Friday, Oct 29, 1880 Went down to see that we were registered. Have worked all day in my studio. The weather grey and threatening rain or snow. Two of Uncle Thomas' granddaughters arrived today, daughters of Mr & Mrs Howard. Read some of dear Gertrudes letters after I came from my studio. I think of her often over in my studio, once today as I took up a piece of glass on which she transferred an engraving and commenced to paint it, and when I do think of her it seems so sad and lonely there where her piano used to stand and where she so often sang. I can hardly bear it when I think of all this and feel as if I must fly now there but I go to work and try to forget.