Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday April 7, 1878

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Sunday, April 7, 1878, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Went up to Eastmans to talk about the Club dinner. Found him feeling unpleasantly towards me on account of an apparent rudeness last night which I explained to his satisfaction. From there to the club where I saw Butler about my note coming due on Saturday. Then to Dr. Bellows' to invite him to our club dinner but did not see him. Then home and got Gertrude when we went to the club to see the pictures. Found no one there except Taylor. He spoke in high praise of my picture and of its being highly imaginative which was all the more grateful to me as he did not like it when he saw it at first. It seems to have excited no little attention but the Artists say nothing to me about it and I know what that means. From the Club to Dr. Normand Smiths where we had a pleasant visit and then home through...[continued in Apr 8 entry]

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