Wednesday, July 7, 1880 Went to Rondout this morning and got a letter from Mr. Gordon relative to my picture in London and one from Janette. She is writing a biographical sketch of [?] and wants me to embody in a letter to her my estimate of him as an artist. Wrote on my woods article but it seems too realistic. I think I shall have to recast it. A card from Downing telling me they all got off by the boat last night.