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Jan.  Tuesday 21st  I commence my journal for 1868 with the meeting of the Academy or ^[[rather]] with the arrival ^[[some]] of its members.  The evening train brought us first Dr. Lorrey ^[[& Hensfort]] & Dr. Barnard who were speedily followed by Dr. Gould & Miss Hensfort.  All merry & well.  Prof. Davies came in after tea.  I looked at him with interest as the author of the Algebra whose equation delighted my young brain in days gone by.  His broad fine face is genial & kind.  While Father & himself were going over in imaginations various circumstances of their past-lives.  We that is Dr. Lorrey Carry Mr. Post of Syria & Mr. ___ who had come in just before Prof. Davies & myself were amusing ourselves with Mr. Bacon new book on the Nile.  Dr. Lorrey reading aloud from it an account of a Rhanoserous hunt with various comments by his auditers.  The Academy opens tomorrow.
Wed.  22nd  At the breakfast table in speaking of personal [[identity?]] mentioned an amusing mistake he had made
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