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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

Diary entry with inserted cutting of cast list for opera Fra Diavolo by Daniel Auber. Cutting refers to performance discussed in Bell's diary entry dated 18th May (GB/2/6/3/2/18).

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Lascelles, Frank
Chirol, Valentine

51.165691, 10.451526

Sat 20. [20 May 1899] Left at 10, very hot, but it clouded over and even rained a little. Florence and Mr Chirol met me at the station where I arrived at 1. Uncle Frank in great form. After lunch he and Domnul went out to play golf. F. had a tennis party and Fls von Hintenburg and Spitzenberg, Lori Harach [i.e. Harrach], Countess Hohenau[?], Mr Ewing, Knesebech, Count Thurm and his wife (Austrians) Herr Richter, and some other men among them a young Lerchenfeldt. A heavy thunderstorm came on and we had to have tea in the summer house and then come home. Dinner party. Countess Harrach and Lori, Lady Gough a good dull woman, Mr Seymour, Mr Gaisford, Mr Fergusson. Sat between the two attachÈs. Mr Gaisford is a dear, I was glad to see him again. After dinner Mr Fergusson sang quite beautifully, Schumann, Caro mio ben', and lots more. Most successful evening. Mr Gaisford, Domnul, F, Uncle F and I retired into the study afterwards and talked it over.

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