Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday December 16, 1874

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Wednesday, December 16, 1874, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Dec 16, 1874- The mercury stood at 8 degrees this morning. Directly after breakfast I went up to the carriage makers to do an errand and after I returned took a brisk walk across by Tom Hamiltons, after which I went at my drapery again and have got on better today. I think I can finish it tomrorow. Received a note from Edward Brown enclosing a check for $225 for my picture of Deans River. The check was signed Charles Smith, a man [...] wears diamond shirt studs. This is less than half I asked for it at at the Academy but I never liked the picture and am glad to get rid of it. At evening the mercury had risen to 31 degrees.

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