Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday January 25, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 25, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Jan 25, 1772 Still very cold. It is delightful and I like it. Took the braid over to Mr. Dunlap who is to make it up into two hats one for me and one for Downing and is to let us know when they will be done. I talked with him for some time. He seems a very pleasant man to deal with. I can fancy how disagreeable this would all be with some dealers. Painted all day on my Academy picture which grows day by day. When I went to dinner it was snowing and was much milder. After dinner I went out from Marys to call on John Gouslic. It was raining and very slippery. Found Gouslic and his sisters at home all looking just as they did twenty years ago. He showed me his receipt for one million dollars for money he paid over as Treasurer of the Sanitary fair in (I think) 1863. Went back to Calverts and smoked a cigar and then came to my room. Julia is ill again and at first they were alarmed, fearing a return of her fever, but it seems not to be that. When I got home last Saturday I found that Aunt Nellie Tremper had been buried that day. She died on Thursday, I think. Ellenville was named after her.

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