Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday February 14, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 14, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Feb 14, 1888 Bright and warm. Called at Wilmurts to see about my frames. The papers are filled with advertisements of Auction Sales of pictures. I fear I will be swamped under all of it. I went down and saw Mr. Philips of Philips & Wells who have our property for sale. He had heard nothing further from Mr. Sanderson. He said he seemed to think the price large, but I told him its value did not consist merely in its being a desirable residence, that it was valuable as city property. He thought he wanted to exchange for city property but I told him we did not care to do that as we wanted to settle my fathers estate. He said he noticed that when he spoke of our place to him he seemed very eager for an instant and then he said something to conceal his eagerness. He says it is time for him to speak to him again and he will do so. I gave him my address here in the city and he is to communicate with me. Whittredge came in a little while. I called at J. S. Warrens this evening and saw Mrs. Warren. On my way down went in and saw the Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg which greatly interested me. I think it must give one a fairly good idea of the great battle. The streets are muddy and it is disagreeable going about.

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