Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday January 10, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 10, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Jan 10, 1887 It must have snowed most of the night for the snow is very deep. I drove down town this forenoon. When I returned the wind began to blow from the N. W. and has blown all day drifting the light snow very much. I went over to my studio and worked until after 3 oclock on my picture of "the funeral of a Veteran" and have it nearly done. It was pretty cold there. I did not feel cold myself but my colors and canvas got very cold and they do not work well. I got no letters this morning. I have made no arrangement to pay our taxes due on Wednesday. I will still have 20 days after that by paying 2 pr. ct. additional and in that time if there are no results from my little pictures will be obliged once more to go into the slavery of raising money. I dread it but am not cast down or discouraged. I have commenced to read Martin Chuzzlewit again and find it amusing. The afternoon was beautiful towards sunset the whole country lying under its mantle of snow under an exquisite light.

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