These diaries, kept by Cyril Clemens' paternal grandfather Bryan Mullanphy Clemens, cover the latter's life in London and trips to the Continent during the late 1890s. They were apparently directed to a young female relative in St. Louis. Clemens' constant companion was his son James Ross Clemens, studying medicine in England. Later Jim married fellow St. Louisan Katharine Boland, who came to share his life abroad. The diaries reflect with humor and much local color the daily activities and thoughts of Bryan, Jim, and Katharine as well as e their visits to relatives in Germany and other pleasure jaunts in Europe. In a reflection of the prevailing sentiment of the times, they also provide evidence of Bryan's prejudice against Jews, blacks, and various styles of foreigners.