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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Monday April 18, 1881
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 18, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Monday, Apr 18, 1881 Beautiful day at home. Came down with the noon train and met the inevitable sadness and depression at my door here, but I try not to give way to it. A letter from Weir wanting me to spend Thursday night with him which I have written him I will do. Maurice came down stairs just before I left. I got a glimpse of him, the picture of despair. What a sorrow. What a trial. Attended the Council. After adjournment we had a warm discussion regarding the proposed "liberal" movements in the Academy, as allowing the exhibitors to select the hanging committee and the associates to select Academicians. I argued against it and was added to the committee, for my pains, which is to consider the report. Was also put on the annual dinner committee. A letter from Weir wanting me to spend Thursday night with him.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
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