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“My sermon at the Unitarian Church in Newport. A most unexpected crowd to hear me.”

September 29. Busy with preparing the dialogue in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ for the Town and Country Club occasion ...”

Many entries begin with “hard at work,” or “very busy all day.”

This summer was made delightful by a visit from her sister Louisa, with her husband and daughter. Music formed a large part of the summer's pleasure. The Journal tells of a visit from Timothee Adamowski which was greatly enjoyed.

October 11. Much delightful music. Adamowski has made a pleasant impression upon all of us.”

October 12, Sunday. Sorry to say we made music all day. Looked hard for Uncle Sam, who came not.”

October 13. Our delightful matinee. Adamowski and Daisy played finely, he making a great sensation. I had the pleasure of accompanying Adamowski in a Nocturne of Chopin's for violin and piano. All went well. Our pleasure and fatigue were both great. The house looked charming.”

In the autumn came a lecture tour, designed to recoup the heavy expenses of the Eastern trip. Never skilful in matters of money-making, this tour was undertaken with less preparation than the modern lecturer could well imagine. She corresponded with

I Luther Terry, an American painter who had lived long in Rome, and had been a close friend of Thomas Crawford. He survived his wife by some years.

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