Friday, Feb 25, 1881 Painted on my Vermont scene and I think finished it and also on a small Kaatskill brook I began a year ago. A Mr. Conkey called and wanted to get a picture to sell in Detroit. I told him he had better buy it which he said he would do if I would allow him to pay only a part down. He referred me to Ward of whom he was once a pupil. Julia Vaux called. Calvert and I called on Fred and Annie Norton.