Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday July 15, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 15, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, July 15, 1889 It was raining hard this morning and the wind was N. E. and it rained until near noon when it let up and I went down town. Sara went to High Falls by the afternoon train Johns man coming to take her to the station. I am left here alone for two days at least. Annie Lee is there. Annie Norton is going to N. Y. and wanted Sara there to entertain Annie Lee. The weather cleared in the afternoon and there were fine skies. I got my box and went down to the carriage house and made a sketch of a sky. I am happy when I am doing such work and hope I can do more. Working from nature though one comes far short has still great satisfactions. I have done up one of the Lippincotts with a novel by Miss Magruder "Honored in the breach" to send to Roth in Morelia. I left word with Katie when I went down to the carriage house to sketch, where I would be. When I came back she handed me Joe Cornells card. He had been here to see me, presumably about the note for Houghtaling I directed to him a week ago, and as they could not find me at the barn presumed I was at my studio and not finding me there he went away. I regret greatly not seeing him as I am anxious to know whether Houghtaling got my note.

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