Tuesday, Jan 1, 1884 A rainy dismal day, the stores all closed and the slushy streets deserted. I came to my room and painted on the second of my Reichardt pictures as long as I could see. Calvert and I went to see the Clarke pictures which is certainly a very creditable collection. In the evening he and I went to see Raymond in "Paradise" at the 14th St. Theatre. I never saw him before. He amused me but did not strike me as at all a genius. Received a letter from Alice in which she told me her box I sent her arrived all in pieces. So much for Express Companies.