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20 September 1893 — Perth
Wednesday. 20th [September 1893]. We breakfasted at 7.30—& left by 8.25 train for York. Got there at 3—1 hour late—got a little food & went off in a cab to see the Minster which is splendid but the choir is kept locked & we had no time to wait for a party to be collected & taken round by the verger—& so had to satisfy ourselves with a distant view & then return to the train & leave by 4.5 for Retford. There Lord Savile’s omnibus met us & conveyed us 10 miles to Rufford. Lord Savile received us most kindly. We got there at 7. Dined at 8. His nephew Mr Lumley was the only person staying with him—a man of abt 35 a bachelor. The house is an old Abbey added to at various times with an old hall & nicely fitted up & added to by the present owner– He showed us an old picture gallery he has restored & arranged. He has picked up many handsome things, pictures, china, furniture &c on his foreign travels when in the Diplomatic service. My bed room is hung with green silk embroidered brought by the late owner his brother Augustus—from Florence & has the Antenori arms on it. The house is lit with electric light.

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