Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday January 23, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 23, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Jan 23, 1880 The weather has been cooler and more invigorating and I feel a little better. Went to work on my waterfall picture which I had laid aside for some time because I could not do any thing satisfactory with it. I got interested and worked all day on it and have forwarded it very much. I think now I will be able to make an interesting picture of it. This has helped to make me feel better. There is no joy like absorption in congenial work and there cannot be much happiness without it. Mr. Vanderliss called. Showed him my Booth pictures with which he seemed very much pleased. Called up at Eastmans this evening. He was going out and we walked down town together. I walked all the way to my studio. I awake very early now. This morning at half past four, and could not get to sleep again. I have always been a good sleeper and hope I am not to be deprived of that blessing now.

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