. Sat with Ella, knitted. She rested. Alys and I slept in chairs. Tea. All 3 out for walk on Heath. Dinner 7. Ella and I to Golders Green station. She to meet Sissie and to theatre and away. Dennis back to dinner 7.45. Mink in evening. Also Shenton’s, who stayed till 11.15 or so.

Saturday 20th May 1922

Lovely day. Warm.
Alys in bed to breakfast. I bath. Martha sore throat. Alys and I did breakfast things. Then to shops a long time. Lunch. Dennis pretty late. Sat on verandah in p.m. They dressed for tennis, and tea 4 o’clock. Dennis and Alys tennis with Braithwaites at Club. Dinner, and all 3 of us to Benmore. Nice dance, hot. Danced with Keown-Boyd, Walker, Turner, Ted, Dennis. To bed 1 a.m.

Sunday 21st May 1922

Very warm. Lovely – 84 degrees.
Breakfast 9. All a.m. in garden tying up roses, doing grass, weeds. Mink came and stayed to dinner 1 p.m. Sat on verandah. Very hot. Alys and I dressed and to tea at the Styer’s. In garden. Mr Jaffe called. Walked home across Heath. Very hot. Dennis to rehearsal, with Nita and Tommy Paul, who came to supper, accidentally. Alys and I sat on verandah till 10.10.

Monday 22nd May 1922

Hot. Lovely day.
Phil to school. Alys and I to shops, and up to call on Dorrie after. Back and Alys washed two dresses, I sewed green striped frock. Lunch. Rested on spare room bed. Knitted in Alys’ room. Alys and I to meet Phil but missed him. Alys and I changed long glass in her room. Dinner. Alys and Dennis to Smeed’s at Hendon. I to Dorrie 9.15 – 11. Padre Atkinson there.

Tuesday 23rd May 1922

Very hot – 88 degrees to 91!
Letter from E.P. from Chicago. To shops with Alys. Met Dorrie. All had ices! Home and Ella and Sissie had come at 11, before we started for shops. In p.m. I altered my mauve dress (Voile). Alys rested a little, ironed some things. Dinner early. All to Benmore. Laughton’s there and Padre. Very, very hot. “Washed Up” 2nd performance. Home about 11.30.

Wednesday 24th May 1922

Very hot and fine – 88 degrees.
Breakfast and all off together at 8.30. Phil to school. Dennis to Iris Harmar. Alys and I to Paddington 9.45 train to Malvern Wells. Lunch, eggs in train. V.C. (Victoria Cross), D.S.O. (Distinguished Service Order) in our carriage and his mother (Welsh Borderers). Walked to the Abbey. Long interview with Miss Judson. Taxi at 4.15. Trains to Worcester, Honeybourne and Broadway (8.16). Lucy met us. Supper with Tades and Lucy. To bed 9.50. Very tired.

Wrote Mrs Dawson, Elmleigh, Niton – 28th
£1.1-0 a room inclusive double bed.

Thursday 25th May 1922

Fine. Lovely.

Breakfast 8.20. Made beds and dusted rooms. Up village with Tades. Over Miss Nichols’ house. To Weaving School. Bought dress length £2.12.6! Rested in p.m. After tea all round to Pemberton’s and sat in garden with Mrs Pemberton and May. Supper at home and in garden. To bed 9.30.

Friday 26th May 1922

Grey but some sun.
I to weaving place, and bought some too. With Alys and Tades about village and towards old Church. By Duncombe’s. Lunch. Rested. After tea at 3.30 to station 4.36 to Honeybourne, Moreton. Paddington. Long stop at Oxford (8s week). Dinner on train. Arrived 9.15. Dennis at Golders Green station.

Saturday 27th May 1922

Fine. Perfect.
Sore throat all day. To Shoolbred’s and ordered things for Wade. Phil to South Kensington with Ivor. I on to Chelsea, spent day with Barnard’s, chiefly in garden. Discussed August plans. Home at 10.30. Alys and Dennis to dance.

Sunday 28th May 1922

Very hot and fine.
Sore throat still. Wrote letters about rooms in August and to Sherborne. Quiet p.m. Tying up crocuses on bank and carnations. After tea, I on 28 bus to 19 Prince Edward Mansion, Palace Court, Notting Hill Gate to supper with Phil and Adine Sime, and Nell. Home 10.15. Alys to Sissie’s. Met me.

Monday 29th May 1922

Very hot and fine.
To shops with Ays. Ella and Sissie to lunch, sat on verandah. Wadie to tea. Her birthday – 67, cake and 10 candles. Dorrie to tea too. Dennis home very depressed and tired. C.H.W. to dinner also. Watered garden. To bed 9.30. All of us. Tired.

Tuesday 30th May 1922

Very hot and fine – about 80 degrees.
Cycled for A.B.C. Alys and I to Gerrard’s Cross on 10.35 from Marylebone. Lunch at Mr and Mrs Chamberlain’s. Sat in garden. Gertrude there. To school, Maltman’s Green, Miss Chamber’s. Coffee with Chamberlain’s again, and back by 5.23. Home 9. Dinner. To Benmore. M. Douglas and Thomson there. Home 11.50. Tired.

Maltmans green
Maltman’s Green School

Wednesday 31st May 1922

Very hot and fine – 84 degrees.
Dennis to Dolly’s and spent night there. Alys and I to town for white frock for Eva, and lunch at Selfridge’s. To Paddington. Train to High Wycombe. To Wycombe Abbey and saw Miss Whitelaw, Head and the head of Clarence House. Back in great heat. Dinner alone (Dennis being away). To bed 9.30, very tired. Watered garden.

wycombe abbey
Wycombe Abbey School

31st – High Wycombe.
1st – Sherborne afternoon.
2nd – to Nell’s – 35 Brunswick
Wrote Miss Turrell (De Glehn), Cross Street Farm, West Burton, Near Pulborough, Sussex – 29th and The White Horse, Steyning, Sussex (Miss Coles) 29h and Mrs Roberts, Clarendon Hotel, Chale. Isle of Wight.

Thursday 1st June 1922

Very hot and fine.
Alys and I at 10 to Waterloo. 11.10 to Sherborne. Changed at Salisbury. Eggs in train. Taxi thing to the School. Long interviews with Miss Mulliner and Miss Perry (house-mistress) and tea with the latter. 5.46 home, arriving 8.20. Very tired. Supper 9.30 at home. Dennis at the May’s till 11.15. We to bed 10.

Sheborne School for Girls

Friday 2nd June 1922

Fine, some showers. Very very hot.
Alys in bed to breakfast. I wrote letter to Miss Mulliner. To shops with Aly and sent wire to Maltman’s Green! On to Bradley’s and Owen’s and Whiteley’s (lunch there, bad). Taxi to Harrod’s. Got reversible cloak for Alys. 6 ½ guineas. To Nell Simes in 35 Brunswick Square. To tea with her in Hyde Park. Very hot and tiring. Dennis home. Very cheerful to dinner. To bed early.

Saturday 3rd June 1922

Cool and windy.
To shops with Alys. Long time, Dennis and Phil also. Dennis carried baskets back. All rest of day in garden. Planting grass, weeding, thinning of lettuces. Sven came in and had tea. Knitted striped jersey. To bed before 10.

Sunday 4th June 1922

Very fine. Perfect.
Alys to Iris’ in a.m. Dennis, Philip and I in garden, busy all a.m. Some of p.m. too. But did some work in bedroom and Alys also. Finished off striped jersey. Read aloud Wodehouse’s “Love among the Chickens” in evening. On verandah till 9.45.

Monday 5th June 1922

Absolutely perfect.
Whit Monday. All very busy making new garden for Phil. Taking up and putting in sods. Alys and I rested in p.m. and she read to Phil. Alys and I to Friede Slater’s. Talked to Mrs Flight and Minna. Dorrie and Sidney Laughton to supper about 8. To bed 11.15.

Tuesday 6th June 1922

Fine. Lovely. 75 degrees.
Phil and I to King’s Langley for day. 10.50 from Euston. Dennis and Alys to Letchworth to see Eva’s school Entertainment. We in garden and motor to tea picnic on Chipperfield Common. Home by tube from Watford. Watered garden. Alys and Dennis only home at 11.15 p.m. Supper.

Wednesday 7th June 1922

Wrote Tante and E.P. Letter from Charles. Alys cycled to shops. Both of us to 26 Compayne to lunch 1.30. K.C. there – talked a lot. Home 3.45. I to tea at Aunt Louie’s. Nelly in bed. Maude B. back with me to see St Malo cards. Dennis very late. Shenton’s in at 10. Serious about “Robin”. Very ill cerebral abscess.

7th – 1.30 to 26 Compayne
Eva’s Commem: June 6th
11th to Elsa’s after supper.
Friday – Alys to Iris Harmar
10th Ovingdean.
In shop about cots 8th
Bought front for Polly: Marshalls 19-6.

Thursday 8th June 1922

Dull, nearly all day. Cooler.
Alys in bed to breakfast. I talked with Dennis about Ovingdean. Alys and I to shops. Back and scrubbed cradle. Lunch. Both upstairs and rested. Mrs Chamberlain to tea. Sat on verandah. Alys and Dennis to dance at “Filthy” Lucases. I walked to Sissie’s and came back at 10.10. Hot bath. Did check.

Friday 9th June 1922

Fine. Warm.
I unwell. Finished letter to Tante. With Alys to Oxford Street. She to meet Dolly Willis and shop. I shopped alone, bought voile dress. Lunch at Lyon’s and to English Speaking Union at 2 till 3. Read U.S.A. papers. Home by tube. Tea with Phil. Alys in with Dorrie at 7. Had been to Irises. Dennis only in about 11.30. “Robin” very ill.

Saturday 10th June 1922

Very fine. Delicious.
All walked up with Dennis to Hampstead. He to see Robin at Ted’s. We by tube back and shopped. Home. Alys out with Dennis to Ovingdean to see school for Phil. Phil and I had lunch and tea together alone. I sewed. He played some cricket and watched it.

Sunday 11th June 1922

Very fine and hot.
Dennis up to see “Robin” all a.m. Alys and Phil and I to St Jude’s Church. Lunch. Alys rested in p.m. I with Dennis in garden. Ted and Phoebe down for 30 minutes or so. Phil sore throat and temperature in evening. So Dennis and I alone to Ayrton’s to supper. Alan and Adrian there, and champagne!  Exhibition drawings 1924. Stadium to hold 125,000.

Ayrton Wembley
Wembley Stadium designed by Sir John Simpson and Maxwell Ayrton

Monday 12th June 1922

Very fine and warm.
Phil in bed all day. Heard of “Robin’s” death 9.30 a.m. Dennis and I walked up to Shenton’s to ask about post-mortem. I back by tube. Nell Sime to lunch and tea. Sat and sewed and talked. Dennis in at 6. She, Alys and I to Savoy Hotel. English Speaking Union dinner to Lady Astor. Lord Lee of Fareham in Chair. Mrs Wintringham. J. H. Thomas spoke.

j h thomas
John Henry Thomas – Welsh Labour politician

Tuesday 13th June 1922

72 degrees in a.m. Dull, windy. Rain in p.m. Cold – 55 degrees.
To shops with Alys. Phil dressed, not to school. Made mayonnaise. Alys wrote letters. Both rested in p.m. I slept 1 hour! Phil ear-ache so not to Boykie’s party, but to bed 90 degrees temperature. Rain and wind. Alys and I high tea 5.30 and to Opera Parsifal with Nell. Walter Hyde. Clarence Whitehill, Kirkby Lunn, Dorrie to dinner with Dennis. Home at 12.

Louise Kirkby Lunn was an English contralto or mezzo-soprano

Wednesday 14th June 1922

Dull, very windy and cold. 51 degrees.
Phil earache all night. To shops with Alys. Then sewed up parcels for Rex and Pat in sacking. After lunch, Alys and I slept heavily till 4. Tea, and then wrote letters. Aunt Bella, Ella, C.H.W. Alys also writing. Very cold. And fire in evening. Read “Tell England” Ernest Raymond.

Paid Alys till June 13th – 25/-
Weekend to Barnard’s – 17th
13th to Opera with Nell.
12th Nell to us.
Friday 1 o’clock – Baxter – Bourne and Hollingsworth  – Stockings
Friday 10.45 – Badcock – Eva – 6 Euston

Thursday 15th June 1922

Rain then stopped. Cool. Very dull.
To shops with Alys. Phil all right but not to school. Alys on to Dorrie’s to lunch and tea. I spent day with Phil. Lunch. Strawberries and cream in top room! Sewing, and then catches and gardening, and cricket. Read by fire, and to bed 10.30.

Friday 16th June 1922

Very fine. Warmer.
To station with Alys. Then I on to Mr Badcock’s at 10.45. He stopped tooth. On to Bourne and Hollingsworth for stockings and to Heath’s. To Baxter’s 12 Upper Phillimore Gardens. Lunch 1. After to Ponting’s and then home in bus, to tea. Alys and Phil to meet Eva, ½ term – 6. Buchanan’s came in! Eva back. Dinner . Mr and Mrs Brown (Ellerton) and Mink in evening. Verandah till 10.20.

Saturday 17th June 1922

Put things together and out at about 11, to shops with Alys and Philip. Then buses to Chelsea to stay. Lunch. Then all rested. Slept a little. Sewed indoors. Supper. Sat round fire! To bed about 10.30.

Sunday 18th June 1922

Warmer. Sun in p.m.
Hot bath! After breakfast read paper and out with Aunt Alice and Polly to river and inside old church. Henry James and Morgan tablets. After dinner, Dorothy and I to Burlington Gallery to see old French paintings – Corot, Manet, Degas. Miss Boodle to tea. Mrs Falcon and Miss Bland after. Gas-fire in evening. Woolwork. To bed 10.50.

Monday 19th June 1922

Fine, much warmer.
Made bed. Copied “Strawberry Fair”. Aunt Alice and I to Royal Academy in 14. Back at 1. Lunch. Rested on bed. Slept soundly. Tea in garden, Polly and Dorothy pupils. Mrs Alma Harrison called. Dorothy and I did trellis, and stained it. Soligno. Dinner in garden too. Then upstairs by open window till 10.45.

Tuesday 20th June 1922

I with Aunt Alice to Tate Gallery. Taxi from Victoria and all the way back. Saw Cotman Collection. Lunch, and I away at 2.0 to Clive Court, Edgware Road to see Nell’s flat there. Met her. Took her to English Speaking Union to tea. Home. Alys in later. She and I to town and dined with Dennis (Jones’) and back to College. Typed and made membranes. Home 11.40.

Durham c.1805 by John Sell Cotman 1782-1842
Tate Gallery – Works by John Sell Cotman 7 April – 9 July 1922

Wednesday 21st June 1922

Fine. Warm.
Alys out at 8.30 for Alexandra Day, Roses. I with Dennis to College at 9.30 and typed till 12. Then both to Liberty’s. Met Alys and to lunch Oxford Circus Restaurant with Miss Barwick, Laughton’s, Miss Chamberlain, Miss Burleigh. I back to College. Typed 2 till 2.30. To Leicester Sqaure. Met Lillian Denniss and husband. Tea at Jones’. Home alone at 5.30.

Alexandra Day – 21st
Letter from E.P. 22nd.
From Tante 24th
Letter to E.D.D. (Tante) 21st.
Wrote Shoolbred – Sunday.

Thursday 22nd June 1922

Fine, windy. Some showers.
ALys in bed to breakfast. Then she and I to shops, spent rest of a.m. in attics and top room clearing out old things. In p.m. (lunch on verandah, rather cold) she ironed Dennis’ grey suit. Then rested. I sewed and wrote. Both to meet Phil at school. Sewing cushion for E.D.D. To bed 9.40. Alys pretty tired so not to Dorrie’s.

Friday 23rd June 1922

Fine but cold.
Alys in bed to breakfast. Both to shops. Met Dorrie, and asked her back. She to lunch, and tea also. All sewed all p.m. and talked. Phoebe in. I to bed very early. Heard of Mr Spiers being so ill. M. Douglas to dinner. She, and Alys and Dennis to Dorrie’s.

Saturday 24th June 1922

Dull and much rain.
Alys in bed to breakfast. To shops with her. She out again to Mrs Spiers. Dennis home 1.45. All of us to King Alfred School to see Krohn’s act Uncle Remus. Palmist who told Alys’ and my hands. Tea there. Up again at 6 to see Lalila. Dennis not. Dinner 8. Dennis to Benmore. Alys and I to bed 9.15.

Sunday 25th June 1922

Very windy. Cold and showers.
Alys and Dennis in bed all a.m. I sewing striped cotton dress. Dennis not up till tea-time. Rested in p.m. Bussche Krohn to tea. After supper, Alys, Dennis and I walked along to inspect Shenton’s bungalow plot and called on Sissie too. Home 9.50.

Monday 26th June 1922

Rain on and off all day.
Alys and I washed things for auction, in top room till 11. Off to town. Shopped at sales. Stagg and Mantle. Had egg lunch at Charing Cross waiting room, and parfaits at Regent Palace Hotel! Home via Dorrie’s. Alys and I and Phil to tea there. Dennis in feeling ill, but out to rehearsal at Benmore. Alys and I to bed about 10.

stagg andm antle
Stagg and Mantle, Leicester Square

Tuesday 27th June 1922

Very windy.
To shops, and muddled about washing and sewing. In p.m. both rested (Alys to shops on cycle first). At 4.15 to Mrs Colebrook’s to tea. Home. Mink in. Dennis in at 7 with headache. Mink and Alys to dance at Princes! Dennis and I to rehearsal at Benmore. To bed about 11. Alys home at 3 a.m.

Wednesday 28th June 1922

Dull. Rain in p.m.
Alys in bed to breakfast. I out at 9.45 to shops and Selfridge’s (sale). Walked by Burlington Arcade to Nordonne’s, bought shoes. To Leicester Galleries. Lovely drawings and Baron D’Erlanger Private View. Home. Lunch with Alys. Both slept in p.m. Tea. Dennis and Alys to dine with Soutter’s. I dinner alone. Sewed and to bed 10. They in 11.30 or so.

Letter from Tante 28th
Letter from W.B.D. 28th
Prior Godalming.
“He needs no other rosary, whose thread of life is strung with beads of love and thought”.
June 28th – E.P.D’s calendar. From the Persian C.H.McC.
Wrote W.B.D. – 2nd
Wrote Smith and Sons – 2nd
Wrote Cleminson with cheque.

Thursday 29th June 1922

Very cold. Showery.
Card from Sherbourne. Sent off telegrams. Alys and I to shops, and then upstairs doing picture-frames all a.m. Lunch. Rested. Tea. Rearranged my room, as long glass and sofa came. Dennis back 7 and all 3 to Benmore. Nita very late so recitations first. Sticky audience. Home 12.

Friday 30th June 1922

Sunny. Cold.
Breakfast on verandah then very cold. To shops with Alys and to call at Mrs Hornblower’s and Dorrie’s (out). Alys washed silk jumper. In p.m. gas fire in my room, I sewed, she also and dryig jumper and brushes. Rested. Then I to tea at Sissie’s. Dinner 7. All 3 to Benmore. Successful evening. Great applause and encore’s. Allingham’s there. To bed 12.

Saturday 1st July 1922

Dull, windy.
Breakfast on verandah. To shops with Alys. Met Dorrie. Horrid sore throat. Back. Did odd jobs. Lunch very late, Dennis in at nearly 2. I rested. Dennis and Alys to tennis, Laughton’s. Songs from Sidney and Dennis. After dinner to Benmore “Washed Up”. Very good audience. Mink there, Morris.

Sunday 2nd July 1922

Wrote various letters. Dennis in bed to breakfast. Tired. Wrote W.B.D. In p.m. wrote dress account of last 3 years in my book. Then in garden. Alys, Dennis, Philip and I gardening hard. Hedge. After supper. Alys and Dennis and I to Shenton’s bungalow plot. To bed about 10.

Monday 3rd July 1922

Rain with bright intervals, mild.
Alys and I off with Dennis to town. All day at Sales, looking for evening dress for Alys – Harrod’s, Gosch’s, Marshall’s, Bourne and Hollingsworth, etc. Lunch at Derry and Toms’. Home, waiting for Phil, to shop for Alys’ birthday. Wadie in after tea, and stayed dinner. Dennis out working late, till 11.45. Alys and I to bed about 10.30.

Tuesday 4th July 1922

Alys’ 38th birthday. Presents – stool from Dennis. Dorrie and Sidney in. I out at 9.40 to Elsa’s and with her to drive to Country Clothes Shop, Brompton Road sale. Back and lunch at Elsa’s with her alone. After over Phyllis’ house in Church Row. To my Bank and home with Phil. Iris Harmar for whole day with Alys. Mink in. Began crocheting hat. Laughton’s in evening till 11.

Wednesday 5th July 1922

Dull and rainy.
With Alys to shops and she to meet Eva Young (Webb). I shopped – Evans. Met Alys – Selfridge’s. Bought waterproof. Met Dennis, Lunch Wigmore Tea Rooms. Dennis and Alys bought present. Oliver’s wedding and Eva’s watch. Selfridge’s. Dennis back, Alys and I to Fuller’s and Fenwick’s. Home to tea. Phil late after Baths. Crocheted. Cosy fire in evening. Read “Life’s”. Nita and Tommy Paul in at 10 till 11.

4th – Heard Eva had passed Entrance Exam to Sherborne.
Mrs Styer to tea 7th. I to Dorrie’s to dinner?

Thursday 6th July 1922

Very rough, windy, rainy.
Unwell. Eva’s 13th birthday. Alys and I to shops, and then by 110 bus to Hampstead. To Elsa’s and library. Home – rain often. Lunch – eggs. Then both rested; Alys gave Martha notice first! Dolly Willis and John to tea. John away (met by Jack at Warren Street). Dolly to dinner and night. I with Dennis to Benmore 7.30. Alys and Dolly later. Frightfully wet we got. Play success. Home. Raspberries.

Friday 7th July 1922

Cold. Some sun. Much rain.
Alys to shops, and Dolly and I sewed in drawingroom. Dolly to lunch, then all to town. Alys and I met Styer’s and to Philharmonic Hall to see new film – “The Prince of Lovers” Byron by Alicia Ramsey, saw her and husband Rudolph de Cordova. Tea at Buzzard’s with Styer’s. Walked to Tottenham Court Road, I fell down on wet pavement. Taxi from Golders Green. I to bed for dinner, instead of to Laughton’s. Alys and Dennis to Benmore, acting.


Saturday 8th July 1922

Very showery, windy.
I stayed in bed to breakfast, and until lunch. Crocheted hat for Alys. She to shops. Lunch on verandah. Rested. Dennis not in till tea time. After tea, sewed and dinner at 6.45. Dennis, Phil, Alys and I to Benmore 7.30. Maud and Martha 8.30. Play success. Large audience. Alys took tickets. Dance till midnight after.

Sunday 9th July 1922

Gales and rain. Damp and chilly.
Alys in bed to breakfast. Horrid windy day. Did things upstairs. Wrote letters. Dr Hills came in p.m. for Dennis about free case. I rested, and Alys a little. Sewed at Alys’ bag (silver) and finished hat for her. After supper Dennis, Alys and I along to bungalow and back. Sat round fire till 10.20. To bed.

Monday 10th July 1922

Fine, warmer.
To shops with Alys. Home. Alys rested on bed, tired. I sewed black bag for self. Lunch. Both rested, but Alys disturbed by men on roof. Alys and I to tea at Maggie Simmonds! Dinner 7. Alys, Dennis and I tube to University College Hospital College Dance 8.30 – 12.30. Dorrie and Sidney Laughton, Thomas? Sculptor, Last and Mrs Renton. Jolly. Home 12.50.

Tuesday 11th July 1922

Fine and warm.
Alys in bed to breakfast. Both to shops. Made lemonade on verandah. Both rested and slept in p.m. Then dressed and to dinner came Margaret Douglas, Miss Luff and Van Beren and Wylde’s. Lovely dinner and all to Benmore at 8.30 – 12. Very nice dance (“Robin Fund”) 5/6 each. Laughton’s, Ellerton’s got it up (Lucifer).

Wednesday 12th July 1922

Fine and warm.
I over to spend day at 6 Elm Park Road. First to English Speaking Union to read papers. Sat in garden with Polly and Dorothy in p.m. Tea in garden, then home by 31 and 2 busses, at 6.45. Dorothy and Alys with Mink on river till 12 nearly. I saw Phil to bed, and then sewed and to bed myself at 10. Martha out.

Thursday 13th July 1922

Breakfast on verandah. Alys and I to shops and to town. To Ernest Vernor Miles and then I met Kitty at Debenham and Freebody’s. Lunch there and we 2 to “Loyalties” Galsworthy and “Shall we join the Ladies” at St Martin’s Theatre. Very good. Home by tube. Dorothy and Alys to dine at Dorrie’s. I dinner alone. Maud out. Bath and to bed 9.15.

join the ladies

Friday 14th July 1922

Pouring rain till 4.30.
Alys breakfast in bed. Both of us to shops in waterproofs. Home and did sewing. I woolwork on “Old Bill” dyed claret. Alys rested in p.m. I still sewed and ironed. Expecting Caroline Barnard, but Maud Barnard called. Dennis in at 8. Successful paper on “Colds” before large audience. Dr Colebrook to dinner, and until 10. To bed 10.5.

Saturday 15th July 1922

Dull and cool.
To shops with Alys. She and Dennis to Oliver’s wedding at 1.30. Highgate and on to Broadstairs to see Port Regis school for Phil. They not home till 11 p.m. I rested and slept in p.m. Phil hurt his back on Boykie’s swing and lay on bed. I read to him after tea, Lord Fauntleroy, a long time. Dinner alone and to bed about 10. Tried on blue voile dress.


Sunday 16th July 1922

Wind and rain. Cold.
Not out till 8.30 p.m. Except in garden tying up lettuces. Did some sewing. Dennis mended mowing-machine. I slept in p.m. read aloud to Phil. Mink in and stayed to supper. Dennis, Alys and I to Grosvenor Barnard’s in evening – 47 Templar’s Avenue. Home 10 in rain and cold.

Monday 17th July 1922

Dull, but no rain.
To shops with Alys. Both rather cross. Dorrie in and all on verandah. Then Alys to lunch with Dorrie. I sewed and rested, slept in p.m. Wrote letter to Tante. Read to Phil a little. He played with truck with Bussle and Boykie. In garden after dinner. Alys very coldy. Phoned Barnard’s. All of us colds.

Tuesday 18th July 1922

Rain, clear at times.
Alys in bed with cold till 1130. I in rain to shops. Back early. Did washing, and crocheted cap. Alys down. Lunch. Ironed. She pressed Dennis’ suits. I rested 1 hour. Both to shops and met Phil. Tea. The on verandah sewing. Dorrie to dinner and stayed till 10.30. Dennis saw her back. Alys and I bad colds.

Wednesday 19th July 1922

Very fine and hot.
All to shops at 10, with Dennis in tube. Alys and I to Sherborne at 11. One hour at Salisbury, saw Cathedral. Lunch in dairy there. To see Miss Perry and School and then Mrs Hawkins and Miss Jones of Priestlands (Overflow House). Tea there. 5.44 home, dinner on train. Dennis met us 8.30 at Waterloo.

Salisbury Cathedral

Sometime in July (end) C. Mc.C. to Europe.
Letter to Tante – 17th (about dances)

Thursday 20th July 1922

Fine and warm.
I stayed in bed to breakfast then up and with Alys to English Speaking Union. Met Nell Sime there. I read U.S. papers. Then Nell gave us lunch at The Thistle, Haymarket. Walked to Evans’. Home on top of ‘bus. Rested 45 minutes. Tea with Phil. Crocheted hats. Alys to meet Dennis and to dinner at people in Antrim Mansions. I to bed 8.30. Read.

Friday 21st July 1922

Fine. Very warm.
Cold still bad. To shops with Alys. Did altering satin blouse to jumper and tweed skirt shorter. Rested in p.m. I slept. Alys and I to call on Miles’es, 26 Compayne. Home. Sewed. Dennis stayed at Douglas’es to supper. Alys and I on verandah, and all evening, sewing and reading Public Schools’ Year Book. Dennis back 10.30. To bed.

Saturday 22nd July 1922

Showery, mild.
Breakfast on verandah. Drizzly rain. To shops with Alys. Back. Phil had hurried lunch and Alys took him to meet Dennis at Warren Street. They, Phil and Dennis, to Tonbridge. I met Alys, at Golders Green and home to lunch. Rested, first cleaned Dennis clothes’ cupboard. Janet Barnard to tea. Dennis and Phil back 8.40. Dinner. Dinner, Alys and I to Benmore Dance 9.45 – 12.

Sunday 23rd July 1922

Heavy showers, mild.
Muddled about. Then I walked to Sissie’s, back in rain. Lunch. Rested and then to see Felicity Duane and Mrs Clarke at Berkeley Hotel. Tea with Felicity. Home (No 13 busses on Sunday!) by tube. Iris Harmar and Margaret Douglas to tea and supper. To bed 10.

Monday 24th July 1922

Dull, then finer.
Breakfast, indoors, raining. I ironed things. With Alys to shops and on to Thew’s for her teeth and then to 47 Wimpole Street for Dennis’ new laboratory. Lunch (all 3, Dennis too) at the Wigmore. On the search for mackintosh hat for Alys. No success. Home by ‘bus. Met Phil. I trimmed lace and gold hat. Dinner 8. Dennis and Alys to see Mr Cook about painting. To bed 10.25.

Tuesday 25th July 1922

Fine. Warm.
Did washing. Alys in bed to breakfast. She and I to shops and met Nell Sime at tube 12.30! Bus to Brent Bridge Hotel. I gave lunch there 3/6 each. Very good. Nell and I on bus to town. I to Waterloo to get tickets for Chale. Home at 5, on top of 28 bus. Alys and Dennis to supper at 6 Elm Park Road. Peter Harrison there. I to bed early 9.30. Martha out.


Wednesday 26th July 1922

Dull, some sun. Fair.
Dennis out very early. Alys and I to Army and Navy Stores and Auction of our “effects”. Great fun, 10 till 12. Lunch at Harrod’s. To Fuller’s Regent Street, tea. To Denie’s, Marshall’s. then 48 home, inside. Tea, milk, (no coffee). Dennis late and very tired. Dinner in diningroom. Sat in drawingroom and to bed about 9.30.

Nell Sime to lunch 25th – 12.15?
Dennis and Alys to supper 7.30 6 Elm Park Road – 25th
Sale Army and Navy Stores 10 – 26th

I to tea and supper 6 Elm Park Road – 27th
Eva comes home – a.m. 28th
Benmore Dance – 29th – I to Elsa’s to tea 29th. Sold.

Thursday 27th July 1922

Fine. Warm.
Alys in bed to breakfast. Then she to shops on cycle and I sewed. Then both did cupboard under stairs. Also sold old clothes to man who came. Lunch on verandah. I out to Oxford Street. Bought jumper (purple), sent flowers to Susie from Tante. To Army and Navy Stores and Harrod’s. To tea and supper at 6 Elm Park Road. Conrad there to tea. Mrs Lemon after supper. Called for Alys and Dennis on way home at Douglas’, 18 Laughton Street. To bed 12 midnight.

Friday 28th July 1922

Fine. Warm.
I off with Dennis early to call at C.H.W’s then to Kings Cross. Dennis, Alys also separately. Met Eva, back from Letchworth (her last term there). Lunch. Alys and Eva to shops first. I sat on verandah with children. Alys a little rest. Then all sewed on verandah. La (Lalila) and Ba (Barbara) in. Heard of Uncle Pierre’s death (de Baeremaecker) yesterday. To bed early.

Saturday 29th July 1922

Fine. Warm.
To baths at 9.10 with Alys, Eva, Phil, Lalila and Barbara. Back. Did shopping with Alys. Home. Lunch. Rested. Slept a little. Alys and I to Hampstead library, and then tea at Elsa’s in garden. Tipped Tony £1. Alys to Mrs Marsden’s first. She out. Walked home. After dinner (Dennis and children at new laboratory – 47 Wimpole all p.m.). Dennis and I to Benmore. Quite fun. Ted not there. Sore throat.

Sunday 30th July 1922

All busy. Alys and I packing and ironing. Kitty and Edward appeared in car at 11 or so. Kitty stayed lunch and Edward called for her about 3.30. We packed. Mink to tea and supper. Nita Ellerton and Tommy and Geoffrey Paul to evening, after supper. Music and fun.

Monday 31st July 1922

Dennis to town. Alys packing. Eva to shops with Dorrie. Embleton’s away to Sandbanks at 11. I to shops, home. Martha left. Rushed with extra lunch to Waterloo but missed their earlier train. Home to lunch. Polly ‘phoned Dorothy – couldn’t go tomorrow and I to Chelsea for ticket and to Waterloo to change dates. To English Speaking Union for tea. Home. Packed. After supper for motor ride with the Laughton’s. To bed 10.30.

Tuesday 1st August 1922

Packed and finished tidying rooms. At 11 in motor to Waterloo, left trunks and cycle at Cloakroom. To 6 Elm Park Road. Lunch. Rest and sleep.  Mrs Ginx and Magdalen at 4. Took Aunt Alice and Polly to East Grinstead to stay in car. I wrote Alys. Dorothy packed and to Violet’s with flowers. I unwell. To bed about 10.

Chale, Isle of Wight

Wednesday 2nd August 1922

With Dorothy at 11.20 to Waterloo in taxi. 12.50 to Portsmouth, lunch on board. Arrived, and on steamer to Ryde. Train to Ventnor, arrived 5.20, but no luggage, so waited till 7.10 train. Had tea. Box and cycles came. Mr Roberts drove us over to C. Hall. 6 miles. Dinner, lobster 9. To bed after. Very tired.

Leave Waterloo 12.50
To Chale 1st – 27/9 return 3rd tourist.
31/6 ½ ordinary, 49/4 1st tourist
Seacombe Road

Edendor, Seacombe Road

Thursday 3rd August 1922

Dull, rain later.
Breakfast 9. Out on to Beach all a.m. lying down chiefly. Home to lunch at 1.30. Talked to Mr Roberts in stables. Rested, slept. Radiogram from Cyrus, from Majestic! Wrote Alys. Tea. Sent wire to Cyrus to Claridge’s. Both out to sports and flower-show. Changed. Dinner. Sat on verandah. To bed 9.30

Friday 4th August 1922

Lovely, but rain in p.m.
Out after breakfast to Post Office and then both walked up bridle path to Niton and reached 781 feet, St Catherine’s Hill and Tower of Chapel built in 1314. Lovely view. Saw Majestic coming in. Back across golf-links on point. Lunch – Rissoles. Slept in p.m. Wrote Kitty. Tea. Cycled towards Freshwater on military road – about 6 miles. Sat on verandah after dinner.

A tall medieval octagonal tower is all that survives of an oratory built here in 1328 as penance by a local landowner, who had plundered church property

Saturday 5th August 1922

Dull, but dry.
Out along cliffs, walking as far and further than Whale Chine. Back by 1 p.m. No wire. Lunch. Rested. Slept a little. Out to post office and to see separating in dairy. Tea. Cycled to Niton, by undercliff. Lovely, very hilly. Back by 7. Dressed. Dinner veal and ham. Sat on verandah. Strolled along road. To bed 10.

Sunday 6th August 1922

Pouring rain all day.
Wire from Cyrus at breakfast time. Dorothy and I out for walk to Chale Green and Corve Farm. Saw pigs – “Gloucester Spots”, Wessex (with white collars). Changed. Dinner 1 o’clock. Rested. I wrote Cyrus and Tades and postcard of Hotel to Ella. Did needlework in bedroom. Out on cliffs. Supper at 8. Sat in sitting-room. Stereoscope. Fire.

Monday 7th August 1922

Fine, lovely.
Bank Holiday.
Walked up to Blackgang to the bazaar! And spent morning in Chine. Back to lunch. Short rest, till 3.15. On cycles to Brightstone. Tea there. Dear little Church. Late Norman in parts. Home by Military Road (about 12 miles in all) sat on verandah with Mr Flemming till 9.30.

blackgang chine

Tuesday 8th August 1922

Very fine. Lovely.
Dorothy and I started out over cliffs to Niton, and on over “High Hat’ to St Lawrence. Lunch on the cliffs. Lovely. Down to lower cliffs and slowly home but great scramble up to Niton, saw Sandrock Hotel. Home by Undercliff Drive. Dressed. Dinner. Sat on verandah and indoors. To bed 9.35.

Wednesday 9th August 1922

Gale early. Rough. Showers.
Muddled about, and at 11.30 went out, in great wind to post office. Posted parcel to Mrs Thring. Walked on cliff and beach. Lunch. Slept heavily all p.m! Tea. Dorothy and I played tennis till 6.30! Showers. Dinner. Sat on verandah, sewing and walked down road. Cool wind.

Mrs Cogger, Chine Villa, Brook, Isle of Wight – furnished rooms.
Sandrock Hotel, Niton – looks very good and nice.
Buddle Inn, Niton – clean, cheap? NO!
Ticket 16/- with 1st class boat?
Motor 15/-

Thursday 10th August 1922

Fine, perfect.
Wire from Cyrus and replied. Then Dorothy and I on cycle to Freshwater, about 10 miles. Glorious bathe there, raft, diving. Lunch on beach, lay there awhile. Up to inquire tariffs of hotels. Cycled back, eating buns at Brook on beach. Home at 7. Dressed. Sat on verandah. To bed 9.40.

Friday 11th August 1922

Thunder. Showers.
At 9.40 Dorothy and I in motor, Ridley driving, to Ventnor. I off by 10.20 train to Waterloo (lunch on train) 2.45. Taxi to Claridge’s. Room 351. Cyrus came later. Out with him Sloane Street. Back, and rested, had tea and dressed. Cyrus fetched me to his suite 214, long talk and then dinner about 9.15! Talk after till late.

Saturday 12th August 1922

Hot bath 7.45. Had breakfast in my room 8.30. Wrote Alys. Cyrus in only to say goodbye. I away at 11.30 to Waterloo. 12.50 train to Portsmouth 1st class, lunch on board. Over to Ryde. Awfully crowded boat and train to Ventnor. Carrier out to Chale. Dorothy there – supper. Sat in bedroom. To bed, pretty tired.

Sunday 13th August 1922

Mild, grey, no rain.
Out for lovely walk on downs to Russian Monument, and along spur towards Niton. Home to 1 p.m. dinner. Long rest and sleep in p.m. Tea on verandah. Walked to Ladder Chine and down, and sat on beach. Supper. On verandah.


Monday 14th August 1922

Dull. Some rain.
Miss Legge left. Dorothy and I at 10 o’clock on cycles to Ventnor, bought stuff for crocheting hats! Cycled back 11 miles in all. Lunch. Rested. At 3.30 on beach and bathed 2nd. Home to tea. Played 3 setts of tennis with Falconer and Gubbins? Sat on verandah. I wrote Polly and Tante.

Tuesday 15th August 1922

Cool wind. Bright sun.
Out with Dorothy on beach by Military Road to Ladder Chine. Bathed – 3rd. Sat and crocheted on way up cliff. Gubbins too. Rested in p.m. At 4 in motor with Ridley to meet Alys and Eva at Godshill 4.26. Back to tea. Dorothy played tennis with Hemming party. Alys, Eva and I on beach. Dinner. Sat on verandah. Lovely sunset.

ladder chine

Wednesday 16th August 1922

Fine but windy.
All walked up to Blackgang Chine, and went onto bazaar and Chine. All a.m. Sat and strolled. Lunch. All rested all p.m. After tea, Dorothy and Eva played Alys and me at tennis and then Dorothy and Mr Gubbins had a single. Dinner. Strolled down road. Sat on verandah, and in drawing-room; fire.

Thursday 17th August 1922

Rain, then very fine. Windy.
Sat about, and did French verbs with Eva. Then all out on cliff and down Ladder Chine. Watched big waves. Along to Whale Chine. Back through fields to lunch. Rested, slept all p.m. Tea. Tennis (Dorothy and I) with Mr Hemming and his party. Alys and Eva up on golf links. Dinner. Sat on verandah. Very windy and indoors. Talked to Mrs Hay.

Friday 18th August 1922

Very fine.
All with sandwiches to Niton, Puckaster Cove, by road. Met 20 charabancs. Dorothy, Eva and I bathed (4) from machine. Lovely. Went on St Catherine’s Lighthouse (2/6 tip). Tea at Buddle Inn 1/3 each. Not good. Home sitting down on undercliff on the way. Dinner. Sat on verandah and indoors.


Saturday 19th August 1922

Very fine and hot.
Dorothy unwell. All (after French) on sands and bathed (5), except Alys. Not in deep, only in surf. Lovely lying on beach. Rested after lunch, then tea and tennis with Mr Hemming’s party. Fays, Conquests. Good. Mr Seal. Alys and Eva cycled. Dinner. Sat on verandah with Gubbins and Hemming till 9.30 to 45.

Sunday 20th August 1922

Dull, foggy. Very fine later.
Did French verbs with Eva, at her request! All on beach. Eva and Alys – lovely bathe – very calm – 6th. Dorothy and Alys on beach crocheting. Big dinner 1.30. Tested. After tea, Dorothy, Alys and I sat on hill, lovely evening. Eva stayed in garden. Alys, Eva and I to Church 6.30. Dear old Rector, Mr Heald, preached about Elijah and widow. Large lobster supper at 8. Out up hill. Sat on verandah. Mr Roberts talked.

Monday 21st August 1922

Very fine. Some fog. Hot.
All on beach (after French). Alys, Eva and I bathed. Cold, very calm. Lovely – 7th. Up in great heat at 1.30. Rested, after lunch (Alys and Eva outdoors). Tea. To post office. Tennis, we 4 with greenfinch and cat difficulties. Dinner. Sat on verandah. To bed 10.

Tuesday 22nd August 1922

Lovely day. Perfect.
All out to Rocken End. Alys and Eva with cycles. Climbed down on rocks. All bathed (except Dorothy) – 8th. Lovely. Deep. Sat on beach. Home to lunch. At 3, Alys, Eva and I to Ventnor in Chale Favorite (me: Ford Charabang). To ask about boats. Tea there. Drove home. Wrote Ella and E.P.D. Fire in evening. Played Kuhn Kahn with Joy’s. Great gale all night.


Wednesday 23rd August 1922

Very fine and lovely (rough sea).
Out early to Rocken End, where Dorothy found my signet ring on beach! Rough. Lunch in cove, muddled about and rested. To Niton Cove. Bathed – 9th. Fuss with Eva but ended well. Tea at Sandrock Hotel 1/6 each. Took carrier home 6d each (Harry). Dorothy and Alys tennis with Gubbins and Nora Joy. Eva and I upstairs. Sat on verandah and played clock golf!

Royal Sandrock

Holds 18 – Doesn’t book up early.
Sandrock – from 3 ½ guineas according to season and time.
Sent £35 to Bank 23rd
Gertrude Holness – Church Street, Ventnor – Silks.
Undercliff Hotel – Mr Hemmings’ friends.
Find good Tennis court – Niton.

Thursday 24th August 1922

Dull, very windy. Cool. Heavy rain later.
Alys and Eva in 9 a.m. carrier to Ventnor. Dorothy and I cycled later. All bathed there – 10th – at 11.30. Lunch on cliff in shelter 12.30. On pier to meet Dennis, Dolly, Phil but no boat came. Too rough. Tea at Morant’s Café. Very good and cheap. Dorothy and I cycled back in heavy rain. Crowded drawing-room. Pelman cards and staring grab with Joy’s and Hemming’s.

Friday 25th August 1922

Dull, but clear.
Wrote Tante. All out in waterproofs to Russian monument and then “Pepperpot” and other. Just back at 1.30. rested in p.m. I wrote to Tante first. Dorothy and I played tennis with the Conquest’s and Mr Hemming. Mr Gubbins, the Joy’s and Miss Pinnock. Great fun.

Saturday 26th August 1922

Very fine.
All on beach, lovely bathe – 11th. Gubbins there. They away at 2.30. Lunch. Saw Gubs off. Rested. Alys and Dorothy played tennis single. I wrote Tades at Brussels. All played tennis with Joy’s and Hemming and Mrs Ingram (H’s sister) and Harrison’s (Joy’s friends). Dinner. Out. Eva wild. Sat and talked. To bed 10.25!

Sunday 27th August 1922

Very fine. Perfect.
All on beach and had glorious bathe – 12th. Rather rough. Home slowly to lunch after dinner (2.30) and started for Brightstone. Dorothy walked all the way 4½ miles? We turns on cycles. Very good tea at New Inn there. I unwell. Rested till 8. Supper. To bed early.

new inn brightstone
New Inn, Brightstone

Monday 28th August 1922

Drizzly. Not cold.
On beach at 11.30, drizzly. Dorothy and Eva bathed in surf. Big back-drag so unsafe. Rested in p.m. Tea. Packed. Alys, Eva and I to Blackgang. Dorothy played tennis. Drizzly. Dinner. Played Black Lady or Hearts or Slippery Anne in evening with everyone. Two new boys like Ormond’s came.


Tuesday 29th August 1922

Very fine. Warm.
Packed. Trunks and cycles off at 10.15. We all off with Ridley in car 11.20. 12.0 train to Ryde. Very smooth and warm crossing. Sandwiches on boat. Arrived Waterloo 4.8 (2 from Portsmouth). Dorothy to 6 Elm Park Road. We in Hirst’s car to 47. Maud there. Tea. Dorrie Laughton till 7.30. We unpacked. Supper. Eva, Alys and I to Refectory for fruit salad. To bed 9.30.

Wednesday 30th August 1922

Pouring rain.
Breakfast 9 on verandah. Eva did French by herself! Alys out in rain to shops. Eva and I at 12.45 to Dorrie’s, met Alys there and all had lunch. Alys and Dorrie to town, registry offices. Eva and I home. Eva and Lalila playing. I lined purple coat. Tea. Alys back 6.30. Dinner. Sat in drawing-room. To bed 9.30, or 15.

Single 3rd Ventnor to Waterloo – 16/9. Cycle 4/6.

Thursday 31st August 1922

Pouring rain in a.m. Dull p.m.
Hot bath. Breakfast. Gave Eva and Lalila French lesson in dining-room. To shops with Ays. Met Dorrie, to Child’s Hill Registry. Alys and I up to Hampstead Library (bus) shut! To De Vere’s and Mrs Long’s Registry. Walked home over Heath. Charwoman came at tea-time. Miss Hutchins. Crocheted. To bed 9.30.

Friday 1st September 1922

Dull. Some rain p.m. After breakfast, gave Eva and Lalila French on verandah. All to town. Alys and Eva to Kensington to shops. I to Selfridge’s. Bought purple velour hat, Harries’. To English Speaking Union and read. Lunch first, at Boots’ Regent Street. To Waterloo 4.20. Met Dennis and Phil and Dolly and John and maid. Alys and Eva there, too of course. Car home. In garden. to bed 10.10.

Saturday 2nd September 1922

Dull, rain in p.m. Thunder.
Dennis to town. French lesson – Barbara too. Alys and I to shops. Kitty and Edward appeared at 12.30 in car, stayed lunch and p.m. and away at 4. Dennis home late to lunch. Phil at Whitestone pond sailing boat with Sven in a.m. Alys and Dennis out in p.m. after tea, and I down to shops with Dennis at 7. Mink in all evening, till 10.30.

whitestone pond
Whitestone Pond, Hampstead Heath

Sunday 3rd September 1922

Fine day. Warmer.
Lovely day. Muddled about, sorting things in bedroom; Dennis in top room doing boat till tea-time! In garden crocheting chenille hat. Dennis cut grass, and I also with shears, after tea. Hard work! Wrote Cousin Fanny on E.B.L.’s death. Wrote Dorothy. Maud 8.30 out till 10.35. Mink’s brother in (Robert Goldreich). Talked rugs and carpets and stamps. Eva and Phil out to tea and supper.

Monday 4th September 1922

To shops. French. New charwoman, Hutchins came and did lots of washing. Finished chenille cap. Wrote E.P.D. Alys to Finchley (Hall’s) with Eva in p.m. I rested and down to shops just before tea. Temporary cook “Farrow” came in. Eva and I alone for dinner. Dennis and Alys to Ellerton’s till late.

Tuesday 5th September 1922

Dull, finer in p.m.
French. Phil and I to 47 Wimpole Street to take Dennis’ stopwatch. Home at 12.30 with wood. Alys and I to Temple Avenue about general after lunch. Rested. Sat on verandah and crocheted blue top for silk dress. Alys sewed too. Lalila to tea. Dennis very late. 8.35. All cross. Mink in with headache.

Wednesday 6th September 1922

Dennis a cold. French. Then to shops with Alys. She to meet Dennis and to wedding at Beaconsfield (Dr Whitfield’s daughter and ?). I lunch with Eva and Philip on verandah. Rested a little in p.m. Interviewed Margaret Ray – cook-general. Maude out. Eva to tea with Barbara’s. Phil football. Dennis and Alys back 9.10. Dennis to Goldreich’s to see stamps. Laughton’s in till about 11.

I strained back or lumbago?
(Herring roes and jersey for Tante – 30/- – brown and blue)

Thursday 7th September 1922

Fine. Warmer.
Breakfast on verandah. All out at 7.40. Alys with children to Thew’s. I to Nicholl’s registry office and then met Phil and Cleminson’s. Home with Phil to lunch 1.30, rested and in p.m.. with Phil at 4 to Baths. Met Eva there; she and Barbara, Lalila, Bussche and Phil in to swim. I bought meat and bacon at Barnes’ and back. Alys in later. Dennis out to dinner. Busy in lab. Hot bath. Coldy. To bed 9.15.

Friday 8th September 1922

Fine. Warm.
French with 3 girls. Housework in a.m. Lunch with Eva and Phil at Pritchard’s – 1/9 each. Alys to meet Dennis and Laughton at Lab, 47 Wimpole Street. I met Alys at Golders Green 3.15. We to tea at Aunt Vernor Barnard’s, 52 Lucerne Road. Home. Dinner. Stove in drawing-room. Dennis wrote letters. I crocheted. To bed 10.20.

Saturday 9th September 1922

Fine. Cold.
French. To shops with Alys. Long time. 1 o’clock lunch with children, who with Krohns to cinema in p.m. Dennis in 1.30. Lunch. He and I in garden all p.m. very busy. He to bed – sudden cold. Tea on verandah. Alys rested in p.m. and cut grass after tea. Eva and Phil back 6.30. In drawing-room with stove. Alys read aloud (Milne).

Sunday 10th September 1922

Fine, windy. Cold.
Housework. Dennis and Phil in top-room carpentering all day. Max and Alan called in a.m. I sewed mauve silk ruching into purple coat all p.m. and Alys sewed at Eva’s clothes. Lalila in and played. Dennis, Alys and I to Laughton’s after supper. Home 10.40.

Monday 11th September 1922

Fine, cool.
French, Barbara and Eva. To shops with Alys, Lilly and Skinner’s. Up to Hampstead by bus. To Ladies’ Agency and Rudall Crescent. Walked back. Lunch on verandah. Rested in p.m. Tea. Eva to Baths. Sat and worked in garden. Robert Goldreich in. Catamaran. Dennis out to dinner and back 10.35. Heavy cold.

Tuesday 12th September 1922

French. To shops. Then Alys with Philip to Thew (dentist) 11.15. I on to U.S.A. Consulate; Shoolbred’s (for trunk). Then Army and Navy for trunk. Lunch there. On to Cunard Company. Paid for ticket. To Victoria and Albert Museum. Met Robert Goldreich there. I did the carpets thoroughly. Tea at Redcliffe Gardens. I home. To Rehearsal, Benmore after dinner. Home 11.

Wednesday 13th September 1922

My birthday – 43. Dennis out early. Carpet book! To shops with Alys and to Barnes’ for preserving jars. To my Bank. Lunch on verandah. Rested. Slept. Eva trying on new clothes for school. Wadie to tea and talk. Sewing in my room. Dennis out to dinner and to rehearsal. Only home at 10.30. Wadie stayed dinner. Eva danced.

Anglo-American Trunks, Southampton Row.
Return hole-proof hose – 16th – 15th
To Nell Sime, 15 Bolton Street, Mayfair. 1 o lcock – 14th
Friday – Dolly Willis and John.

Thursday 14th September 1922

French with Eva. Then to Golders Green and I tube to Tottenham Court Road. To Southampton Row 112? Bought cowhide cabin trunk 5.10.0. To Crossman Block, 16 Theobald’s Road. To Bourne & Hollingsworth and changed stockings. Met Nell Sime at 15 Bolton Street. Lunch. Walked to Lewis’ and Whiteley’s (bus). Tea at Adine’s. Home. Dinner. To Benmore. Play Turned over music all evening. Only 10 spectators.

Friday 15th September 1922

Fine, some sun.
Tired. French. To shops with Alys. Sewed. Wrote Dorothy Barnard, Mrs Thring and Susie. Dolly Willis and John to lunch. Eva out with Barbara to cinema. Equimaux. I rested in p.m. early tea. All walked with Dolly and I to station. Benmore play again. I turned music. About 30 audience.

Saturday 16th September 1922

Fine, then dull. Cold.
Alys and I out to shops and to town. Lewis’ for chenille, Selfridge’s. Home to lunch. Rested. Alys too. Dennis not in till 5.30 very tired. I to meet Susie Zileri at 415. She to tea. Talked and saw her back to Golders Green. Letter from Cyrus from Paris. Barbara to dinner and all to play. Krohn’s and Mark too. Good audience. I turned over.

Sunday 17th September 1922

Rain, then sunny.
Alys and Dennis in bed to breakfast. I bath. All to Watford, where Edward Buchanan met us in Cubitt car. 1 o’clock. Drove King’s Langley. Spent day with Kitty and family. Nice. Christina there. Anne. Cousin Mary and Cecil in. Back in car at 6.15 to Watford and electric train back, 28 bus. Supper and to bed 8.30!

Monday 18th September 1922

Cold wind. Fine. Sunny.
Stayed in bed all a.m. with sore throat. Phone from Miss Simmonds and Mr Harrington about passage on Olympic! Dorrie up to see me. Up to lunch. All p.m. sewed my blue crochet top and chenille. Tea on verandah. Dinner. Out to Benmore. Turned music. Very bored and tired. Mink there.

Tuesday 19th September 1922

Heavy rain showers all day.
Wrote letters all a.m. (after French). About passage to Harrington, and to Cyrus and Ella and Mrs Leggett. Alys out to shops in wet. In p.m. Robert Goldreich in. Then I to shops to buy cake and tea. Robert Goldreich to tea here. Eva out. We all to the Goldreich’s to see Robert’s things. Saddle – very good. To Benmore after dinner. Dorrie there. Ted drove us home.

Wednesday 20th September 1922

Windy. Very warm and fine.
Eva out with Barbara so no French. Alys to town and lunch with Iris Harmar. I met her at 2.15 Harrod’s. To choose overcoat. Bought one at Harvey & Nichol’s. Peacock and fur. Coffee at Kardomah. To Swan and Edgar and Lafayette and home by 48 bus. Very tired. Dennis at Sorapure’s to dinner till 1 a.m. Mink in here. To bed 10.

To meet Kitty 21st lunch – Bourne and Hollingsworth, corner of Berners Street. Friday? 4.15.
Cyrus – Hotel Westminster, Rue de la Paix, Paris, till 23rd.

Thursday 21st September 1922

Very fine and warm.
Alys and I to shops and to Louie Grosvenor’s place. Bought striped frock. Home to lunch on verandah. Did Eva’s clothes’ names. To Cunard Line also about passage. Sat on verandah all p.m. sewing. Mink and Robert in separately and then Mink stayed on to dinner. Dennis in late and very tired. To bed 10.

Friday 22nd September 1922

Fine and sunny.
French. To shops (all) and then to Gamage’s. Lunch there. Alys to Hobbies Ltd. She and children home to swimming baths; I to buy shoes, Hanan’s and to Sleep’s and then to tea with Wade and only home at 7. Dennis late and very tired again. Crocheted. All to bed at 10.15.


Saturday 23rd September 1922

Dull, mild. Rain after 11.30.
French; then to shops and Alys and Eva and Phil to swimming baths. I arranged and packed trunks. Sat in drawing-room with children in p.m. Fire. Alys upstairs resting. Krohn’s in at 3. Games, tea, games, adverbially till 7.10!!! Alys and I too. Letter from Cyrus. Dennis in tired at 5. All to bed about 10. (Cyrus phoned at 10.15).

Sunday 24th September 1922

I washed and ironed mats for lunch. Unwell. Cyrus came at 1 o’clock. Alys made asparagus omelette for him. Successful lunch and talk. At 3, I walked with him over heath to Hampstead Tube. I back by tube. Tea. Dennis and Alys to Shentons’ bungalow. I wrote Tades. Nita and Tommy to supper. Nita danced to gramophone. To bed 10.30.

Monday 25th September 1922

Stayed in bed, coldy. Crocheted, got up after breakfast. In Eva’s room marking shoes. In p.m. rested – slept. Lunch on verandah. Fire in drawing-room. Sat there, and in Alys’ room. Crocheted Alys’ chenille cap. To bed 10.30.

Tuesday 26th September 1922

Mild rain, then fine.
Stayed in bed on and off till 7.30 p.m. Wrote Dorothy Barnard. Alys to town with Eva for Phil’s present; prayer book ad to see Dennis’ lab and Miss Roland. I altered my white skirt for steamer – hem, ironed. Phil to school, 1st day of term. All home to tea. I in bed lunch and tea. Up to dinner.

Wednesday 27th September 1922

Rain. Dull.
In bed to breakfast. Then up. Alys and Eva to shops. Lunch. After Alys had packed Eva’s trunk. At 2 in car with desk to 47 Little Woodstock Mews. Then (with Dennis too) on to Waterloo. Saw Eva off to Sherborne; her 1st term. 3 p.m. home. Alys off to Waterloo again about trunk! Phil and I together – wool ball. Dennis home at 10.30.

25th Kit 1 o’clock.
£42.0.0 ticket Berengaria – Sails for New York 30th. Postponed till 3rd
Write 29th for deckchair.
Last year £58/30-0 Carmania 1st with poll tax.
29th Supper at 8 Abingdon Court 7.15.

Eva goes 27th – 3 p.m.

Thursday 28th September 1922

Fine. Mild. Dull.

Phil’s birthday – 9 years. Up and presents! Carpentering bench and steam-launch! Dennis, Alys and I on bus to town. To Consulate U.S. for visa and to various shops. Home to lunch. Rested in p.m. Farrow left. Tea on verandah. Alys met Phil. Wadie called. Alys and I started knitted striped jumper. Dennis in at 8 p.m. or 9.10 to dinner. Sat by fire in drawing-room.

Friday 29th September 1922

Alys phoned Leggett’s to put off. I to shops with her. Back. Alys to Dorrie’s to lunch. I packed a little. Kitty to lunch and tea with me. Sat in my room – gas-fire. Knitted. Alys back to tea. Dennis not in until 10.30. Alys and sat by fire in drawing-room and knitted.

Saturday 30th September 1922

Fine. Cold.
To shops with Alys. Muddled about, packing and housework. Lunch. Rested. Alys to Shenton’s after tea, but rested in p.m. Dennis at 8 to dinner. Mushroom omelette cooked by Alys. To bed 10.10. Bath.

Sunday 1st October 1922

Dull, then rain.
Alys, Phil and Dennis spend day at lab – 47 Wimpole Street and I over to 6 Elm Park Road. Lunch there. Tades there, from Brussels. I to tea at lab. Miss Rowland there. Back in pouring rain at 8.30. Supper in kitchen. Maud out. To bed at 10.30! Mrs Brown (Ellerton) in evening.

Monday 2nd October 1922

Fine (fog in town).
To shops with Alys and to my bank and Tades came to lunch, and tea. We sewed on verandah, and tea there. Did ironing. I packed a good deal. Alys and I to Refectory at 8 and Dennis at 8.25. Dinner there. Home. I read “India” Chirol aloud. To bed 11.

Tuesday 3rd October 1922

Fine. Mild.
Did some packing, and to shops with Alys. Lunch. Down to Bank with Alys again. Then rested. Then crocheted at her jumper on verandah. To dine at Brent Hotel with Dennis, Dorrie and Sidney – 6/6 each. Home at 10. Phoned Dorothy. To bed 11.

R.M.S. Olympic

Wednesday 4th October 1922

Dull, mild.
R.M.S. Olympic £70.0.0 plus £2 head tax.
Called at 6.15. Dark. Breakfast 7.5. Car at 7.35 to Waterloo. Alys and Dennis too. Met Cyrus there. C.H. Wade too. Goodbyes and Cyrus and I to Southampton. Breakfast on train. On board Olympic. Sailed 12.00. Wrote letters. Unpacked. Lunch 1.20 with Cyrus and Mr Haney. Rested. Wrote. Tea. Cherbourg. Back 1 hour for summer time.

R.M.S Olympic in New York

Sail 4th October.
$22.00 = £5 @ 4.40
By pilot wrote to Alys, Dorothy Barnard, Phil, Eva, Mrs Leggett.
From Cherbourg to Alys and Dorrie.
Mrs Laurence Williams’ son-in-law was? secretary and treasurer of J.H. Co. Other architect in Paris.

Thursday 5th October 1922

Sun, pitching a good deal.
Back 35 minutes. Up to breakfast at 9. Mr Haney too. On deck walking. To swimming pool but empty. Pitching. Sat and read, and talked to Merrill’s and Haney. Lunch. Cyrus’ first appearance. Listened to music with Cyrus and Mr Haney till 3. Sat and walked on deck with Cyrus till 5. Hot bath, and rested. Dined 7.30. Sat with Cyrus, Mr Haney. Mr Ramsay (Finn) and Mrs Williams till 9.45 then with Cyrus till 11.

Friday 6th October 1922

Dull. Pitching. Some fog.
Breakfast. On deck. No swim, no water. Walked with Mrs Williams and sat there. Talked to Mrs Merrill. Lunch. Walked with Cyrus and Mr Poole. Sat in dance room with Cyrus and Mr Haney. Up at 10 to bed. Talked, in A24.

Saturday 7th October 1922

Fine, mostly.
Tired. Sat on deck, and in lounge reading, and on bed, slept. Lunch on deck talking to Mr D.A. Davis, Y.M.C.A. for about an hour. Nice. Tea. Bath and rested till 7. Black velvet dress. Lovely evening, riddles with Davis, Cyrus; then danced with Ewen and Keeney. Talked with all till about 11. To bed. Fun.

Sunday 8th October 1922

Clear. No sun. Some rain.
On deck with Haney. Divine Service 10.30. Cyrus there. Walked with him. Mr Poole too. Whales. To swimming-pool, alone. Nice swim. Wrote letters. Lunch. Rested in my room. Up. Talked Mrs Merrill in drawing-room. Cyrus took me to boat deck. Talked 4th Officer Young, Spanish singer. In gym – sculling, riding, cycling. After dinner sat with Cyrus and Mr Haney and Mr Davis. Up 9.30. A24.

Monday 9th October 1922

Very warm. Muggy.
Hot night – stuffy. Breakfast 9. Got Declaration papers in. Talked to Cyrus by stairs on C deck. Sat on deck, and also wrote letters in lounge. Lunch. Cyrus introduced me to Mercedes de Acosta (Mrs Poole) and I also met Mrs Doubleday. Rested in my room. Dressed. Dinner in Ritz Restaurant. Cyrus invited Mr and Mrs Poole, Mrs Doubleday, Dr Collins, Baron Ramsay – 8 till 10.50.

Tuesday 10th October 1922

Foggy. Warm.
Breakfast with Mr Haney and Cyrus 9. Then I packed, till 11.30. Out, on deck. Cyrus walked with Mrs Doubleday 12 – 1. I in various places. Lunch 1. I down and rested 2 till 3.30. On deck and had tea. Mrs Williams, Mr Haney, Mrs Besley. Found couldn’t land tonight. Cyrus came and told us. Dinner. Sat with Cyrus and Mr Haney and Miss Meyer (beautiful traveller!). To bed 9.30.


Wednesday 11th October 1922

Very fine and warm.
Breakfast 7.15. Quarantine. Talked Dr Collins, Mrs Williams, Mr Poole. Landed about 11. Miss Hoyt (Cyrus’ secretary) there and E.P.D. on dock at 12.30. E.P. and Cyrus and I in taxi to Pennysylvania Station. ‘Phoned Tante. E.P. and I off to Philadelphia. 1 o’clock. Lunch on train. Arrived 3. Tante met us in car. Home. Talked with Tante till 6. Boxes came. Dinner. Ice cream. To bed 9.45. Very tired.

North American Review (August) – Dr Collins’ article.
Letter to Alys – 12th.
Letter to Cyrus – 14th
Letter to Dorothy – 14th
Letter from Alys – 16th

Thursday 12th October 1922

Nice cook, Julia. I to Warren B. 9.30. Talked to Tante. Unpacked. Took 2 letters and typed them. Lunch with Tante (E.P. out). She and I in car to Girard Avenue. Giving out her cards. Home. I unpacked. Tante not back till 6. Dinner. Tante out again all evening. I had nice evening with E.P. To bed 10.15.

Friday 13th October 1922

Breakfast 8 with E.P. Sat with Tante. Then to Bank and Hoskin’s. Walked both ways. Tante had hair done. Miss Veit. All at lunch. Tante and I to Laurel Hill and then to Bryn Mawr Hospital to see Miss Biswanger. Nice visit. Back at 6. Dinner 7. Songs in evening and Tante showed me Boston souvenirs. To bed 10.45. Waitress left.

bryn mawr
Bryn Mawr Hospital

Saturday 14th October 1922

Dull, mild.
Mrs Stevenson, Secretary, came 9.30. I to W.B.D. 10. Took little books. Wrote Cyrus. Lunch. Out with Tante at 3.15 to Mrs Elder’s, Bellevue-Stratford, Wanamaker’s for Mrs Bergey, Ritz-Carlton for Mrs Clark. Home. Both rested. I on my bed. Dinner 7. Songs from E.P. in evening. To bed 11. In bed 11.45. Tante very late. New maid, Florence, came 9 a.m.

Sunday 15th October 1922

Mild, dull.
Breakfast 8.30. Tante and I to Church in own car. Home, via Maternity, with E.P. In p.m. E.P. called to Norristown. Tante and I in storeroom, and she rested, and I ironed blue dress and altered sleeves and rested. Supper. Maria to cook. Hymns after. To bed 10.55.

Monday 16th October 1922

Fine and very warm.
Muddled about; and sewed Tante’s blue dress sleeves, and my nightdresses. Out to 6th Street and walked back. Lunch all 3. I out with Tante in car to Record Office and then to Mrs Hunsicker’s. Saw George, 7 months. Home to dinner 6.30. Tante out with Mrs Wiliams. I sat with E.P. Tore up music. To bed 10.

Tuesday 17th October 1922

Very warm. Fine.
Mrs Carroll Miller arrived at 7.30 a.m. E.P. met her. Breakfast. I out 11 to W.B.D. Tante to meet Mrs McSparran. All of us to luncheon at Bellevue 12.30. McSparran and Gifford Pinchot spoke, and others. I sat by Miss Lewis. Home 4.30. Rested. Dinner 6.30. Tante and Mrs McSparran out to two meetings. E.P. and I alone. Nice evening.

Wednesday 18th October 1922

Cooler. Fine.
Mrs McSparran in bed to breakfast. I muddled about, sewing all a.m. Mrs McSparran out. Lunch. Tante to 10th and Walnut 3 p.m. I walked to shops and bought nightdresses. Home 5.30. Phoned round for Tante about change of address. E.P. out to dinner and Nurses’ Meeting. Tante and Mrs Miller to 1102 Spring Garden. I read and sewed alone till 10.10. E.P. in then. To bed 10.20. Florence out.

11.10 Tuesday W.B.D
Write for Dorothy’s birthday about 19th
Tante’s birthday 20th
Wrote Aunt Bella – 16th
Wrote Alys – 17th

Wrote Eva – 22nd
Wrote Ella – 22nd

Thursday 19th October 1922

Fine, colder.
Mrs McSparran in bed to breakfast. I to Bank, walked, and Wanamaker’s for thumbtacks. Back. Put away washing. Lunch. Helped Tante pack. She to Reading on 4.35. I in car and saw her off. Then car to call for Mrs Miller. I walked home. After dinner, Mrs Miller and I to 10th and Walnut Meeting. She spoke. Mrs Quirk presided. Took Mrs Williams and Mrs Stephenson home. To bed 10.

Friday 20th October 1922

Fine. Very cold.
Mrs McSparran in bed to breakfast 9.30. I to W.B.D. at 10. Then home and in car at 11.30 to meet Tante at Reading Terminal 12.30. Home. Lunch. Mrs McSparran too, sausages. I unwell, rested a little. Headache. Mrs Bradford and friend and Miss Hoyt called. Dinner 7. Songs in evening. Tante’s 68th birthday. To bed, very tired at 11. Mrs McSparran to Bryn Mawr.

Saturday 21st October 1922

Lovely day.
Tante sick in night. At 10, I with Mrs and Margaret McCord to Bryn Mawr in Tante’s car. Inaugeration of Marion Edwards Park as new President. Lunch on lawn. Home at 2.30. Talked Tante. Made new crown to velvet hat. Dinner. Florence left after work. Mrs Miller to dinner. She and Tante out and maids too. E.P. and I victrola. Nice evening.

Sunday 22nd October 1922

Fine day.
I laid breakfast and washed up after. Church in car with Tante 11. Then to 3 addresses for maids. Got “Marion” in West Philadelphia, Ludlow Street 3328. Lunch 2. E.P. in. Washed up. All rested all p.m. I wrote to Eva and Ella. Got supper. Hymns. To bed 10.30. Tired.

Monday 23rd October 1922

Fine. Mild.
Marian Alexander came 9.0. Sat with Tante and sewed. Then walked to 1329 Walnut. McSparran Club. Heard Graham, Lynch, Dornblaser speak. Bought mats for Alys. Lunch Tante. Asleep till 4 in bed. I out in her car to shops and 9th Street Post Office. Dinner, Tante out to meeting 10th and Walnut. E.P. worked in office. I made beds with Marian.

Tuesday 24th October 1922

Sat with Tante till 11.30, sewing. Out to 1329 Walnut about ‘phone. Tante down to lunch. Out with her in car to Sorosis and then Mrs Cope’s up north and gave cards, and back to McSparran Club. Home at 5.30. Tante rested. I did black bow for white jersey. Dinner. Tante out to West Philadelphia, 2 meetings. I read. E.P. slept on sofa. To bed 10.20.

Wednesday 25th October 1922

Fine. Mild.
Sat with Tante and sewed till 11.30. Out to Franklin Miller’s and back. Lunch. Tante down. Put away washing. Sewed chemise. Out with Tante in car to Colonial Dame’s in Latimer Street 4.30. I on to 10th and Walnut. Back for her at 5. Home to dinner. Songs from E.P. 9.30. Talk from Tante till 11. To bed.

C.H.M.C (Cyrus) 25th – Thursday 10 W.B.D.
Hospital – 29th?
12.10 Saturday.
Wrote Dorothy 25th
Bill to Mr Badcock – 28th
Wrote Alys 24th
Wrote Alys 29th
Nurse: Miss Blevins (Miss Glenn head of 6th floor).

Thursday 26th October 1922

Fine. Cooler.
Breakfast with E.P. Talked about Cyrus’ view of Tante. Miss Fortune postponed W.B.D. as his boy run over. So sat in Tante’s room; Miss Veit to do Tante’s hair. I to McSparran Club. Roland Morris and Judge Niles and Miss Hunsicker spoke. Lunch. Out with Tante in car to Lits! Strawbridge’s for spats 2.50. Mrs Jastro’s. Dinner 6.30. Tante out with Mrs Williams. I sewed till 1.30. E.P talked about Cyrus again and worked in office 9.20 – 10.30.

Friday 27th October 1922

Very fine. Warmer.
Breakfast with E.P., again talked of Cyrus. I to W.B.D’s at 10. To fish-shop. Home with Tante in car to 1329 Walnut. Tante spoke on child labor. Hurshman spoke too. Lunch. Unpicked pillowcases. Tante walked home. Rested. She back 5.30. Rested. Dinner 6.45. Songs and newspapers and talk in evening. To bed 10.35.

Saturday 28th October 1922

Very fine and mild.
Sat with Tante and sewed. Out to W.B.D. 12.10. To Lewando’s on way. Lunch. Tante and I out in car 3. To Record Office and 1329 Walnut “Vote for McSparran” on car. To Mrs Hunsicker’s. She out. Home. Dinner 6.30. Tante out to Woman’s Christian Temperance Union with Mrs John Williams. E.P. slept on sofa. To bed 10.30.

Sunday 29th October 1922

Very fine and mild.
Tante cross about breakfast being taken up at 9. Sat with her. To W.B.D’s 12.15. Packed suitcase. Finished letter to Alys. Lunch. Tante in bed till 5. Then all 3 of us to Jefferson Hospital. I dinner there. “Pinkie” looked after me. Hot bath. To bed 8.15. Slept well.

Monday 30th October 1922

Fine, mild.
Waked 6.30. Miss Blevins, nurse in, prepared for operation. Up 7.50 to 8th Floor – Gas and ether, Dr Fox. Dr Warren B. Davis did tonsillectomy and also right nostril. Worked about 9.30 – 10. Very sore throat of course. Nothing to eat all day. A little water. Sick twice. Dr Fox took pack out of nose in evening.

Tuesday 31st October 1922

Woke every hour all night or more. Didn’t call nurse though. Just dry throat. Stuffy nose. Unpleasant day. Took orange juice and albumen several times. Letters from Aunt Bella, Dorothy and Alys. Very sore throat still. Tante came. Flowers from Duane’s, and Kerwick. Slept a lot all day.

Wednesday 1st November 1922

Uncle Doc in twice (and each day). Only broths and orange albumen. Letters from Aunt Bella, Dorothy and Alys. Very sore throat still. Tante came. Flowers from Duane’s, and Kerwick. Slept a lot all day.

Unwell again. A little all week. Very good chart, but very sore throat whole week. Read “Kismet”.

Thursday 2nd November 1922

Doctors in 3 times. Still very sore. Took soft boiled egg in flax broth. Tante came, flowers from Busy. E.P. in once. Headache, phenacetin. Dr Fox told story of St Anne de Beaupré and rangers and Quebec girl.

st anne
Saint Anne de Beaupré Basillica, Québec, Canada

Friday 3rd November 1922

Egg. Up in sun-parlor in wheelchair. Very hot. Felt very weak and horrid throat. Back and to bed. Slept. E.P. in but not Tante. Heard band of Mass-meeting in evening. Rosier case settled at last. Acquitted. Dr Fox in evening. Better night, but awake 4 or 6 times.


Saturday 4th November 1922

Breakfast 7.30. Orange albumen, a porridge and egg in glass. Dr W.B. in 9.10. Clothes on and in sun-parlor, kimono over – too hot. Glad to be back in room. Wrote diary. Wrote Alys. Dr Fox at 7. Then throat very sore indeed and all night, worst than for days. Bad night.

Sunday 5th November 1922

Ate breakfast with difficulty. Up at 9. Dr Fox at 10.30. Finished letter Alys and Dorothy and Busy. E.P. in at 11.30. Lunch. Very sore throat. Rested till 3.15. W.B.D. and E.P. in at about 1. E.P. did a Caesarean Section on patient. So I home alone in car with Louie 4. Rested. Downstairs bedroom. Miss Hoyt in evening. I chicken jelly. To bed 8.30.

Monday 6th November 1922

Mild. Dull, damp.
Got up to breakfast 8 with E.P. He had been out at 5, but back. Porridge and soft egg and milk. Lay on sofa in Tante’s room all a.m. She down to lunch. She and I in car to 10th and Walnut. I to W.B.D’s in car and home 3.30 – 4. Sent car back for her. Rested on bed, downstairs. Tante back. Dinner 7. Read newspaper all evening. To bed 100.15. E.P. slept an hour.

Tuesday 7th November 1922

Mild and very damp and dark.
Election Day. Breakfast with E.P. 8. Still only soft food. Throat sore. In Tante’s room. Walked to W.B.D’s at 11 and back. All at lunch. At 3 in car with Tante to all polling-booths on 8th Ward (17 in all). Very boring. Till 7 p.m. Locust. Manning, Sansom. After dinner (Chicken jelly and some vegs), Tante slept in chair so I to bed 9.30.

Wednesday 8th November 1922

Very mild and sunny. Windy.
Results of Election. Pincot in, but Republicans beaten in general over U.S. Sat with Tante. Then walked to W.B.D. and on to American Express Company to change money for hospital expenses. £27.0.0. Lunch. Out with Tante in E.P’s car 3. To Park and then Mrs Hunsicker’s. Lovely drive. Colors. Home 5.30. Rested. Dinner. Did pillowcases and E.P. read “Old Curiosity Shop” Throat nearly painless. Ate guinea. To bed 10.20.

Tante got 4,728
Graham 31,141

Wrote Alys note – 7th
Weighted 122 – 8 stone

To pay E.P.D.
“This too, will pass away.” W.B.D’s motto for all occasions.
Bill from Jefferson Hospital.

Thursday 9th November 1922

Very fine. Cool.
Throat practically well. Sat with Tante. To W.B.D. at 10.45. On to Franklin Miller’s and Caldwell. Back and left watch at McQueen’s. Wrote Susie. Out in car at 2.30 with Tante to Saving Fund, and Allen’s for cotton, and Maternity. Called on Miss Martin. Then I to call for Edith Bache and took her home. Car to fetch E.P. at Blockley. E.P. read aloud and we began to sew pillowcases. Stopped being unwell, which started again at operation.

Friday 10th November 1922

Very fine.
Round to W.B.D. at 10. Back. Sat and sewed with Tante. She stayed in bed to lunch. “Inside” not right. Sewed there also after lunch till 4. Then I out for walk, Walnut Street Bridge. Back 4.30. Tired. Rested. Tante down at 5! Perfilieff to dinner 7 and talked. Stayed till 9.20. E.P. read aloud and we sewed till 10.30.

Saturday 11th November 1922

Sat with Tante. Miss Veit at 11 to do Tante’s hair. I walked to Wanamaker’s. Armistice Day. Organ. Back. Tired. Lunch with E.P. Tante in bed till 4.30 or so. I to W.B.D’s at 2.30. and home. Rested, slept heavily. Dinner 7. Sewing and reading aloud by E.P. till 10 or so. To bed 11.

Sunday 12th November 1922

Fine and very warm.
I to W.B.D’s at 10.40 and E.P. and Tante to Church in car. I on to Church in trolley. Bishop of Southern Brazil preached on Virginia. Home with Tante. E.P to Hospitals. Lunch. Read papers. Rested. Read papers all evening. To bed 10.45.

Monday 13th November 1922

Fine. Warm.
To W.B.D. at 10.45 and on to Bank for Tante’s deposit. And along to Shipping Offices re sailing lists for Spring. Tante down late to lunch and E.P. late in too. Tante and I in car at 4 to Overbrook. To Mrs John Williams’. Back at 5.45. Rested. Car to E.P. Dinner. E.P read aloud and sewed pillowcases. To bed 10.30.

Tuesday 14th November 1922

Mild, but cooler. Dull. Some sun.
Tante breakfast 9. I to W.B.D’s 10 “are you running this show, or am I?” “Don’t want to be a nuisance.” Sat and sewed chemise and pillowcase in Tante’s room. She wrote letters. After lunch alone “hay-fever”. Out for walk to 13th Street. E.P. in about 3 for lunch. Electric light wrong in kitchen. Rested a little. Tante down at 6.45. Dinner. Sewing and reading aloud. Marian evening out. Bed 10.30.

Wednesday 15th November 1922

Dull and warm, damp.
Up with Tante. Wedding Anniversary. 36th. E.P. out at 5 to operate. I to buy ham, fruit and oysters and to W.B.D. 11.15. To Bellevue to meet Cyrus. With him and Mr Stilwell to buy vase and roses. They both back to lunch. Talked plans all p.m. Miss Hoyt came about 3.30. Cyrus and Mr Stilwell away at 5.30. Rested. Miss Hoyt to dine and spend night. To bed 11.20.

Wed – 11.15 W.B.D.
Wrote Alys 13th
Wrote Dorothy 12th, Eva 16th, Alys 19th about Princeton.

Vase $35.00
Flowers $15 a dozen.

Thursday 16th November 1922

Fine. Mildish.
E.P. out early. Miss Hoyt and I breakfast 8. I to W.B.D. 10.15. Miss Hoyt away. E.P. not in all day. Out till 9 o’clock. Tante up to lunch; slow, then in writing room. Burnt up rubbish; election. Both of us slept, rested. Dinner 7. Read papers. E.P. in and slept on sofa 9 – 10.30. Wrote Eva.

Friday 17th November 1922

Breakfast with E.P. To W.B.D. 9.45. To fish shop. Home. Mended electric iron, and did lights too. Tante rested. I looked out clothes for tomorrow and put away washing. Lunch. Tante not down, sleepy. Sat with her and finally rested, slept. Tired. Dinner. Sewed in evening. E.P. read aloud. To bed 10.30.

Saturday 18th November 1922

Fine, very mild. Grey in p.m.
With E.P. to Broad Street. He saw me off 10.30 to Princeton. Arrived 11.45. Walked to ’79 Hall Lunch there. Cyrus and Mr Stilwell came. Walked with Cyrus to stadium. Sat with him and Cyrus Jr and Mr Stevens and Mr Stilwell. Wonderful victory for Princeton. Back by McCormick Hall. Mr Stilwell saw me to train about 5.30. Arrived 250 in taxi at 7. Supper, to bed before 10.

Sunday 19th November 1922

Very fine and warm.
Breakfast 8.30 with E.P. Tante nothing till 12.30. I to W.B.D’s 11.20 and walked in Square. Sat with Tante. Lunch alone. E.P. in 3.30 and out again to Simon’s child. I with Tante all p.m. and then out in Square. Dressed. Tante up at 5.30, helped her with beds. Supper. Read papers. To bed 10.15 about.

Monday 20th November 1922

Very fine.
Sat with Tante; out at 11.30 for walk. Tante up to lunch. With her in writing-room. Took photo for Miss Hoyt to Post office in Market Street. Mrs McCord called, 5.30. Dinner 6.30. E.P. out to Committee Meeting 8 – 10. Tante and I sewed pillowcases. To bed 10.30.

Tuesday 21st November 1922

Very fine. Colder.
To W.B.D’s at 10.15. Tante up and to Auxiliary Hospital Meeting 10.30. I to Meriano’s for oranges. All lunch together. Sat in writing room. Out for walk to Whitman’s. Sent off chocolates to Alys. Mr Kerwick in for long talk. I sewed Tante’s pocket. Dinner 7. E.P. read aloud for 1/2 hour. To bed 10.30.

Wednesday 22nd November 1922

Dull. Cold. Snow fall.
Not to Princeton as Tante headache. I to Wanamaker’s and tried to locate Radio. Paid for watch. Tante had tea and toast at 12.15. Sat with her. Palsir came to buy table and screen. E.P. very depressed. Biswanger in at 3.30. I walked with her to Market Street and 18th. Dinner. Marian out. E.P. to Blockley, nurses and Training School Committee. I read Clemenceau speech to Tante. Sewed. To bed 10.35.

Watch ready, 23rd, MrQueen’s, Walnut Street $5.00
5 lbs chocolates at 1.25 = 6.25 sent 21st.
Wrote Nell Sime – 23rd
Wrote Bank – 24th
Wrote Alys (Wanamaker’s) – 24th
Wrote Dorothy – 26th

Thursday 23rd November 1922

Felt coldy and nostril ran. Out to W.B.D’s in car at 10.30. Home. Out again in car to Lewando’s and to Caldwell with vase (for dates). And Dougherty’s. Home. Tante asleep and not up to lunch. Lunch with E.P. Sat with Tante in p.m. after 2.30. Miss Dinkle called. E.P out to dinner and Potter evening. We dined 6.40. I read aloud to Tante and sewed. E.P. in at 11. To bed 11.15.

Friday 24th November 1922

Very fine, but dusty.
Tante headache. I out to fish shop and Market Street. Bought plaited shoes for Phil. To Wanamaker’s. Home. Trimmed hats. Tante tea at 12.15. Got out silver. E.P.D. and I had lunch alone. Put away silver too. Dick Duane in at 6. Supper 6.30. E.P. tired and slept on sofa 8.30 – 9.30. We sewed pillowcases.

Saturday 25th November 1922

Fine. Windy. Cold.
Tante breakfast 8.30. Miss Veit at 10. I to W.B.D’s and to New Cent Flower Shop. Bought carnations 2.50 and took them to Poly Clinic Hospital for Miss Kerwick. Tante sleepy. E.P. and I lunch alone. Sat with Tante in p.m. She down at 6. Dinner. All maids out in evening. E.P. read aloud and we sewed. I to bed 10.

Sunday 26th November 1922

Very fine. Cold.
Tante slept on till 2 p.m. I out with E.P. to get newspapers. Wrote on Corona, Cyrus’ poem to E.P. 1883. Wrote Dorothy. Lunch alone. E.P. in and slept on sofa 12.45 till 2. I out in car to Zoo 3.30. Home at 4.30. E.P. out again at 4. Supper. Tante down at 6 to mix potatoe salad. After supper, all 3 to Church in taxi. E.P. slept in writing room 9.30 – 11.15. Tante played hymns. To bed 11.

Monday 27th November 1922

Dull. Cold.
Letters. Tante furious about no message. She up and both of us in car (with Miss Beale) 12 to Bellevue. Democratic Luncheon Club. Professor Dodd of Chicago and Mr George Norris spoke. Home in taxi. Tante rested, still cross. I rested in my room. Dinner. E.P. to Faculty Meeting 8 – 10. I sewed and read. To bed 11.

Tuesday 28th November 1922

Fine. Milder.
When to Tante’s room, she said more intolerable things. I angry. Out to W.B.D’s 9.30. Back. To Dock Street in car at 11. Home. Lunch with E.P. Sat with Tante and tempers all right. Out in car alone to Wissachickon 3 – 4. Dr Roux to see Tante about neuritis shoulder or back. Tante down to dinner 6. Chimney on fire. 38 firemen in. E.P. read aloud later.


Wednesday 29th November 1922

Very fine, perfect.
Breakfast with E.P. Sat with Tante, until 11.45 arranging Thanksgiving Dinner. Out, walked to 10th Street, Savings Fund. Met Miss M Smith. Met Dr Fox in Wanamaker’s. Lunch with E.P. Sat with Tante. Looked out things to throw away. Washed Wedgwood vases. E.P. read aloud in evening. To bed 11.

Letters about operation from Alys and Dennis – 27th
Wrote Ella – Dec 1st
Wrote Alys – Dec 4th
Wrote Dorothy – Dec 4th
2nd – “Had no doubt lending my car. You know I would give you anything”.

Thursday 30th November 1922

Thanksgiving Day.
Breakfast 8. E.P. out. Tante and I in car to Church. Arrived 11.12. E.P. in Church during sermon. Home 12.30. They called on someone. Lunch. In writing-room. Then Tante slept there. I out to Walnut Street Bridge, back by Chestnut Street Bridge. E.P. slept upstairs. I rested on bed. Large dinner. Oysters, turkey. E.P. read aloud. To bed 11.15.

Friday 1st December 1922

Fine. Mild.
Sat with Tante. To W.B.D’s 10.30. Back 11.45, he detained, so late. Tante resting. I looked out muslin curtains. Lunch with E.P. Sat with Tante till 4. Out to Wanamaker’s. Bought curtain hooks. Trouble with electric light. 2 men in and pillowcase woman. Tired. E.P. and Tante read aloud after dinner. Did pillowcases.

Saturday 2nd December 1922

Breakfast with E.P. and in office, said could go out in car. Sat with Tante (sewing plumeau) 9 till 12. Out to Wanamaker’s, bought oilcloth for kitchen. Lunch with E.P. Sat with Tante (sewing) 2.15 – 4. Miss Wettlaufer came to irrigate Tante. E.P. with Tante. I with her 5 – 6. Dinner 7. Tante down. Sewed pillowcases all evening. E.P. read aloud. “Old Curiosity Shop”.

Sunday 3rd December 1922

Rain. Mild.
Breakfast with E.P. 8.30. Wrote Dorothy Barnard. Tante breakfast 11. Sat with her. Out in car to 4400 Sansom. To dinner 1.30 with Edith Bache. Frances and Sidney Bradford there. Walked with E. to Clarke Parker. Home trolley 4.30. Rested. Supper. Marian out. Read papers. Victrola and E.P. read aloud. E.P and I made beds 9 p.m. To bed 10.40.

Monday 4th December 1922

Mild. Damp.
Tante up at 11 and to Manges’ for X-ray with E.P. I marked “D” and out to Walnut Street Steamer Offices. Sent letters Alys and Dennis. All had lunch. Tante rested after, in writing room. I trolley to 5th Street. Ordered calendars, bought diary, saw Franklin’s grave. To Herder’s for knife. Walked home. Gimbel’s to hear Radio. “Busy” in. Dinner. E.P. out till 11.15. Tante and I sewed till 11 a.m!


Tuesday 5th December 1922

Very fine and warm.
With Tante. Miss Wettlaufer at 10.30. I to W.B.D. at 12. Then in car to Parkway and walked back. Lunch with E.P. alone. Tante had tea at 3.30. I with her then, and not out again. Dinner 6.30. E.P. a little late. He read aloud in evening. Sewed pillowcases.

Wednesday 6th December 1922

Very fine. Cooler.
Tante felt better!! Sat with her, and sewed and then she cleared out drawer of desk (on bed). Cyrus ‘phoned about 11.15 and came to lunch 1.35. He stayed and talked with E.P. and Tante till 4. I upstairs and put away washing. I out for walk when E.P. and Cyrus away in car. Cyrus to Chicago 4.45 train. Miss Grant called about buying houses at back. Dinner. I with Mrs McCrae to Orpheus Concert at Academy. Amateur Club. Very good. Noah Swayne. Good bass.

Wrote Aunt Bella – 5th
Wrote Alys – 4th
Wrote Alys – 10th enclosing Ganna Walska

Thursday 7th December 1922

Up with Tante. A little difficult. I out at 10.30. in car to Dock Street and bought rubbers 1.10 at 122 South 11th. Tante lunch I o’clock in bed. Miss Wettlaufer at 3.15. I in dressing-room, sewing at 6.30. E.P. out to dine, and Margaret McCord here. Tante forgot the Charlotte Russse! Margaret and I to Acadamy to Charity Ball. E.P. came there 10.30. Margaret dance with Brandon Barringer. Home 11.30.

Friday 8th December 1922

Dark. Damp. Not very cold.
Slept till 8. Very dark. Sat with Tante. Then she sewed in writing-room. Tante too. Then I out, and met Busy. Dinner at 7. (Maria). I alone. To Captain Perfilieff’s at 9 p.m. Nice evening. Pictures, cakes, tea, Duane’s. Home. 11 p.m.

Saturday 9th December 1922

Fine day.
Tante had breakfast very early 8 and to Independence Hall to meet Clemenceau. Talked to him. I to W.B.D’s and then to buy milk-jug. Lunch all together. Tante and I in writing room. Pennington Satterthwaite’s (architect) called. Dinner 6.30. I to 2031 Locust to Francis Biddle’s and to concert with Busy. Stokowski.

Georges Clemenceau (1841 – 1929) – French Prime Minister from 1906 to 1909 and 1917 until 1920.

Sunday 10th December 1922

Snow, then clear.
Sat with Tante. Went out to buy newspapers. Sat with Tante again. E.P. out in car and in again at 1.30. Wrote Alys. I to see “Sansom Gardens”. Met and went over houses with Irwin King! To tea at Mrs Pearson’s, Mrs Satterthwaite’s sister 1829 Delancey. Supper. Julia out. Got upset about whether clean table or not. Tante in writing-room crying all evening. I to bed 10.20.

Monday 11th December 1922

Non descript day.
In to Tante at 9 and she said couldn’t have 3rd person; so I said I could get boat on Saturday! Then she dictated letter to Dr Theodore Stuart Hart (cardiac physician) and I typed it, and also one of my own and mailed both. Lunch with E.P. Tante headache, so quiet. Busy in at 2.45. Miss Wattlaufer at 3.15. Tante tea at 4.30. I out 4.45 – 5.20. Dinner. Tante angry about coffee, with me. E.P. read aloud till 11. Finished book.

Tuesday 12th December 1922

Not in to Tante till 9.30. E.P. away to New York to Dr Hart. Sat with Tante a little. Washed brush. Tante slept at 12. I out for walk till 12.45. I lunch alone. Tante rang for tea at 2.30. Louie waited 2 ½ hours and at 5 Tante and I to Miss McGee’s “Tea” in car. Very dull. Home. E.P. back at 7 from New York.

Wednesday 13th December 1922

Cold. Fine.
Tante up and to Dr Chevalier Jackson’s (me: “the father of endoscopy”) with E.P. at 11.30. I to W.B.D. at 11.10. All in car. I walked to Snellenburg’s after, and back for exercise. Wanamaker’s closed, as he died, 12th. Lunch all together. Miss Archer and Mrs Hunsicker in p.m. Then rested, both Tante and I to sleep. Dinner 7. Read “Cricket” aloud. Funny.

Wrote Cyrus – 14th
Wrote Dr Hart – 14th
Changed £5 @ 4.61 = $23.05 at American Express
Cook’s would only change @ 55 = $22.75
Wrote Dorothy Barnard – 17th
Wrote Alys – 17th – Typed

Thursday 14th December 1922

Snow. Slush. Rain.
Tante had letter from Dr Hart and told E.P. he must sleep downstairs. I in her room and Wettlaufer 11.30. At 12.30 I took Marian in taxi to Jefferson. Dr Manges, Dr Despard, Dr Melzger. Back and lunch about 3 p.m. Up on Tante’s sofa. Tired and sleepy. E.P. to Brown’s Mills. I typed letter for Tante and wrote 2 myself. See Memoranda. Miss Beale to dinner. I out for Bulletin. E.P. in at 10.30. He to bed in guest room.

Friday 15th December 1922

Unwell. I bath upstairs. Out with E.P. to shop. He to Hospital. Stawbridge’s and to Cook’s and American Express by myself in car. Lunch with E.P. Mr Kerwick at 5.30 so Tante down then and saw him. Sewed. Dinner 6.45. Tante and I sewed and read aloud “Friendship Village”. E.P. to Faculty Meeting and back late.

Saturday 16th December 1922

I to W.B.D. 10 a.m.   Sat with Tante then she rested and I typed Cyrus’ letter for her. Lunch with E.P. Sat with Tante. Then she up, and Dr Jeffery’s to see her at 3.45. She in writing-room and E.P. too resting, after 4. I to Post Office, Market and 22nd and to buy paper. Perfilieff in evening discussing his future. I read to Tante while E.P. to bed earlier. I to bed 11.30.

Sunday 17th December 1922

Sat with Tante. E.P. out in car. Busy over from Biddle’s to see Tante. E.P. in to lunch, and then he slept 2 – 3 in writing-room and I upstairs with Tante. Then I out for walk “Lantern Lane” and then in and slept on bed. Molly Coles called. Supper. Hymns! And E.P read aloud and we did pillowcases!!! To bed about 11. Tante began to coué.

Monday 18th December 1922

Cold and fine.
Tante breakfast 10, so I out with E.P. at 9.30 and shopped in car. He to Dr Capon’s. I to Gimbel’s and walked home, via Campion’s, where bought “Wonder Books“ for young W.B.D’s and Jacobs. Lunch with E.P. Sat with Tante. Mrs Collett called. Dinner 6.30. E.P. to Emergency Aid to Committee. Tante and I read aloud and sewed. E.P. out all night at Jefferson, but in to breakfast.

book of wonder

Tuesday 19th December 1922

Very cold and fine.
I out to W.B.D. in car, and then home, and out again to buy apples and in Dock Street. E.P. out to lunch. Tante up and in car at 3.15 to Woodrow Wilson Meeting, at Ethical Culture Place. I to Post Office with Sayre parcels. Dinner. I sewed and Tante a little, but her back hurt. No reading. E.P. to bed early, in bed by 10.35 we also.

Wednesday 20th December 1922

Cold and fine.
Up with Tante all a.m. She ‘phoning about Jackson Dinner. I doing odds and ends. Lunch. Tante and E.P. off to Washington 2.40. 3.10 train. I out, walked to Market and 10th and back. Read “The 4 Feathers“ on my bed and then slept. Did some ‘phoning for Tante. Dinner, and then read and ate oranges. To bed 9.30.

Memoranda :
Wrote Auntie Kate – 21st
Wrote Alys – 22nd hurriedly
Wrote Kitty – 24th 
“Sweetest thing is would be to see you looking so well.

Your appreciation is ample“
Gained 3 lbs this week.

Thursday 21st December 1922

Dull then fair. Mild.
Out in car 9.30 to shops to buy things for Tante’s Xmas. To coloured children and to Electric Light exchange. Washed head. Wrote Auntie Kate. Did odd sewing. Out in p.m. round Square. Did up calendars and mailed them. Rested in writing-room. Dinner. Read and sewed. E.P. and Tante back at 10.15. Talked. To bed 10.50.

Friday 22nd December 1922

Dull. Raw.
Out to W.B.D’s at 9.45. Took Wonder Books and letter. Sat with Tante a while. Out in trolley to Post Office to look for Alys’ letter. Received one about Phil’s operation. Worrying. Wrote her. Tante up to lunch and to City Committee Meeting about Dinner at 3.35. I did up presents and wrote Alys. Tante back. Both rested. Dinner 6.45. E.P. read Times and Pelleas aloud. We sewed (Tante unpicked my work on pillowcase).

Saturday 23rd December 1922

Finer, not cold.
Sat with Tante most of a.m. doing calendars. Out round Square in rain. Lunch alone. E.P. very late. Sat with Tante sewing all p.m. She doing buttonholes in bed! All 3 in car to Dick and Felicity Duane’s 7 till 9.15. Nice evening and driver. To bed 11.

Sunday 24th December 1922

Foggy, not cold.
Woke 8.50! Breakfast with E.P. Out to get papers. Wrote Kitty. Tante had her breakfast 11.50. Sat with her and embroidered last pillowcase. Lunch (Tante in bed). E.P. in. He slept in writing-room. I out to Fountain’s. Julia out. Maria at 5. Tante up at 6. Very cross and words about wood basket. Horrid evening. All putting up wreaths and presents and out to Rittenhouse Square. Stokowski’s choir. To bed 12.

Monday 25th December 1922

Dull and mild.
Breakfast with E.P. 8.30. Up to Tante’s room. She cross and scolding. At 10.50. all 3 to Church, in car. To Maternity on way back. E.P. stayed. Tante and I back. Lunch. They rested in writing-room. I on my bed an hour and then out, thro’ Bellevue and in to see St Mark’s Church. Wrote Alys. Supper, hymns and Xmas Carol aloud.

st marks

Tuesday 26th December 1922

Dull and mild.
Up in Tante’s room, and at 9.30 E.P. took Marian to Jefferson. Maria’s sister, “Minty” came. I to W.B.D’s and Madame Brix’s. Sat with Tante. Then she slept. Lunch alone. E.P. in at 2.15 to Office (Paoli in a.m.) Tante lunch at 3.30. Sat with her. Out to post Busy’s parcel at 5.30. Dinner. Reading and sewing. Xmas Carol. To bed 11.

Wednesday 27th December 1922

Tante breakfast 8 and got up and I saw her off to New York 11 a.m. She to see Dr Hart about E.P. I to Bank and 2 markets. Home about 12. Wrote Wade. Lunch alone. E.P. out all day, Marian operated on by Dr Despard. I out in p.m. to Wanamaker’s. Bought 2 musk dressing jackets for presents 1.25 each. Tante in at 5.30. Dinner 7. To bed early.

Wrote Alys – 25th
Wrote C.H.W. – 27th

Thursday 28th December 1922

Dull, rain.
Woodrow Wilson’s 66th birthday. Sat with Tante a little. She up and all 3 in car at 11.45 or 12 to Bellevue. Luncheon of Woodrow Wilson Foundation. George Creel spoke and Watchhorn and Wetherill (Republicans). On in car (Tante, Mrs Dornblaser and I) to Mrs Donge’s at Merchantville. Democratic Club meeting and tea. Home about 6.15 across ferry. E.P. dictated speech on Wilson and Pasteur to me in evening – 20 minutes. To bed 10 o’clock. All.


Friday 29th December 1922

Snow in night.
Sat with Tante. To W.B.D’s 10.15. Tante slept 11 – 13.30. I typed E.P’s paper on Pasteur and Wilson. Lunch with E.P. “spoon-bread”. I to see Marian at Jefferson. Walked there and back. Slippery but lovely day. Sat with Tante. Dinner 6.30. Read and sewed. E.P. read aloud his paper. Pasteur. To bed 10.15.

Saturday 30th December 1922

Fine. Slippery.

Sat with Tante all a.m. until 12.30. Then out, to Page and Shaw, candy 1.25! Lunch. E.P. operating at Blockley. Tante lunch upstairs. Sat with her all p.m. after washing up tray things. Slept too on sofa. Dr McCrae at 5.15. E.P. in late and slept on sofa in writing-room. Dinner 6.30. E. read aloud after.

Sunday 31st December 1922

Fine. Mild thaw.
Took up Tante’s tray 9.15. Sat with her. Out to buy papers 10.30. Miss Hoyt came at 12.15. I did beds. Lunch alone. At 2.30, we 3 in car to Germantown. Tea with Bullivant’s. Baby Anne’s nursery. Home 5.30. Miss Hoyt to supper. Julia alone so I helped. All talked, carols and Victrola until midnight and New Year in.

Bill Shetland jerseys cross-stitched
Hats crocheted of oddments – brim of wire in edge, bound gild ribbon.
Bag handles.
Woolwork on serge frocks.
Wool threaded through hemstitch
Chenille crocheted hat.

Rugs in their Native Land.
Khelims the most ancient (sewn together).
Looms of Nomads, only two poles in ground, and on top a roller which turns in holes or deep notches. To the roller is fastened warp threads. Uneven widths of Nomad rugs. Turkish or Ghiordes knot. Comblike instrument, more knots can be tied to the square inch in Persian. So finer rugs can be made, and pattern and color intact until threadbare. But in Turkish longer, so untwist and attain silken sheen and softness, impossible in Persian.

Turks are Sunnites, conservative and believe if any symbol human or animal, must find it a soul on Judgement Day.

Persians are Shiites, liberal ideas. Introduce live forms.

Sheep and goats in Turkey and Persia grow a finer and more silken fleece than other countries. Saliva, alkaline – can tell if aniline dyes are used or vegetable to this test.

Look at back of rug – if brighter colors, has probably been doctored and “is modern. Chlorine water trickled over. They are harsher, and not nearly so durable after.

In Turkey wash rugs, pour over just enough tepid water to wet surface. Make lather of pure Castile soap and rub well in with hands, rinse by pouring water of same temperature over and scrape off soap and dirt with hands from top to bottom. Wash with pile, never against it.

Shiraz – S diamond shapes of SSSS (to avert evil eye and bound round edge)
Beluchi – lines along. Top and bottom. No pile.
How to identify Persian rugs – Delabere May, G Bell & Sons 1920. 6/-

Tante wants blue sweater, not too thick or too thin. Can be a slip-over, about $15 or 20 – (like my Shetland)

This type of girl in bygone days would close her mouth whenever astonished. She’d open wide her eyes and gaze. But if you try it now – Oh, mister!

Average age 48. Flow may cease abruptly, after having been quite normal and regular, may gradually cease, less in amount until cease altogether, or may cease after having been irregular, and profuse. Cause is cessation of ovarian activity and probably actual cause is some readjustment of various ductless glands.

Profuse loss (irregular) may be caused by some disease of pelvic organs.
Gradual cessation more often in single women.
Sudden stoppage not common. Profuse irregular more often occur in women who have diseased although occasionally purely physiological.

Said the Rev Henry Ward Beecher
To a hen; “You’re a wonderful creature!”
The hen, upon that
Laid an egg in his hat
And thus did the hen reward Beecher.

“Tis odd, that God should choose the Jews”

When we discover we can no longer be true the next best is to be kind. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Don’t you hear your country calling you?
To Senator. Yes, but different parts of the country call me different names.

“One has a certain fear before good fortune. One perceives an inexplicable query; wherefore have the immense tranquil forces of the world troubled themselves for our benefit? It is our experience that events are indifferent or hostile. How then can the gilded dream come true unless some God or some devil presses for it? And these, our mysterious religious teach, must be paid a wage for their activities. It is the dim concept of the wage, menacing in the background that keeps up grave before good fortune” – From “The Mystery of Blue Villa, and other stories. Melville Davisson Post.

Lady who passed an iceberg, after a very wintry period, of very wild weather.
Christian Scientist who took a subliminal pill, and an Emmanuel movement.

“What every man is looking for is the sense of having the mastery over life…. But there is only one thing that really gives it…. It comes with the knowledge of our power to endure. That’s it. You are safe only when you can stand everything that can happen to you. Then and then only! Endurance is the measure of a man.” The Preliminaries, by Cornelia Comer.

Old lady and bus conductor : Get up – yer wants a bit of yeast to make yer rise, mum. Well, young man, I think as ‘ow if you ‘ad some yeast, you’d be better bred yerself.

Tell England, ye who pass this monument
We died for her, and here we rest content – at Gallipoli. 6 officers.

Advent Sunday – at Helles. Collect.
“O Lord raise up Thy power and come among us… that whereas we are sore
let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, Thy bountiful mercy may speedily help and deliver us”.

Epistle, Advent Sunday
“Rejoice. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds”.

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