Thursday 18th June 1846

“A fancy bazaar held in the Royal Gardens of Chelsea Hospital in aid of the Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest. Many of the nobility there, tents and booths erected. Brought home new hat from Quick’s of Pimlico, price 10s 6d. Uncle John Shepard continues to get worse, unable to leave his bed.”


[Editor’s note: No entry on 19 June]

Tuesday 16th June 1846

“Ordered a new beaver hat to be made at Quick’s Hat Manufactory, Pimlico.  It is to be a broad-brimmed – height of crown seven and three eighths inches, brim two and five eighths inches.  The new carriage road in front of Chelsea Hospital opened for public traffic for the first time.”


[Editor’s note: No entry on 17 June]

Monday 30th March 1846

“Bought an old three-cornered beaver cocked hat of James Hollingsworth, screener at Wharf. The maker’s name inside is Lock, hatter, St James’s Street, London. It no doubt formerly belonged to a gentleman, but it is one of the has-beens. Executed this morning at the Old Bailey Thomas Wicks, aged 20 years, for the murder of James Bostock, his master – see back February 16th. At quarter before 10 o’clock this morning the remains of Mr Liston, who died 22nd instant were consigned to the Earth in the cemetery at Kensall Green.”