Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday August 30, 1873

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 30, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, August 30, 1873- John Olmstead arrived this morning to visit Bowyer. Vaux, Dr. Emerson and I took a walk up along the creek on the other side, then up the valley opposite Wilbur and around the hill to the ferry. It was very hot. I received a letter from Mr. Moore in answer to mine. He is not able to pay me any money yet as he has not sold any of the paintings he bought of me. It is strange I do not hear from Church. I wrote him last Monday. Vaux saw him on Wednesday in New York and he told him he was waiting to hear from me and looking forward to our visit there. If we dont go there soon I cannot go at all as I want to get into the mountains by the middle of September. Julia Dillon asked Gertrude if I would let her occupy my studio over at my house and I was obliged to comply, so that I am at last disposessed of the place which I reserved for our furniture etc. I only let her in temporarily for I have about made up my mind to have my studio put in order this fall so that I can work there myself. I would be a great advantage for me if I had a place to work in and I have about concluded to go in debt for it a thing I hate to do. Perhaps I will sell one of my pictures at Cincinnatti. In that event I could do it nicely.

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