Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday September 7, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 7, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Sept 7, 1886 Lucy and Jamie went to N. Y. this morning and Andrews has probably gone this afternoon as he was expecting a telegram and has not come home. I went over to my studio and worked most of the day on my picture. It has seemed most lonesome and forlorn here. A hot dry wind has been blowing and that to me is the most forlorn of all weather. I look about and see so much to discourage me here that I long to be released from all these almost hopeless cares. I have a hope which is not an expectation that Coykendall may make me an offer for the place. That would give me courage and I do not see what else can for I begin to see that my pictures do not sell as they used to.

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