Sunday March 30, 1890
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 30, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Sunday, Mar 30, 1890 Cold in the morning but grew warmer. I went down to Johns and invited him to dinner. Julia is in N.Y. While I was there the boy who brings up Johns letters came in and told us Major Cornell died this morning. The Freeman mentioned only a day or two ago that he was a little indisposed but John said it was rumored yesterday that he was seriously ill. John came up to dinner. I talked with him at his house about Nannie. He has little hopes that she will ever be better, but I said I thought he ought by no means to be discouraged. I asked him if he did not miss her greatly. He said he did and that often it seemed as though he had nothing to live for. I told him I knew the feeling and that in thinking of Gertrude I had the same discouraged feeling.
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