To British Museum to study manuscripts. Have admission tickets to MSST Reading Room for 6 months.
*During this time United States President Woodrow laid down his “Fourteen Points” to Congress. These points were later taken as the basis for peace negotiations at the end of the war and the formation of the League of Nations. At this time negotiations were also taking place with the Russian Bolshevik Government.
To British Museum to study manuscripts, back same day (William Draycott’s (of Sysonby) letters to Lord Stafford). Sponsored by William Beresford Esquire of Esher.
*William Draycott of Sysonby was Agent to Lord Stafford in early 1700’s.
Bank Holiday. I rise at 5.30 am to catch 7.50 train to Stafford. Arr. 9.30 am – found Mrs. Leighton & family home. Stayed two days then left for Camp.
Rose @ 8.30 am. Breakfast @ 9 am. Very quiet till noon.
I go for a bike ride to West Derby & Tuebrook. Dinner @ 2 pm. Beef & vegetables. No plum pudding. In evening to S.A. Upton’s. Played Priest of Parish. Jack N is home. Party number 10….made after dinner speeches. Have splendid time. Back to Harry’s accompanied by Jack & Samuel. After more games we retire @ 1.30 am.
*Priest of Parish is a parlour game for groups of people.
Up early & catch 8.30 train @ Leic. Sta. for Rhyl to see Harry. Arr. @ 12 noon. Have 1 hrs chat with him. He looks very ill & is fed on peptonised milk. Trouble Gastritis. Leave him @ 1.15 pm. Catch Camp Railway train for Rhyl @ 1.30 pm. Take 2.54 train to L’pool. Arr. 6 pm. Trains packed. Had to walk home. Played Priest of Parish @ Harry’s retired to bed @ 2 am.
*Peptonized milk is subjected to partial digestion by pepsin or pancreatic extract in order to aid digestion.
Arr. (23rd) Liverpool @ 6 am Sunday. Stayed at Harry’s till 5 pm then to S. A. Upton’s & had chat.