Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday June 3, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 3, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, June 3, 1889 I passed an uncomfortable night, cold and at the same time perspiring profusely but feel better today. Down town as usual. Received a note from Marion and a postal card from the Sec. of State Charities Aid to inform me the society will meet at Rosendale at the house of the Catholic priest. We are invited to lunch at 1. I wrote a note to Rev. J. J. Gleason accepting for Sara and myself. Also a letter from Wood in which he tells me my picture has returned from Gills and speaking of A. M. A. matters and not a word about the death of Mrs Gaul about which I wrote him making inquiries. I arose with a forlorn and discouraged feeling. I keep thinking and pondering over our property here and wonder what will be the end of it. It seems more difficult to sell any thing now than ever before and I keep troubling about it. However when one thinks of the awful calamity at Johnstown one should not repine or be troubled for it seems to me all trouble sinks into insignificance compared to that. It is said today the loss of life cannot be less than five thousand and may reach ten thousand. I have been over to my studio all forenoon and a part of the afternoon painting and am trying to get interested. I picked the first Peas today and we also had a nice basket of strawberries from our garden. I wrote a note to Marion and told her of the arrival of Girards fifth boy.

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