Maryborough Hospital. June - August 1874
Mary Borough Hospital Victoria 19 July Sun Up at half past 6 o’clock AM I slept well last night and do feel much better for that White frost after became foggy. It was so calm as all the weather cocks were pointing to different directions. We were visited by the Dr. about one o’clock pm as usual. I reported myself much better. The sunshine before noon but afterwards became gloomy and overcast. 20th Mon Up as half past 6 o’clock A M I did not sleep well but not subject to much pain. One of the patients was very noisy some times. wholly in a lunatic state He reported himself on the books from Cornwall but the plain welsh language came out from his mouth last night and he confessed this morning that he was a welsh man but nothing better or worse for that. Lovely day rather inclined to white frost in the morning It became overcast in the afternoon I was able to go out for a walk. I feel very weak. 21st Tu Up as usual, I had a good nights rest I am rallying fast, as far as I have good taste to every meal and could devour more than my allowance Bright morning and summer like before ... all the ... were enjoyed by the patients who were able to go out. I had two kind letters today one from David Evans Berlin with one pound note and another from Brycock ...with worth ten shillings of letter stamps – both were welcomed as a ... 22 Wed Up as usual if not sooner, I had an easy night but could not sleep all my time another lovely morning. Inclined to whie frost I have eaten good breakfast and feel very weak. I had a loan of today’s paper and found that the English mail is telegraphed being five days before the contract time Ive had a summer-like day after dark the half moon was quickened. It was of large cir- cumference....