Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday February 25, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 25, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Feb 25, 1890 My sleep last night was disturbed and not refreshing and I awoke feeling badly in body and mind and so weak and spiritless that I seemed hardly able to drag myself over to breakfast. There is a thick fog and a damp and depressing atmosphere. I have painted the little figures in my picture and work upon it in rather a spiritless way. Have looked over my diary of 1883. Downings trouble with Edwina and Maurices death with the whole intimate record of that eventful year. (I could not bear to read of my mothers death). I have had those inexpressible longings which living in the past brings to us and the day has seemed very sad to me, no doubt arising from the dull and gloomy day. I found Sedgwick feeling so badly that he did not go to his school. I wish now I had remained at home. Went around to the Century for little while in the evening.

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