I went to New York on Wednesday to get my pictures ready for Chicago and Louisville. Sent 8 to Chicago and 3 to Louisville. Dined at Eastman Johnsons two days, went up to Vaux's Friday and staid over night and he and I came up with the morning train this morning he going to Catskill. Thursday and Friday were intensely hot in N.Y. Mr. Buckley Eastmans brother-in-law called on me and he and Girard lunched with me yesterday. Girard told me of Maurices return from Havana and that he was not to go back - in fact just the most discouraging accounts that I had anticipated. I found him here when I got home as well as my fathers three brothers and Uncle Patricks daughter Gertrude. Calvert is perplexed with a hostility to him in the Park Commission which his many years of faithful service has not shielded him from. Frank Weeks and Robt. DeForest called on me in N.Y. and DeForest spoke to me about the Danger Signal which I showed him, leaving his offer open to me until next winter. Mary enjoys her new home on the Palisades and has no desire to go away. The children were all home. A letter has been received from Lucy who had arrived safely and was settled in her new home after her long journey.