Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday November 26, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 26, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Nov 26, 1880 Spent the forenoon packing my pictures and sketches which I sent to New York by Express today. Calvert and I took a walk out to the Roa-tina after dinner. It has been a grey wintry day very cold, not thawing even in front of the house. I have felt very troubled and depressed thinking over our affairs. I have decided to go to New York on Monday and I always feel badly when I am preparing to leave. Still I must try and earn some money. I would not go yet if it were not for that for I love the winter at home. Sara and Jamie came up from N. Y. this evening. Sara had a letter from Laura saying she and her husband child and nurse were coming for a visit. Sara has had a great deal of criticism and opposition for disposing of a picture, at lottery, which I gave her for the Industrial House. Some of these busy-bodies cant seem to see that she alone is responsible and not they. We had a pretty warm talk about it this evening, and I got pretty excited which I always regret, but the whole thing seems so very absurd to me.

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