Thursday August 7, 1890
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 7, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Thursday, Aug 7, 1890 Beautiful day. Down town this morning. My three portfolios of designs for houses came from Shoppells today and I have been looking them over with a view of selecting one for Tom. Julia Dillon and Miss Lamport from Rochester came up this morning. The landscape was as lovely and as sweet as in June and Miss Lamport seemed to be charmed with the place. I had a lovely dream as of meeting dear Gertrude again in her girl-hood and of our loving each other at once and instinctually. Strange that these phantoms can thrill us with a pleasure that is not of the moment alone but seems to last for days to sweeten them and to mark them from all other days. I have thought of this imaginary meeting many times today. Sara went to Kingston to make some purchases for our camping trip. I have written to Tom McEntee from whom I have not heard in a long time. Julia sent their team up for Sara to go for a ride just after tea. A letter from Downing from Fort Bridger.
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