Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday May 11, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 11, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, May 11, 1882 Went down to Mengers to make arrangements for him to get my pictures for Louisville. Mr. Maginness from there was at my studio yesterday and I told him I thought I would send my Humboldt picture and a smaller one. From there I rode up to Dunlaps factory to see about the birch bark hat. I had a note from him two days ago, after I had called there last week finding he had gone West. He was not there at the 5th Av. store where I found him. He has made the two hats but thinks they are not successful. Thinks there is an inherent difficulty in the material but I am go to the factory on Saturday and we are to talk about it. I painted a little and worried a great deal over every thing and have made up my mind to go home for good next week after the pictures come from the Academy and I get them all arranged to send out. I am going to send two to Milwaukee, three I think, to Chicago, two to Louisville and two to Portland. The wind has blown a gale all day. I built a fire and my room was filled with smoke which blew down the chimney. In the evening Mary and I called on Gussie and Laura at the hotel Branting. Joe had gone up to his fathers. Laura did not look well but Gussie seems to be improving. It rained when we came home.

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