Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday March 24, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 24, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Mar 24, 1887 Annie Lee and Annie Norton called. I have spent the most of the day trying to raise enough money to pay for poor old Mrs. Winters keeping at the Bloomingdale Asylum. They charge us $5 pr week, which is very reasonable, and still as a few of us have to pay it, it comes hard upon us. I wish I were able to pay it myself without asking any one, I would look out for her during her life time. It was interesting to see in what difficult spirit the artists responded to my call. Those who had the least prosperity were most generous. Robbins was entirely cold and unsympathetic and would not give any thing. Casilear will give liberally. Wood gave $15. Hubbard $5. J. G. Brown $25 and I $25. Mr. Donald with all his fine promises utterly failed me. The constitutions we have printed for the Artists Mutual Aid Society came today and I sent a copy to each member. Marion and I called on the Cranchs' in 23rd St and on Hall, his niece and Miss Goodrich who happened in at Cranches. Afterwards I went to the Club.

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