Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday December 28, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 28, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Dec 28, 1880 The weather has come off very cold. I went up to Adam Youngs and ordered a pair of shoes and went to the bank. Staigg and Ernest Longfellow called to ask me to send a picture to the Boston Art Club. Have painted on a winter picture most of the day. Eastman called while I was out. I went up to see him after dinner and he told me the art committee of the Union League had voted to appropriate $750 for a picture of mine. I told him they might have my picture with the figure for that although I ask $800 for it. Dr. Chapin died on Sunday night. The last time I saw him was when he preached dear Gertrudes funeral sermon. I always hoped I would have an opportunity to tell him how much he comforted me but I never had and now it is too late. It began to snow as I came from Eastmans and had all the appearances of a heavy fall of snow.

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