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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Wednesday April 27, 1881
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 27, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Wednesday, Apr 27, 1881 Painted on my Indian Summer. Weir called but was abstracted and silent. I think he grows more so. Attended to looking at the Gifford pictures and reporting to Mr. Bates as per his letter. Went to the Academy to meet the committee to consider the amendment of the constitution. I am decidedly opposed to allowing the exhibitors to assist in selecting a hanging committee. Am opposed to the principle of allowing outsiders to manage in any degree the affairs of our institution. We staid there until midnight, Ward, Huntington & Robbins in favor of the new ideas, Wood and I opposed. We got warm. I am firm in my convictions of the unwisdom of it.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
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