Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910) was een Britse cartoonist (voor Punch), tekenaar en fotograaf. Zijn dagboeken zijn te lezen op de site van 18 Stafford Terrace, ooit het huis waar Sambourne woonde.
Monday August 1
Lovely day. Sailed with Con, Effie, Tabs, Ham & self over to Cowes. 1st
look at Cowes. Photod yacht etc etc. Landed. Bought lunch. Effie ill all
day. Roughish home. Threw sea water over Effie. Back at 7.50. Rowed
by two wretched boys. Better dinner. Discussion about Kings etc. Bed
Tuesday August 2
In morning went with dear Roy & Hamilton to Cowes. Landed after being
towed. Bought loaf etc etc. Took boat & went on board Britannia. Back
in sea. Pinkum lay out a good way. Lunch. Such a lot. Roy good. Home
3.30. Got in mud. On to play Lawn Tennis with Bradshaws. Con Effie &
the baby left. Good game. Quiet dinner. Ju lost. Great call for Ju. Bed
Wednesday August 3
Last day at The Hook. Photod Roy & Globe. Went in boat with Tabs,
Hamilton & Roy. On board the 'Sheila' owned by late Mr Percival. Sad
death at 28. Lobster crates. Back. Packed. Caught 2.25 train. Called
Garrick. After rattling good dinner at Grand Hotel. Called on Adams
about bag. Thunderstorm at Grand Hotel. Subscription got up for
Danvers. Home with Guthrie.
Thursday August 4
Fine morning. Worked on photo of self as Boulanger. Roy naughty.
Spoilt plate. Midge called. To dine with Tenniel. Dined with Tenniel. Met
Arthur à Beckett & Pilleau. Drove straight home.