Monday, Nov 16, 1885 Left for New York for the winter by the Hudson River R. R. in the morning. Arrived here I stopped at Marys and had lunch with Mary, Marion & Bowyer. Charlie Osman had been there and stopped only a short time as he was going South on a hunting trip. I came over to my room and went directly to work to clean it and get it in order and with the help of Annie got it pretty well along before night. After dinner Calvert and I went to a lecture by Bradford, on the Arctic regions at Chickering Hall, illustrated with photographs thrown on a screen. There were very few there. Afterwards we went to the Century where I saw Perry, Winslow Homer, Dielman and Bispham. I found a note there from Booth written June 17th. I feel heart-sick and frightened but try to keep up courage as well as I can. It is always most depressing to return to this great city as I almost invariably do depending upon the future.