Alice, the baby, George and I left for New York on the 12 o'clock train. We crossed on the ferry boat but the ice was strong enough to bear teams and I understood they were to begin tomorrow to harvest the ice for the ice houses. Dr. Duffy was on the ferry boat and spoke feelingly of Gertrude. We came down in a drawing room car and I got a carriage and drove to the studio, where we had dinner. Fred came around to see Alice and I went up to see Mary who had expected us there. I made them comfortable here however.