Tuesday, Nov 9, 1880 Worked all day in my studio. Finished the picture for Sara's fair and began a picture 20x24 of a foggy autumn landscape based upon some things I saw on my way to New Haven. Took a walk on the Commons before tea. I feel much better, more hopeful, less unhappy and am interested in my work for which I am very thankful. A letter from Mr. Bachelder and one from the Corcoran Gallery telling me my picture had arrived and was nicely hung. I am writing my paper on Gifford for the memorial evening but I find it very difficult to express myself about him. It will be very brief.