Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday March 16, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 16, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Mar 16, 1882 Miss Teale came in today while I was at work and paid me the balance on her picture to my great satisfaction. Mary, Lucy and I called on Miss Nesmith and her sister and after we returned I went to the club where I heard that some one had sent an anonymous letter to Major Walter who has the Sharpless Washington pictures there advising him to take them away as it would not be safe to leave them there and some one complained to the house committee that the club was being made a market place and that Major W. was violating the rules by asking strangers there, which was not true. Newton of the house committee spoke to him about it in rather a blunt way. The anonymous letter was an outrage and every one who knows of it was indignant and declared that the offender if discovered would be summarily dismissed from the club. Sat and talked with Reid until 1 oclock.

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