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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Friday January 7, 1881
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 7, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Friday, Jan 7, 1881 Shortly after I came to my room a young man from Cleveland called to ask me to take him as a pupil. I was interested in him for he had been a sign painter and had become an artist. I had a long talk with him and told him while I could not take him as a pupil I would be glad at any time to tell him any thing I could. A Miss Ives of Montreal called with her Aunt Miss [blank] a relative of Holts. Miss Ives had a letter of introduction from Weir and is a student in the Art School. Eastman Johnson came to tell me there was great opposition in the Union League to their buying my picture and I told him not to embarrass himself and to withdraw the proposition. I dont want to press my pictures upon them and so I suppose that has fallen through. While he was here Weir and Mrs. Weir called. Mrs Weir is always so kind and tender to me. They are going to Hudson to visit Mary Gifford. I have felt despondent all day. I slept but little last night and I think it is owing to that. Called on Mrs. Henry and met there Mr & Mrs. Thos. Moran.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
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