Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday January 7, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, January 7, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

We had an exciting time burning out the chimney today which I always regard as a dangerous operation. We took extra precautions however and had no accidents. It snowed a little this morning and tonight it is snowing hard. I received a letter from Haven Putnam asking me how much I was going to charge them for my designs for "Among the Trees". I replied that my price was $25 each (18 illustrations $450) but that when I undertook it I resolved in my own mind to accommodate the terms to him and he could pay me what he could afford to.

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