The diary of Minnie C. Burton
The woman behind the man behind the camera: re-discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun
Miss Huller & Phillipsons (English)
in morning. Mr & Mrs Billy Hornblower
to lunch. Walk with H. Finished anti-m.
All of us photographed in group in
morning. With Mrs Lythgoe & Frances in
bus to river after lunch & waited for Ali
Khalil. Back long way round. Very cold.
Mr Davies in after dinner. Mr D. left
for Abu Simbel in morning. Walk
with H. after tea.
Mr Wilkinson to lunch.
Mrs Lythgoe’s birthday. Gave her a bag.
Mr Davies in after dinner. Walk with H. to
The Winlocks to lunch with the Hornblowers.
Mr Cline to Meta mut. Mrs L. Frances & I
in bus at 2.30 to meet the Winlocks. Walked
along river bank. Walk with H. after tea
After lunch with H & Mr Lythgoe to Valley
of Kings with movie camera. Also Mrs W.
& Frances. They walked home. Walk to
Temple after tea with Mrs L. Mr Davies
& Mr Wilkinson to dinner. Cross-words
Walk after tea with Mr & Mrs Lythgoe & H.
To Davieses with papers. Miss Moss. Mrs
D. back from Abu Simbel in aft. Cold
& windy. Tent up on lawn & spent
aft out there reading to Mrs L. & Frances.
With H & Mr Lythgoe in bus to Valley, & then
walked up behind Tutankhamen on to Plateau
& round by Harry’s
bath to rejoin tourist path
& down to Der el Bahari. Movie taking
Lovely day. Walk after tea with Mrs L. & Mrs W.
After lunch with the Lythgoes, Mrs W.
& F. to Luxor. Pohoomull etc & basket
shop. Work-basket. Dr Worthington.
Hornblowers left. Back for tea. Dr &
Mrs Cowan & Miss Ives to tea. Walk
with Mrs L. & Harry to see newly un-
covered Temple steps up to ramp.
Miss Ives to lunch. Afterwards Mrs
Phillips, & later Mrs Finch Jones, Molly
Hornsby, Katherine, Mr Tryman &
Mr Kenyon to tea. Walk with H. Fire
in dining room for dinner. Cold night.
After lunch with H. & Mr & Mrs Lythgoe
in bus to Medinet Habu & Col
ghissa, with movie camera. Picked Mrs
W. up near Colossi & brought her home. Cold.
H & I & Mr Peek in bus to Luxor after
lunch. Also F. as far as river. To
Pohoomul about jacket. H & I walked
to the cemetery to see about T. A’s grave.
Walked back as far as native Tribu-
nal. Met Mrs L. & Mrs W. at Hotel, also
Mr Peek & Frances & all back together. Mr
Cline, Miss W. & Barbara waiting in bus.
Cold day & windy. 62°. The Ls & Ws
lunched with Mr Hyde on the Khonsu.
Mr Hyde & Mr & Mrs Byne to lunch. They
had tea with the Davieses. Walk with Mrs
L. & to Davieses after. Fire in dining
room for dinner & we all sat there
afterwards. Cold day 62°.
After lunch Monsieur & Madame Mounerat
who stayed to tea. (Director Gen. of Cairo
Water Works). Mr Whittemore in morn.
at breakfast time. After tea with Mrs & Mr
L. to Temple. Met Mrs D. & Miss Moss there.
Sitting in tent sewing between lunch & tea
Mr Whittemore in for a short time after
lunch. Mrs Davies & Miss Moss to tea &
Mrs L. & I for a walk with them after to
Lansing 1915 dig. Mr Carter arrived?
After lunch Princess Bessima Fouad
& her companion Miss Davison & her
niece Miss Green. They stayed to tea. Later
for tea Lady Sybil Scott & Mr Lubbock. Walk
with H. Reading in tent after lunch.
Mrs L. & I in bus to river to meet Mrs
Armstrong, for lunch. Mrs W. Frances & I
back with her to river at 3.30. Mrs L
& I to tea with Mrs Davies & Miss Moss, &
Windstorm in night. After tea H. took a
photograph-group of us all. Walk with
Mr & Mrs L. & H. round cultivation.
H. & I in bus to Luxor. Miss W. with us
to river. Lunched with Mrs Armstrong.
Met Mrs Bret Young & Dr Munthe
(Physician to Queen of Sweden). After
lunch Baroness Szilassy, Mrs
Mond & her niece. To Pohoomul &
tried on jacket, bought string of tur-
quoises. Back for tea. Mrs L, Mrs W.
& Frances in bus to meet us. Walk after
tea with Mr & Mrs L. At dinner felt
the Col. had gone. Cold wind. Mr
Carter arrived yesterday & was here while
we were out.
Mrs Fowler, Miss Brewer & Miss Hodges
to lunch. Capt. Newton after lunch.
Tea early & in bus with Mr & Mrs L.
to river. Mr L. left for Cairo.
Lady Sybil & Mr Lubbock were to have come
to lunch, but she seedy. Cloudy & overcast.
In afternoon, to tea, Mr & Mme Merzbach & Mr
Carter. Dr & Mrs Morton Howell called.
Mr Harkness’ birthday. Mr L. sent cable
yesterday. We had a fantasia in aft.
Gufti band. Mahomed Saïd’s little girl
danced. Naboul fighting. Mrs Davies &
Miss Moss over. Walk after alone.
Mr & Mrs Garfield & Miss G. to lunch &
tea. Walk after with Mrs L. More
music & single-stick fighting. H & I
dined with the Davieses. Miss Moss
& Mr Wilkinson. Mr Garfield is
President of Williams, & the son of
President (of the U.S.A.) Garfield who
Mr Lythgoe arrived back from Cairo.
Lady Sybil & Mr Lubbock to lunch.
Walk after tea with H & Mrs L. Very cold.
Mrs Armstrong to spend the day. Mrs
Mond & her niece Miss Le Manach to
tea, also Mr Callender who stayed to dinner
Walk with Mrs L. & H.
Mr Ballard & Mr Parkes in morning.
The Brett Youngs, Mr Quibell & Monsieur
Lefèbre to lunch. Afterwards to tea the
Brett Youngs, Mrs Fowler & Miss Hodges,
Princess Bessima, Miss Davidson &
Miss Green, Mr Ballarde & Mr Parkes,
Mr, Mrs, & Miss Garfield. M. Kuentz
also called. Walk with H.
H & I to Luxor to lunch with Lady
Sybil Scott & Mr Lubbock. The Brett
Youngs also. Mrs W. & F came over
with us to lunch with Mrs Armstrong.
To Pohoomull with jacket. Picked
Mrs W. up at Mrs A’s. Mrs Mond,
Dr Worthington & Dr Munthe. Warm.
H & Mr Lythgoe to Karnak to movie.
at 10. A.M. Mrs L. Davies & Winlock & I in
bus to Valley, & Mr Carter took us into
the Tomb to see the Coffin lying in the
Sarcophagus. Very impressive.
Mrs Armstrong after lunch. Mr & Mrs
Dick to tea. Walk with Mrs L. after &
to Mrs Davies. H & Mr L. back at 4.30.
H. to Valley in morning. Walk with him
after tea. Miss Moss to dinner.
Bitterly cold wind & dust.
H & I to Luxor. Miss W. & F. in bus to
river. To walking-stick man. Met
the Brett Youngs & photographed them.
Hampden’s, Gaddis etc. Lunched with
Mrs Armstrong. Talking to Mrs Fowler
& Mrs Mond who gave me lots of
flowers & vegetables. Mrs Lythgoe & Mrs
W. came over after lunch & we all went
back together, also Mr Peek at 4.30.
rs Dalton (fiancée of Mrs W’s
brother) came for the night. Walk
after tea with Mrs L. The Ws & Miss D. to
Medinet Habu after dinner by moonlight.
Mrs Armstrong gave me string of blue
beads. Back in the launch.
Mrs King, M
rs Dalton’s friend to lunch & tea.
Walk alone after tea. Miss D. & Mrs K left
H. to Tomb in morning. The Baraizes
here before lunch. Mrs Armstrong after
lunch & to tea. Walk alone.
Bad cold & cough. To bed after tea. The
Lythgoes & Winlocks dined at the Nelsons
to greet the Breasteds. Lying down all aft.
Better. Dr Derry arrived in morning.
No lunch. Not out.
Better. Mr & Mrs Winship arrived about
10.30 A.M. Bishop Gore after lunch &
stayed for tea. Mr Lynden Smith & his
daughter also for tea. Afterwards with
Bishop Gore & Mr Winship to river
in bus. Dropped Dr Derry at Mr
Carter’s on the way. Waited at river
for Mr Winship who went to Luxor.
Picked up Mrs Davies & Miss Moss.
Talking to Mr Carter & M
Cough still uncomfortable. Mrs Armstrong
to lunch. Walk after to Temple with the
Lythgoes & Winships.
H & I to Luxor. Miss Willis & children
to river. Met Mrs Armstrong, Mrs Brett
Young & Dr Munthe. Tailor in Mrs
A’s rooms. Lunched with the Monds.
Mrs A. & Mr Emery there. On the
Mond’s terrace after. H. to cemetery.
Tea on terrace with the Winships,
Lythgoes, Mrs Winlock & Mr Peek.
Mr Winship left at 7 P.M. for Cairo.
Dr Brett Young over in morning for
lunch & tea. Dr & Mrs Howard
after lunch. Mr Robbins & the Davieses
& Miss Moss to tea. Horrid windy
dusty day. Dr Derry left for Cairo
after tea. My cough still troublesome.
Letter from Jeannette announcing her
engagement to Fred Kohn.
Mrs Bagg & her daughter, Marchesa de
Rosales to lunch. Mr & Mrs Robbins to
tea. Horrid day, windy & clouds of sand.
Walk to Temple with H. The Lythgoes &
Mrs Winship to tea with the Davieses.
The Winlocks lunched at Luxor. Mrs
L. Mrs Winship & I to Temple before tea.
Mr Merton for tea. Walk round cul-
tivation with H. Still coughing.
Bad night with cough. After lunch
with Lythgoes & Mrs Winship, Mrs W. &
Frances to river. Mrs Winship left by
evening train. H & I for walk up
the hill opposite, along the ridge &
down by tourist path. Baraize to
Mr Mond here in morning. Mrs Arm-
strong to lunch. Mr Newberry in later.
Both to tea. Walk with H. to cultivation.
H. very rude to me at lunch. People
here afterwards, Mrs Manson Smith’s
friends, but didn’t see them. Walk
alone after tea, up hill & round
by tourist path.
Mr Evelyn Baring arrived in morning
& went over to the Valley immediately to
see Tut ankh amen. H & I, Mrs W. Frances
Mr Peek to Luxor after lunch. H. to
Savoy to call on Miss Littell etc. I to
Mrs Armstrong & got Dr Worthington to
overhaul me. All right. Cough still
tiresome. With Mrs A. to Luxor Hotel
& H. later & tea with the Brett Youngs.
Talking to Mrs Newberry & Miss Moss,
Mrs Ryan, Miss Percy White, Father Carden,
Lady Sybil, Mr Lubbock, Dr Munthe,
Mrs Ackroyd etc. Winlocks, Mr Peek
& ourselves bath together at 5.30.
Also the Lynden Smiths at the Luxor.
Three years since To-To died. Mr
Baring went off to Tombs of Nobles &
Ramesseum in morning. Miss Littell
Miss Winslow etc to tea. Walk with
Mrs L. after. Harry & Mr L. all day
with movie at Luxor. To the
Davieses with Mrs L.
Dr & Mrs Flexner (distinguished American
bacteriologist & discoverer of germ &
serum for infant paralysis. Head of
the Rockefeller Foundation), & Dr Boak
of Michigan University, to lunch.
After tea walk with H by cultivation.
Mr Baring up cliffs. He went to Luxor
after lunch, & in morning to Tombs of
Queens, Der el Medina & Colossi.
Linden Smiths in at tea time. Walk
with H by cultivation.
Miss Willis bitten by dog. She & Mrs W
went to Luxor to see Dr & stayed to lunch.
Children lunched with us. Mr Mond,
Mrs Davies & Miss Moss to tea & later
Mr Mc Cormick, Mr Horder & Mr
Cowles. (Mr Peek’s friend). Walk by
Temple with H.
To River in morning with Mr Baring
& Mrs W. & children. Mr B. lunched
with Colonel Owen. Mrs Armstrong
lunched here & teaed at Davieses.
Mr L. to Davies’ after tea. H. & I for a walk
Mr L. laid up with cold. Mr & Mrs Procter
(friends of Harknesses) to tea. Also Mr
Mc Cormick, 2 sons, daughter-in-law,
Mr & Mrs Cowles & Hugh Walpole.
Later to River with Mr Peek who was
to dine on the Khonsu with the
Mc Cormicks. Also Mrs W. & Mr Hauser.
After dinner at 9.30 to river to pick
up Mr P. with Mr Hauser, Miss
Willis & Mr Baring. H. to see Mr
Carter etc. after tea.
Mr Baring out shooting with Col. Owen
after lunch. Mrs Winlock & F. lunched
with Monds. Mr Cline out. Mr L. still
in his room. Mr Callender to tea. H
& I for walk by cultivation.
Mr Baring left after lunch for Asswan
tomorrow & Wady Halfa. F. & I went to
the river to see him off. Awful wind
& dust & confusion with tourists.
The Lynden Smiths to tea.
Captain Smith (9th Lancers) & Lady
Leitrim to lunch. Afterwards with them
& Mrs L. to Valley of the Queens, Medinet
Habu & Neckt. Back here for tea. Walk
after with Mrs L. & Miss Moss. Mr L
for tea, but he spent the rest of the day
in his room. Very windy.
Mrs Winlock’s birthday. Mrs Armstrong
here in morning. Mrs Garvice to lunch.
Mr Lythgoe in public again. Mr Lucas
to tea & dinner. Walk alone by cultivation.
Walk alone round cultivation before tea &
again after with Mrs Lythgoe. To Davieses.
Mrs A. here in morning but not in.
Mrs Greg turned up
lunch time. Mr Greg later & they stayed
to tea. On their way to Bangkok from
home leave. Walk after to Temple with
Mr & Mrs Kimball & Mr Carter to lunch.
Mr & Mrs K. to tea. Mr Cline laid up &
Dr Worthington to see him. No walk as
my legs troublesome.
Mr & Mrs Church Osborne arrived. H
& I to Luxor after lunch. Shopping & drove
to cemetery. Talking to Mrs Newberry. They
are taking him down to Cairo tonight
(stretcher to station). Fever for 10 days &
Dr W. thinks paratyphoid on top of
bronchitis & slight congestion of the lungs.
Tea with Mrs Armstrong & Miss Le Manach.
Dr W. to see Mr Cline. Normal. Walters
(of Times) here to tea & others while we
H. to Valley to work on objects at Seti
II - laboratory. Back after lunch. Mr
& Miss Wiborg to tea. Afterwards they went
to river in bus with the Winlocks, Mr
Hauser, Mr Peek & Mr Wilkinson who
are all off to Kharga. Mr Cline still
in his room though all right. Only
the Lythgoes, Church Osbornes & ourselves
& Miss Willis at dinner.
H. to Valley in morning. Back for tea
walking. Walk with him by cultivation after.
Mr Cline appeared normally. Mr Lythgoe
left for Cairo from here at 5. The Church
Osbornes left after lunch. Only H. Mrs
L. Miss W. & I, & Mr Cline for dinner.
Mrs Davies & Moss after to play Bridge
with Mrs L. & Miss Willis.
Mr & Mrs Lansing & Mr Howe arrived in
morning. H. to Valley, & back for tea.
Mr Baring to lunch. Aft
erw tea at 4
Mr B., the Lansings, children Miss W. & I
in bus to river bank, dropping the Ls
at Medinet Habu & picking them up on
the way back, & leaving them again at
Der el Bahari. Walk round cultivation
The Lansings left very early to catch the
9.15 A.M. train to Asswan. H. to
Lady Sybil & Mr Lubbock arrived at
10.30 A.M. & stayed until 5 P.M. she
resting on my bed most of the time.
Mr Cline went over to Luxor after lunch
to leave for. Kharga tomorrow.
H. went over to Luxor with Miss Moss at
7.45 A.M. to movie the Festival of Abul
Hagag. Frances, Mr Howe & I followed
at 10.30. Miss W. & Barbara to river with
us. Met Miss Moss in Hotel & then to
Luxor Hotel where we found Harry & had
drinks. All of us to Luxor Temple where
Mr Lubbock joined us. Mr Mond etc.
Back to Luxor Hotel with Mr L. for lunch.
H. couldn’t come, & Lady Sybil laid up
with bad headache. Back to Temple
after lunch & saw the Procession.
Rather interesting survival of the
Barque of Amon. First gaily dressed
camels & riders, most elaborately got up,
then procession of donkeys, then Sheikhs
& banners, more camels with “howdahs”
rather like mahmal, & then 2 boats
on carts, the boats full of children.
The “howdahs” - covered - had boys inside
singing. Great crowds, drums, dust
& heat. H. got back to Winter Palace
at 3 & had some sandwiches etc. &
I went up to see Mrs Armstrong who was
in great distress. Had had news from Hertford
that her eldest grandson (7) had been
run over by a motor, & pelvis bone
& arm broken. No internal injuries.
Mrs Mond there. Afterwards in lounge
Dr Worthington, Mrs Scott, Mc Cormicks,
Kimballs, Holdens. . Miss Moss, Frances
Mr Howe & we back at 4.30 to bank
& found Mr Cline in bus, who had
had wire from Kharga not to come.
Bad weather & short supplies. Headache.
H. to Valley. No day of rest this week!
Lord Exmouth to breakfast. Lovely
clear day after 3 days of Khamseen.
A party of Davidsons & Le Braz to tea
also Sir Hesketh Bell. H. & I for walk
by Temple. The Lansings returned
from Aswan. Mr Cline & Mr Howe
to Luxor for the night & to go to Edfu
Miss Willis laid up with sore throat
& fever. Looking after her all day.
To river in bus at 4.30 to meet Mr Cline.
Mr Howe stayed at Edfu. The Breasteds &
Nelsons here after tea. No walk. Harry gave
us a movie show after dinner with Mr
Harkness’s new projector. Unwrapping
mummies (H’s film) & Nile banks, taken
last year on the Chonsu by Mr Lythgoe.
Mrs L. slept in Winlock’s room.
Tending Miss Willis all day. Dr & Mrs
Morton Howell to lunch. Mr Cline went
to Luxor with them &
brought back Dr
Worthington who stayed to tea. H & I
for walk by cultivation. Met the bus
bringing back the Winlocks & Mr
Peek from Kharga, Mr Howe from Edfu
& Mr Cline from Luxor. Mr Carter &
Mr Lucas came after tea & stayed until
latish. The children sat up to dinner,
& we had the movie after. Miss W.
normal. H back early from Valley.
Miss W. all right & up. Dame
Clarissa Guthrie Read & Mrs Mackay to tea
H. home early from Valley. Walk with
him after tea.
With Mrs L. & Mr Howe to Luxor at 2.30.
Very hot windy & khamseeny. To Mrs
Armstrong & she gave me & Mrs L. clothes
& things to bring back for Mrs Winlock.
Tea with Mrs A. & back with Mr H.
at 5. Mr Cline joined us at bus
back from Edfu. Mrs Lythgoe left
by the 7 P.M. train for Cairo. Walk
with H. when I got back.
The Lansings left after lunch. Mrs W.
F. & I to river with them. Very hot &
khamseeny. After tea with H. & Mr
Howe to the Temple to look at Neferu.
Mr Howe left at 7 A.M. Mr Peek with
him to Luxor but back for lunch.
M. Bénédite (Conservateur of the Louvre)
& M. Baraize to lunch. Very hot. 90.
Mr Winlock very seedy & to bed after
tea. Walk with H. after tea by cultivation
Porters in morning but didn’t see them.
St Patrick’s Day. H & I & Mrs W. & F. to Luxor
at 2. Also Mrs Davies & Miss Moss. Ices
with Mrs Armstrong, & shopping. Very
hot. 97. On the way home to tea with
the Breasteds. Mrs D. & Miss Moss came
later & picked us up. Mr W. in bed
To Luxor at 10.30. With Mrs Armstrong for
lunch & tea. Talking to Crosbys, Porters,
Baroness Szilassy & Dr W. To chemists’
& Chellaram & paid them. To visit Mrs
Scott & Mrs Mond. Back at 5 with Mr
Davies, Mr Hauser & Mr Wilkinson back
from Kharga. Prof. Steindorf here for lunch
Very hot 100°.
Slightly over 100°. Walk with H.
95°, but felt hotter than yesterday. In
morning Mr & Mrs Douglas & 2 daughters
(friends of the Harkness’s) called, & also
Mr Peek came back for half an hour &
brought his friend Miss Wood. Dr Breasted
& the Nelsons to dinner. Mrs B. laid up
with flu! Walk round Temple with H.
after tea. Movie of Mr W. & mummy
Very hot. 96°. Heavy sultry. Walk
with H. by cultivation & on hill. The
Winlocks to Mr Carter. Mr Peek back
101°. Walk with H. Winlocks dined
with the Davieses.
Mr Mond in morning to say goodbye.
H. & I to Luxor at 10.30. Mr Cline also.
Mrs Armstrong walked into the town
with us to buy crash. We lunched with
Mrs Scott. Dr Worthington after. Tea
with Mrs Scott, also M
rs A. Mr Cline
Mr Hauser & Mr Wilkinson. Back
together. Three? Miss Rentouls here
to lunch while we were away. Mrs
Davies & Miss Moss left yesterday.
To say goodbye to them at 4 & tea there.
Mrs Breasted supposed to have dip
Mr Lindon Smith in morning but didn’t
see him. With H. after lunch in bus
to Mr Carter’s ghissa with movie camera
doing shadoofs. Very hot. Walk after tea
alone. H. tired.
Mr Peek’s friend, Mr Cerney to lunch.
Cooler. Police officer in morning. Mr Carter
after tea & took H. & me out in car to
Valley of Queen’s, Der el Moharram, &
the “Palace”. Mr Davies & Mr Wilkinson
to dinner. Ramadan begins.
Walk with Mrs W. & children to Temple, &
back with H. to hill. S
eept in Mrs L’s room.
Walk round cultivation with Mrs Winlock,
children & Harry.
Mr Carter after tea. Took the Winlocks
driving. H & I round cultivation
With H. round cultivation Hot & hazy. 96°
Mr Cater & Mr Callender to dinner &
movies 1 & 2 after.
Mrs Winlock, the children & Miss
Willis left at 5. Mr Winlock spent
the night in Luxor. Walk with H
Walk with H after tea. Tea alone. Mr
Winlock back in morning. Very hot.
103°. Worst khamseen I remember.
Blinding. Even pylons invisible. Tried
to walk after tea, but impossible. Thick
yellow like bad London fog.
Dropped to 66° in night. Clear day. High
dustless wind. Feels quite cold!
With H. to Ramose after lunch.
After tea with H. to top of Sheikh Abd’
el Qurneh. Lovely day
Mr Carter in morning. H. late
for lunch working in Ramose. Mr
Hauser with fever. Walk with H. round
cultivation. Mr Carter & Mr Callender in
Walk alone. Helping Harry with films
Two new movies after dinner. More
unwrapping of mummies & the
room. Mr H. still laid up.
H & I to Luxor after lunch 3 P.M.
To cemetery & took photos of Travers
Allan’s grave for Jim. Hampden’s, & to
tea with Mrs Scott at the Winter Palace. She
crossed over with us for the sail.
Movies after dinner.
Dri[?]. Karnak & Luxor
Mr Nelson in morning. Walk alone.
Movies after dinner. Nile ferry & Valley
of the Kings & Hatshepsut Temple.
Walk with H. to Temple. Mr Winlock there
Movies after dinner. More Valley of Kings,
Medinet Habu, Temple, group on steps.
Third anniversary. Nelsons came
after tea to say goodbye. No walk.
Ramose with H. after tea & back by cultivation
Walk to Temple with H. Sultry. 91°.
Mr Callender arrived after breakfast from
Erment, & left at 5 for Cairo. Walk with
H by cultivation. Very hot.
H & I to Luxor at 3. To station for
tickets. Walked. Tea with Mrs Scott. who
crossed the river with us. Cool, but cloudy.
Walk to Temple with H. after tea.
Monsieur Baraize & M. & Mme Piliot?
Conservateur of the Chinese Dept at Louvre,
& another old gentleman here in morning
Cloudy & fairly cool all day. Walk with
H. by cultivation. Rained at 9 P.M.
Cloudy, cool wind. Walk with H. cul.
Cool, crystal clear in morning, hazy after.
Lovely sunset. Walk with H. cul.
Cool. Clear in morning. Hazy later.
Walk with H. cul.
Walk alone, Temple. Movie show on
mandora after dinner for all the servants
& camera boys etc. Unwrapping mummies
River bank & group on steps.
Walk with H. cul.
Walk with H. Temple. Very hot.
We left Qurneh at a little after 3 for
Luxor. Very hot. Drove to cemetery.
Tea with Mrs Scott, & left by the 6 P.M.
train. I had no dinner.
Arrived 7.30 A.M. up to time, to
Continental. Roses from Miss Latley.
Mr Wainwright before lunch. At 4.30
to Miss Latley’s & with her to Sporting Club
where we had tea. Then walked back over
Kasr el Nil bridge where she took tram &
we drove. Balchin before dinner with
roses. Bed early very tired.
H & I in car with movie camera. Called
for Mr Wainwright at 4 Charia Wabour
el Maza & to Pyramids, Sphinx etc.
H. taking movies: 2 camera boys from
Lisht. To the Reisner Camp to call on
the Rowes. Mr W. back to lunch
with us & stayed until 4. Miss Latley
at 4.15 & in car to Mr Farnall’s
for tea. The Quibells, Ponsos, Lansings,
Mr Phillips etc. etc. H. & I with Mrs
Phillips & Katharine to Mr Humphries
at Boulac Dacrour. Lady Oakes. Dr
Steele, Major & Mrs Douglas Hamilton,
Mrs Taylor, M
rs Marchmont etc. Garden
lovely. Mrs P. brought us back, & she &
Katharine dind with us. Afterwards
to lecture by Capart. Foucarts, Melles
Werbrouck & Bau, Mr Erman, Mr
Melville etc. Bed late.
With H. to Bank. Mustacchis. Bought
shoes, Greek cobbler. Indian tailor, Eshekia
Hotchand. Mrs Phillips for us at 5.
(Balchin in) & we went to a party
at Lady Oakes. Lots of people. Ermans.
Gayer Anderson, Douglas Hamiltons,
Winships, Mr Humphries etc.
Back to Garrys. out. Miss Latley to
Dr Garry in morning. Mr Winship
called for us in car & we lunched with
them. After to Musky & bought Yildiz
lamp. Dr Steele to tea, & after to
Mr Peek arr. from Luxor & had
breakfast with me. Left Cairo by
the 9.30 A.M. to Alexandria. Mr
Balchin at station with flowers. Arr.
Alex 12.50. Drove from station to
boat (Sitmar line) “Sicilia”. Lunch
on board. Sailed at 3 P.M. Cool.
& calm. At table with Miss
Wiggin & her 2 nieces, & Sir Horace &
Lady Pinching & their daughter.
Two calm & lovely days at sea. A little
rough last night. Arr. Messina 3.10 P.M.
& H. & I ashore. Drove out to Campo
Santo - fine view - & round the town
& to see remains of Duomo & Sta Maria
Catalana. Left at 8 P.M.
Arr. Naples 12.45. Landed after lunch
1.10 P.M. Got 14.45 train to Rome
& arrived 7.10. Jim to meet us & take
us home. Gilbert Bagnani to dine
& Mr Whitehead staying in house.
After breakfast Jim took us to sta
Susanna where Gilbert met us & showed
us round. Then to American Catholic
Church. & afterwards motored to
Frascati. G. didn’t come. Lunch &
to station & train left at 2.20 P.M.
Arr. Florence 7.59. & home for
dinner. Masses of flowers from
everyone & letters.
Busy arranging drawing room &
flowers all day. Mrs Armstrong called
in morning. Ada to tea, & Mrs
Armstrong to dinner.
Unpacking. H & I to tea with Miss
Capt Mrs George Keppel,
Mrs Ingram, Sir Archibald Edmonstone
& Helen & the Baroness there.
The latter motored me home.
With Maria shopping in morning.
With Ethel & Mrs Earle & H. to Holy
Trinity to Mr Dearbergh’s funeral
service. Everybody there. The
Manacordas to tea. We dined with
Ethel. Florence Bagnani & the Claude
Nevilles. Mah Jong & won 40 cts!
Third anniversary of Mamma’s
death. To Allori with arum lilies.
Mr Houghton dropped in to tea. Out
with H. later to post etc at station. Mill.
To Milliner again at 3 P.M. Ada &
Ella to tea, & we dined with them.
Poured with rain most of day. After
lunch with Miss Hunter Smith’s scarves
to Ethel, Florence & Mrs Anstey. Then
to Ada’s, & cigarettes. Poured all the
time. H & I after tea to Franzi &
bought tray. Met Miss Fuller. To call
on Mrs Crowninshield, but having
a party so we fled. Met Ella & Ada
at the Gatto Bianco in Via Monalda
for dinner & to see the “Ricco Sheikh”
Very bad. 1
To dressmaker (Biondi Pironi) in
morning. Met the Tiffanys there.
To tea at the de Robecks. H came later
& Miss Cheever. Walked home. Muddle
with the Baroness about theatre.
Jim here in morning. Out to buy
flowers. Forca here. H & I to tea with
Miss Good. Lots of people. To dinner
Jim, Mr Whitehead, Ethel, Mrs Anstey
& the Bagnanis. Very late.
Jim here at 10. Motored me to Biondi
Pironi & he took H. on to the Book Fair
& sent the car back for me. H & I
picked Ethel & Mrs Anstey up at 33
Via Alfani & motored to S. Domenico
Lunched with the Normans. Mr Grey
& Capt Goad. Tram back. Mr Hennion.
To tea with Mrs Earle. Crowds. Mr
Burke etc. We dined with Jim
at Grand Hotel. Sent car for us &
Florence Bagnani. Gilbert & Mr
Jim & Miss Maude to lunch.
Tea with the Lawlesses. The Gibbs,
Todd Mercers, Mrs de Robeck, Mrs Herbert
Tea with Mr Sargant. Crowds. Dined
with Miss Hutton. Mrs Campbell in after.
The Niccolis, Miss Pughe, Miss
Christie & Mr Burke to tea. H to
see Ada after dinner.
Tea with Mrs Rathbone. Lots of
H & I to the Allori for Stephen
Parker’s funeral. Gave Mr Gee a lift
back. Tea at Ethel’s. Lots of people. Played
Mah-Jongh & lost 56 lire.
Ethel, Mr Procter & the Ansteys to lunch
Mrs Murray Baillie in after. After tea
called on Buttl
ss, Mrs Mason Jones &
Mrs Crowninshield. All out. Dined with
Miss Ryerson & Mrs Emetaz.
Tea at Dick-Lauders. Lots of people &
Lady Sybil. Dined with Ethel & on to
see “Acadabra” at the Alfieri. The
Ansteys, Mrs Murray Baillie & Mr
Mr Murray bought the Newman pictures
Ada & Miss Whytlaw to dinner.
Tea at Villa Medici. In tram & bad
thunderstorm. Dined with Ada.
To Empire Service at Holy Trinity.
To tea with the Pughes.
Tea at the Mc Dougalls. Lots of
Kopp Ingram & Sir
Archie Edmonstone. Dined with
the Herveys. People in after.
Walked round Viale with H after
tea. H to Ada after dinner.
We lunched with Mrs Murray-
Baillie at 3 Via Tornabuoni. Mrs
& Miss Essex Read. To Mrs Donners
for tea. Lots of people. Tilde laid up.
Dined with Mrs Lindley. Pughes.
Big garden-party at the Macleans.
Dined at the Nunns.
Lunched with the Hills at
Villa Pestellini. To Mr Procter’s
for tea. Crowd.
H to tea with Miss Ryerson. I busy
all day with Maria preparing for
our at home. Out in aft. to Giorgi
Busy all day. Forca after lunch.
Tea in dining room, Mah Jong in
Gallery & Terraces open
n. To tea
Miss Good, Mr Burke, M
(later), Mr & Mrs & Miss Durst.
Baroness de Kerbrech, Lady Dick-Lauder
Mr Percival, Helen, Mrs & Miss Evans,
Miss Moller, Mrs Murray Baillie, Sophie
Denys-Burton, Mr & Mrs Nunn, Mrs
Campbell, Ethel, Mr Procter, Colonel
& Mrs Payson, Mrs Maclean, Mrs Van
Milligan & Miss Van M., Miss Mackern,
Mr Sargant, Mr Ballance, Mrs Sturt,
Mrs Kenyon Cox, General & Mrs Mc Coy,
Ada (poured tea) Mr & Mrs Neville
Miss Rita Fuller, Mr & Miss Grey,
Mr & Mrs Norman, Mr & Mrs
Atkinson Grimshaw, Mr Bond,
Mr & Mrs Vicars, Mrs Reddie, Mrs
Gardiner, Mr Gee, Mrs Donner,
Mrs Austen Leigh, Mrs Lindley
(Sixteen acceptances didn’t turn up.)
Miss Mansfield, Mrs Fisher, Mrs Earle,
Nesta de Robeck, Miss Penrose. Miss
Tiffany, Mr Hill.
Supper on Terrace after, & Harry went
to see Mr Faulkner.
Ada poured tea, & Maria directed, &
lent me her maid. Also Miss Good’s.
To Maestosi in morning. H & I
to lunch with the Prices at Villa Capponi,
Taxied up, walked down. Very hot.
Marchesa Torrigiani, Mr Tharp & 2
other people. I went to tea with
Madame Hoeltzke. The Sabrefeldts.
To Gisela in morning. H & I to
a party at the Dursts. Crowds. Gen.
& Mrs Mc Coy, Mr Wilson etc. Maria
in after dinner doing accounts.
To Gisela in morning & shopping.
Ada here all the morning arranging
silver & to lunch. Mr Faulkner to
tea. Maria before dinner.
Jim, Miss Fuller & Mr Faulkner to
lunch. Afterwards Jim motored us to
Monte Senario. Back at 6.30.
Jim came for us at 9 A.M. & we
motored with him over the Consuma
by Poppi to Serravalle. Lunched & tea
with the de Robecks, & back by
Camaldoli & new road down into Poppi.
Lovely drive & lovely day. Also through
Borg’ alla Collina. Got back at 7.30 P.M.
Jim & Ada to dinner.
Jim motored us & Ada to garden party
at the Firths’. We dined with him at the
Grand. To Maestosi in morning & paid her.
Drove to Gisela & Papi in morning.
Paid former. Seedy all day & not out
again. H. to tea party at the Buttles.
Seedy. Not out. Maria in morning &
Ada at tea. Mrs Mason Jones called.
Maria in morning. Gave her Aunt
Hattie’s black velvet dress for Signora
Pacini. H. & I to tea with Mr Bond.
Several people. Nunns, Mrs Erskine,
Robertsons, Mme Tassinari, Mrs
Lindley, Mrs Maclean, Harveys etc.
Walk back with Mrs Crowninshield &
stayed with her until 7.30. Very hot.
H & I to tea with Ethel Harter.
Mrs Murray-Baillie, the Macquay
girls & Mrs Earle. Sir Seymour left
this morning. We had the Dick
Harveys, Mrs Lindley & Mr Bond to
dinner, & Miss Fuller came in
after. Very late to bed, as it was
very hot & everyone stayed on on the
Papa’s birthday. Took a bunch
of gladioli to the Allori in
morning. H. had tea with Ada.
We dined with Ethel. Very hot.
Very hot & steamy. We motored with
Ethel in Lady Ida Sitwell’s car to Mr
Proctor’s for tea. The Nunns, Mrs Austen-
Leigh, Gen. Shipley etc. Hills. Back
with Lady Ida, Miss Allison & Ethel & H.
Ada dined here & Mr Sargant in after
till nearly 1 on Terrace.
H. out all day from 8.30 A.M.
till 9 P.M. with Mr Nunn, Gen.
Shipley & Col. Courvoisier on walking
trip. Out with Maria in morning
shopping bags etc & to Bank. 23.50.
Drove up to tea at Mrs Cox’s. Mrs Evans
& Mrs Durst, & brought the latter back. Dinner
at 9 when Harry came back.
H & I to tea at the Harvey’s. to see his
picture of Mrs Parish. Lot of people. Very
hot. After dinner to Miss Moller & sat on
terrace. The Dursts, Mrs Austen Leigh,
Mr Bond, Miss Morrison etc.
Mr Harvey here in morning & out
with H. Mr Lee Warner called after
lunch. I went to tea with Ethel at
Mrs Lindley’s. Mrs Durst & young
Bombicci. H. came after & we did
some shopping with Ethel in Via dei Benci.
We dined with the Buttles.
Shopping with H. in morning. Tea
with Ada. She & Ethel to dine.
After tea H & I to call on the Scotts
& for a short walk with them up the
River as far as the Barracks. The
Hills to dinner. Saw Ethel off after lunch
We dined with Mrs Lindley. The
Baldwins, Mrs Earle, Marchese Imperiale.
Mr Lee Warner to tea. We dined with
Ada. Roberto in morning.
Bad night. With H. to see Caruso’s
things on show for sale at Materazzi.
Nothing worth having except a few
decent rugs. Theatrical costumes inter-
esting. Shopping after. Baron de
Cosson, Vivian Bramly & Mr Temple
in after dinner.
Mr Davies to tea. To dine at
Miss Whittuck’s. Mr Ehrenheim.
After tea H & I to call on the
Grimshaws (out) & Knollys (in) Walked
back by Viale. Ada to dinner.
With H to flower market etc in
morning. To Ethel’s later to see
Romiti & Pippo. The Hills called
for us at 6.45 in car & we went
out to dine with Mr Procter. His
birthday. I gave him socks & H gave
him a pipe. The de Cossons there
& Vivian, Mrs Robertson & her son
& the Hills. Poured & had to dine in.
Mr Callender arrived from Montevarchi
in morning & stayed to lunch & tea.
Maria to tea & she & I out after to
get tablecloth for Jim. H. saw Mr
Callender off at 6.30. Mr Ehrenheim
After tea to Durst’s at Casa Guidi
with stuff for bag & amethyst. H
joined me there. After dinner to the
Reddies’. Mr & Mrs Vicars there.
Roberto in morning. Sent him to the
Fishers. Pouring in morning. H & I
motored (Attilio’s car) to tea with
Mrs Dearbergh. Mr Hart, Miss Borden
& Marchese Monta
ito. Then on to
the Evans. H. dined with Ada &
I stayed in to let the servants go to
see the San Giovanni fireworks.
Rained in evening but cleared up
for fireworks at 9 P.M.
H & I to tea with Mr Von Ehrenheim
& walked back by river.
Shopping with H. after tea. Papi
here in morning.
In all day. The Pasquis, Miss Good
& Miss Hutton to dinner.
To dentist at 10.15 A.M. only cleaned
my teeth (30 lire). Then to Gisela.
After tea to Gisela again with my
grey cloak. After dinner to the
Lawlesses. The Reddies & Dursts there
With H after tea to call on Mrs
Faust, & walked back by Viale &
Costa S. Giorgio. Mr Procter & Mr
Bond called while we were out.
Forca at 7.45 P.M.
After tea with H. to call on Buttles
(out). Walked both ways. Very hot &
oppressive. To see Mrs Crowninshield.
Ada to dinner.
Mr Cline to tea, & afterwards he,
H & I walked up Scala alle Croc
Vack by Via S. Leonardo. H dined
with Ada, & I let Lina & T. go to the
In morning to Papi. Rained on the
way back. Navone’s man here about cheque.
H & I there after tea, & then to the Costa.
We dined with Miss Penrose. The Copingers
Atkinson-Grimshaws, Mr Ashburner,
Mr Bond & another woman. Drove
Mr Bond home.
To Gisela in morning. Then met H.
at Mr Procter’s, & went to Bank &
Laurenziana. We had tea with
Mrs Earle in garden. Mrs Fitz George
& Major Maclean.
Mr Barr came for us in the car &
motored us out to tea at Miss Fernie’s
Mrs Fernie & daughter there. Also the
Spelmans, Mr Priestly, Mrs Gregory
Smith & St. Gemmes. Mr Barr
motored us & Mr Priestly back.
Ada & Mr Cline to dinner.
Major Maclean & Mr Procter to
lunch. After tea with H. to Casoni
& the Costa.
With H. in morning shopping.
H. went to Spelmans to swim. I too
tired. Raining. The Nunns,
Dursts, Mr Ashburner & Miss
Ryerson dined with us. Dursts
left at midnight! Poured all the
evening & night & thunder off &
on all day.
H & I to tea with Mrs Gregory-Smith
& St. Gemmes. The Fernies (Miss & her
sister in law & niece) Victor Barr, the
Spelmans & Mr Muller. The Spelmans
motored us home. Ada to dinner, &
after H & I to see “Madame Butterfly”
with a Japanese singer Tapales Isang
in the title rôle. Walked back with
Ada to lunch, & H to station with
her to see her off by the 2.15 to England.
Mr Cline to tea.
Shopping with H. after tea. The Dursts
in after dinner.
We lunched with the Lawlesses. The
Valensins there. Miss Agnew after.
Mr Ettrich to tea.
We dined with the Spelmans. Mr Muller.
H & I left at 10.30 A.M. in the Firth’s
motor for Saltino where we lunched
and teaed with Mrs Firth & Marchesa
Scarampi. Very cold & rained. Fine
for the trip up & down. Got back at
H to swim at the Spelmans. I
later for tea. Very hot.
H & I to tea with Mrs Crowninshield.
The Nunns & Miss Koon there. Shopping.
H to swim at the Spelmans. I went
Mr Procter & Mr Barker to tea.
Mrs Crowninshield & Miss Koon had
tea with us at the Palazzo Antinori.
The Hills there. Shopped after.
The Spellmans & Dursts to dinner.
H. to swim at the Spelmans. We
dined with Mr Procter al fresco. Mr
& Mrs Alexander Morgan there.
H. & I to see Tom Mix at the Savoy.
We dined at 7 P.M. Left house at
8.30. & left Florence at 9 P.M.
Sleepers. Very hot & not much sleep.
Arrived Milan 6.30 A.M. breakfast
at buffet & then walked into town
to see Duomo & drove to Castello &
back to station. Slipped & fell
platform & hurt my foot. Rheuma-
tism & indigestion! Left Milan
9.30 A.M. Arr Brigue 2.30.
Simplon & Lötschberg. Lovely.
Mr Skipwith in carriage with us.
Arr. Interlaken 4.50. To Hotel
de l’Europe. Also Mr S. Didn’t like
it. So out to tea & looked for
another Hotel. Back for dinner
Mr S. with us. Spent the night at
Moved to the Savoy after breakfast.
To the Tivoli for tea & walked to
Lake Brienz along the Aare. Rheumatism
bad. After dinner to Kursaal. Rained
off & on all day.
Swiss Nat. Fête. Brilliant day. In
morning we walked along canal towards
Lake Thun. Limping badly. & hurt.
After lunch by boat to Brienz.
Walked through town & back by See-
Promenade. & took the boat back.
Tea on board. Kursaal after dinner.
Great National Concert & very fine
Poured all day & bitterly cold. Out a
little in morning with H. & after
lunch to see the Nibelungens at
Lovely day. H & I walked to Lake
Thun along the river bank in
morning. And took the steamer after
lunch to O
perbozen where we had
tea at the Moy with Mrs Mason
Jones & Mrs Crowninshield. Paysons.
Back by tram.
Eleven years since war was
declared. Left at 10.45 A.M. for
Lauterbrunnen & from there in motor
car to Trümmelbac
k Falls. Wonderful
sight. Back to Lauterbrunnen &
lunch there, then by funicular to
the Grütsch Alp & walked from
there to Mürren. Lovely walk.
Back all the way by train to Lauterb.
& tea at the Station Restaurant.
Not out in morning. After lunch
walked with H. alongside Brienzersee
to Iseltwald. 7 miles. Tea there &
back by boat. After dinner to Kursaal
Out with H. in morning. After
lunch H. walked up the Rugenhohe
& back for me to tea at the Kursaal
met the Bartletts there. To Kursaal
again after dinner for fireworks.
My rheumatism pretty bad all day
& slept after lunch.
We left by the 8.35 A.M. for Fr
& arrived at 11 A.M. Walked down
through the town to St. Nicholas.
Over the great new bridge to the other
side of the Sarine & then up the road
& over the suspension bridge across
the ravine. Then back by tram to
the station & had lunch at the
Continental Restaurant. Left at 1.20
P.M. for Berne. Drove down to the
Bär Garten. Saw some cubs etc.
Drove to the Münster, & then walked
back up the main street by the Zeit-
glockenturm. To the Kursaal for
tea on terrace overlooking the Aare.
Bought some brise-bise. Left Berne
at 4.55 P.M. & arr. Interlaken
6.55. Very hot day. No view at
t distance hazy.
With H. in morning shopping &
walk along riverside. Left at
1.45 for Gründelwald. To call on
the Pughes at the Belvedere, but out.
Walked through the village & had tea
at the Bär & left 4.40. (arr.
there at 3.10.) Very hot day.
H. went off after breakfast & climbed
the Abendberg. Got back at
2.20 P.M. We had tea at Confis-
erie des Alpes & then walked
to the Wildgarten & back by the
river bank. Very hot. Over 80°.
Not out in morning. Writing letters.
H & I took 1.45 train from Ost-
Bahnhof for Schynige Platte. Changed
at Wylderswil. Lovely day & gorgeous
views from top. Walked to the Daube
& had tea at the Hotel at Schynige.
Left at 4.34 & got back at 5.50.
Walk with H. in morning to Unter-
seen to Kloster & pottered about.
Poured later & all the aft. Should
have gone to tea with Mrs Mason Jones
at Oberhofen, but weather too bad. To
Kursaal to tea in floods of rain. Cleared
later & we walked back by Ost Bahnhof
& Wilderswil road.
H. walked to Iseltwald alone in morn.
After lunch we went by boat to Beatenhöhle
& walked through the caves. Very wonder-
ful. Heard an old man playing on an
Alpine horn. Tea there & for a walk
along the Thun road, then back by
tram. To Kursaal after dinner.
Harry’s pyjamas & shirts stolen.
With H. to Mersmann’s & pottered
about in morning. After lunch we
took 1.40 boat to Iseltwald & walked
from there by footpath through the
woods to Giessbac
k to the Falls. Lovely
walk. Tea at the big hotel, & home
We left by the 8.15 A.M. train for
the Jungfraujoch. Arr. 11.45.
Brilliantly fine. Wonderful trip.
Went as far as Eismeer 20 years
ago with M. & P. The rest of the
way to the Joch not then finished.
We got out & walked about in the
snow. Left at 12.30 & eat our sand-
wiches in the train. Went back by
Grindelwald (arr. 3) & had tea with
Mrs & Miss Pughe at the Belvedere. Left
at 4.45 P.M. & arr. here at 5.50.
Mersmanns in morning. After
lunch steamer to Beatenbucht & up
in funicular. Then walked to
Regina Hotel (about 3½ miles) &
tea there, then down through the woods
about 9 miles in all. Arr here 7.30.
H alone to Beatenberg & waked
to Regina Hotel, then Amisbuhl &
down here. Tea at Confiserie des
We took the 10.29 A.M. train to
Meiringen, then tram to the mouth
of the Aareschlucht & walked through
the Gorge. Wonderful. Then back
part of the way & up the Finstere
Schlucht to the Lammi Gasthaus
at the top, where we ate our sandwiches.
Back down the Finstere & along the
Aareschlucht to the tram, then up in
the funicular to the Reichenbach falls.
Gorgeous & impressive. Left Meir-
ingen at 4.30 in train to Brienz
Then boat to Interlaken. Tea on board.
Back at 6 P.M.
Shopping with H. in morning. Bought
2 Unterlage for Eimer. At 3
we went up the Harder by funicular.
Very steep! Meant to have walked
down after tea, but thunderstorm
& floods of rain, so down in funicular.
Packing all morning. Tea at the
Confiserie des Alpes & then walked along
river to Unterseen. Rained a little.
Left Interlaken at 9.34 A.M. Ost.
Cloudy. Over the Brünig Pass from
Meiringen & along Lakes of Sarnen
nzern & Alpnach to Lucerne.
Lovely trip. Lunched at the buffet
at Lucerne Station & on to
Zug. Fine most of the way, but pouring
when we got to Zug & all aft. Arr.
2.45 & to Hotel Löwe on the Lake.
No bus & no cabs, so in tram. Tea
at a Confiserie & then walked about
the town in floods of rain. Zeit thurm,
& Gothic church of St. Oswald. &
aviary. Dined in Hotel (one other
woman) & bed early.
Got up at 6.30. A.M. Walked to station
at got 9.4 A.M. on. Arr. Chur at
17.35. Came by Zürich (lake),
Thalwil, Weesen, along Walensee
to Flims & Seezthal & along
Rhine to Chur. Lovely. Lunched
at buffet at Chur, & train on to St.
Moritz by the Raetien bahn (Albula
line) Wonderful scenery & engineering.
Arrived St. Moritz 2.45. P.M. & to
Hotel Schweizerhof. Tea in town &
To Kurhaus etc. with H in morning
After lunch walked to Campfer. & had
tea there. Came on to rain so drove
back. Afterwards to buy shoes.
In morning we walked round the lake
to Meierei. After lunch walked to
Pontresina. Tea there, & I back in
train & H. walked.
To the Bad in morning. After
lunch we walked to Silvaplana.
Poured most of the way there & back.
Tea there. Cinema in Hotel after
dinner. The climbing of the Giulia del
Diavolo. Terrifying feats.
We walked up by Ober Alpina to
Alp Giop in morning. Out for tea
& then H. for a walk by himself. Dull
or rainy day. & very cold.
After lunch we walked up to
Hahnen See. & had tea there. A
In morning we walked to Campfer
& Lej Nair through the woods. Train
up from Bad. After lunch to
Maloja. H. walked as far as Sils
Maria. We had a carriage. Tea
at the Kuhn, & looked at the
Chiavenna road & up to the
Schloss Belvédère. Perfect day. I
had a bad fall.
We left at 8.20 A.M. in Post
motor diligence & over the Julier
Pass to Tiefencast
le. Arr 11 o’clock
Left our wraps at the station & then
walked to Thusis by the Schyn
Gorge. Picnic lunch. About 9
miles. Tea at Thusis station &
train back. Left 4.13. Picked up
wraps at Tiefencastel & arr. St.
Moritz at 7. Lovely day.
Short walk with H. in morning
He on to Chantarella. Perfect day.
We took the 3.35 P.M. to Punt
Muraigl & up in the cable railway
(25 minutes) to Muottas. Tea
up there. Wonderful view of the Bernina.
group. Walked down (1½ hours) saw
lots of marmots. Train back to St
Lovely day. H & I in morning to the
Engadiner Museum & then to the
Segantini museum. Packing. H. for
walk alone after lunch. Tea at
Hanselmann’s & then we walked round
the Lake to the Bad & back by tram.
Up at 6.15 A.M. Got the 8.30 train
Bernina Bahn. Carriage to ourselves as far
as Tirano. Lovely day & wonderful views
of the Morteratsch Glacier, Palü etc.
No trouble with Customs at Tirano.
Change there. Boiling hot. Started an
hour late & awful confusion. Crowded
train. Arrived Milan 2 hours late at
& the Hotel du Nord. Cleaned up &
had dinner out of doors. Started at 10.30
o’clock in sleeping car for Florence.
Young Cumming with us in Bernina
Arr. up to time 7.30 A.M. after good
night. Fearfully hot. No baggage.
House upside down as workpeople
only finished yesterday. Working hard
all day. Maria in in aft.
Baggage arr. this morning. Very hot
but not as bad as yesterday (highest
temp. in all Italy). Maria in
morning. Not out all day. Working hard.
The Pasquis in after dinner.
Not out since we arrived until
we went to dine with the Spelmans
To see Ethel’s villa in morning with
H. & Francesca’s baby. Awful mess
with workpeople. We went to tea
at Mr Procter’s. Miss Bramly staying
there. Played to us. Old Bianchi drove us.
After tea to the de Robecks in their
new house, 20 bis Via San Leonardo.
Tilde left. Esther came.
Out with H in morning, & after tea
with him to see the picture at the S.S.
Annunziata. Fearful crowds.
We had tea with Miss Koon at Doney’s.
In morning with H to Cook’s & Giacosa.
Mr Procter & Normans. In aft to
We dined alone with Mrs Lindley.
H’s birthday. Gave him a clock.
To Pitti with him in morning. Mr
Durst there. Walked round Viale
after tea with H. He called on Mr Temple.
H. met me at Mercato Nuovo & to
the Allori. Maria to tea & then
with H. to Ginori’s etc. Ada to dine
She arrived yesterday.
The Normans, Mr Procter & Miss
Bramly to lunch. Maria to tea.
Miss Koon to tea. Late. Then out
Ada to tea. Then shopping with H.
Out with H in morning. After tea
to see Miss Robbins. Miss French.
The Dursts, Mrs Lindley & Mr Temple
Out shopping with Luisa to buy
stuff for Winlock children’s dresses.
Then to Costa with H. to see poor
old Marco buried in garden. He
died yesterday, aged 17. Ada to dine
Ethel to lunch. Out with H after
tea, & we dined at the Buttles
We lunched with Ethel. Miss Sergio
Mr Bond called after tea & then out.
With H. to Lisio & Rubelli etc.
To tea at the Fisher’s. Lots of people.
Bartletts, Mr Carter. Mme Casardi
motored us home or rather to Mrs
We lunched with the Vicars. Mr
Temple & Lord & Lady Wester Wemyss
& their daughter. To tea with
Miss Whittuck. Contessa Pandolfini
& her girl & Mr Ashburner & Miss Good.
To see Giuditta after.
Giulia in morning. H. to occulist.
Ethel & Ada to lunch. Miss Buttles
& Miss Lafarge to tea. Out with H to Sbisà.
Tea at the de Robecks. Mr Perkins
To the Firths with Ethel & Miss
Tweedie. The Gerald F
rrth’s & Marchesa
Scarrampi. Ethel & we dined
Mr Perkins after lunch. Ethel,
Mrs Lindley, Mrs Earle, Balfours &
Barnards to tea. We dined at
Mrs Lindley’s. Mr L. Barnards &
Ada to tea. Then with H. to
rammendatrice & Bruni.
Ada & Mr Bond to dinner.
Very tired & headachy. Slept after
lunch. Making cushion covers all
the morning. Boni & Forca for
fittings. The Herveys to tea. We
dined with Miss Ryerson. The Nunns,
& Mr Ashburner.
We had tea at Ethel’s. The Balfours,
Mrs Earle, Miss Tweedie, Mrs Sturt &
Ada. Met Mrs Leith on the stairs.
H & I to Gambrinus to see “The Queen
of Saba” (Betty Blythe).
Out after tea with H. & left my jewel
case at Bank. Palagi, facchino &
then to see Giulia about telephone. Ada
We heard the fascisti last night had
made a raid on Avv. Bosi (who
shares the same floor with Mr
Procter in Via Tornabuoni) & shot
him dead & burnt out his rooms.
Also a maglieria in Por Santa
Maria, which we saw. To Station
with H. to see him off by the 1.25
train to Rome. Ada there. Walked back
by Via Tornabuoni. Very hot. I dined
with Ada. Streets deserted on way
home at 10, & military patrols.
Quiet night. In morning to P.O. & round
by Via Strozzi. Botti’s shop had been
attacked. One shutter down & burnt, other-
wise all right. To Mr Procter’s & looked
in a Bosi’s room. Everything destroyed.
Mr P. says about ₤10,000 worth of damage.
Bosi himself not killed (it was
some other lawyer) & he is in hospital
as the result of the beating he got
some time ago. A Fascista was
murdered on Sat. night (Giovanni
Luporini) & everything that has happened
since have been reprisals. Canon
Knollys, Mrs Hayes-Sadlin & Miss
Bramly at Mr P’s. Then to Bank
& on to Boni. Very hot. Antinori’s
man. Showed him receipt. Aft. watching
the funeral procession of Luporini from
Fascisti headquarters. Took an hour &
a half to pass. Lovely wreaths. After tea
tidying H’s wall cupboard & shelves
between dining room & guarda roba.
In morning drove to 9 viale Amedeo
about telephone. Sent back to Via
Anselmo. Closed ca
hhier, but saw
Andrei. Had to go back at 3.30.
Shopping & to Mr Procter to ask
him to lunch. Very hot. Back
for tea, & Forca all the afternoon.
Ada to dinner & Maria in after.
Not out in morning. Tidying shelves
between dining room & guarda-roba.
Telephone man here. Sent Esther to pay
subscription. After tea to fioraio &
to try & get inkpot & to Ginori for
tumbler. Forca while I was out.
Miss Fuller rang me up about
milliner. Fine day, not so hot.
In morning to P.O., ink, & to Dori
& Bella. The Herveys & Mrs Evans &
Col. Evans to lunch. Left at 4. After tea
to P.O. & to see Mrs Crowninshield. The
piumino came half empty. Great row.
To Maria about it. Lovely day. Warm.
Sent C. to see piumino. Greater row.
Bed came, mattress & saccone. Ethel
& Cuckoo came after lunch. I dined
with Ethel alone. Fine day.
Maria & Ada went about piumino. The
man furious. But he sent it home in
the evening full. I dined with Ada. Fine
Working on blankets & washed my
hair. To the de Robecks to tea. Mrs de
R. very seedy & not down. Misses
Shaw, Knatchbull & Byng there, also
Miss Harrison, & walked down with
the latter. Ada dined here. Fine & warm.
Wire from H in morning from Cairo.
In morning to Shoemaker, met
Miss Young. Brogi, Bank (1500)
& Mr Procter. Bella. After lunch
doing blankets. To tea with the MC
Dougalls & Baroness de Kerbrech. Miss
Bathurst & Mrs Hewett there. Poured
all the way home. Letters for Harry from
Southern Pacific & Rhode Island Trust
In morning to Ada & with her to nearly
all the shops to find stuff for eiderdown
unsuccessfully. To Smorti. Arranging
spareroom. Fosca. To tea with the
Herveys. Smorti after dinner. Fine
day but cloudy. Rang up Baroness de K.
Mr Spelman rang me up, also Vicars.
Mounted spare room. Mme Muranyi
& a friend here in morning. In aft to
Dori with Arabic Simplified, Brogi, etc.
Dusting books. To Boni in morning
& also Cook’s office about ticket. The
Vicars & Piots to tea. Stayed late.
Ada to dinner. Maria in before.
Dusting books in drawing room, &
working in box room. Rosina with
orchid dress. After tea to Dori,
Ancora & to see Ethel before dinner.
Chilly & had stove lighted. Also yesterday
Letter from H. from Alexandria.
Had supper with Ada. Going to
Manacordas tomorrow. Tea with
the Spelmans. He walked down with me.
Lunched with Ethel & Cuckoo. Young
Carère. Went over the priest’s flat.
To station at 2 to see Ethel off by
2.20, but missed her.
Dined with Jim & Mr Harry Walker
at the Grand Hotel & joined on to
2 families of Chapman after.
Mamma’s birthday. Took some
lovely chrysanthemums to her grave.
Attilio took me, & then to the Hotel
de la Ville to see Lady Wilson. Then
to Bella & Digerini. Lunch late.
Arranging flowers after & Jim & Mr
Walker came for me at 3 & motored
up to Fiesole & spent some time
in amphitheatre & Museum. Then
to look at view & back here for tea.
Mrs Temple, Mrs Hervey & Lady W.
already here! They left at about
7.10. Mr Spelman called for me
at 8 & we picked up the Dursts
& dined at the Spelmans, who
motored us back at midnight.
Working most of the morning. Out
after lunch to get things for dinner.
Met Mr Procter at Cassone’s.
Marchesa Malaspina here in aft.
Poured after lunch. Jim & Mr
Walker, the Vicars & Baroness de K.
to dinner. They left at 10 to 12.
Poured. To Helen’s for tea. Mrs Clive
Berthe Michel, Baroness de
Cosson & Mrs Bramly there. Fosca.
Rosina in morning. To tea with
the de Robecks. Marchesa Fossi there
(Nannina Rucellai). Jim & Mr
Walker called for me & motored me home.
Lina, Esther & Giulia to the cinema.
To tea with the de Cossons.
To tea with the Herveys. Met Miss Orpen.
Lunched with the Lawlesses.
March on Rome. Banners out. The
Herveys, Miss Orpen, Miss Harrison
& Ada to tea. To Ada’s after to measure
Oreste’s little girl. Lovely day.
To lunch with the Mc Dougalls & Mme
To Allori in morning with great lovely
pink chrysanthemums. Took some
yellow ones for Mrs Newman’s grave.
A great many people there & the graves
looked lovely. I put 2 pots of pink
chrysanthemums on the grave also. Took
Attilio. To lunch at the Payson’s.
Ada there & back to Porta Romana to-
gether. She & Miss Tweedie & Mme
Courvoisier to tea & I had supper with her.
Not out till 6. Then to Ada’s & we
went out to buy glasses. Several shops.
Ada here to lunch after inventorying
the silver. Slept after lunch. Had a
bad night. Letter from Harry.
Madame Jendrassik & Ada to lunch.
Ada to lunch. Oreste took my things.
In morning to Palagi & Bank. Met
Miss Good, Miss Tweedie, Miss Orpen,
the Strongs, Sir George Dick Lauder, the
Teagues, Miss Nixon, Miss Ryerson, Mrs
Nunn, Mr Bond! In aft. to Palagi,
Esther’s husband left the little boy here.
Infilatrice delle Perle. Forca all afternoon.
Sent Esther to see Signor Niccolì. Awful
rush to get ready, & splitting headache.
Ada lunched with me at 12. &
station at 12.45. Cook’s man put me
in carriage on siding, afterwards
hitched on to main train. Raining.
Three ladies in carriage to Rome.
Arrived 6.55 punc. & to restaurant
& dined with Jim, Mr Walker, Mme
Bagnani & Gilbert who all saw
me off at 8.40 P.M. The Barkers
in the next sleeper to mine. A Mrs
Noble in with me. Bed early.
The Cyril Barkers in my carriage
from the time we got up till we
arrived at Brindisi 11.15 a.m.
Raining. They introduced me to Ziwar
Pasha. After passports visaed on
boat “Helouan” for lunch. Sat
with the Barkers & the Stanley Gordons.
Found on board the Winlocks, Miss Bow-
ditch (Mrs W’s friend) Miss Perry (new gover-
ness) & Mr Weyre (new young man on )
also Barbara Phillips, Sir R. & Lady Oakes,
Sir Horace & Lady Pinching & 2 girls, Mr
Murray Graham etc.
also on board. Cinema after dinner
calm. Single cabin on 3rd deck
very small. ? 138.
Began to get roughish after Crete.
Movie in salon after dinner
(Fiddles on tables) & boat gave tre-
mendous lurch. Furniture & people
capsized & Coptic Patriarch nose
dived into the screen.
Very mouvementé night. Arrived
Alex 3.30. off at 4.30. Usual
pandemonium at customsCustoms. Special
train left at 7. In carriage with
Mr & Mrs Noble & young Englishman
on his way to China. Arr. Cairo
11 P.M. Letters from H. Room 131.
The de Cossons in morning, Also
Balchin & Pembrokes. Miss Lattey
Evn to see the Garrys. Evg.
with Firths , Bruntons & Winlocks.
To Cicurel’s after tea about mattress.
Barbara’s birthday. Gave her an
Italian doll. To Bank in morning &
saw Mustacchi. After lunch Mrs
Pembroke & I drove out to the War
Graves Cemetery for the Armistice
Service. High Com. & Lady Ll. there. Spoke
to Sir Ronald Storrs & he introduced me
to Lady S. On to see Mrs Phillips.
Mrs Pembroke came also. Tea there.
Mr Bolland came in & Dr Maclaren
(lady).Then to Evagoras &
Greek shoemaker. After dinner
Washed my hair in morning.
Tea with the Russells. Stayed late.
& went over house. Talking about
possible correspondent for Morning
Post. Mr Allen asked me to find one
for him. Davieses arrived.
Col. Mackintosh came to see me in
morning about the M.P. job. He was
in the R.A.F. during the war, & then
Arab Bureau. Wrote to Mr Allen about
him. Eton & Oxford & Mrs M. was a
Labouchère. Saw Major Gayer-Anderson
Mrs Pembroke & I shared a car & went
out to Mena to tea with Mrs Gunn.
A Russian sister & brother there -
? Stanislavski. The Breasteds, père
et fils lunched with the Winlocks.
Dined with the Howells, American Legation.
Went with the Winlocks. Crabites
there, also Reisners & Watsons.
Shopping all the morning. To To tea with Mrs
Museum to see
Merton. Mr Farnall & the Crabites.
Dance after dinner. With Mrs Scott
To Museum in morning to see the
Tutankhamen things. Met Bruyère.
On to Mrs Phillips. Mrs Elgood there.
Also George Benson.
Nurse Miss Kavanagh. To tea at the
Russells. She sent me home in the car.
To Bank in morning. Mr Watt
at breakfast. Mrs Merton, Miss
Brown & Miss Lattey to tea.
To the Garrys after.
Mr Winship in in morning. Mrs
Winlock & I back in his car to see
Mrs Winship. Then to Lawrence &
Mayo. In aft. Mrs Winlock & I
to call on the Howells. Mrs & Mary
Reisner there & Miss Crowley. We
all left the Hotel at 6 & got the
7 P.M. to Luxor. I dined at table
with Miss Perry, Miss Bowditch &
Mr Weyre. Shared sleeper with
Arr. ½ hour late. Breakfast at
Winter Palace with the others. Then
to Gurna. Walked to meet Harry
at 4. Found him looking very ill.
H & I to Luxor in bus after lunch.
Also Mrs W. Miss Bowditch & Frances. Met
Mr Carter, Lucas & Dr Hall. Back for tea.
Dr Hall here in morning & again for
tea. After lunch Mrs W. Miss B. & I walked
to the top of the hill & round at back.
“Thanksgiving Day”. The children came
to dinner. The Davieses in after.
Walk with H. by cultivation.
Walk with H. by cultivation.
Walk with H. by cultivation. Met Mr Carter &
Mr Lucas. The others went for a moonlight
drive to Medinet Habu. The Winlocks dined
at the Davieses. Also Miss Bowditch.
After lunch to river in Nedbert with Miss
B. & Miss P. & back alone, with Hamid.
Walk with H. by cultivation after tea. Lovely
moonrise. Irene to tea with children.
Mr Carter & Mr Lucas at tea-time. H & I
walked to Temple to see Thotmes III on 4th
inner pillar in birth colonnade with diadem
like Tutankhamen’s. Then round by
cultivation. Moonrise, Venus & Jupiter.
Walk with H. by cultivation.
We all (Winlocks, Frances & Barbara, Miss
Perry, Miss Bowditch, Davieses, Mr Weyer
& Mr Hauser & Mr Wilkinson) went over
to the Valley to No. 15 & Mr Carter showed
us the Tutankhamen jewels – masses &
masses of them, most exquisite inlaid
things, & rings, gold plaques in the
shape of spread-winged vultures, inlaid
bracelets & amulets. A lovely perfume
box in gold & inlay on polished iron
base, & 2 gorgeous daggers in sheathes,
one with crystal stopper handle &
polished iron blade, very sharp. Also
the gold & inlaid ma
kk, so like
Akhnaton, in the gold coffin. Also
the wonderful gold coffin lid, & the
inlaid second coffin, as well as the
first we had already seen. We saw
a hand of the mummy with the rings
on & gold finger stalls, & the head
of the king, very small & well-
preserved, lacking nose. After a lengthy
stay in No. 15 we went to the Tomb & saw
the sarcophagus again, & Mr C. opened
the door of the store chamber so that we
could look in & see the Anubis & the
Canopic chest. After tea with H. by cult.
Mr Callender arrived in morning. Also
Chief inspector of police about the guard
who absconded with the pay of Mickey’s
father. Mr C. for walk with H & me after
tea by cultivation. Mr W. went to tea at
Mr Carter’s. Dr Hall to lunch on his
way down from Aswan.
Mr Callender left at 2. Mrs W. Miss B. H. &
I in car with him to river. Miss B. H &
I for walk by cultivation.
Mr Horn called with introduction from
Mrs Gunn - after lunch. Miss Perry laid
up & looking after her. For a drive
to Tombs of the Queens before tea with Mr
& Mrs W. & Harry. Hot & heavy.
Miss P. better. Made her ovaltine. The Ws to
Luxor in morning. Walk with H. by cultivation
Arrowroot for Miss P. & Horlick in evg.
Shabaan Effendi in morning. Started at 2
in bus for Luxor, H. the Davieses & Miss B &
Mr Weyer. The Davieses went in boat by
themselves. H & I drove out to cemetery to
see T. Allan’s grave. Then to new photo stores
& Hamptons, & Hotel where I talked to Mr
Lucas & Dr Worthington. Miss Perry better,
but made her arrowroot & Horlick at night.
Frances’ 12th birthday. Gave her a doll.
Mr Carter & MrLucas at tea time. H & I for
walk by cultivation. Cold. Frances & Barbara
Walk with H. by cultivation.
In car with Mrs W. & Miss B. after lunch to
Tombs of Queens. Home from there, & they got
out at Ramesseum to sketch. Walk with H.
after tea round cult. Headache all day.
Walk with H. by cult. Mr Carter & Mr Lucas
to dinner. Headache.
Dr Ranke to lunch. Prof. of Egyptology at
Heidelberg. Walk with H. by Temple.
Miss Perry, H & I to Luxor at 2. The Davieses
part of the way, & Mrs W. & the children to the
river. To Hampton’s, Gaddis & Chekaram, &
into the village to buy bowls. Back to W.P.
Hotel & saw Dr Munthe. To Luxor to ask
about Mrs Armstrong.
After lunch with H. in bus & movie camera
along Sheikh Amran’s Ghissa to do a
water wheel. Mrs W. & Miss B. came too to
sketch. Walk after tea with H. by Temple.
Mrs W. Miss B. & I to Luxor at 11 in bus.
Mrs W. & I to Luxor Hotel to Mrs Armstrong
who arrived yesterday. Lunched with her.
Mrs Mond also. Sat in garden after also Dr
Munthe.Then to W.P. Hotel where we had
tea with Mrs Mond. Mr Mond & Miss Le
Manach also. Talking Dr Worthington.
Noticed in morning that my heart was
missing a beat every now & again.
Back in Nedbert. Mrs W. drove. Miss
B. lunched by herself at W.P. & joined us
for tea. Mr Wilson lunched here.
Mr Carter & Mr Lucas at tea time. Walk
with H. by cultivation, Back alone.
Dr & Mrs Nelson, Miss Wells (governess) & Irene
to tea. H & I to cultivation.
Mrs Armstrong to lunch. To river with
her in Nedbert at 4.15. Cold. Saw Colonel
Matheson riding & ? Col. Parker in carriage
Walk with H. Temple after tea.
Mr W. to Luxor for lunch. Walk with H.
H & I, Mrs W. & Miss B. to Luxor to lunch with
the Monds. Mrs W. & Miss B. went on ahead
early to go to Karnac, & Mrs W. & Miss B. W. drove us
in Nedbert with the children to the river.
To Pohoomull & got abaya for Irene.
After lunch to Hampton etc & into village
to get bowls. Back through gardens. Mrs
Armstrong moved to W.P. yesterday.
Later with her & Mr Carter, Mr Lucas &
Mrs Davies. Bought linen baskets.
Back at 4.30 with Mrs W. Miss B. &
After tea Mr W. drove H. & me as far
as well near Mr Carter’s & we walked
back along edge of cultivation.
Dr Phillips turned up at tea time & brought
Mr & Mrs & Miss Hadow. Mr & Mrs Dodge also
to tea. Relaying bricks in dining room. Mess.
Afterwards Mr W. drove us in Nedbert to
the Nelsons. We walked back.
In morning H, Miss P. & Frances walked
up the Gurn. I with them to top of Goat
Track & along cliffs, then back alone.
Fearfully hot & couldn’t climb. After lunch
preparing Xmas tree etc. The Nelsons,
Herr Bolicher & Mr Lucas to tea, & the
latter stayed on to dinner. I gave F &
Barbara, pink & blue shot taffetas, &
pink silk alpaca respectively, both
embroidered by Luisa & made by Beppina.
Gave Miss Perry a string of mummy
beads & coral. Harry gave me a
lovely string of turquoise matrix
graduated beads. Mrs Armstrong
gave me a lovely pink silk pin-
cushion beautifully embroidered with
tall holleyhocks & lower flowers.
Miss Lattey to lunch & tea. Walk
after with H.
Mrs Armstrong to lunch. With her, Mrs
W., & Frances in Nedbert to Tombs of the
Kings & Mrs W., F. & I walked back
over the cliffs. After tea Mr W. took
H & me & Mrs W. in Nedbert for a
drive round the ghissas. H. at
Valley from 8 a.m. & got back at 4.30.
H at Valley. Back at 5. Mrs W. Miss B &
I started about 5 & climbed cliffs & walked
along the top by setting sun & moonlight
& down by French digs & Der el Medina.
Harry joined us by French digs. The Davieses
in after dinner. Got back yesterday from
El Kab where they had been spending
Xmas with Mr Somers Clarke.
H. back from Valley for lunch. After, I
Mrs W. Miss B. to Luxor. Tea with Miss
Mr Callender arrived in morning. Mr
& Mrs Charles Mackintosh to lunch. Harry
at Valley. After to river with Mr Callender.
Walk with H. after.
H. to Valley. After lunch with Miss B. & Miss
P. to Luxor in Nedbert. To Cook’s & got ticket
& went on board the Egypt to see Miss B’s
cabin. Tutankhamen stores etc & to Hotel
Said goodbye to Mr Lucas. He & Mr
Carter going to Cairo by tonight’s train
in service car with armed guard,
taking the gold coffin & mask down
to the Museum. Back for tea &
walk round Temple with H. & to the
Davieses. My birthday. H. gave me chocolates.