Diary sub-note: 1883. J. R. Green, historian, died
S.R. 6.33, S.S. 5.50
Played a match against Manor House & won 13-2. Had a lecture on “Post to India”, by the Post Masters of Wokingham. After supper I read & stuck in pictures of “David”.
Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an Beagle: The Beagle. These beautiful little hounds, the smallest of all hunting in packs, have all the points of a Foxhound in miniature, the breed probably originating in a cross with the old type of Harrier. Packs vary in the size of hound preferred, some Masters liking larger hounds than others, according to the nature of the country. 12 to 14 inches at the shoulder is an average size, and 16 inches should not be exceeded. There is a smaller edition, the Pocket Beagle, which should not be more than 10 inches, and is sometimes used for hunting rabbits.