Friday February 4, 1881
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 4, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Friday, Feb 4, 1881 Mrs. Eastman Johnson came to my studio soon after breakfast to tell me Eastman had been called away to Philadelphia by the illness of his sister Hattie, Mrs. May and wishing me to go to Fitchs sale and buy for the Century as well as for Mr. Gordon. I had a very nice call from her. She is always kind and sympathetic and I am always glad to see her. I went over to see Fitchs pictures again and decided what I would buy and in the evening I went there and bought three pictures for the Century and four small ones for Mr. Gordon. Went around to the Century to report the sale to Fitch. He was disappointed, but it went about as I feared it would. I had a telegram from Eastman in the afternoon telling me Hattie was dangerously ill and he would not be home.
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