Friday, Mar 3, 1882 Attended the artists dinner at an Italian restaurant in 10th St nothing to recommend it except the good company. Afterwards we all went to the club. A card was sent me to an artists reception at Vanderbilts new house. I will not go. When he was having the catalogue of his collection printed under Averys supervision the latter went to Putnams and ordered all the American pictures to be left out. This whole affair seems to be managed by Avery.