TCD MS 10853 folio 119 recto
Rubber Co. representative came in bringing me some fine cigarettes. Sunday was a visiting day and many and varied were our visitors, and one had to answer the same old questions time after time. I remember one extremely boring gentlemen who carried about with him a dirty little note book and appeared to be obsessed with the idea that it was necessary for every wounded soldier to write his name and regiment upon its pages. He was a grotesque individual and looked like one of Dickens Characters come to life. As the Secretary of the Y.M.C.A. he brought round a couple sheets of notepaper and a postcard each, shook hands vigorously when he entered and when he left. He took a fancy to me, Why I know not, for I never encouraged him and he seemed to be determined to get me to visit him but by the help of Miss Stuart and my own imagination I forestalled him every time.