0Wednesday. 19th [July 1905]—17 Cavendish Square
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19 July 1905 — 17 Cavendish Square
Wednesday. 19th [July 1905]. Blanche took me driving at 11 & dropped me at the Dss of Somerset’s who was at home & I spent ½ hour with her. She leaves town today. She sent me on in her carriage to Cork St & I paid Mr & Mrs Curtis a visit at 5a (their hotel) also went to see Nellie at No 20 & then walked home. Princess Christian & Princess Victoria came to luncheon having wished to see me before they leave town this afternoon. Blanche had a very smart party to meet them. Edward was absent but Vere took his father’s place. Lord Munster sat between Pss Christian & me—on my left I had young Mr Niel Campbell—heir of the D. of Argyll. He seems rather an enlightened young. A young officer called Ward was at lunch who had been an inmate of the Layard Convalescent Home in S. Africa & was loud in its praise. I spoke to Pss Christian abt the Cos: Hospital & suggested that Q. Margherita should be asked to give her name to it. She assented at once—said we shd ask her to the Patron & she herself wd resign & be President. She promised to write me a letter on the subject. Pss Victoria told me of the success of the Restaurant we had set going & of wh she is Patron– They left abt 3. At 4 I had a visit from G. Montagu & his fiancée Miss Sturges—a plain quaint little golden haired little American girl. I gave them all the particulars as to their sojourn at Ca Capello wh I have lent them for their honeymoon. Mr & Mrs Curtis also called. After tea Blanche lent me the brougham & Gwenydd drove with me to Albert Gate where I called on Lady Poynter. Found her looking terribly ill– Poor thing she is evidently fast fading away. She has not long returned from Constantinople where Sir Edward & she had gone to see their son Hugh. The exertion has evidently been too much for her. Blanche went to the Opera with Vere. I remained at home & dined with Edward & his brother Granville.

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