“Charles Jacob came to tea & stayed till 10. He was very agreeable & talked a lot, though he spent most of the time reading Punch volumes. He talked about books & the coast between Tráit Mór & Bonmahon, & caves.”
NLI Call Number: MS 32582/34
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Date Range of Diary: August 10th – 26th October 1918
WEEK 56: 21st – 26th October 1918
Monday 21st Oct. – There was a Civic Association committee a.d., about the woman to be recommended to the Guardians. Those who were suggested the Guardians who were
visited apparently didn’t like, & asked Mrs Webb why she wouldn’t stand herself, so she is to do so. Shera [sp.?] park was looking exquisite at this time with the red & brown & yellow leaves either by themselves or elegantly arranged here & there against a background of ever green oaks. Charles Jacob came to tea & stayed till 10. He was very agreeable & talked a lot, though he spent most of the time reading Punch volumes. He talked about books & the coast between Tráit Mór & Bonmahon, & caves.
Wednesday 23rd. – I got the tickets for the raffle of the bas relief of Pearse, & planted out about 20 books at the club.
Thursday 24th. – Eileen came to after-
[Annotator’s Note: On this page, Rosamond seems to have originally written an entry in pencil that she later wrote over in ink and, as a result, some of the contents are difficult to read. This transcription includes only the over-layed script]
noon tea & I went to a. G.L. class a.t. & found them reading “Gaba na Coille again. I looked on with Sean Burke who reeked of eucalyptus.
Saturday 26th. – I went to Holn [sp.?] & began reading The National Being with Annie. We were both rather rattled by the amount of fine words with only as much behind them as cd have been put into a couple of succinct pages, but we presently got to a more practical past. But parts of the beginning are curiously English in idea.