Saturday, Mar 3, 1888 I went up to the gallery this morning. It had rained and frozen and was very dangerous walking. Somerville was there. He said there were a good many in last night, from what he said I thought he thought I ought to be there more and show myself, although he didnt say so. I sent my Academy picture to the Century ("Autumn Sunshine and Shadow"). Mr. Gibson an architect, a friend of Bowyers dined with us and he and Bowyer came around to the monthly meeting at the club. First they went with Downing, Sara & Mary up to see my pictures, but the gallery had closed before they reached there. There was an excellent notice of my collection in the "Mail & Express" by Mr. Dorsett and many of my friends had been to see my pictures and all spoke encouragingly and in praise.