Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday August 29, 1872

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 29, 1872, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, August 29, 1872- I tried to paint a moonrise on the ocean which I saw at Gloucester, on Monday but it was a failure. I tried it again on Tuesday and succeeded a little better. Yesterday I wrote to Eastman Johnson and today Gertrude and I each wrote to Gussie. I wrote to Mr. Dorman a few days ago that I would send his picture in a short time. On Tuesday I busied myself in getting some strawberry plants and settig them out. Two rows of "Wilsons" and two of "Agriculturist". I also made a box to send Dorman's picture in. Yesterday was like an early autumn day. We had a fire in the Franklin in the dining room in the morning. This morning I took my little picture of an English cottage out into the garden and painted in some cabbages, vines and flowers. This afternoon there is a cold rain.

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