Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday November 26, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, November 26, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Went up home yesterday morning by the 8 o'clock to spend Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful day and I had a delightful visit. Uncle Charles' family except himself was there and John McEntees wife, Johnnie being too busy to come. In the evening we all went over to his home to supper. Reed and his wife were there. I came down this morning. Met Gifford and Major Wilkinson on the train. It began to rain shortly after I arrived. In the midst of it Mrs. Fellows and Mrs. Wilson called. Mrs. Wilson has not been in my house for years. She had seen my "Sea from Shore" in the Union League club and wanted to buy that or some thing. She said at first she wanted it as a surprise to her husband but after consulting me about painting a picture for her finally concluded to ask her husband whether she had better buy the Marine or have me paint a new one. I wish she would buy something I have already finished. I doubt if any thing will come of it as I have had dealings with Wilson years ago and found him so close that I would not bother with him. She has however always liked my pictures and perhaps she may finally get one.

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