Saturday, May 3, 1884 This notice I cut from the Sun this morning. I wonder whether this will affect Augustus Bachelder. I painted two little figures in the little picture of spring I intend to give Julia for a wedding present. A disagreeable man attempted to bounce into my studio without knocking and rattled off a long string about getting me to write a biographical sketch of myself in order to make me known all over the world. I declined and he went away lamenting my modesty. The idea of an entire stranger coming to see me in this way. Went home at 3.40. A lovely warm day but the country obscured with smoke. Hussey Hill was on fire as the train passed. Found Gussie very feeble but up, in the parlor. Joe had gone after having had some trouble with Sara who has her hands full and who has too many responsibilities. I think this has affected Gussie. Certainly she ought to be spared all such troubles.