Friday, Nov 16, 1883 Wintry cold. My studio is in disorder but I spent nearly the whole day there doing many things. Called on Beard and was much amused by him particularly in his describing Whittredge who came in there one day after he had been dining with a man who bought one of his pictures. Tried to get seats for Sara and myself to see Irving but could not except by paying much more than I could afford so we went to see Jefferson as "Caleb Plummer" in the Cricket on the heath. He acted the character most capitally. His sister Mrs [blank] was Tilly Slowby and his son a waiter in the farce of "Lend me five Shillings" in which Jefferson also played. I have not seen him before in many years and it was a real treat.