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Cotmania. Vol. V. 1929-30

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/5
Page: 84 recto

  • Description

    Brandsby Commonplace Book

    October 1804-May 1805

    Date: 1929-30

  • Transcription

    Oct 15. Mr Cotman & Francis went to see the Races at Coxwold & dined at Newburgh.
    — 16 Francis killed his first partridge.
    Oct 17 Mr Cotman at Newburgh in the morning.
    Oct. 20 The black & white cow calved.
    Oct 25. Mrs Cholmeley, Miss Phil. Cayley [1] & Mr Cotman went to York & returned to a late dinner.
    [Nov.] 8 Mr Temple came in the morning.
    Nov. 9th Mr Cotman shot a woodcock. Miss P. Cayley came to dinner. [note added in pencil:] (Turner at Farnley)
    Nov. 13. Mr & Mrs Cholmeley & Mr Cotman went to York.
    Mr & Mrs Cholmeley returned at night.

    Dec 4. Lord Ashburton came. [R[ichar]d Dunning 2nd Lord A. – b. c 1782. m. 1805. d[ied] s[ine] p[role] 1823 & the title became extinct]
    — 6 Lord Ashburton went away.

    Jan 31. A fat sheep kill’d here which had but one kidney.
    Feb 6. Mrs Cholmeley & Francis set off for London.
    — 10 First snowdrop flower.
    March 15. Francis came at night from York where he arrived on the 8th from London, being on the Grand Jury.
    May 11. Last night the little Dairy window was broke open & bread & butter & beef etc. stolen.
    First green apricot tarts [?].

Brandsby Commonplace Book