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[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underline]]1868[/underline]] 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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