Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday April 24, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 24, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Apr 24, 1884 Prof. Youmans came to see me this morning to get the two studies he bought from my collection at the Century. He seemed out of breath when he walked in my room, the effect of Pneumonia a year ago. He was in good spirits and talked with all his old time emphasis. He has lately had some glasses made which enable him to see far better than he ever did before and that is a great comfort to him. After he went I began to write some of my recollections for Mrs Taylor but I find my memory is not to be depended upon. At 2 o'clock seeing that one of the Greeley Arctic vessels the "Bear" was to sail I went over to the Navy Yard to see her but she left while I was walking from the bridge to the yard. I saw the Thetis which was taking in coal and covered under a cloud of coal dust. Also the Alert which has just arrived from England. Got back to my room at 5. It had rained a little. I had a pleasant trip walking across the bridge and seeing all the sights at the Navy yard. Joe dined at Marys. Calvert and I went up to call upon Mrs Thurber but she was not in. I went to the club and met Pinchot there. Very soon Eastman and Phil came in. I had not seen Phil in a long time and was glad to see him looking so well.

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