Today is Mass Observation Day! On the 12th May 2021, the Mass Observation Archive will be repeating its annual call for day diaries, capturing the everyday lives of people across the UK.
The written diaries from the project will be stored in the Archive at The Keep and be used by a wide range of people for research, teaching and learning. http://orlo.uk/9yFcp
Saturday, 12 May Out again for my picture, carry Sally Sheppard to see it, who says it is a great likeness. Go to Mr. Kendall’s, a Stuff Warehouse in Gracechurch Street, he compliments excessively my person & understanding. A gentleman comes in by accident & gives me the same commendations. A letter from Miss Pigott.
Monday, 12 May 1760 Continue very ill, send for a Doctor who gives me some medicines, & much advice. Better & take a walk round this sweet place. Marlow is situated in a most delightfull spot, Woods, Water, enamell’d meads, conspire to render it truly beautifull.
Tuesday, 12 May 1761 At home all day & work very close, Captain Smith here several times, he has certainly a great regard for me, but I fear not so great as mine for him. Hush hush, busy imagination, ever studious to torment thyself, can’st not thou enjoy the present minute that blesses thee with his presence & leave Futurity to his all wise direction who will certainly dispose every thing for the best.
Published: 12 May 2021