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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Friday 26th

26 February 1864

Sunday 28th

28 February 1864
27 February 1864
Saturday 27th

Weather warm again. Day spent rather in luxury, in examining and comparing my purchases of coins the other day. This is the pleasantest of my occupations. I am gradually finding the advantage of my expanded field of observation. I had a visit from Mr Evarts and Mr Bowles, a young man who has come from Paris with the object of organizing a breach of the sanitary commission. He talked with some sense and more enthusiasm of what could be done in London. I did not discourage him, but rather offered to second him in his labours in any way in my power. He asked for letters to the principal Americans and I promised to give them. We discussed much on general politics besides. Afterwards a longish walk around the Regents Park, to the Edgeware Road and back by the new road. Dined with Mrs Adams at Lord Cranworth’s. The company consisted of Sir Henry and Lady and Miss Holland, Dean Milman and Mrs Milman, Mr Evarts, Mr Calvert and three or four more whom I did not know. It was exceedingly easy and pleasant. Lord and Lady Cranworth are both of them very agreeable people. We got home at eleven.586

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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=DCA64d058