Tuesday, August 5, 1873- This has been one of the loveliest days and tonight the moon is nearly full and the air is like October. Mrs. Swan arrived today. Received a letter from Eastman Johnson telling me to come, and one from Gertrude delighted to go there and with the purpose of our being together again. Telegrapher to the Fall River steamer for a state room on Friday and wrote Johnson I would be there Saturday and Gertrude to meet me Saturday at Woods Hole by the morning train from Boston. Began my preparations to go on Friday getting my sketching materials to ready.