Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday March 10, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 10, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Mar 10, 1880 Painted a little on several things. Mr. Weeks called with the lady who he thought mite [sic] buy my picture. I think however she did not care very much for it. Dora Wheeler & Miss Van Doren called and Julia Dillon and Miss Woodward. Wrote to Sara and received a letter from her telling me Pa is much better and enclosing a letter of Gertrudes she had just found among some old letters in the garret, written to her at Clinton only two weeks after our marriage. It would be vain for me to try to express the tender memories that came over me at reading this happy record of those sweet days. Joe and Gussie came down from the Cove today and dined at Marys. I called to see Baker but only saw his son-in-law. He told me he was in a very critical condition and I doubt if he ever recovers again.

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