Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday October 18, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Wednesday, October 18, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Walked up to Wilmarts to send off the little picture to Mr. Bachelder. When I returned found Alfred Booths card. They were to sail today but would be at the Albemarle until 12.30. Whittredge and I walked up there and saw them a few minutes. Came back and went to work after reading a letter from Gertrude which made me very worried about our money affairs at home. After a while Gifford came in. He and I had a talk and he was so philosophical and withal said such encouraging things about the picture I had just finished and about the general improvement in my later pictures that I feel quite encouraged knowing as I do that he is not entirely contented in his mind. Mary came in and she and Calvert dined with me. While we were at dinner Eastman Johnson came in. Just arrived from Nantucket. I was very glad to see him although he could not stay long. Fred Sawyer called in the evening and after he went I wrote to Gertrude and to Mr. Bachelder.

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