Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday December 22, 1873

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Monday, December 22, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Dec 22, 1873- Have a very sore throat and not feeling well have painted but little today. Received a note from V[?] the agent of the Studio Building enclosing my bill. How I hate to receive such a document when I am not in condition to pay it. It has disturbed my whole day. I was reading the Mill on the Floss and this came just as I was in the midst of Tullivers failure and troubles. Somehow it gave a sharp point to the scene. A very [?] and friendly letter came from Mr. & Mrs. Church for me to come and make them a long visit. It almost seems churlish to refuse but I cant go now. Answered Mrs. Churchs letter.

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