Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday May 12, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Wednesday, May 12, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sara went up to Marys this morning, and immediately after I went up to the Academy to attend to the auditing of the Treasurers accounts preliminary to the Annual Meeting at 2 'oclock. I stopped on the way and had my hair cut so short that I am practically bald headed. The Annual meeting passed off harmoniously contrary to my expectation. The victors were on the Conservative side. All the old officers were elected; the following Council - Guy, Hicks, Wood, McEntee, J. G. Brown, Huntington. Hanging Committee - Lambdin, Wilmurth, Sontag, A.W. Thompson. J.B Bristol and Chas. Miller were made Academicians and Story and Edgar M. Ward associates. The supper was a great improvement upon the frowzy dinner. The proceedings were getting rather uproarious about 8 o'clock and I stole away and came home to write to Gertrude. Perry was a prominent candidate for the Council but he was defeated and I think mainly by my efforts in conjunction with Johnson.

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