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Saturday, July 19, 1890

     5:15 P.M. Reached W. today at his dinner hour. He continued to eat, talking meanwhile of various things. "I suppose Johnston

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is this moment with Herbert."
Fine picture of Annan he called attention to on the table, left by Johnston.

     Wind blowing a gale—W. nothing heeding, however. Manuscripts and notes blown everywhere about room. I joked about the mantle photos, parted company to various spots about the floor. But he said he enjoyed the breeze, and I had no argument against that.

     Had made up 25 to 30 copies of the Conservator, giving them to me to mail. He had them tied up in a bundle. Had also written letter to Bucke.

     The Critic takes revenge on W.'s refusal to vote on the "Immortals" list by saying this week, "The only members who have failed to vote are Mr. Bancroft, the Nestor of the Academy; Mr. Whitman, who is a disbeliever in 'close corporations,'" etc.—Henry James the third. W. laughingly retorts, "Well, they ought to be glad I didn't vote. Had I voted they wouldn't have had such a nice little item."


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