Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday August 7, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, August 7, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

The masons have been at work at my chimney today and have nearly done except a little work on the m[?]. The man has been cutting trees during the forenoon and tomorrow I am to have my studio cleaned and ready to move in. I wrote to Mr. Pell and sent him Bayard Taylors "The bath". Had a postal card from Mrs. Morse regretting I did not come and telling me to come when I can. Aunt Anne & Mary were here to dinner and tea. A year ago today we had the pic-nic at Leggs Mills which Sara and Gertrude got up for Bowyer. I remember how pleased Gertrude was when I concluded to go. I am glad to have the memory of that lovely, happy day which she so thoroughly enjoyed and all the more that I was along.

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