Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday April 17, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, April 17, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Another rainy day. I have not felt so depressed as I did yesterday. A nice letter from Laura and one from Sara. She had dreamed of being with dear Gertrude. She thinks of her constantly and misses her more and more. Last evening just before I left off painting I painted a little head of Lily French from the photograph of her I brought with me and it is quite like her. I painted a little on it today. Have been at work on the little picture for Mrs. Wheeler. Julia Dillon called to see me. Mary, Julia, Tula, Marion, Bowyer, King Putnam and [?] came and spent the evening at my studio. Smith of Springfield called to see me yesterday bringing me an article written by Mrs. Foote of New Haven Springfield who came here with him a few weeks ago noticing my studio and Mr. Coopers picture. I had a talk with him about a rotary exhibition and he believes with me it would be an excellent thing if properly organised. He would be the man to do it. I talked with Wood about it today.

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