Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday January 9, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Sunday, January 9, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday went to work on my Wilson picture in spite of symptoms of a head ache but at noon I had to stop and put my feet in hot water where I remained for more than two hours when I sent for a half bottle of champagne which I drank and in less than half an hour was cured and at work. I had previously taken two of the De Chegain pills to no purpose. Last night Johnson, Weir, Gifford and I dined in Giffords room and then went to the Century to the Annual meeting. The whole regular ticket was elected without contest and among them I was elected as a trustee. Staid there until 2 oclock talking with Taylor, McDonough, Ward, Johnson and Whittredge. I ate nothing and drank nothing but I felt pretty "buzzy" this morning from the heat and smoke and sitting up so late. Had my breakfast at 10. Wrote a letter to Lambdin and one to Gertrude and went up to Eastman Johnsons by appointment to dine at 2. Walked up and should have ridden as I am not quite up to much exercise yet. Am reading Taines delightful books on the Philosophy of Art and find the greatest pleasure in them. Wrote to Mr. Krulder to go up home with me on Saturday to see about altering the upper story of my fathers house to get a studio there.

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