Wednesday, Jan 18, 1888 Cold again this morning and the rain frozen on the side walks. Mary told me of her anxiety about Calvert whose symptoms have been very alarming. I walked up to see Ortgies to see if he had heard anything about getting the law, forbidding auctions in the evening changed. He was not in but I saw his clerk who had heard of nothing definite having been accomplished. I went down to the Tribune Building to see Philips & Wells the real estate agents who have our place for sale. They had had no inquiries and apparently had not thought of it since I put it into their hands. I saw one of the firm who said they would not push it unless we advertised it and proposed spending a hundred dollars in advertising to be deducted from their commission if sold. I dont think it wise to do so but told him I would think of it. Then I went to see Mr. David G. Francis about our [?] Registers. He was not in but a man representing him said as it was not a full sett he did not think he would care for it. I came to my room and went to work cataloging my sketches & studies, outside of those to be included in my sale with a view of having them insured as I cannot paint. In the evening I called upon Mrs. Brownell and Miss Sheffield in 53rd St and went from there to the club where I saw Shirlaw, Butler & Perry. Whittredge came in in his dress suit but did not seem to be genial. Collins came in and Whittredge immediately left me and joined him. I wish Whittredge were a little more loyal.