Diary sub-note: 1525. Vasco da Gama, navigator, died Stayed in all day. Went for a walk after tea. Marjorie went off to Ceylon & Mlle Ricko went home. Put up the mistletoe. Opened one of my presents.
Diary sub-note: 1588. Assassination of the Duc de Guise Went to have my hair done. Leslie went out. Bought flowers. Decorated the school. Had lots of presents, cards & letters.
Diary sub-note: Shortest Day 1880. George Eliot, novelist, died Went for a walk to collect ivy for decorations. Went into the town to shop & have tea. Started to knit a berret [sic].
Diary sub-note: S. Thomas. Michaelmas Law Sittings end 1375. Boccaccio, Italian novelist, died Moon: First Quarter, 11.30 a.m. Had another present from Mummie. Went into the town to shop. Daddy sent me a calendar & Dordor £1.10/- Had letters from the Millers.
Diary sub-note: 4th [Sunday] in Advent 1902. The Duke of Kent born Went to church. Wrote to Noey Lloyd. Sent Christmas cards off to Bobby & Joy & presents to Dordor & Andy.
Diary sub-note: Ember Day 1851. Turner, painter, died S.R. 8.2, S.S. 3.53 Went for a long walk. Joan Francam came. Said goodbye to Mlle Pâsch & Miss Hope-Jones. Raphael & Madie & Rose went home for the hols. Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of two Samoyed: THE SAMOYED: The prototype of a group ofContinue reading “December 19th 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1773. War of Independence of America begun Had diction exam. Finished exams & the term ended. Sewed all afternoon & read the papers.
Diary sub-note: 1907. Lord Kelvin, scientist, died Went to see “Le Faiseur.” Had no exams but drawing in the morning. Packed my presents & Christmas cards. Cut out pictures of David. He has a chill & is in bed.
Diary sub-note: Ember Day1914. Germans shelled Whitby, Scarborough and Hartlepool Went to buy our skis & shoes. Mlle Hartmann came down. Daddie sent me a paper & mummie a letter. Had Grammar exam.
Diary sub-note: 1899. Battle of Colenso Had History exam very nice. Went for a walk in the afternoon. Had a letter from Julie. Got the curse.