Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday May 13, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 13, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, May 13, 1887 Packed the little picture to send to Mr. Linsley and left word at the Express office to call for it. I shall send the letter today. Mr. Van Derlip called and I had a very satisfactory settlement with him. Am insured for ten thousand dollars until Jan. 6, 1888 and have his due bill for $73.45 and a receipt in full for my bill at Union Adams and a note from Adams to him saying the account has been paid and that I owe him nothing. He also took a schedule of my pictures and studies with low valuations amounting to over $14,000 to be filed with the Continental Insurance Co. which is a wise precaution. I told him of my contemplated sale and he thinks I am fully warranted in venturing and feels sure I will get a good sum of money. While he was here a note came from Mr. Clarke saying he found a minute in his note book for an engagement with me Saturday and wishing to postpone it to Sunday or Monday. I wrote him I supposed it was for yesterday, and that I had packed many of my studies I wanted to show him and that I was going into the country for the summer tomorrow, regretting I could not have shown them to him and thanking him and hoping to let him see the min the fall. Mr. Morse called and I had a pleasant hour with him. I sent a note to Mr. Frothingham telling him how greatly I had enjoyed his life of Channing. The picture has gone to Mr. Linsley and also a letter to him. I went around to the club for the last time. Saw Bradford who says he is going to try to sell my picture in the Academy and gave him my card to get into my studio. Still I dont expect anything from this.

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