Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday October 25, 1878

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, October 25, 1878, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Have busied myself most of the day repairing Parks house and helping to get up the hall stove in which fire was started this afternoon. I picked morning glories and a rose and sweet peas this morning. I had a letter from Mary Gifford today full of tenderness and sadness and another from Booth full of solicitude and affection, also a business letter from St. Louis regarding my pictures there. I feel so much happier to keep employed, but there come moments when all work seems vain and I give myself up to sorrow.

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