Monday, Feb. 17, 1873- My picture went by Saturdays steamer. I went to the Academy and had a look at the water colors. In the evening Gertrude and I attended our amateur operatic performance at Apollo Hall by invitation of Mrs. Romeyn which was really much more enjoyable than I thought an amateur performance could be. Received a letter from Laux from Rome. He feels Kensetts loss very deeply and his letter was all about him.