Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday May 27, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 27, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, May 27, 1882 A letter from Wilmurt telling me the frame for my picture 30x36 a Kaatskill brook is done and asking me for an order to get the picture to show it to some one who he hopes may buy it and to send my lowest price. I wrote him I wanted $1000 but would take $800. Lucy had a letter from Maurice from Miles City Montana written Sunday where he had just arrived via Northern Pacific and was to leave that night by stage that being the end of the road. It was a great relief to hear from him particularly as he says he is well but a little homesick. It is very pleasant on the hill now. Today has been a little warmer but still cool. I always have a calm and restful feeling towards evening and life generally looks serener then. The morning is the time for all sad thoughts and so are the long lonely summer days. Jamie, Sedgwick and I walked out on the Common after tea to see the progress of the rail road and the bridge for which the piles are driven.

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