Tuesday, Dec 4, 1888 Snowing this morning but soon cleared. Found a cordial letter from Booth offering to send me his box. I have written him for two seats and to say I would like the box later. Find I have left one of my trunk keys at home. Have ordered the two canvases for Husteds and Mrs. Welles' pictures. Had a locksmith come and open my trunk. Escorted Lucy over to Jersey City to the train for Wilmington. Whittredge came to see if I will accept the appointment as one of the committee of selection for works of art for the Paris exposition. He has accepted. I do not want to but he urges it. I can see no good in showing our work in Paris. Personally I have no interest in it, but am considering it. Sedgwick came to my studio from school and we walked over to the home together. In the evening he and I went up to the American Institute. The exhibit seemed to be about what it was last year.