Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday March 6, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 6, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Mar 6, 1886 This morning in time to get the 9 oclock train for N. Y. via Springfield and arrived here at 3.30. The weather is growing somewhat more genial. Found an invitation from Mrs. Johnson to dine with them on Monday with Col. Lawrence but I think I will decline as I shall hardly leave home before Monday evening. A note from Mrs. Warren expressing entire satisfaction with her picture. Fullers picture has gone home and Auchincloss' also. Went around to the monthly meeting of the club. No business was done as was expected. Met Wilson of St. Paul who ordered a picture of me a year ago and then countermanded it. Also met Mr. Hill President of the St. Paul and Manitoba road. He was one of the purchasers at the Morgan sale. I understood he bid 45,000 on Bretons picture. I was told that a few years ago he was an employee on the docks in some capacity. He is evidently a bright man and I understood worth ten or twelve million dollars. Saw Auchincloss who is pleased with his picture and dont want it to go to the exhibition but I insisted.

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