Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday May 17, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 17, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, May 17, 1889 I wrote to Ward this morning to get his advice on the matter of the monument. Sent the amount of my studio rent $460 to John Taylor Johnstons agent Mr. Douty. Went down town and did a great many errands. Am beginning to have anxieties, but hope to not worry. Mary showed me a note from Gertrude Tomkins to Marion announcing her engagement to a young artist Kenneth R. Cranford. I had a letter from Janette. She and Emily had received their [?] and were pleased to be remembered. I had [?] come from Canfields and remove the kitchen stove to the summer kitchen downstairs. I had been putting things away. Went over to my studio with a lot of things. My studio seemed [?]. I always think of dear Gertrude over there and am lonely. What an affect certain places have upon us. That little place is full of tender memories. Things are getting shabby and going to decay and yet I can not bear to think of changes there. Sedgwick came up this evening from N. Y. He is growing very fast. He and Marion will be going out to Fort Bridger now in about 3 weeks. It has been pretty warm today but is cool and comfortable this evening.

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