Diary sub-note: 1691. Surrender of Limerick S.R. 7.3, S.S. 6.34 Had first drawing lesson. Went to have our hair done, washed & set, in the afternoon. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Newfoundland. THE NEWFOUNDLAND. He sprang into popularity in 1830, when Sir Edwin Landseer painted the famous picture “A Member of the HumaneContinue reading “October 3rd 1936”
Diary sub-note: B.C. 322. Aristotle, Greek philosopher, died Went and watched Leslie & Marjory riding. It was Marjorie’s first lesson. Started a letter to Susan.
Diary sub-note: Pheasant Shooting begins 1918. Capture of St. Quentin and Damascus Didn’t do gym. Went to Annemasse, in France. Saw Mt Blanc for the first time. The biggest mountain in Europe. Painted in the evening & sang while Marjorie played.
Annemasse. A very pretty town in France, the opposite direction from Ferney. Is situated at the foot of a mountain. About 2 kilometers away from the French customs on the border. Geneva. (Genève) An International town situated at the west (the beginning) of Lake Léman, where the river Rhône joins the lake. The League ofContinue reading “Switzerland journal October 1st 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1832. Lord Roberts bornFull Moon, 10.1 p.m. Had a lesson with Mlle Hartmann. Went to the town to have my first piano lesson with Mlle Preva. Got the curse. Wrote to Miss Cornish. Had a bath.
Diary sub-note: S. Michael & All Angels Michaelmas Day (Quarter Day) 1918. Surrender of Bulgaria Bitterly cold again. The “Bees” (N. wind) had started. Went for another walk. Had gym again. I was very stiff.
Diary sub-note: 1852. Lord French (Earl of Ypres) born It was bitterly cold. We had gym for 10 minutes. Went for a walk & it poured with rain. Cut out some pictures of David.
Diary sub-note: 16th [Sunday] after Trinity 1660. St Vincent de Paul, philanthropist, died Went to English C.S Church with Mlle Hartmann. It was bitterly cold all day. Daddie sent me a Weekly Illustrated & new quarterly. I knitted a lot.
Diary sub-note: 1750. Admiral Collingwood bornS.R. 6.52, S.S.6.5 Had lessons in the morning. Went out to the town with Mlle Hartmann. Had tea at La Grande Passage. Went to watch the riding at the school we are going to ride at. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a West Highland White Terrier: WEST HIGHLAND WHITEContinue reading “September 26th 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1066. Battle of Stamford Bridge It rained all morning. We bathed in the afternoon. The new English mistress arrived. We sat by the lake with the gramophone. Did prep in the evening.