Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday January 29, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 29, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Jan 29, 1890 The month is nearing its close and we have had no winter to speak of as yet. This would have been dear Gertrudes birth day, (her 56th) but she can never grow old to me. The years touch me but they cannot reach her. Robt. Wilkinson came to see me and to urge me to go up into the North woods with him and Julia and Boardman and his wife in May. I told him I was not sure enough of myself to promise as I feared I could not walk much. He however would not let me decline and so it is to be left open. Some of Giffords little pictures belonging to James were sent to me today from Oliver who had been lining them and I have been retouching some of them. Whittredges sale occurs this evening and from what I hear I am in hopes they will sell better than I feared they would. I went to Dr. Patchins as usual. I have felt badly today, confused, dizzy and weak. I had a good talk with him in which he inquired more particularly into my case. He particularly wanted to know if when I had my attack I lost consciousness and I am quite sure I did not. He assured me that I had no trouble I would not be likely to recover from. Tomorrow he is to make a thorough examination of my [liver?]. He says I have not had a shock or Paralysis but that I had been very near it and that my trouble is entirely functional. I dined at Fred Nortons with Calvert and Mary and Miss Shaffer.

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