Monday, Mar 31, 1884 Still very cold. Came down by 7.40 train and found it quite as cold in the city as at home. Busy with the Gordon reception. A nice note from Mr. Gordon greatly appreciating what is being done. A note from Geo. Wm. Curtis sending his contribution to the Gordon Reception and speaking of my mother a notice of whose death he had seen, with kind messages to my father and most pleasant recollections of our house and trusting my "wife had not entirely forgotten him" So little we know of each others losses and sorrows. I wrote him a kind note in reply. Went to the Club in the evening.