Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday January 28, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 28, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Jan 28, 1884 Had our breakfast at a quarter before 7 and came down by the 7.40 train. Cold morning 6 degrees above but grey promising snow. A pleasant ride. Eastmans visit I think was very enjoyable to him as it was to all of us. I felt a little tinge of sadness at home thinking of Gertrude and my mother of whom we talked but I strove against it as I hope to do henceforth. My frames for my studies came about noon and I immediately went to work putting on the gold paint and worked very hard until nearly 6 o'clock. H. K. Browns nephew called. Whittredge came in. He seems worried and gloomy. I tried to talk cheerfully to him. Has snowed all afternoon, and was snowing briskly when I went over to dinner. Found Marion alone and no dinner. Mary and Calvert went to Mrs. Morrells on Saturday and Julia went up to the Braces yesterday and Marion not expecting me until tomorrow had her dinner in the middle of the day. I told her to put on her things and we would go to Purcells and drive together which we did. It snowed as though it "meant business". I went to the club as Marion was going up to the Rink with Roland Rood to skate. There I found Whittredge and we talked together all the evening and came down to the Studio Building together. He only goes home once through the week now he tells me. I think he finds the going back and forth each day too laborious.

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