0Thursday. 23rd [March 1905]—Paris
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23 March 1905 — Paris
Thursday. 23rd [March 1905]. I went from the dressmakers where I spent the morning in that martyrdom called “trying on,” to Boulevard Courcelles to lunch with the young Riaño couple. Emilia, my old friend, has left only one son who is in diplomacy & has now been moved from America to the Spanish Embassy in Paris. He married just before leaving America a nice American girl & he was anxious that I should make her acquaintance. She has very little Yankee accent, is quietly dressed & gentle in manner & they seem well mated. They showed me many of the nice old things wh they had inherited from Emilia—& especially her old lace wh I remembered having often seen her wear. They live on an upper floor of the Spanish Embassy wh is being cleaned & done up for the approaching visit of the King of Spain. I left them at 3 & walked across the Parc Monceau to Avenue de Messine to see Mme La Croix who received me very cordially. I met there a niece née Gordon with 2 pretty girls. I had not seen the mother since just before her marriage. I went to call on Countess de Moy the wife of the Bavarian Minister—& daughter of Prince Radolin. She was a child of six when her father was Ambassador at Constantinople with us– Her ancestors (English on the mother’s side) had evidently some black blood & the Countess shows it plainly. She is charming, nice looking & lively. She called in her children one of whom has the same sort of looks as she has. I went on to Rue Hamelin to call on Mme Taine. She was sitting alone in the gloaming looking sad & lonely but was very pleasant & nice. I then returned to my hotel & dined finally.

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