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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1865

Wednesday 15th

15 March 1865

Friday 17th

17 March 1865
16 March 1865
Thursday 16th

The sky relapses constantly into a cold grey which is very cheerless. My Despatches were rather numerous, but short, so that I got through with them rather early, which enabled me for once to do a little at numismatics, in classing and cataloguing a part of the purchases of the last sale. Then a walk around the Square made by Portland place and Regent to oxford Street, then by Edgeware road and St John’s Wood to the Regent’s Park home. Few visits this week. Dined at last with Lord and Lady Russell. Sir Frederick Bruce, Lord Lyons, Lord and Lady Salisbury, Lord and Lady Airlie, Mr Lensen Gower, Baron Blome and his Wife, M d’Azeglio and others I did not know. I took in Lady Airlie, who is a daughter of Lady Stanley, and rather a sprightly woman. Lord Russell told me he had received very rather sharp note which he was about to answer. I told him that tomorrow I should probably send in the notice about the termination of the reciprocity Treaty. Remained but a short time, as I had to go to Rutland Gate to a reception at Mrs Reeve’s. The Count de Paris there, with whom I had some little conversation. But all this kind of thing with persons of royal extraction is a little burdensome.

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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=DCA65d075