Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday June 29, 1873

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Sunday, June 29, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, June 29, 1873- Mary came Friday afternoon and Bowyer and young Radford in the evening with the Powell. Vaux came by a late train after we had all gone to bed. Saturday Mary awoke me early and said Calvert would like to go to the mountains if I cared to; so we got our breakfast at half past six and took the train out to Shandaken Centre arriving there at 9. We walked up the road towards Deep Hollow about a mile and a half and got into the woods along the stream where we staid until 3 o'clock talking and keeping ourselves cool. Laura and Dwight left this morning for the cove and from there they are going home. Mrs. Church has written to Gertrude again urging us to come up there for a long visit and Church wants to go sketching. I don't know what to do about going. If I thought we would really make a business of sketching I would go but I haven't much confidence in the results of visiting and sketching together. I wish Gifford or Whittredge would go and settle down for sketching somewhere, I would like to join them. I wish Gifford would write me what he intends to do.

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