Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday October 31, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 31, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Oct 31, 1884 Went to N. Y. yesterday at noon. It was raining and rained hard all night. Nothing has been done to my rooms and there is no prospect of any thing being done at present. Called on Church who was in his studio painting on a small picture. He looked very old and stiff with rheumatism. Is going to Mexico again this winter. Went on to Marys about 4 o'clock and dined there. They are all hot for Cleveland to my great disgust. Called on Fred and Annie Norton, and at 9 oclock went to the Century to attend a meeting of the trustees. Saw Eastman Johnson who returned from his trip to the Yellow Stone park two weeks ago and to the city with his family a week ago. He looks flourishing and says he has plenty of work to do. I had a discouraged feeling in the city as I always do at first but with my room in disorder, the bad weather and a years rent of my studio unpaid it seemed unusually gloomy. Johnson and I walked over to 6th Av about midnight and after I got to my room I had to make up my bed. It seemed pretty forlorn there and no immediate prospect of getting settled very soon. Breakfasted at Marys this morning and came home by the 11.30 train, still raining as it is this evening.

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