Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday March 2, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, March 2, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Mr. Morrill of Minneapolis who bought a picture of me two or three years ago called on me. Attended a meeting of the Trustees of the Century. The propriety of refusing more than $15 credit at the bar was a subject of discussion. Binningers & Dick Stoddards names were unpleasantly prominent as frequent violators of the rule. Gifford dined with me and he told me that Homer Martin had received notice to vacate his studio here in May. His name I noticed on the bar list last night as owing the full amount. I feel very sorry for him but a man in his position has no business to squander his money at a bar. A Mr. Cropper called on me to ask me to go and look at two family portraits by Chas. Wilson Peale, his grandmother and grandfather who was an officer in the Continental Army. The family were old friends of Dr. Sawyer.

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