Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday January 27, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 27, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Jan 27, 1889 It has rained and frozen most of the day. I wrote Mr. Sawyer from whom I found a nice letter on my arrival home. We had Julia, Girard and Mary and Jimmy at dinner and had a very pleasant day. I got my trunk packed and hope I have not forgotten any thing and arranged money for Sara during my absence. We had a cab come for us as it was raining and came away by the evening train. This is my final visit home before leaving for Mexico on Thursday. I shall miss my weekly winter visits home and I hope Sara will not be lonely as I am sure I would be were I left there alone. Sara and I walked up to Kingston Saturday night to attend the Question Club out at Van Sykes. I had been urged to read my essay on Michael Angelo which I read at the Literary Club 11 years ago and I consented. I took both parts along to consult Mr. Van Slyke as to which one I should read and finally settled on the last part as the shorter, but after I had read that there was a very earnest call for the other and I was obliged to read it. I was entirely willing to do so when I saw that they really wished me to. All seemed gratified. [probably added later: "The last time I saw Mrs. Cantine"]

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