Friday, Mar 13, 1885 Bitterly cold, one of the coldest days of the winter. Dr. Worman connected with the Vanderbilt College at Nashville called to select pictures for a brief exhibition there. He seems very sanguine he will sell a number of pictures, but he is new at the business. I let him have the "Mt. Katahdin" and "Over the Hills". He was very talkative and enthusiastic and has the faculty of half securing you to his own crude enthusiasms. He seemed to me an honest person but not one whose ideas of art go very deep. Spent the evening at Marys and went to the Club when Dr. Smith, Stoddard and I talked on heredity. Stoddard seems to think all the arts are more frequently inherited than Poetry, and was very interesting in what he said of the poets and their children.