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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Tuesday December 7, 1886
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 7, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Tuesday, Dec 7, 1886 It snowed violently with a high N. wind and has continued most of the day. I walked down to the Post office through the storm and got some bolts for the window in the servants room which I put on. Then I went over to my studio and made a little sketch of last evenings sky and began another 8x10 of one of my winter sketches from the hill with a cloud of steam from the locomotive. It was pretty cold and I had all I could do with a big fire to keep my fingers warm enough to paint. The snow drifted into the garret and through every chink and cranny. Sara and I went over to Alidas fair for the [?] and spent an hour. I bought a couple of presents for the servants and Sara some articles. When we came home I read aloud in the Century the second installment of the Life of Lincoln by Hay & Nicolay. I am reading Dandits "Tartarin sur les Alpes" very amusing.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
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