Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday October 7, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 7, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Oct 7, 1880 Went to N. Y. by early train. Arrived at Spuyten-duyvil an engine was off the track but we switched around it and I arrived at the museum half an hour late. Found Weir there. He had already begun to hang the pictures. There were about 60 pictures of Giffords there but the small studies and sketches were not ready and several important pictures had not arrived. We hung them all by six oclock and so did all we could do at present. Butler came in and asked us to meet him and James Gifford and Robt Wilkinson at 9 at Giffords studio. I dined at Marys and went to my room just before 9. Weir came and we went to Giffords room where the others were. Talked on matters connected with our business until midnight and looked over his studies selecting 23 more to be framed and we concluded to go home tomorrow to be called down again when everything was ready.

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