Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday January 11, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 11, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Jan 11, 1889 Have begun a picture 15 x 18 of some birches drawings of which I made out at Seagers. Church came in. They have shut up their house and will be at the Brevoort until we leave for Mexico. He was very lame and stiff. I talked with him about details of our trip. I sent the check for our taxes today $396. Cranch came while Church was here. He asked about my studio and I told him I would let it to May 1 for $400 but he said that was more than he could afford. Church asked me to dine with them but I accepted conditionally as Sara and Alice dine at Fred Nortons and I have to take them home, but did finally go there. Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis dined with us. Church did not go down to the dining room as he dines in the middle of the day but after dinner we had ices and coffee in their rooms and Church made some coffee from some Mexican coffee which is considered very fine 1200 pounds of which he has bought. Mr. Jarvis showed some old maps of Mexico and a more recent one of Guadalaxana to which place the rail road has just been opened and which is one of the oldest cities in Mexico. A little after 9 I went around to Nortons and after a short stay took Sara and Alice home.

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