Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday August 1, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 1, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Aug 1, 1886 I feel so depressed and unquiet. I think the sense of having so large a household to provide for with my scanty means makes me timid and anxious. I cannot enter into the friskiness of young people which I regret, as I would like to be able to give them a good time if I could. They cannot understand my troubles and naturally think me morose and severe. It is hard for me to affect any thing like gaiety and hilarity when I am so harried and perplexed. I wrote to Mary Gifford today and sent her Weirs letter. Wrote to Pinchot at Milford asking him to send me a check for the picture ($400) by the 9th inst.

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