Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday June 26, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, June 26, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Painted most of the day. Worked on Gertrudes portrait but do not get it as I would like it. I have thought of her so constantly today for I have had a sense of discouragement and I always go to her sweet memory as I used to go to her when she was with me in days of trouble. Went up to see Eastman this evening. They do not know whether they can go home with me or not on Saturday. This brief announcement [newspaper clipping attached] in yesterdays Tribune is full of tender suggestions to me. This was Adelaide Churchill, Gertrudes early friend as well as Marys and she was a teacher in the Clinton school the summer Gertrude taught there. Only a short time ago in reading over some of her early letters before we were married she spoke often of her. I well remember she and her husband coming to Rondout on their way from Orange Co. to Richfield with a basket on behind the carriage and Gertrudes amusement at their simplicity and modesty. They were evidently very happy in each other and my heart goes out in sympathy to him in his sorrow.

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