Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday May 20, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 20, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, May 20, 1881 Awoke too late for breakfast and had it in my room. Am packing up to go home. It is melancholy business. I look over so many things which recall the past, all of it so intimately associated with dear Gertrude, that it saddens and depresses me. All changes trouble me now. I always think now when I go away that perhaps I may never return. I wish I could drop every thing and go without going over all these things which so wring my heart. I had a letter from Maurice. Homesick and unhappy. Each has his trouble. Called on Miss Nesmith in the evening. From there to the Century where I met Launt, Mr. Haskell & Mr. Delano whom I had an objection to on account of an embarrassing position he once put me in. He was however so unconscious of it and withal so friendly that I couldn't remember it against him.

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