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July 25. Went over the library of the British Museum with Mr. Jones, who is at the head of the department of printed books. The new reading-room is most beautiful. Early in the evening went to Argyll Lodge. Duke and Duchess took me with them to Lord Lansdowne's, at his villa at Richmond, where I was to dine. Before dinner walked in the grounds; the company were the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, Lord and Lady John Russell, Lady Morley, Lord and Lady Hatherton, Sir Edmund and Lady Head, Senior, Macaulay, Panizzi; afterwards in town went to a reception at Lord Palmerston's.

July 26. Sunday. Went out to Richmond to lunch with Lord John Russell, where in his pleasant grounds at Pembroke Lodge I met many distinguished people. Afterwards dined with Mr. Edward Romilly, where was his brother, the Master of the Rolls.

July 27. Left London on a visit to the Earl of Stanhope1 at Chevening; at railway station found the Bishop of Oxford going to the same place, and joined him in taking a carriage for the nine miles; arrived at dinner; there was Mr. Macaulay also.

July 28. Lord Lansdowne arrived at Chevening to-day; also Lord and Lady Harry Vane. Lady Stanhope took us in her carriage (Lord Lansdowne, Mr. Macaulay, and myself) through the grounds of Lord Amherst, also of Lord Camden; visited the church where are the tombs of the Stanhopes.

July 29. Left Chevening this forenoon. Mr. Macaulay took me in his carriage fourteen miles as far as Bromley, where I took a dog-cart and drove to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Addington; in the afternoon walked with the Archbishop in the Park.

July 30. At noon returned to London. Sat for my photograph at request of Mr. Richard of the Peace Society; dined with him at Milton Club. Went at beginning of evening to Joseph Cooper's [at Tottenham], where were many friends of peace and antislavery, chiefly Quakers; afterwards went to House of Commons.

July 31. Made calls; at half-past 1 o'clock long interview with Lord Palmerston; in the evening House of Commons, when I heard Mr. Gladstone in an elaborate speech against the divorce bill; dined in the lobby of the House with Lord Ebrington.

August 1. Went to Stoke Park to visit the Laboucheres. There were Mr.Cooper and Mrs. William Cooper and Lord and Lady Bagot.

August 2. Sunday. Went to church in Gray's church; wandered about his churchyard; visited the monument of Lord Coke; in the afternoon drove to the chapel at Windsor, where was a choral service; called on the dean, Dr. Wellesley, who took us into the private grounds of the castle; drove by Eton back to Stoke, which we reached about eight o'clock.

August 3. Returned to town; by appointment visited Lambeth, where I was shown over the palace by Rev. Mr. Thomas, the son-in-law of the Archbishop; attended House of Commons, where I heard Lord John Russell on the Jews again; dined with Mr. Adolphus,2 and met there Mr. Macaulay, also

1 1802-1869.

2 Adolphus and Ellis, the reporters, were each old friends of Sumner. Ante, vol. 1. p. 343; vol. II. pp. 64, 65, 373.

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