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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Friday August 6, 1880
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 6, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Friday, Aug 6, 1880 Went to N. Y. this morning with the Powell. Called at Ellin & Kitsons to see the stone and found it entirely satisfactory. They wanted to see me about the settings and I arranged that. They were neither of them there but I saw the foreman and the man who was carving it and I told them I was entirely satisfied with it. It will be done and sent to me by the last of next week. I am so gratified for I feared it would not come out as well as I hoped. Called at Putnams to see Bowyer and also saw Haven and his mother. Went to Scribners to see Gilder about my article. He was not in. Went to my studio to some things there. Could not find the "blue form" of the Royal Academy spoken of in Smiths letter from London and am confident it never was sent. Then went to Vauxs & lunched with Bowyer. No one else there. Went again to Scribners to see Gilder but he had not returned, then went to the Powell. At West Point John & Nannie came on board. Went down with Miss Delaprene who went home today. Miss Pickering Shufeldts daughter was with them. Found a note from Mary Gifford and one from Julia saying Sanford had got back to N. Y. Was a little better but is evidently severely ill. If I had only known today he was there. Wrote to Julia offering my services in any way. She wrote also that little Gertrude is ill with a fever. It has been a very lovely day with the wind from the North and was perfectly comfortable in New York.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
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