Nov. 27. Arrived at Buenos Aires at 7:20 P.M. Drove to Royal Hotel. Nov. 28. Went to the American Consulate. Received a few letters which had been forwarded from Para. Went to the Legation. Met Mr. Bliss, the American Minister, with whom I had quite a conversation, concerning this wonderful city, and wonderful republic. Got lost on my way back to the Hotel. After wandering three or four or five miles, and making scores of inquiries, was at last successful in reaching my hotel quarters. Nov. 28. Had many visitors and invitations to dinner, etc. but was unable to find any information concerning a suitable steamer for South Africa. Drew thirty pounds on my credit letter. Nov. 29. Received invitations to the St. Andrews dinner and Thanksgiving Reception at the U.S. Legation tomorrow evening and afternoon, but had to decline both, as well as an invitation of Mrs. Bliss to luncheon, on account of eagerness to find steamer to Capetown before the vegetation withered. Nov. 30. Packing up. Taking leave of many friends, and starting for Montevideo. Got off at 1000 P.M. Was guided and put aboard the steamer for Montevideo by Mr. Shubert, Secretary to Mr. Bartelman, Consul-General. A fine fellow. December 1. Arrived at 7:00 A.M. and drove to Consulate. Thence to the Hotel Pyramedes. Dec. 2 - Dec. 5. Hunting ship to Capetown. On Dec. 5th bought ticket to Teneriffe on the Kuritina, which is advertised to sail on the 8th.
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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