Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday June 6, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 6, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, June 6, 1890 I passed a wretched night of fever and headache and slept very little. I was disinclined to get up at all but I could eat but very little breakfast. I presume Downing and Sedgwick went by on the train about 8.30 just as the storm commenced on their way to Fort Bridger. This morning the temperature is fresh and agreeable and I dare say they are bowling along in fine spirits. As the day advanced I felt very badly and had to lie down most of the time. About 4 oclock I sent for Dr. Chalker who came and prescribed for me and I went to bed before dark. John McEntee came up and told me of his experience taking Nannie up to Clermont. I thought he seemed encouraged and hopeful that the change would be to her advantage. She was very tractable but quiet and not greatly interested in what he talked about. She was pleased to see all her friends at Clermont and Sara among them. John had noticed the last time he was there that the paper on the room she was to occupy was rather dark and sombre and when he got back here he bought some pretty cheerful paper and sent a man up there to put it in. He came back Thursday although he was from 8 oclock until 4 getting there from Middletown.

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