Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday October 26, 1880

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

Tuesday, Oct 26, 1880 Worked all day in my studio. Painted my little picture for Saras fair and worked some on my larger picture. Read more of dear Gertrudes letters and mine to her. These letters are an epitome of our daily live and while I am reading them I seem to be very near her. I could not keep back the tears today as I read her tender words of longing for me, for separation from me was her greatest trial which she patiently endured but could never be reconciled to. A letter from Edward Brown. Wrote to Mrs. Pychouska last night, and to Lucy this evening.

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