Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday March 17, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 17, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Mar 17, 1880 Yesterday and today hanging pictures at the Academy. I came to my rooms last night tired out and very discouraged and depressed. Why did I undertake this depressing duty when I have so much to trouble me. Today we got ahead a little better. This evening I dined with the G. B. Club at the Down Town Club. One of the guests was Jefferson Davis private Secretary. I cant meet these fellows with any cordiality and Dr Otis said the same thing. Wrote to Sade this morning and received a letter from Gill of Springfield with a check for $125 for my small picture.

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