Tuesday October 12, 1880
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 12, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Tuesday, Oct 12, 1880 I walked down to the Point after breakfast taking Park with me and gave him a good bath. He enjoyed it for more than half an hour for it was as warm as midsummer. Maurice was down there washing the wagons and had little Charlie with him who was greatly entertained [?] Park [possibly missing text] the clouds gathered after dinner and we had a wind squall which completely stripped some of the trees. The color has been very full and rich but I think it is on the wane now. I went over to my studio and began to compose a picture 20x32 as a study for a larger one if successful. I am going to paint a quiet grey picture. If the weather would grow sober I think I would be in a mood to do something. Weir advised me to stick to what I feel I can do best and it accords with my own impressions. I have been too anxious to do too many things. He said he had me in mind as much as Gifford in what he said on that point in this article on Gifford [newspaper clipping attached]. The elections in Ohio and Indiana took place today. Much importance is attached to them and I hope they have gone Republican. A letter from Alice saying her father and mother would come to the convention at Hudson and spend a day or two with us. A note from Miss Leggett offering me a seat in her window to see last nights procession in honor of Genl. Grant in N. Y. which was a great success as the papers state today some 50000 people being in line. Also a postal card from Eastman who feared I had not got his letter.
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