Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday October 5, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, October 5, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Downing and I went up to Marys by the boat. At Yonkers we met Bowyer who went up by train. Found Calvert at home. He and Mary were very glad to see me. Calvert had been hit on the leg by a stone in the morning and was quite lame. He and Bowyer and I came down this morning by the boat. Found a letter from Gertrude in which she says they have moved Laura to our room and that she is better. Brock Broadhead died on Monday. He was the support of his family and his death is a terrible loss to them. Poor old Mr. Ortrander who had an attack of paralysis died on Monday. The air is full of sadness and I feel much depressed. I wrote to Gertrude yesterday and again today. I wish I could send her some good news. Had a call from a Mrs. Parsons of St. Louis accompanied by a young gentleman and lady. Began a picture 18x24 which I have drawn in. Am going up with Calvert again tonight. He seemed to want me to and to remain there tomorrow. He feels worried and anxious and I think he likes to talk with me. He is very kind and hospitable to me. Mr. Hoe called. Wants me to go up home with him next week to remain over night. Looked at my picture again and spoke of what Escosura said of me. He wanted to know if the picture was sold and I told him I was keeping it for him.

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