0Friday. 13th [January 1905]—3 Savile Row
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13 January 1905 — 3 Savile Row
Friday. 13th [January 1905]. Mrs Silver lunched with & directly afterwards Mrs Silver & I set off on another pilgrimage in search of a proper place to establish our Restaurant. We went in a hansom to Fenchurch St & thence by train to Canningtown a part of London very distant & chiefly inhabited by dockers. We had a letter to Mr Cruzender a Ch. of E. clergyman who received us in a tiny mission house– He was dressed in a long soutane like an R.C. priest all but the tonsure. After Mrs S. had talked long to him she found we cd get little information out of him as he had only lately come to that Mission so we went off to walk about & look for ourselves. It certainly looked all very squalid & poor & we felt we might do something there with advantage. As we went on we passed a house inscribed “University settlement” so we rang & asked to see the manager. We were received politely by an intelligent gentleman & talked it well over with him. He was not enthusiastic on the subject but did not quite throw cold water on it & we left him & hurried home by train. I got out at Charing X & Mrs Silver went on to Victoria—by underground from Mark Lane. I found Alice Murray waiting to see me & Lady Borwick also there at tea entertained by Ola & Nellie Wyld.

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