Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday January 14, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Tuesday, January 14, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Began a little picture today and got so absorbed in it that I forgot an appointment with my dentist. I went to Saronys and found the negative of Gertrudes photograph and ordered two dozen of them. Saw Sarony who had not heard of her death. He remembered her and her artistic nature had impressed him. He wanted to make a crayon portrait of her in exchange for a sketch. His rooms are full of beautiful and artistic things. I went to our club dinner and enjoyed it. Gifford was there having joined. Butler and Whittredge are not with us this winter. Eastman came home with me and staid an hour or two. We talked of Gertrude. He asked me if I were not lonely here, but happily I could tell him that so far I had not been and he seemed glad that I was not. Church came in just before dark and wanted me to dine with him at the Brevoort but I had to decline on account of our club. Wrote to Lucy. Mary had a telegram from Gussie yesterday announcing the birth of a little daughter to Laura & Orman.

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