Tuesday, May 23, 1882 Finished the cleaning of my room today and now tonight it is all in order. Yesterday I thought I would get rid of some things which seemed of no use. Among them were two or three little bottles of preparations dear Gertrude had for transferring pictures on glass. I took them down to the dust heap and broke them on the stones but some of them resisted two or three attempts to destroy it and it seemed a cruel thing to me to do it. It has been a cool day after the rain. Lucy came home from N.Y. I had a letter from James Gifford telling me about his father and mother and about Mary who has gone to Philadelphia to be under the care of Dr. Weir Mitchell. Dunlap sent me my birch bark hat and also Downings by mistake. I wrote to Downing that I would send his to him.