Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday April 20, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 20, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Apr 20, 1880 Another gloomy day. I am so unhappy, cannot work and am so lonely. What we suffer in mind is so strange to think of. Oh if we could be serene and learn patience and resignation. Eastman came in and wanted me to go with him to see Booth in Macbeth tomorrow night. We walked up to the Academy together. Brown told me he was quite sure he would sell my picture "Waste Places" and had been in negotiation for it with some one. He also said that he thought I would sell my "Sources of the Delaware" to a friend of Mr. Goodman who was coming to town in a day or two. Booth came in and we talked for a long time. He is greatly troubled about his wifes health and she is so difficult to advise or help. I wrote to Sara. Went to the Thurbers to dine and to my surprise found Lawrence Walter Palmer, Miss Van Doren, Miss Emmett and Mr. Myer, Mrs. Thurbers brother there. The talk was entirely about Chase, not a particularly interesting topic to me but I suppose it is pardonable in these young girls who are his pupils. I left early and went to our life class.

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