Lunch at Harper's, with chief members of staff including Major Lee, under presidency of Colonel George Harvey. I liked Harvey. Quiet, ruminative, accustomed to power and so on. Good laugh. Good story.
T.B.Wells came to fetch me in a taxi. Very heavy rain. We called at Brevoort-Lafayette for Frank Craig who is to illustrate my articles, and for whom Wells had an inordinate admiration. I thought he said: "Clean, wholesome," which is just what Craig is. The clean young governing-class Englishman to perfection. I liked him much; but I doubt his views in art.
Humorous serial sold for £2000 to Phillips.
Then to Waldorf where a room had been obtained, and to bed for 45 minutes after a bath. Considering I had only 1 hour's sleep at most in night on train, I was doing pretty well.
|Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York|
Still heavy rain off and on. We drove to Republic Theatre (Belasco) to see "The Woman" by William C. de Mille. Telephone girl play. Melodrama plot. Essentially childish. Nevertheless, in spite of too much talk in 1st act, I was not really bored. It appealed to the child in me.
Guggenheim pointed out to me at theatre. Looked like a little grocer.