Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday June 7, 1879

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

Eastman, Gifford and I went to New Haven by 11 o'clock train. It was very hot. Weir met us at the station with a carriage and drove us up to a restaurant near the college where we had a light lunch. From there we went to the Art School and went all over it after which we took a pleasant drive out towards the lake, returning to the house in time to rest a little and dress for dinner. In the evening we went to the Art School reception, Mrs. Weir & Emma with us. I met there Mrs. Moreley whom I have not seen since we were at Mr. Desert about fifteen years ago. She had grown old and I dare say the same idea occurred to her concerning me. The evening was very enjoyable, much more so than I had hoped. Yesterday morning Prof. Fisher came with a carriage and took us out for a most lovely drive. The day was fine and breezy and the town and the country looked charming. Visited the Peabody Museum and the Art School again. We were all much impressed with the energy and ability Weir has shown in accomplishing all he has, and we were convinced that they were most fortunate in having secured his services. We lunched at Weirs and at half past three left for N. Y. having had a charming visit. I went home with Eastman and passed the night. We talked of Weir and of all he had accomplished with sincere admiration. This morning Mrs. Johnson talked with me of Gertrude so appreciatively and so lovingly that I was overcome a little and had to leave the table, but returned and we all talked of her. Dear Gertrude, how I miss not being able to tell her all about my visit as I did a year ago. I always long so for her when I have been away enjoying myself so that I seem more and more lonely when I return. Found a letter from Sade and one from Maj. Wilkinson and a check for $600 from Mr. Butterfield.

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