Diary sub-note: 1900. Relief of Kimberley
Moon: Last Quarter, 3.45 p.m.
S.R. 7.17, S.S. 5.13
Had a long practice. Spent the day in my room reading history books & mending on account of a cold. Went to bed at 6.40 & went to sleep at about 7.50.
Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an Airedale Terrier: The Airedale. The largest of the Terriers, too large in fact to justify his family name, which implies ‘going to ground.’ Otherwise, one of the best all-rounders; will hunt anything that moves, rat, cat, fox or otter, and will work on land or water. A Yorkshireman, he was originally known as the Bingley Terrier. His markings should be black on the saddle, with tan head and legs; coat firm and harsh. He has undeniable hound traces in his ancestry, but the breed now established, he conforms more closely to terrier characteristics. Will fight any dog that comes along, and generally wins.