Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday December 10, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 10, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Gifford and Eastman Johnson dined with me last night. Today and yesterday have been at work on a study for the Wilson picture. I wish people would leave me untrammeled. I find it very difficult to keep their ideas in accord with my own. Van Derlip sent me tickets to a lecture in Dialect Humor at Association Hall by [blank] Andrews. It was mostly made up of anecdotes which he related with effect. It was very entertaining. Mrs. Marcus Spring and her son called. What a sentimental old lady. She bores with a small gimlet. My cold sticks to me. Weeks came for me yesterday to go to a wedding reception but I felt so badly I had to decline. Have coughed incessantly today.

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