Thursday December 30, 1886
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 30, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Thursday, Dec 30, 1886 It snowed most of the night and has continued all day. The mercury at 8 o'clock this morning marked 2 degrees below zero and it has only been about 4 degrees above all day. I walked down to the mail and received a note from Mr. Sawyer saying the box we spoke of had not arrived. I went over to my studio and worked until 2.30. It was pretty cold over there. I painted a little on each of the two little pictures I painted yesterday and laid in a larger picture 16x26 of the little sketch of the "Veterans funeral" Girard came over this evening. He had been riding on the new Toboggan slide and was fascinated with it. He has joined the club. The January Century came today and in it was Bowyers advertisement of my sketches in a conspicuous place. Girard to whom I showed it thought it a capital idea. We shall see now what it will do for us.
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