0Saturday. 24th [June 1905]—Ca’ Capello, Venice
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24 June 1905 — Ca’ Capello, Venice
Saturday. 24th [June 1905]. I went out at 10.15, taken across the canal & walked to S. Stefano to attend the conference held by Dr Garioni for the Blue Cross. He treated of the manner of nursing infectious deseases—& said that 2 Drs at the Civil Hospital here have promised to admit girls sent by the Blue Cross to learn practical nursing. He also mentioned the Cosmopolitan Hospital nursing with high praise. The Prefettessa was at the Lecture & also Css Tiepolo & her girls & Mme & Mlle Guggenheim. On getting home at 11.30 I find that Bss Reinelt had telephoned to say she wd call for me at 12 to take me to lunch at the Exhibition. The weather had begun by being very fine this morng but by then menaced a storm. The Bss called for me & had with her an Austrian Adl Casini by name—brother to the Russian Ambr at Washington. He was a pleasant old gentleman. The Bss fearful of storm or wind wished to leave her gondola for the vaporette– I dissuaded her & we got to the Giordini quite comfortably. But as we set foot on land it began to rain & we had to breakfast in the kiosque instead of our in the gardens– The rain getting heavier we took the vaporette to Calle Vallaresso—& from thence walked. I went to do some jobs in the Piazza & as the rain was ceasing set out to walk home– Passing near there I went in to see Mrs Eden & thus escaped a downpour—when that was over I went home & did not go out again. I was playing patience after dinner when Malagola paid me a visit wh made a pleasant diversion–

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