Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday July 27, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 27, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, July 27, 1886 Went down town to do some errands. It rained a little. Received a letter from Frank Weeks inviting me to go to the Yellowstone Park with a party consisting of himself and his wife, her two sisters, the [?] Blake and Mr. James Deforest. They are to have their private car [?] go to Duluth and other points thereabouts then to the Park for eight [?] days and perhaps down the Columbia river. I should like very [?] to go. He wrote me that the only expense to me would be the fare [?] here to St. Paul and return, about $100. I was obliged to decline however, as I have been obliged to decline many nice invitations to [?] with him. It made me feel badly for a little while to think how I am obliged to miss such pleasant occasions, for I would dearly love [?] there and with such pleasant people, but I put it out of my mind as an impossibility and went over to my studio and painted on the [?] picture I brought up from N. Y. with me. Sara urged me to make [?] effort to go, but I haven't even the hundred dollars, and if I had I [?] a hundred places to put it. Marion came by the Powell this evening. She has been absent about two months.

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