Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday July 17, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 17, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, July 17, 1880 Worked on my drawings a little in the forenoon. In the afternoon, it being a lovely, cool day with fine skies, Mrs. Davis my mother and I took a ride through Rondout, along the river road, out by Chas Livingstons and home by the Alms house. I had letter from Downing, Mr. Chickering, pleased that I will visit him, and one from Sara written last Sunday. Alice Haysrads sent me a photograph of little "Gertrude McEntee" ten months old, Downing tells me to my great disappointment that he does not think they have done anything yet about the stone for dear Gertrudes grave when I supposed it must be done. I went over to the cemetery after tea and laid some fresh flowers above her dear head.

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