Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday April 15, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, April 15, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Mrs. Putnam and her sister Mrs. Bishop called on me this evening. Mrs. Bishop who lives on Cape Ann wanted to see my picture of the Bass Rocks. She seemed particularly pleased with my Kaatskill October and from some inquiries Haven Putnam made of me today would buy it if within her means. She gave me a very cordial invitation to visit her at Pigeon Cove. Had a letter from Buffalo telling me my picture is not sold, which I was fully prepared for. Commenced a new picture 24x42 based on my Deans Corners studies. Carl Brandt called. Lucy came down today with her children and my mother. Went over to Vauxs this evening to see them. The dear baby was sitting on the table with his little shoes off looking at his Mother Hubbard book to which he immediately called my attention as though he expected me as a matter of course to walk in. Jamie told me that the tears rolled out of Lori's eyes when they came away. He left her in charge of his Aunt Gertrude who he said loved her and would be good to her. It breaks my heart to have the dear baby go away so far, for we bid farewell to his sweet babyhood. My father was not well and did not come down. I know what a trial it must have been to him to have them come away. My mother brought me a letter from Gertrude full of sorrow for their departure. They must be very lonely there tonight and I shall miss them so when I go home.

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