Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday May 2, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 2, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, May 2, 1887 I spent the day arranging my drawers and putting away some of my winter clothes. It was warm and genial and I kept from loneliness by being busy. Tom is drawing out the manure on the garden and the field where we plant the fodder corn. I have read in Mr. Channings life which I have nearly finished. What a spiritual, pure character, an ideal Christian. Sara went to a home meeting at 3 and a little before 4 I walked up to the station she joining me at the Home on her way to Kingston. Louis Hasbrouck sat in the seat with me coming down and we talked together. None of their family were at Kitty Sharpes wedding. Went to the Century and had some supper. Homer Martin came in and wants me to dine with them on Wednesday. I talked with Mr. Chambers and also with Champney. He says he was done remarkably well this winter. There is something lacking in me to account for my ill success and I wish I knew what it is. I found a letter from Lucy and a note from Mary saying Mrs. Custer wants to hire the apartment next the Studio Building and wants me to vouch for her character which is a very easy thing to do.

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