Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday August 13, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 13, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Aug 13, 1880 Made a couple of shelves for my closet this morning and then went over to my room and painted some morning glories. While I was in the midst of it word was sent me that Mrs. Wilkinson was here. I came over and found that Mrs. Wilkinson (Robt's mother) who was boarding up near Dashulte had come to stay a few hours. She staid to dinner and returned about 5 o'clk. Mrs. King and her daughter were here also to dinner & tea. My Ms. was returned from Scribner today at my request. It has been a pleasant day but pretty warm. Girards little baby was brought over this afternoon, its first visit. It is only six days old but looked like a child of a month old at least with its great crop of dark hair. There is something very interesting in this beginning of a life. How much of trial lies ahead. How much to learn. I wonder could it all have been revealed to him if he would have accepted the conditions.

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