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19 November 1897 — Trent
Friday. 19th November [1897]. Breakfast at 9 & then went out walking with H.M. Bss Verschür & Ct Wedel conducted by Herr Oesterreicher we went to the workshop of a man who has a bell foundry. We found a small lean-to with a few small furnaces & a couple of men at work. Several old bells were lying about in the garden which were going to be recast—some fine old ones—some large some small—& with old ornaments inscriptions & dates. H.M. made enquiries as to the cost of bells for her church at Cronberg. She found that she would have to have them made as old ones would not be in tune. She urged me to get the English committee to buy an old bell for the English church at Venice. We went on to the Marcello-Salvadori gardens overlooking the town—a pretty garden much neglected. Then back to our hotel & lunched at 12.30—after which I took leave of the Empress & her suite & walked to the station. H.M. came out on the balcony & waved me farewell. Bss & B. Salvadori came to the station to see me off. It was a lovely day. I got to Verona abt 3 & reached Venice at 6.45. At Padova we came into a fog wh got thicker as we got nearer Venice. Nela Du Cane met me at the station.

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