Tuesday, June 21, 1881 Cool and autumnal. Emma Brace sat for me to paint the little head dress in dear Gertrudes portrait. She, Julia, Marion, Jamie and I took a walk on the Common after tea. I have had a feeling of discouragement over our affairs today and had to write to Calvert about some money he owes me. I wish I was not obliged to speak of it for he was always so helpful to me. I told him not to put himself to any trouble, that I would rather manage some other way. Letters from Mrs. Sawyer and Alice.