I was greatly shocked this morning to find this announcement of the sudden death of Wards wife. I did not know her. Gertrude and I saw her at Mrs. Stones party last spring but Ward did not introduced her. He afterwards twice asked me to come in some evening and smoke a cigar with him while they were living at the Grosvenor and I was here alone. I meant to have gone but did not. I wrote him a short note immediately. Went home by the 4 o'clock train. In the train on the Elevated road met Miss Noxon on her way to the depot to meet some one and we walked over together. It came off very cold before I reached home.