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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Monday April 12, 1886
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 12, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Monday, Apr 12, 1886 Mary, Calvert and I came down by the 7.40 train. Sara [?] rather lothe to have Mary go as she has a new girl in May O[?] to teach besides all her other cares, but Mary hopes to return soon. I got a letter from Gill of Springfield telling me he can sell my little picture, by exchanging with some one for a carriage, so that he can allow me $150 some time in May. I was provoked but concluded to wait until today to answer it, which I have done declining his offer. He is a sharper and wants me to pay for his fast horse and his carriage. He no doubt thinks I will jump at this. I hope he has actually made the exchange, so that I can compel him to undo it. I am almost out of money, but I mean as far as I can, to teach these vulgar fellows that all artists are not ready to accept any thing they may choose to fling at them. I brought down the portrait of Dear Gertrude I painted for her father & mother and took it up to David Andersons to have it photographed. Downing and [I] went to Dalys to see "Nancy & Co". We sat in the 50 cent gallery but we enjoyed the play very much and it was most amusing. I shall go into the cheap place oftener.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >