Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday December 19, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Tuesday December 19, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Booth sat for me today and gave me his check for $2000 anticipating the payment of the character pictures and relieving me of a world of anxiety regarding obligations coming due. He is a most generous and sympathetic fellow and I am so glad he is pleased with the pictures I am doing. Attended the sale of John Taylor Johnstons pictures at Chickering Hall. The total of the evenings sale was $146,000. My little picture which he bought for $150 he sold for $400. The weather is very cold.

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