Have you ever wanted to see a handful of folders in a collection at the Archives of American Art, but you couldn't find the time to come to our DC reading room? Then the Archives of American Art’s Digitization on Demand service is for YOU!
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.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
Original material can be consulted by appointment in our Washington, D.C. Headquarters.
Select holdings are available on microfilm at the Archives' offices in Washington, D.C. and at our New York Office.
Copies of unrestricted microfilm materials can be obtained through one of our affiliated research centers.