Monday, Nov 8, 1880 I came to New York this morning. Lunched with Mary. Mrs. Weld and Emma Brace were there. Went to the Studio Building and saw Beard. He had Agnew at his room yesterday and had a talk with him but could not tell me all he said as I had to leave by 4 oclock train. My trip I think has encouraged and brightened me. Found two letters from Eastman one enclosing a brutal article on the Gifford memorial exhibition from The World, which I had heard of but had not read and telling me of an accident to his brother Phil further news from whom he was awaiting. I wrote him a short letter, wrote to Wilmurt and to Ben Butler sending a check for expenses on my picture from London, which I have sent to the Corcoran Gallery at Washington.