Wednesday, Jan 30, 1884 Rainy day. Worked rather deliberately on my Woods picture. Called on Genl & Mrs. Pitcher at the Gilroy House but they were not in. Went to the Century and wrote to Sara. Perry is in straits for money for the Art Union and has to borrow. I am afraid we will have to abandon it. If we do I will never again enter into any plan in which the cooperation of the artists is essential to success. As a body they seem selfish and indifferent. Think of Wm Hart not willing to send a picture to our gallery because he is not permitted to have a glass over it.