Monday January 31, 1887
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 31, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Monday, Jan 31, 1887 Tom drove Jamie and me up to the 7.40 train but it was half an hour late. Ned Tomkins and his wife and a lady friend were waiting too and came down with us. It was a fine winter day and had frozen in the night. The river was as smooth as glass and ice boats were flitting about in the light breeze. When I reached the Studio Building I got the key of No 5 and soon had the housekeeper and her servants cleaning up the litter left by Butler. I find the walls in very good order and will not have to color them at present. Went over and saw Mary, Marion and Downing. Had my present studio dusted and the bed made and am in the old ways again. Dined at Marys. Bowyer is coming over tomorrow to talk business. Sent my list to Buffalo today. Am going to send "Ashokan brook" 20x24 and "on the Yellowstone" small. It is colder and a cold wave has arrived. I feel cheerful and hopeful, perhaps without reason.
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