¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 1000 francs what they had been charging at 1600, one half in advance, balance in Leghorn about the 1st of April. At another shop where the prices were already low I found two statues at 900 worth 1200, but got them for 800 payable in Leghorn- And fine marble busts @ one quarter of the prices charged by the American artists in Florence- Can always find the most perfect marble in Carrara.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 2 Vinnie Ream was there a few months ago. I saw her model of Lincoln, a poor affair, she got it cut in marble complete for $2600 including the marble, for which she gets $10.000. I saw the models for the Battersons “Gettysburg monument” costing here $6200. For which he gets (including pedestals +c) $100.000. A.J. Stewarts work was mostly done here.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 I became pleasantly acquainted with a young American Sculptor named Cushing who is just competing a colossal group to ornament the doorway of a new insurance building on Broadway N.Y. Opposite Trinity church.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Also with Mr F Torrey American consul at Carrara who is engaged in quarrying and consequently is looked upon very jealously by the native dealers. He tells me many stories of dishonesty and grab-gaming by American consuls at Florence, Leghorn, +c Is in direct competition with Mr Howard of Leghorn whos appearance I like better than Mr Torreys-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Anna and Henry return to Pisa by evening train, leave Alice Jep and I to risk a stay over night- Every meal, three times a day, we have ordered broiled steaks and boiled potatoes, our only hope. The best rooms upstairs are at our service. The floors are too hansome for comfort, covered with shining porcelain a kind of pavement, large blue and green squares like some oilcloth figures