July 5, 1933. While staying with the George Illingworths at Great Baynden, I went to see the Misses Bulwer. 'The Gleaner' looked rather nice, & the 'Columbus & his Crucifix', dated 1836, is amazingly adroit. The 'Kitchen of my [my] father's house' & the 'Carnarvon' are very brown & faded - worthless except as documents. They have several pencil drawings signed by Müller (with initial) taken from my Somersetshire lot, dated 1834 & 1835, of Porlock Bay, etc.
July 8, 1933. Went with Mrs Peal to Haseley House, Hatton, near Warwick, where Mr J. Leslie Wright's coll[ectio]n of water-colours was (under auspices of the Nat[ional] Art Coll[ection] Fund) on view. He said he had been collecting for only 2½ years. The drawings were a very miscellaneous lot, with no key to the collector's preferences. One Cotman, a dreary copy of c. 1809, '681 J. S. Cotman', w.c. c 12 x 8, b[ough]t from Thomson, rather rubbed. The fine De Wint from Squire's Gallery of Canterbury waterway & arch. Another large fine early De Wint of Eton & the river, v[er]y good c. 1807. The Francia, signed & dated 1855, that P. M. T. had of a farm-yard. A good Bourne, a very good landscape by F. Towne. One of V. Rienaecker's cousins from the sale of June 28 last, also the 360£ Early Mists by Copley Fielding, at Sotheby's some months ago.