Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday August 22, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 22, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Aug 22, 1886 Cool bright day, so cool that although the sun shone brightly I was chilly writing in my room where I spent the whole forenoon. I wrote first to Sara, then a long letter to Booth in which I tried to encourage and comfort him and a letter to Tom McEntee. It has been a serene and quiet day to me and I have got through it without any irritations or feeling of discouragement. What Creatures of circumstance we are. There was not more reason for my quiet and repose today than most other days and I presume it would have taken but little to have entirely changed the day.

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