Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday February 9, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 9, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Feb 9, 1881 Warm and the streets in a dreadful condition. Col. Sanford and his brother called. Vaux came to see my picture. He thought it very successful as did Wood and Shattuck who also saw it. I had a letter from Alice and one from Gussie. Went to a reception at Mrs. Millers but did not know any one and staid only a short time. There seems no use in my going to such places for I always come away feeling dissatisfied with myself. The days are heavy and sad and I cant help a dreadful feeling of loneliness which sometimes is almost despair.

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