Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday March 4, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 4, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Mar 4, 1887 I stopped in at Solomons this morning to see about a curtain rod for my old Crewel curtain at my stair way. They are retiring from the metal trade and are selling at a reduction. I bought a rod and a piece to go at the top of the curtain which is too short $2 for the rod and $3.50 for the piece of stuff which is very handsome. I was sorely tempted with their beautiful fabrics but I spend money too easily when I have it and so wisely came away. I stopped in at Macys and bought a mop to wipe up my floor. What a Bazaar of every thing that place is. I went down into the house keeping department which extends away out under the side walk and saw so many useful and convenient things. Came to my room and found a letter from Bray saying my note had been discounted and placed to my credit. I sent a check of $50 to Dr. Taylor & Patchin and $30.20 to May for my board to Mar. 1. I painted the rest of the day but my picture does not please me. I feel a satisfaction in not having to go out to Dr. Taylors. I think my ailment greatly improved and feel a confidence it will disappear entirely. Went to the club for a while and read Washburns account of the Commune in Paris.

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