Tuesday 19th June 1917

It was a fairly fine day. In the morning I was clearing blackberry the other side of the hill. In the afternoon I went down to the steamer, had a talk with Jim Armour – Hoult’s manager about going down to Henry’s place. Arthur Greenwood came in the evening to consult me about new books for the Library. I wrote a letter to Henry about Armour and gave it to Arthur to post.

There was a social in the Claim Hall to night as a send off to Guy Ashton & Herbert Smith.