Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday October 27, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 27, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Oct 27, 1886 It has rained hard most of the day. We were all invited to tea this evening at Ned Tomkins' but the storm is so severe and Lucy has a cough so word was sent them not to expect us. I went to my studio and built a fire and have painted all day forwarding my picture. On my way over Tom called me to look at the root cellar which leaks badly and will have to be repaired, an unlooked for trouble. I try not to worry and have succeeded pretty well. If I can only keep at work painting and producing something I am reasonably happy. There is to be a reunion of the survivors of the 20th Regiment at Pokeepsie tomorrow to which I hoped to go, and the Statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" is also to be unveiled in New York harbor tomorrow with great ceremony.

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