Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday June 30, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 30, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, June 30, 1886 June has gone and we have had no hot weather. The wind has been from the North today and the same agreeable temperature has prevailed that has characterised the whole month. Some one predicted a remarkably cool June and the prediction has been verified. I took my father for a ride this forenoon by the Roatina and the river road and home by the Strand. We talked about the sale of the place and he advised it even if we could not get all it is worth as it would put us in an independent position. We talked on various matters and his judgment was as sound and clear as ever it was. I do wish in my heart we might effect a sale soon so that I could be getting my place in order for I feel unsettled now and long to be in a quieter frame of mind so that I can devote myself unreservedly to my art which I cannot do in this disturbed state. I had a letter from Weir telling me my picture would be sent to N. Y. on Monday. He wrote me at some length and I think was a little nettled at my lack of sympathy in his speculative ideas.

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