Diary sub-note: 1870. Alexandre Dumas, novelist, died
Moon: Last Quarter, 6.20 p.m.
S.R. 7.48, S.S. 3.52
More about David in the papers. Case hopeless, he has not decided yet. Had drawing first lesson.
Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of a Sealyham: THE SEALYHAM. Fashion in dogs change, and in terriers perhaps most of all, and the Sealyham is now having his innings. Judges’ opinions appear to vary as to the correct type, but every owner is quite decided that his dog is ‘right.’ We see soft coated specimens, approaching the West Highland, straight legs, crooked legs (the latter not correct) and high and low ear-carriage. He hails from Wales, taking his name from the estate of Captain Edwards, who founded the breed in 1860, with the idea of producing a short legged, strong jawed dog with a white coat, for badgers.