[Geneva—Saturday, 11 September 1869]
Saturday. Sepr 11th Not a sunshiny day unfortunately and no Alpes visible but we walked over the old town and saw the quaint street and quainter manners, still untouched, by modern changes which have so altered the other parts of this little city. The people are very French in their nature and appear as occupied in every class of manufacture and as industrious, making, buying, and selling, as the Parisians themselves. The city is however a small one after all.