Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday September 10, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Sunday, September 10, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Went to New York on Thursday with Alice Sawyer on her way home. Visited the loan collection with her at the Academy. Saw Richards who told me the receipts would probably amount to $16,000 at the end of this week, and if we can keep the collection together until November he thinks we will take $30,000. The whole expense will be including Insurance, advertising etc. about $10,000. If this results as we hope the Academy will be out of debt. Whittredge is still in town where he has been all summer. He and I spent two evenings at the Century. Called to see Haven Putnam who has just returned from England. Told me that Sarony has just inquired the price of my two little pictures in their window which he liked very much. I instructed him to try to sell them even at a reduced price. At Goupils they have been enlarging their store. I did not go in. Talked a little with Snedecor who was pretty despondent about his business. I was anxious to find out all I could as to the Art prospects the coming winter but of course it is all speculation. I brought up some materials with me and am anxious to get to work and produce something. I am always more troubled when I am not producing anything. Came home last evening. Found Laura and Miss Odell here. Took a ride with Miss Odell, Sara, Gertrude and Girards wife whom we left at her mothers.

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