Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1873- Last night we went up to Scarsdale on the Hudson R.R. and spent the night with Mr & Mrs. B.F. Butler. Hamilton called yesterday and intimated that he or a friend of his would buy a picture of me. I was feeling pretty discouraged as no one has been in since we came home from Rondout. Hamilton has been coming so long however that I have put him in the category of all the others who are coming some time. We went to hear Rubenstein last week and tonight we have tickets for the Infant Asylum ball sent by Mrs. Bullard but shall not go. We are also invited to the wedding reception of Richd. Hoe Jr. I am painting a picture called the Wilderness, a repetition of one I painted ten years ago. A violent snow storm and deer chased by wolves. Of course no one will want it. I went up to the park yesterday to look at the wolves and the deer. It was very warm and the paths were very muddy. Today it is cold again.