Item 11: Miles Franklin pocket diary, 17 February-29 December 1918

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OCTOBER - 1918

24. Thursday. Office routine

25. Friday. S. McKay rang up & made appt for Sat

26. Saturday S. McK came at 2 & we went for a 'bus ride to the H. Heath then to hear Miss Horniman at Franchise Club then to dinner at Popular Café then to see Gertrude Elliot in "The Eyes of Youth" at St. James Theatre Fine day but foggy

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20. Sunday. Wet grey day. Lot of people to see Nancy which stopped me working. Got a bit done in morning.

21. Monday. Grey wet day. Office routine. typed in evening but very tired & depressed. Mrs French came to office in afternoon & had tea with me. Chilblains

22. Tuesday. Office routine. Cold grey day. Tired & depressed because did not sleep the night before too well.

23. Wednesday. Quite a fine day but a good deal of fog. S. McKay was to have come but no news of him. Went out on errands. Very tired.

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17. Thursday. Office routine. Began to get busier - cards to do.

18. Friday. Dense fog till afternoon then one ray of sunlight & grey again A smokey fog that stung the eyes

19. Saturday. Grey & showery Tired but struggling on at typing got home at 3 & had fire to self for a while. Leaves down in great soggy wet masses

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13. Sunday. At Miss Hodges till 8.30 then returned to 22 Harley Rd. Typed all day.

14. Monday Wet drizzling day. Went to dine with Nancy at night at Lyceum Club as Mrs Bage's guests. Literally wept with boredom escaped at 9.30

15. Tuesday Office routine. Did some of my own typing. Matron Nye came & I took her to lunch at Minerva.

16. Wednesday. Office routine. lunch at Minerva.

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10. Thursday. Similar routine

11. Friday. Lunch with Miss H & Miss Gallimose at Minerva

12. Saturday Went to 41 Russell Sq. till 2 & then to Miss Hodge at Golder's Green for week end. Beastly cold in flat. Leaves down in carpets on the street A dull wet week.

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