The Jervis McEntee Diaries - January 21, 1885

Diary Entry:

Wednesday, Jan 21, 1885 Awoke with the same discouraged feeling. I thought of the labor it would be to get our house ready to rent as we have thought of doing and of getting settled in my little house. Suddenly it occurred to me that if I could get say four pupils for the months of June, July and August at $100 a month including their board it would not be necessary to rent the house. I spoke to Calvert and Mary about it at breakfast and they thought it an excellent idea. I overtook Satterlee in the street. He has pupils and I wanted to know how to proceed. He thinks I will have no difficulties and advises me to advertise in May in the Art Interchange. I have been hard at work all day on the picture I began yesterday. My rejected picture came from the Boston Art Club today. Julia Donaldson came down from Rondout today and came to see me. She had a pleasant visit. Mary had another letter from Laura yesterday written in a more cheerful spirit. They are going to St. John for a couple of weeks to consult a physician and Joe is coming to New York. Called on Mr & Mrs. Rossiter Johnson. The weather is bitterly cold with a high wind which raises clouds of dust. I think of Sara and my father and wonder if they are comfortable.

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