Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday November 22, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 22, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Nov 22, 1886 Another "Roman day". Went down town after breakfast and got a letter from Bowyer, one from Wilmurt about the little frames[,] two letters from Lucy from Fort Bridger for Lucy [sic] and an invitation from Mrs. B[?] and Mrs. Stone to a reception to Stanley the African explorer. Bowyer had been to see about the advertising, had received the little picture and the specimen frame which Wilmurt will make for three dollars, and he says the picture looks well in it and will go to the engraver today. Lucy writes that she is in her house but not yet settled. It is very cold the mercury 19 below zero. I went to work on my studio and have painted three sketches, one of an effect I saw yesterday. Sara came over and saw the little pictures and liked them very much. I sent Alida Van Deusen her two little sketches for her fair yesterday and today she sent a note of acknowledgement. I have written to Bowyer and to Lucy tonight. Ex President Arthur was buried in Albany today. We had our flag at half mast.

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