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Cotmania. Vol. V. 1929-30

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/5
Page: 83 recto

  • Description

    Brandsby Commonplace Book

    July-October 1804

    Date: 1929-30

  • Transcription

    July 29. Mr & Mrs Cholmeley & the four girls set out for Rokeby Park (1) after an early dinner & dined & slept at Northallerton — Francis rode on horseback.
    July 30. ['Mr & Mrs Cholmeley & Francis' crossed out] They all arrived at Rokeby Park to dinner.
    Aug: 8. Mr & Mrs Cholmeley & the 4 girls arrived from Rokeby Park, having dined at Thirsk & drank tea with Mr Rockcliffe at Easingwold.
    Aug 9. Francis arrived, having ridden from Rokeby Park to the Old Oak Inn the day before, where he dined & slept.
    Aug 10. Mrs Cholmeley, Francis Ann['e' crossed out] & Catharine set off for Scarbro.
    Sept 18. Mr Cholmeley, Mary & Harriet went to Scarborough.
    Sept 25. Mr & Mrs Cholmeley, the 4 girls & Mr Cotman returned from Scarborough to a late dinner.
    Sept 27. Mrs Cholmeley & Mr Cotman made a morning visit to Newburgh.
    [Note added in pencil in the margin: Sept. 1804 holds the record as being entirely without rain.]
    Oct 1. Professor Playfair (2) & Mr Hall came to dinner.
    — 3. Mr Playfair & Francis went to Gormire & Byland Abbey.
    — 4. Mr Playfair & Mr Hall went away. Mr Cotman & Harriet went to Coxwold & returned to dinner.

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