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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Tuesday 9th

9 February 1864

Thursday 11th

11 February 1864
10 February 1864
Wednesday 10th

A cold, smoke fog early, but it afterwards cleared though still freezing. A leisure day which I spent partly in writing up this Diary, occasionally falling into arrears, and partly in my numismatic studies. These are a pleasant relaxation from other cares. A long walk and a quiet evening. Read Vanity Fair to the family. On the whole a very masterly sketch of the follies and vices and foibles and virtues of London society. The characters are sharply defined, and the satire spread almost equally over all.

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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=DCA64d041