28 Dec 1881

Scope and Content

On Boxing Day and the weather, Christmas shopping for her mother, Mr Hughes [the minister] being ill and not being able to preach and the person who took the Christmas day service, believing an intruder to be in the house but discovering it was Stanley, Gershom's Christmas, her plans over the following few days, people in Maldon losing their money through a loan society, wanting to help people, missing Gershom and dreaming about him, a problem with their piano, making mince pies and being looked down on by the cook.