Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday February 3, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Monday, February 3, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Pa drove me over on the ice to the noon train, in a sleigh. The sleighing is nearly all gone. I found here a letter from Mr. J. C. Bates of Providence entirely pleased with his little picture and asking if I still had the one he saw in my studio last spring. I wrote to him in reply telling him I now asked $250 for it (I offered it to him then for $125) but would let him have it for $200 if he wanted it. A note from Mrs. Gray asking me to come to dinner Wednesday instead of Tuesday if convenient to me. Answered I would come. No letter from Lucy to my great disappointment but I hope she wrote me yesterday and that I will get it tomorrow morning. Went to the Council meeting. Miss Durfee was again engaged for the Annual Exhibition. After the meeting went up to the water color exhibition for a few minutes with Hall and them came home.

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