The Diaries of Adela Capel, 1st-4th July 1841
Audio footage of extracts from Adela's diary
Read by Charlotte Jordan
Thursday 1st July 1841
Rose at ½ past 7. After Breakfast went to see my fawn and my rabbits and found them quite well, but my fawn is very lame in one of its fore feet, but I have no doubt of Mrs Roberts rearing it. In the afternoon I rode about the Park on my pony and paid my usual visits.
Friday 2nd July 1841
Rose at ½ past 7. I stayed at home all the morning waiting the arrival of my company, the Miss Clarkes. They came about one o’clock. In the afternoon I took them all over and we had some famous fun among the woods and the hay-fields. We then drank tea at the farm.
Saturday 3rd July 1841
Rose at 5 minutes to 7. Went out with my friends in the garden. After Breakfast we played with the garden chair up and down the hills, and about 4 o’clock they went home. I should like very much a sister as a companion and then I should always enjoy myself. It is so much better to play with girls than boys, but as wishing is vain I must submit to the will of fate.!!!
Sunday 4th July 1841
Rose at 20 minutes to 8. After Breakfast went to Church and we were at home by one. I now miss my friends more than ever and only wish I was with them, and then I should be really happy, as happy as the day is long. But now I must go and take my solitary walk.