Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday July 11, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 11, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, July 11, 1880 Walked across the common after breakfast and took Park along for a swim in the creek which he enjoyed very much. Returning I gathered a bouquet of Thyme, sweet clover, daisies and yarrow from the parched fields and placed them on dear Gertrudes grave. It was along this very path where she thought of me when I was absent and of how sad it would be if one day she should be walking there and I were gone forever. Dear darling, how my lonely soul cried for her as I so vividly recalled her walking here and thinking tenderly of me. When I came home I wrote upon my wood article and have written letters to Mary, Downing, Bowyer, Sara, Jake Sharpe and Marion Booth. We had a slight shower. It has been very hot and when I returned from my walk I was obliged to change my clothes.

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