Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday May 6, 1890

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

Tuesday, May 6, 1890 It has rained most of the day and at times quite hard. I did not go down town until afternoon when the rain ceased for a little. I got a letter from Alice who is discontented and apparently overborne with work and cares. She says her mothers health is very poor. I wish they could sell some of their Star Landing farm and get to be more easy, as they are hoping to do. Wood sent my Academy [?] as I asked him to and I made out on this the last day a list of nominations for Academicians & Associates. I put Chase's name down for Academician. The apple trees are bursting into bloom and tomorrow I mean to make some attempt at the spring landscape. I could do nothing today as it rained every few minutes. Altogether it has been a cosy, secluded day to me. A feeling that I would not be interrupted and that nothing would make me unquiet. I have a morbid dread almost every day that something disagreeable will occur, in the way of some intrusion, to which since we laid out our property, we will be more and more subjected. People are constantly crossing back and forth over our place as though it was public and this is very disagreeable to me. I have busied myself about a great many things today and the time has passed rapidly.

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