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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Wednesday November 17, 1886
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 17, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Wednesday, Nov 17, 1886 A rainy day. Have worked in my studio all day and painted three little sketches and got well on with a fourth when it became so dark I could not see. Received a note from Pinchot telling me that on account of the sudden return home of Bartholdi the breakfast at the Century was postponed. A letter came from Lucy from Fort Bridger where they arrived in a snow storm and were hospitably taken to Col. Polands house to remain until theirs was in order. She is favorably impressed with the post and says the officers like it there. Sedgwick is busy getting the "lay of the land"[.] I enjoy painting the little pictures and like trying the variety of effects. It was too rainy for Tom and Henry to work on the grading. I paid Tom today his months wages and the interest on his note to date.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
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