Wednesday April 16, 1879
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Wednesday, April 16, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
A bright day at last. Mary and I talked and wept together over dear Gertrudes memory alone at breakfast. She is constantly in my thought. Mary, Tula, Julia and Marion were going to Alpine to spend the day and wanted me to go but I could not and thought they would be happier without me. A letter from Sara full of tender sadness at the coming of the spring with all its memories of Gertrude. A note from St. Nicholas enclosing five dollars for Mrs. Sawyers little poem the "Cross and the Crown". Wrote to Mrs. Sawyer and sent it to her. Painted all day on a little picture intended for Mrs. Wheeler to pay for the horse I bought for Gertrude. Called up at Eastman Johnsons in the evening but he had gone out. Called on Fred Sawyers wife and from there to the club.
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