Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday February 29, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Monday, February 29, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wrote a note to Dr. Holland and he came to see me today. I had a talk with him regarding the statement about the Academy in the Scribner for March and told him it was all wrong. He said Gilder wrote it and showed it to him before it was printed and he had misgivings about him and asked him if he was sure and he said he could not be mistaken. He was glad I called his attention to it and asked me if I would talk with Mr. Gilder if he would like to talk with me about it. I told him certainly I would. I have got them in a tight corner and I dont see how they are to escape decently without retracting. After he had gone Wood one of the school committee came in and he was sorry I had not invited him to come and visit the schools, so I immediately wrote him a note to invite him to come there tomorrow evening. Barry Gray called with Mr. D[?] of Elmira who married Lucy Brown of Clinton one of Gertrudes school friends. She is coming to town while her husband is here and I have invited them to come to see us and shall drive them or show them some attention. I think now the Wilson picture is done and have written to Silleck to take it up there tomorrow. I worked on the sky today. Wrote to Laura Tomkins and to Gertrude.

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