Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday May 26, 1873

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 26, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, May 26, 1873- I wrote to Dr. Coch today telling him I had my picture (Kaatskill Woods) which he wanted to buy last Spring for $1000 telling him if he was still interested in it I would try to make the price satisfactory to him. I hate to do even a legitimate piece of business like this but I do not feel warranted in leaving any honorable means untried to sell my picture. Mr. Weeks called and paid me $400 for my picture "A Soft Grey Autumn Day" (14 x 26) and I sent it home to him by [Rossel?]. Mary & Vaux called in the evening and Vaux told me of a Mr. Culyer Engineer in chief of the Brooklyn Park who wanted to get a little picture of mine and advised me to send a note to him, which I did by Vaux telling him what I have and that I would be pleased to see him on Thursday or Friday afternoon.

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