May 15th, 1848 (Monday)

May 15, 2010

Mr Telford, Howard and Monk went to Blenheim.1 I have been very anxious that the first should not find his stay here too tedious, so that we have tried to enliven it with a change now and then. They had a delightful day, and their account of the place was quite wondrous.

The Rector of Exeter College, with Miss Richards, came to Chapel and tea. Rector greatly struck with all that had been done, and especially with the happy and gentlemanly appearance of the boys. Evidently grateful for our attentions.

1: Blenheim Palace at Woodstock, Oxfordshire is on the other side of Oxford to Radley. It would have taken 2-3 hours by horse or carriage to reach it. The Palace, like many grand houses of the time, was open to gentlemen to visit.

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