Dairy sub-note: 1778. Linnaeus, naturalist, died Went to museum at Château de Saint Germain. Went to see Pierre. Pierre went in for verbial [sic] exam. Took photos of mlle Margerite & Mrs Schlund. Went to see “La Fugue de Mariette” (Naughty Marietta). We assume she means ‘verbal’, not ‘verbial’.
Dairy sub-note: Christmas Fire Insurance ceases1873. Napoleon III died Went to the D’Alliene wedding. Saw a lot of officers & well known people. Pierre could not come back for a punishment on account of a misunderstanding in the Barracks. For clarification: we think this should read “Pierre could not come back because of a punishment,Continue reading “January 9th 1936”
Dairy sub-note: 1642. Galileo diedFull Moon, 6.15 p.m. We were going to see Pierre but it rained & so we went to L’Invalid & saw Napoleon’s tomb. Had tea at the Dôme cafe. Went to bed early.
Dairy sub-note: 1558. England lost Calais Went shopping with Mrs Schlund. Went to Musée Luxembourg & Panthéon. Went to see “Sa M’ajesté S’amuse” (Carl Brisson & Mary Ellis) & “Les Croisades” again.
Dairy sub-note: Epiphany1919. Pres. Theodore Roosevelt died Went to Sevre. Saw the potters & painters at work. Read letters from Mum & Dad. Went to see “Variatiés” & “Flying down to Rio”.
Dairy sub-note: 2nd [Sunday] after Christmas1066. Edward the Confessor died Went to Versailles with Mlle Henreitte. Pierre came home for a few hours. Took Pierre back to Saint Germain in the motor-bike with M Jean. Saw Paris at night.
Dairy sub-note: 1806. Cape of Good Hope taken by the British.S.R. 8.6, s.s. 4.4 Went up the Arc de Triomph & Eiffel Tower. Bought Roast Chestnuts. Went to the “Dôme” for tea. Wrote a card to Dordor*. *Dordor was what Peggy called her Grandmother. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Bulldog: The Bulldog. HisContinue reading “January 4th 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1795. Josiah Wedgwood, potter, died Poured with rain. Pierre went back to Saint Germain. Went to the Louvre & “Madam Butterfly” with Mrs Schlund at the Grand Opera.
Diary sub-note: 18. Ovis and Livy died* Went skating. Saw Mrs Schlund’s friend. Saw “Boucles d’ore”** (Curly Top). Had letter from Anne Harrison & Mrs Miller. Wrote to Anne Harrison. *Ovid and Livy were famous Roman historians and poets. Ovid wrote the metamorphoses, which tells the story from the creation through to the death ofContinue reading “January 2nd 1936”
Diary sub-note: New Year’s Day. Bank Holiday in ScotlandDog and Annual Motor Licences renewable 1909. Old Age Pensions inaugurated. Moon: First Quarter, 3.15pm. “7.30 got up. Took Diane out. Went to the Bastille & Musée Grévin with Mrs Schlund. Pierre’s friend came. Had on the wireless after dinner.”