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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Wednesday April 20, 1881
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 20, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Wednesday, Apr 20, 1881 Painted on my little picture of Deans River. Dr. Pelton called full of trouble. His son Fred who lost his eyesight in one of his eyes a number of years ago finds the other one diseased and Dr. Noyes has advised taking out the blind one, but they have concluded to take the risks. They are full of sorrow. The Doctor seems to have no settled faith in a wise and kind Creator and so has not that sustaining comfort. I tried to reassure him, but that is a matter of growth. I felt very sorry for him. Julia Vaux and Emma Brace called while he was here. Went up to Eastmans after dinner but they were both out. Have not felt well today. Went around to the club. Met Beard and Bispham.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
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