Friday 30th October 1846

“Took Ann Fox’s black Dutch clock home and fixed it in Mrs Kennington’s kitchen. Ann made me present of a silk handkerchief of large pattern.”

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Friday 23rd October 1846

“Bought black Dutch clock from the Doctor’s in Goodge Street and fixed it in room. The remains of Mr Ternan (who died see 17th instant) were deposited in the churchyard of Christ Church, Blackfriars, followed by his two brothers and a few private professional friends.”

Sunday 4th October 1846

“Breakfasted and afterwards went to coffee shop near the Royal Exchange, a turning out of Cornhill, from thence to church, St Mary Abchurch, (I have noticed of late that all plugs are up in the City to keep the streets cleansed and to keep away the cholera (if possible) which is now prevalent in some parts of Europe and which it is feared will ultimately pay a visit to England, but it seems confined to the City, not having noticed any thing of the kind in the suburban districts). Stopped at home all afternoon taking black Dutch clock to pieces and oiling it, hoped to have it in going order by dark but was deceived, it being a more tedious task that I calculated upon. — Had Ann up in the evening as usual. — Took walk in evening with Ann to see Providence and Episcopal Chapel, Grays Inn Lane, and returned by 9 o’clock.”

Saturday 3rd October 1846

” — Ann Fox met me at midday in Pimlico near the Wharf with her small black clock. — Exchanged — Ann’s — small black, Dutch clock for one of the same colour but much larger and very old fashion at Mr Eves, broker, Little George Street, Chelsea for a florin and the small clock.”