Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday July 9, 1872

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Tuesday, July 9, 1872, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, July 9, 1872- Painted all forenoon on Mr. Dormans picture. I cannot paint in the afternoon on account of the sun shining in the window but I find that if I get to work at 8 o'clock and work until 1 I am ready to stop. Received a letter from Curant[?] in which he informs me that Mr. Fletcher Harper declines taking my sketch of the "Danger Signal" at my price $300 and that he would like me to send him word when the picture is at my studio. I also received a letter from Maj. Wilkinson proposing a fishing expedition with Gifford and me. Went and made some calls with Gertrude and Sara, at Mr. Abbeys, Cranes, E. Tomkins, Mr. Ledyards and one Mrs. De Willy, Jno Horton's mother in law who is staying alone in his little house with his child. She is going back to Cuba next month and will take the child with her which she feels to be a great risk.

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