Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday March 12, 1878

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Tuesday, March 12, 1878, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Have been absorbed in my picture and very much perplexed with it, one day thinking I had it very good and the next spoiling it. Went up to Alpine Sunday morning. A beautiful spring day, warm & pleasant. We took a walk and found some Hepaticas in bloom. Came back Monday morning. Had a call from Franklin Simmons the sculptor from Rome. While he was here Gertrude and Sara arrived from Rondout. I had just mailed a letter to Gertrude to tell her to come on Monday. Thought I had my picture safe yesterday, but have worked all day on it today and it is not good.

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