Friday 8th May 1846

“Mother had to attend the dispensary in Gerrard Street being very ill, and with a wound in her side. The doctor tells her it must be cut out soon.”

[Editor’s note: No entry on 9 May]

Thursday 7th May 1846

“Received information of Mrs Kitchener of Charley Freeman being ill with a consumption and not expected to live long. Heard first news of the lengthening of Dean Street by pulling down some houses in Gerrard Street and extending it to Leicester Square – whether true or no, time will prove. Dined at Watling’s Dining Rooms, Pimlico, for the first time with fellow clerk.”