Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday August 9, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 9, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Aug 9, 1886 I was greatly relieved to get a letter from Pinchot this morning enclosing his check for four hundred dollars for the picture he bought of me in May. I have a note of $300 to pay next Monday and this provides for it and I shall get in our winters supply of coal also. If I had four times this amount I would only be barely able to get along comfortably. All my money is spent before I get it and for things I do not want and the things I do want I am obliged to deny myself of. I also had a letter from Prof. Fay of College Hill who is on the Committee of the Appalachian Club to go to the Adirondacs to arrange for an excursion of the club and he wanted me to serve with him on the committee and meet him at Lake Placid. I wrote him that it was not possible for me to join him. I also wrote to Pinchot acknowledging the receipt of the check and sent the check to the Bank of the Metropolis to be placed to my credit. Cousin Rachel came this afternoon on her way to Malden. I drove her up to the train and took my father along to Kingston to mail some letters. Marion and Jimmy McEntee went to N. Y. by the Powell this morning.

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