Tuesday, Apr 26, 1881 Had several errands, one down town. Was much struck with the bustle and activity in the business part of the city. In the afternoon began a picture 25 x 30 of an Indian Summer effect based on my Deans Corners studies. Attended Whitelaw Reids wedding at Mr. Mills home in 5th Avenue. A most gorgeous house in which gold, satin, velvet embroideries etc. seem to have been used without stint. A very large and distinguished company Literary, Artistic, financiers and politicians. Met many friends. Stedmans, Warner, Winter, Howells, Ward, Dr & Mrs. Otis, Nellie Hutchinson, Dr. Yale and hosts of others among them Ex Mayor Wickham and his daughter. Mrs. Wickham asked for Mrs. McEntee, and seemed much embarrassed. After the meeting I went with Ward to Brayton Ives' president of the Stock Exchange. Holt & his sister, Warner and Mrs. May came with Mr &Mrs Ives. Staid there until after midnight smoking & talking.