Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday March 11, 1874

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 11, 1874, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Mar 11, 1874- Went over to the East side of the city looking into the little second hand shops to see what I could pick up. It was a most unpleasant day the wind blowing a gale carrying the dust in clouds. George Coale was in yesterday and was much pleased with my figure pictures. I received a note from Mr. Jones on Tuesday saying he would like the "Wood Path" (the girl on the bridge) if I had not sold it. I immediately answered him that he might consider it his and that the price including frame and boxing would be $320. I shall be glad to have it go into the exhibition sold. Girard and Bowyer came in on Tuesday evening and in conversation with Girard I had to talk pretty plainly. Last evening I attended a gentlemans party at Mr. W.C. Bryants to meet some of the original members of the Sketch Club. Mr. Durand came in from the country. Peter Cooper was there, Rev. Dr. Dewey, S. J. Tilden, Judge Curtis, Judge Kirkland, Cyrus Field, Mr. Sargent, John A. Graham, Osborn, J. A. C. Gray, Dr. Draper, Vaux, Hewitt, Sculptor Ward, Leupp, Eastman Johnson, Hall and several others. I asked for an introduction to Peter Cooper, Jonathan Sturges and Judge Kirkland. I think it about time I begin to know some of these prominent men whom I constantly meet. Mr. Graham told me of the death of Senator Sumner this morning. Mr. Hiram Fisher called, having returned from Boston, to consult me about dispersing of Kenneths copies of the old masters.

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