Annual meeting of the Academy on Wednesday. Went up to see Eastman Johnson on Tuesday but he refused to attend. I declined to serve longer on the Council, but Hicks told me there were 8 votes for me in spite of that. No Academicians were elected and only one associate, Dolph. The schools were again made free by resolution, the resolution giving Academicians 8 feet on the line was rescinded. I did not remain to dinner and was on the whole pretty well satisfied with the days work, except that Perry was again elected in the Council. Am worrying over the back ground for the Booth pictures. They give me more trouble than the figures. Gertrude and I went out to try to find photographs for suggestions of back grounds but to no purpose.