Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday March 26, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 26, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Mar 26, 1886 I received a charming letter from Mrs. Steele from San Luis Obispo, Cal. this morning in answer to one I wrote her some weeks ago. She tells me Mrs. Angele her sister has a mortal illness and they cannot hope that she will live more than a few weeks. She seemed to have been greatly pleased with my letter as I certainly was with hers. They were two lovely women who stand out clearly and distinctly in the memory of my early life, entirely detached from all other women I remember for those indefinable charms which are the fortunate heritage of only a few women. I went over to Calverts office and began the painting his model for the Grant Monument. Sara and I dined at Eastmans. Mary Johnson arrived from Syracuse before we had finished dinner. We had a very pleasant evening which Sara greatly enjoyed.

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