Wednesday December 8, 1886
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 8, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Wednesday, Dec 8, 1886 Beautiful winter day. The effects this afternoon were unique and interesting, a soft mellow haze veiling the landscape. I made notes of two views. Went to the Post office after breakfast and received a letter from Julia Donaldson from Zurich. Went to my studio and worked on my winter picture 8x10 which after all is not good. I was strongly tempted to spend the day out of doors for there never could be a more lovely winter day. To my surprise this morning I found the mercury only 2 degrees above zero so far the coldest morning of the winter, but it was perfectly still and it has moderated since.
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