Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday July 24, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 24, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, July 24, 1889 I went over to the Cemetery this morning to take a look at the stone at Mr. Powleys grave from which I had partially, as for proportion, designed the one for Maurice. At the Post office I got letters from Mrs. Van Glinner and one from Roth of Morelia. Mrs. Van Glinner is evidently pretty near the end of her fortune and I think anxious to sell her place in Tacubaya. I feel very sorry for her for while she makes no complaint and seems a cheerful hopeful person. I think her situation there a lonely and unhappy one. Roths letter was very well expressed in the main. He gave an amusing account of a storm on Lake Patzcuaro and the fright of the people on the steamer. After dinner I went over to my studio and have begun a little picture with an idea of painting it larger if successful. It has been a perfect day with a N. W. wind and in the evening almost too cool to sit out of doors.

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