Varnishing day at the Academy where have spent the whole day. After the Council meeting last night we all went up into the galleries which were lighted up for us and which had been previously turned over to us by the hanging committee. Was most favorably impressed with the collection which is one of a high average, all the really bad pictures having been sent back. The impression is confirmed by a more careful examination today. I think it decidedly the best exhibition we have ever had. My pictures are hung as follows. Saturday Afternoon and the Ginevra in the North Room, Paestum in the Corridor near the East door and Mr. Weeks' picture in the large room on the north side. One of the loveliest things there is a head by Neal which I would like to own. Went from the Academy to attend the funeral of Mr. Crane in Madison Avenue.