0Thursday. 28th [January 1897]—3 Savile Row
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28 January 1897 — 3 Savile Row
Thursday. 28th [January 1897]. Eda, Nelly & I went to Hatfield by the 11.10 train from King’s Cross—& were met at the station by their brother Monty & Mrs Butler’s carriage. It was very cold & the ground every where covered with snow. We drove to Warren Wood abt 3 miles from the station. Mr & Mrs Butler received us most hospitably & at once Mr Butler took us round the gardens & hot houses where however there was not very much to see owing to the time of year. It was very cold underfoot & I was not sorry to return indoors. Found Mrs Haweis the wife of the celebrated preacher staying with the Butlers– A funny little woman most queerly & pretentiously dressed. Her husband had left by an early train. I was sorry to miss him as he would have been interesting. After we sat down to lunch Lord & Lady Wm Cecil came in having bycicled over. Lady Bayburn also was at lunch—a pretty gentle looking young woman—widow of the late Lord– After lunch our host showed me some of his treasures—pictures, china, furniture, old books &c. The house is liberally crammed with things—there being no more room on the walls the pictures lean against the walls & furniture. Soon after 3 we had to set off again. Monty & Eda walked & Nelly & I & Mrs Haweis went in the carriage, we went to the Rectory to call on the William Cecils & had a hasty cup of tea & flew on to the station just getting there in time to catch the train at 4.17 & got back home by 5 o’cl tired & cold. Lady Selborne & Lady Gregory dined with us.

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