Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday April 16, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, April 16, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

A rainy day. Went with Lucy down town to buy her tickets and make formal arrangements for her journey. Had the good fortune to get all her baggage checked clear to Omaha free so that her fare to Omaha is only $48 including sleeping car to Chicago and six dollars additional for sleeping car from there to Omaha. Went over to Marys and saw the baby who was delighted to see me and he was so pretty and playful, showed me his new shoes and finally came and sat on my lap and wanted me to take them off and put the old ones on. Dear little fellow how I shall miss him. Girards wife was there with her baby a nice bright little fellow who came to me at once. This evening went up to Eastmans. Wrote to Gertrude when I came back. Church came in yesterday and wanted me to go into his room to see a picture. I thought it was the one he painted for Mr. Hoe. It was very like it, nothing new. The sun in the sky, mountains, tropical vegetation etc. It didnt strike me very forcibly but only as being good in a way he is familiar with.

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