Item 13: Miles Franklin pocket diary, 1920

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JANUARY, 1920.

Thursday 8

I got down at 9.10 Got Mr Aldridge off to Paris. Phill & Miss D'Arcy called at office. Pottered in office. Left an hour early to get a little rest but Debbil-debbil of kid visiting carpenter's roared & thumped around like a public nuisance. Phill came back to 22 Harley Road.

Friday 9

Beautiful clear frosty morning. Phill walked down to Chalk Farm with me. Later met me at Minerva & we went to B. Aus. Bookshop & thence to Allmann's to send food to Mrs R's relatives in Germany. Home at night & poorly. Ethel in bed. Phill waited on us.

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Saturday 10

Wet grey day. Phill left 22 Harley Rd. for place in Bow. Thank god I got back into my room with nice fire & began to revise Estelle. Little debbil [double l written, one crossed out] - debbil upstairs away thank god so had a little sleep. Washed comfortably by fire after being dirty for weeks & went to bed at 12 feeling much better.

Sunday 11

Wild day, rain & real noisy wind. I worked on Estelle all day & in evening went round for a chat with Lady Byles & took her a taste of honey. Had a lovely sleep in afternoon. Mild weather

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Monday 12

Worked all day on revising Estelle. Practically only -re-reading & no changes necessary.

Tuesday 13

Finished re-reading last chap. of Estelle & began on the typing.

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Transpose 3 days [Wednesday 14 crossed out] Friday 16

Lovely afternoon. Mild & clear. Worked on typing. Feeling very overdone. 35 pp. with 2 carbons heavy stint. had a sleep in afternoon. Gave up work about 7 p.m. Mr T.B. Smith there for dinner.

Thursday 15 [ink line drawn from diary date down right side of page to written entry "Wed. 14"]

Perfectly angel day. Crisp & clear all day Went to office on top of 'bus to read proofs after lunch & back by 4 p.m. Worked well typing & got to bed at 12 p.m.

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Thurs 15 [ink line drawn down left side of page] Friday 16

Grey day & damp. Went for little walk to Swiss Cottage in afternoon & had a sleep very exhausted through too much typing. Brooks came at night & I read N.Y. American in bed till 12.

Saturday 17

Brooks L. & I went to look at Nancy's grave & then on top of 'bus to Hendon & walked around & back in time for lunch at 1.20. B. left at 3.15. I tried to have a sleep but chilblains intervened. Very exhausted through too much typing. Read S. Naidu's poems ready for sending to Fred. Mild weather

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