Friday, Feb 23, 1883 Julia and Harry made me a visit, also Julia Dillion and Dr. Naldos[?] sister-in-law. The latter although an art student did not seem to be interested in my work and scarcely looked at any of my pictures. Called upon 68th St. to see Mrs. Col. Sanford but she was out. It was a very cold night and I was glad to get back to my comfortable room in front of my very nice fire where I sat in my bed and read in Froudes History of England until late. I always feel an inclination to get back to my own room and get it is very lonely here unless I am very much invested as happily as I am now in Froudes. I am going to read more. There is another world in good books and sometimes I get very tired of this one.