Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday May 3, 1874

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 3, 1874, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, May 3, 1874- Last night was monthly meeting at the Century and it was the pleasantest gathering by far that I have attended there this winter. There was a very nice collection of pictures. I sent my "October Snow" just come home from England and a little skating scene. Several people spoke to me in praise of my snow picture and I heard it would probably be sold. I offered it at about half my usual price ($500), but if low prices will tempt buyers they shall have that inducement for a while. Went to hear Mr. Frothingham. His subject was the "disposition of our dead" in which he argued in favor of cremation. I was much interested as I think all were and I am in favor of his theory. Gertrude and I went to the Century to see the pictures. Mr. Chapin called on me during the week. I had not seen him since I met him six years ago at the "Queen" hotel in Chester in England.

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