Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday June 4, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 4, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Yesterday went down town to see about the paint for the house. Went to the Monthly meeting of the Club in the evening. Saw Eastman Johnson. Said Mr. Hoe had called to see his picture. I wrote to Mr. Hoe and asked him to go and see it. Received the check for my picture from the Academy. The Academy closed on Wednesday night and my two unsold pictures have come home. The sale which Beard got up resulted just as I told him it would, disastrously. I sent a little picture at his urgent request but I limited it at half its price and it did not sell. This morning Gertrude and I went up to Vauxs by Closter and returned at 5. We had a pleasant visit and found it charming there. Showers this evening. Heard a rumor at the club last evening that Church's wrist was so bad that his arm would have to be amputated. Do not believe it but wrote him this evening. Also wrote to Mrs. Lorimer Graham and Gertrude did also.

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