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5 March 1897 — 3 Savile Row
Friday. 5th March [1897]. Henry’s birthday! I painted in morng with Nellie & Nela– Old Frost sat to us. After lunch I went to fetch Augusta Gregory who was lunching with Lady Dorothy Neville in Charles St & we went to Christy’s & I saw Mr Woods & asked him to advise me about the price to ask the S. Kensington Museum for Henry’s fine piece of tapestry. He kindly said he would see it & advise. We went on to the Carlton Gallery in Pall Mall where Augusta’s nephew Mr P. Lane is manager & saw some very much varnished & cleaned old pictures—especially a ruined portrait by Longhi. I left Augusta in Eaton Sqr & then came home to tea– Addie Bedford came & also Connie & her daughter Bee. Annie Cole’s child is better today but kept in her bedroom. We were shocked at hearing that the young manservant called Jeffereys whom I had engaged to take Roberts’ place & who afterwards declined the situation had committed suicide. He hung himself in the kitchen. He had lost both his place with Mr Lopez & also mine—& it seemed to have preyed upon his mind which can never have been strong—& I have had an escape in not having it happen here.

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