Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday February 17, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 17, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Feb 17, 1887 I wrote to Sam Coykendall today to ask him to discount my note for $2000 with my fathers endorsement to be renewed as I decided. I told him it was my intention to grade the street I had begun and to bring the property into market. Said I thought I was personally worth $25000 and that my fathers property was worth at least $50,000 and told him what incumbrance was upon it, and that that was no burden as I paid the interest in my work. Now I wonder what he will do. It is a business matter entirely. He knows we are responsible. If I can get this accommodation it will help me until I can sell some lots. I have to do something of this sort, as others have to do and would rather borrow at the bank than any where else. I shall be anxious to see the result of this. This evening the floor of my studio is stained and nearly all the other work is done. Tomorrow they put the shell lac on it and I hope to get all my things moved in before night. Little Freddy Struse called today for the things Sara sent down for his mother in my bundle. He was neatly dressed and looked bright and intelligent. He had about all he could carry and I gave him five cents to ride. Went to Dr. Taylors. This evening went around to the club but did not stay long. Vedder was there, just arrived from Rome but I did not speak with him as he was engaged with several people.

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