The Diaries of Adela Capel, 30th September-2 October 1841
Audio footage of extracts from Adela's diary
Read by Charlotte Jordan
Thursday 30th September 1841
Rose at 7. After Breakfast stayed with Grandmama and let her Canary and mine out in the room. I am trying to tame a Golfinch. I hope I shall succeed. In the afternoon Miss Smart did not go out it was so wet, so I took Fairy in the Flower garden.
Friday 1st October 1841
Rose at ½ past 7. After Breakfast went down to Balie’s to see about another Goldfinch. The other one is dead. I waited for its arrival and recieved it. After dinner took Fairy about the lawn. Miss Smart and Mr Cavie [came], we had quite a rendezvous.
Saturday 2nd October 1841
Rose at ½ past 7. We have a whole Holiday today because it is Reginald’s Birthday. He is eleven. During the morning I went first to Balie’s, then to the farm and lastly in the garden. Fairy came with me in Mama’s garden I caught 3 very pretty Butterflies. I let 2 go and the other I put under a case, it was so handsome.