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satisfactory. Had a chat with Mrs & Tom Wrightson[.] Tom has been up north somewhere putting up some engines. Went to hear Sam Cowell in the evening with Carrick with whom I drank tea at his new lodgings in Brandling place. I was very much pleased with his lodgings. Sam Cowell is glorious. [23]

Sunday Oct 18 Went to dine at Clapham’s, Robert was at home & I had some long & nice conversations with him. Went to tea at Dixons, & in the evening amused ourselves with sketching.

Monday Oct 2 [struck through] 19. Found that on Sunday Robert had ground in the leaky safety valves but they were not a bit improved.

He had also put on one of
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the box-springs which(,) looks & acts well.

Rob[er]t Clapham called on me after dinner: we went together over the mill, & he drank tea with me. His business in coming over here was to get Joseph Pease to sell him the iron pirites [sic] which is worked out with the iron stone, & from which Robert intends to manufacture Sulphuric acid.

Robert told me(,) how that his brother Harry’s flirtations with Etty Watson had provoked the dire anger of James Watson, who said that if Harry did not intend to marry her, he should like to know what he did intend to do with her.

Tuesday, 20th [October] Last night

[23] Sam Cowell (1820-1864) was a hugely popular performer of comic songs, the highest paid singer of his day, who embarked on a three year tour of the UK from 1857 to 1859.

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