Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday March 8, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 8, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Mar 8, 1888 Girard who was at the sale last evening came in. He is in trouble again in money matters and I dare say hoped I would be able to help him after my sale, but I cannot. The lady in black I saw in the Gallery yesterday called. It proved to be Mrs. Lord who I used to know and who lived in Prescott, Arizona when Lucy was there. Her husband died four years ago and she is a very attractive widow. She saw me in the gallery yesterday but was not sure it was I. She lives with her daughter, Mrs. McEwan on Staten Island. She did not go to the sale thinking everything would go beyond her purse, but regretted this morning when she saw how low the pictures went that she did not attend. Soon after she went John Forsyth and his wife and Miss Bel Forsyth came. Miss Bel bought the Winter Sundown last night and John bought something. I had a long call from them and showed them all my sketches. They bought a little Winter for $25 and he thought he would get another of my studies for $100. I was regretting last night I had not asked them to my studio. I wrote a brief letter to Lucy and sent her a paper as also Alice and Janette. Spent the evening at Marys.

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