Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday March 14, 1873

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, March 14, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, March 14, 1873- [McEntee mistakenly writes 1872] Monday and Tuesday & Wednesday I spent until 11 o'clock at night helping bring Kensetts pictures in the Academy. It is amazing to see what a quantity of good work he left behind him. The Academy is full. The private view occured last night and a great many people came. I am in great worry and anxiety on account of my affairs. The season is rapidly passing away and I do not sell much. How I am to get along this summer I have no idea. My fathers affairs are a source of anxiety to me also. Mr. Skul from whom I got the loan of $4000 on my house when I went to Europe has written me that he wants it but gives me all the time I wish to get it. I have written to the Kingston Savings Bank and received from them last night a blank form of application so I presume I am to have it. I wrote to my father sending him the blank to fill up. I also wrote to Baker about having Alice Sawyer come home with them in May. She is anxious to come and her parents are most anxious to have her. Some Italian has been making an offer of marriage to her and she has had the good sense to reject him which is more than many American girls have.

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