Thursday January 13, 1881
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 13, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Thursday, Jan 13, 1881 Had many errands to do and was on the go all forenoon. Sent my picture to the Union League which I have sold to them for $750. Mrs. Cross came to see me in the depths of despair again. I gave her a dollar which was all I could do for her. Had a letter from Bates saying he would like a copy of the picture he saw here, for $200 12x14 so I drew it on today ready to paint. Prepared a canvas for my Academy picture and got my picture from Mr. DeForest from which I am to paint it. This evening Julia Vaux, Miss Mendelson, a Miss Hallowell and Miss [blank] with Bowyer, Downing and Walter Mendelson came over and spent the evening at my studio. I gave them some chocolate and some water ice and they looked over my sketches and seem to have enjoyed themselves. Wrote to Mr. Bachelder whose card I found on my door yesterday when I came from home. Wrote a note to my mother.
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