Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday April 9, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 9, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Apr 9, 1880 Still overwhelmingly depressed. Sara and I went up to the Art Museum and then came back to my room and lunched with me. We talked of dear Gertrude with many tears. To my surprise Sara said that in view of my loneliness she some times thought it best for me to marry again, but I told her that now it began to seem to me that I could never think of any one in her place, that at first I did think of it, very strangely almost immediately but it seems to me now I was in a very abnormal condition of mind. We had a long and frank talk and I was glad she could introduce the subject to me. She and Mary and I went to see Booth as Bertuccio. He is very powerful in it and I think plays it better than ever before. I did not use to care for it but it affected me greatly last night.

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