Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday May 20, 1874

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 20, 1874, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, May 20, 1874- Col. Hay came in on Saturday with Miss Stone to buy the little study of my late Autumn with figures and was much disappointed that I had sold it to Mr. Hedian. Mr. Walker the gentleman to whom Church wrote about my late Autumn came in yesterday and looked at all my pictures and as we were under the impression that Church had gone to Hartford he proposed to come in tomorrow. However calling on Heade we found Church had not gone and he and Mr. Walker soon returned and he finally took my picture for $600 including the frame which will cost $50. Today Gertrude and I have been buying some necessary things preparatory to going home for the summer. Mrs. Church called to see us this morning. Gertrude bought a belt and nut picks and nut cracker for Lucy and sent them today.

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