Sunday, Dec 13, 1874- Wrote a long letter to Tim Mapes. While I was in N.Y. a young man Lincoln D. Wright brought me a letter of introduction from him the first I have heard from him in twenty years. Answered Mr. Secor's letter. There is a promise of a snow storm. Am reading Boswell's Johnson. Boswell is very hard on Goldsmith and an uncompromising defender of all of Johnsons ill nature and what is often downright tyranny and ill breeding.