Thursday, Feb 3, 1881 Still continues very cold. Worked most of the day on my picture with the two children (Vermont). Paul Gifford called me up to Sanfords room for a few minutes to advise about some of his pictures he is sending to Brooklyn, while I was there, not fifteen minutes Col. Sanford called and left Lucy's letter of introduction on my table. I was very sorry to have missed him and wrote him a note saying so and asking him if he would not come in again if he were down town. Just as I came back I found Edith Cook writing her name on my slate. She came in and I had a pleasant call with her. Holt sent me a note asking me to dine with him this evening which I did. No one there except him and his sister and the three children, Roland, Winifred and Edith. The little girls look like their mother. Had to hurry away to attend a meeting of the Century trustees. Eastman was there his first appearance. Fitch's sale came off this evening with poor results. The Board of management voted $600 to buy something of his tomorrow evening at the sale and Eastman Johnson was empowered to select it.