Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday December 13, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 13, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Dec 13, 1887 Sara came home early this evening from John's reporting Nannie perfectly rational but not inclined to talk much. John is very troubled as he well may be and asked me to see Drs. Taylor & Patchin. I came away in the noon train, Sade walking up to the station with me on her way to [?]. I was loth to come away and the beautiful day did not [?] to raise my spirits much. It seems so sad at home and we are [?] on the brink of great and sad changes in our lives that I cannot but brood over it most of the time. I went down into the barn which Tom opened for me. All the hay and fodder are gone and it was absolutely empty. We were never before, in our lives without horses and cows & animals and it seemed very strange to me. Two of the cats still remain there and although they are not fed at all they look slick and fat and glad to see some one storming about. I went up to 59th St and saw Dr. Patchin and Dr. Taylor, as John McEntee had wished me to. They both agreed with Saras theory of treatment and I told them I would write her to that effect. On my way down as it was Mrs. Stedmans evening I stopped in there a few minutes although it was past 6 oclock. I saw her, Stedman and Arthur. Found on reaching Mary's found she had retuned from Baltimore where she has been visiting Julia for three weeks. Went over to the Century and wrote Sara all about my interview with Dr. Taylor and Dr. Patchin.

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