Tuesday December 3, 1878
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Tuesday, December 3, 1878, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
I missed Gertrude so much last night and my soul went out so longingly in search of her after I went to bed that it was late before I fell asleep and again this morning before daylight I awoke and felt so sad and longed so for her dear companionship. After breakfast I drove down town to do some errands chiefly to dispatch the little box to Taylor by Express which I did and mailed my letter to Mrs. Taylor. When I came back I gave Jamies little wagon a coat of paint and after dinner brought down my easel and got a canvas ready and drew and laid in a little picture of the brook in the Kaatskills of which I made a sketch when Calvert and I were there last, which I intend if it is successful as a Christmas present to John & Nannie. Maurice brought me a long and most friendly letter from John Weir and Dr. Joslins bill for visiting Gertrude and enclosing Dr. McDonalds. Dr. Joslins was $100 and Dr McDonalds $30. My father and mother returned by the 4 o'clock train from N.Y. having enjoyed their visit and the play. Lucy & Andrews went with them. Sedgewick came home with my father & mother and John & Lucy with Miss Wilkins are coming tomorrow. Lucy sent me all my letters etc. from my box at the Studio Building and among them was a letter from Mrs. Weeks written in October.
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