Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday January 5, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 5, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Jan 5, 1880 Booth came today and I began a picture of him as Petruchio. I got along pretty well but never accomplish much at first. Have to do many things over. I made my party call at Mrs. Roberts and saw her and her sister Miss Endicott. I had a sweet letter from Dear Sara full of sisterly affection and anxiety for me but with discouraging accounts from Maurice. I am trying to be more calm and less anxious. I shall be destroyed if I am not. Mary and Calvert went to a Reception at Dr. Hollands to meet Kate [?]. I can hardly understand why I was not invited. Attended a Council meeting. The heat of the Council room is always very trying to me but I dislike to complain constantly. Had a letter from Annie Lee. The weather is remarkably mild. I have no fire in my studio and it is perfectly comfortable with only a fire in my bedroom.

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