Received a note from Dr. Holland today saying he was too tired to go to the schools this evening. Walked up to Eastman Johnsons this morning. He is at work on his husking picture and by keeping him spurred up I hope he will get it ready for the Academy. He walked down with me and borrowed some studies of chickens to put in it. Sent my Wilson picture home today. Received a queer letter from S. A. Coale of St. Louis for whom I painted a small picture a year ago begging me as a member of the Centennial Selection Committee to vote against all pictures by St. Louis artists as entirely unworthy a place in the Exposition. Attended a Committee meeting at the Centennial rooms. Answered Mr. Coales letter.