0Monday. 22nd [February 1897]—Red House, Ascot
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22 February 1897 — Red House, Ascot
Monday. 22nd [February 1897]. Walked with Nela, Nevil & Col. & Mrs Gordon to the new church near the station which is built by Lord Stanmore. It has not yet been opened on account of some difficulty with the clergy. It is a handsome building– The nave is not yet built but there is a temporary wall so that the church can be used as it is– We lunched at 1—& then Lord Stanmore & I left by the 2.19 train for London. Nela walked to the station with us & then returned to spend another day with Nevil. I got home about 4. Nelly had tea with me & Lord Edward Cecil who came to see Nelly & told her he is off on a mission to the Abyssinian King Menelik—to negociate abt Dongola &c. Maria called & also Irene & Olwen Ponsonby—also Mrs Robt Kennedy—wife of Henry’s secretary at Consple in years gone by. I went to dine with Sir Henry & Lady Thompson & met their daughter Katie Walkin & their son Herbert–

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