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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Sunday 24th

24 November 1861

Tuesday 26th

26 November 1861
25 November 1861
Monday 25th
Fryston Hall

For the first time since I have been in England the Depatch bag brought both public and private accounts which contained only agreeable news. We had time only to glance over it very hastily, and to make a proper disposition of the business before Mrs Adams and I were called to start on our second excursion into the country. We left the station at King’s cross, the same we left last week, and travelled without incident our the same road beyond our former stopping place to Knottingly in Yorkshire. Here we found Mr Milnes’s carriage awaiting us, which drove us in the dark to his seat of Fryston Hall. He received us very kindly, and presently other guests came in. Mr and Mrs Fronde, the historian of Henry the eighth, Lord and Lady Wensleydale, Mrs Gaskill the authoress, and her daughter, Mr Forster, the member of Parliament, and a Mr Venables, a writer for the Saturday Review. There were in the family, Mr and Mrs Nickeles, and two aunts of his, making fourteen at table, at dinner. It was much after the common style, a dress entertainment, after which we had a short evening.

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Charles Francis Adams, Sr., [date of entry], diary, in Charles Francis Adams, Sr.: The Civil War Diaries (Unverified Transcriptions). Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015. http://www.masshist.org/publications/cfa-civil-war/view?id=DCA61d329