Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday June 17, 1874

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Wednesday, June 17, 1874, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, June 17, 1874- Went to New York on Monday to meet Mr. Secor in relation to trading my "Kaatskill Woods" for Sewing Machine Stock. He was obliged to leave town unexpectedly and I had to remain over a day to see him. I met him and concluded the trade giving him my picture for $800 worth of stock which he considers worth $1000. I was obliged to rely almost entirely upon his representations as I know nothing about such matters. He thinks the stock will get to be very valuable and as he has invested all he has in it he shows his faith in it. I staid at Marys. Went to the studio building and saw Whittredge, Hubbard & Gifford. It did not look at all inviting there and I was glad enough I was not staying there. Came home in the 3.40 train. Made some water color sketches out of the window this forenoon. It has been a most picturesque day with fine skies. Painted on my figures this afternoon. Wrote a letter to Sara.

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