Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday March 11, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 11, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Mar 11, 1890 One of New Yorks worst days, rain and fog and a most depressing atmosphere. I have felt very badly and could not force myself to work until nearly 2 o'clock when after looking on a lot of my sketches I finally drew in a picture from a mountain brook from a study Whittredge and I made in the mountains up back of Winnes in [Traver?] hollow. I got it laid in and then dressed and went over to Brooklyn to dine at Mr. Van Ingens with Mary Gifford. Such a crowd as I encountered at the Bridge cars! I feared I would be pushed over upon the track. I took an hour and reached there just on time. I was not feeling well and came away early. Mrs Johnston sent her man with a note this forenoon asking whether Mrs. Winter were still alive and if so what was her share of the expense of her keeping. I had to tell her I really did not know that her son John had assumed the responsibility of looking after her and therefore I had not been to see about her. Later she wrote me not to trouble about and virtually telling me she would be taken care of. I feel very weak and exhausted tonight.

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