Wednesday, Mar 18, 1885 Wrote to Sara that Calvert, Mary and I would go up on Saturday afternoon. Painted on my picture and have got it in good condition so that I think I will make a picture fine in color. Stopped in to see Cropseys pictures at Ortgies', which he is going to sell at auction. Some of them were very interesting. His touch is remarkably crisp and excellent but he is apt to be florid in color. Julia Dillon and I called at the Akers and found there again Mr & Mrs. Farrington who are to sail for England tomorrow. There were also a Mr & Mrs. Frothingham of Boston cousins of D. B. Frothingham and a musician whose name I did not catch and who played for us.