100 Years Ago - a Weekly Selection from Mary Berenson's Diaries

A new piece of furniture

Monday, September 11, 1916, I Tatti

The new piece of furniture for B.B. came, and alas the measurements were wrong and the drawers were too small for his photos1. What bad luck. I’d have given anything to avoid it. It brought back to him all his old rages and grievances. I wish he dwells as much as the advantages and successes. It does make things nearly unbearable sometimes - such an awful mental atmosphere.

Princess Candriano came to tea, and departed promising to bring up lots of her friends.


Probably the chest of drawers against the wall near BB’s desk.