Thursday, Jan 24, 1884 It has rained hard all day. I have been at work on my large picture and I think improved it. Hubbard who came in seemed much pleased with it and said he thought it very original and interesting. At 4'oclock, still raining I went up to Steinway hall and attended a memorial service in memory of Julius Halgarten, given by the Philharmonic Society. They played a fugue by Bach, Beethovens funeral March and Sigfrieds death by Wagner. The music was superb and most beautifully rendered under the direction of Theodore Thomas. Mr. Adler made a short address. Went to the club in the evening and had a talk with Nash and McDonough. Both were much impressed by Lawrences report as I confess I was. Talked with Perry on Art Union affairs. It seems to me we are on the verge of either success or failure and it will require careful management to insure [sic] success. Wrote to Sara that Eastman and I would come up Saturday.