Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday September 1, 1873

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Monday, September 1, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, September 1, 1873- Here begins the Autumn but it has been one of the warmest days. Vaux and Dr. Emerson went to New York by the morning train and I painted a couple of sketches, one for Lucy to give to their regimental doctor and one an effect I saw on the river the day we came from Nantucket. Girard was home on Sunday and told me that Peter Hoe had spoken to him several times about getting one of my pictures. I made him a memorandum of the pictures I have and the prices as follows. "Kaatskill Woods" - "November" & "Sea from Shore" each $1250. "October in the Kaatskills" $1500 - "Scribner's Mill" study for "Sea from Shore" $300 each. Recieved a long and interesting letter from Gifford from the top of Mt. Mansfield. He had fine salmon fishing in Canada, was going to Lake George and wants me to join him.

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