[London—Wednesday, 29 September 1869]
London Wednesday September 29th Before I leave the subject of Paris & begin upon London I wish to make a little record of our visit to the studio of Cordier one of the greatest living sculptors. His taste has led him to revive the art so well understood by the ancients, so little understood until Cordier by the Moderns of staining marble with color. His studio is a-blaze with beauty for agate, jaspar, amythysts come largely into the composition of his works. He has been a student of races and has embodied in stone the finest specimens of the Oriental races as well as the Circassian. Our visit to his studio was a very great delight to all of us.