Tuesday, Dec 28, 1875 Have staid in all day on account of my cold which is getting better. Sketched in my Wilson picture and finished a small water color of my Autumn Idyl. Wrote to Gertrude, to Booth and to John Durand to get information regarding Taine. A dark day. Rained towards evening. Recd. a letter from Alice and one from Sam Coy Kendall enclosing check for $200 for the picture.