From GDP/8 John Leeson
John Leeson (1803-1865) owned and rented out property in London. In his diaries, he regularly recorded a mixture of his business dealings, family news, and politics.
3 May 1851
1st – The Chrystal [sic] Palace in Hyde Park opened for the Exhibition by Queen Victoria + Prince Albert – fine day, many persons there.
Wednesday – We dined with Mr. Brown + family – Mr. Brown + family came to see the Exhibition opened + spent afternoon with us.
Miss Gilbert + Blackburne took tea with us.
Sir G. Grey brt. Into House of Coms a new bill to supply London with water, by one company instead of 9 as at present.
Mr. Barnett dined with us – employ’d on commission.
Countess of Radnor died – 62 – unwell some time.
Mrs. Harvey + son called on us – looks well.