Painted all day Saturday. Sherwood called. Has not been to see me in a year before. In the evening went to the Century and had a pleasant time. Saw Taylor, Bret Hart, Stoddard, McDonough, Gifford and several others. Today wrote on my essay all forenoon and spent the afternoon in Central Park walking. Taylor came in just before dinner and spent a half hour with me. After dinner I called up there. His mother whom I have not seen for ten years is there and looking remarkably well preserved for a woman of 76. Girard came in last evening while I was at dinner. Have not seen him before. Wrote to Gertrude.