Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday May 4, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 4, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Went home on Saturday. Took Alice along. Sunday a gale from N.W. and very little indication of spring. Found a few Hepatiens and Maurice brought in a bit of Arbutus. Fred Withers came up Monday and took measurements for altering the roof of the house so that I can get a studio. We came down by Wallkill Valley in the afternoon and reached here at 8. Attended the Council meeting but no business of importance was done. Today had a head ache. Was to have dined at Frank Weeks but sent an apology. Sat with my feet in hot water all afternoon but about 4 o'clock sent for a half bottle of Champagne which I drank and in less than half an hour was cured so that I had my dinner and went to Wallacks in the evening to see the "Road to Ruin" which seems to me a dull play. Alice goes home tomorrow. Lucy must have reached San Francisco last night if she had no bad luck.

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