Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday November 1, 1878

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, November 1, 1878, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

When we awoke there was a slight snow on the ground and the aspect was grim and forbidding but after breakfast we started out to find a place on the creek running down towards Haynes, which I once saw on a walk with Gifford and Whittredge. We went nearly two miles across fields and through woods and after some considerable difficulty I found the place but it was greatly changed. Our feet were wet and cold with the snow and the wind blew, but we made a fire and I sat down and made a pencil sketch. We remained there until after 2 o'clock by which time the sun had come out warm & bright and we returned to Schutts by way of Prospect rock. Two ladies arrived this evening Mrs. Walmurth[?] and Miss Lamon[?]. Schutt had some music for his guests and gave them a private dancing party in the dining room.

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