, where I met the little knot of newly elected officers of the Council of Italian Women that is to be. Read them my report of our first meeting — they chattered a great deal.
She seemed grateful for the help I had tried to give to her plan of a National Council of Italian Women.
I induced the ladies present to subscribe a few lire
each, for the purchase of a book for the secretary, for postage and for the printing of their small circular.
Hope to help them more further on....”
.... I gave my ‘Rest’ sermon at Miss Leigh Smith
's.... Afterwards to lunch with the dear Stillman Muse
and the Thynne sisters were there.
Had a pleasant talk with Lady Beatrice
. ... . Wrote a letter to be read at the Suffrage Festival
on May 17....”
and Lady Katherine Thynne
; the latter was married later to Lord Cromer, Viceroy of Egypt
The Ladies Thynne
were passing the winter with their cousin, the Countess
, at her pleasant apartment in the Via Gregoriana
Among the guests one met at Lady Kenmare
's was a dark, handsome Monsignore who spoke English like an Oxford Don
, and looked like a Torquemada.
Later he became Papal Secretary of State
and Cardinal Merry del Val
. Have worked as usual.
A pleasant late drive.
Dined with Eleutherio,1 Daisy Chanler
, and Dr. Bull
; whist afterwards; news of an engagement and victory for us off Manila