Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday October 13, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, October 13, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Have painted today but not with much satisfaction. Charles Elliott called. Have not seen him in many years. He has grown old but remarked to me that I have not changed at all. He has not been a successful man. Tried too many things and from having been independent once I fancy now is dependent upon writing. As I said to Hubbard today "Men may come and Men may go, but we artists go on in our old way forever". Had a letter from Gertrude delighted at the thought of my coming home tomorrow. Called up to see Lily McEntee at Fred Nortons who is down on a visit after her long illness. Met Mr & Mrs. Curtis Freds sister. Called on Hicks this morning to confer about a protest by the Committee of Selection regarding the bad faith of the Centennial authorities. He wanted me to draw one up which I have done and sent to him to consider telling him I would try to see him Monday or Tuesday.

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