Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday January 17, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 17, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Jan 17, 1889 It has rained most of the day and cleared toward evening with a cold wave close at hand. When I came from breakfast I found a letter from Mr. Welles enclosing his check for $500 and expressing his entire satisfaction with the picture. I wrote him at once. He wants my photograph and also one of my father and mother. I packed and sent to his two daughters two of my little pictures in frames, Winter looking down from here on the river and "Sunset" looking toward Olive Mt. They went by express today. I have been running about doing all sorts of errands most of the day and have painted but little. I went at my picture of "Clouds" to see what I could do towards obliterating the cracks and succeeded very well, which is something I have been dreading to undertake. This evening I went up to Joe Cornells to call and to see about his picture for Paris. They have agreed to let me have it. It looked well to me tonight as far as I could see it. I have now secured Sam Coykendall's picture, Joes, Wm. P. Eno's and I hope to have Clarks. When I came to my room I found a letter from Sara and I wrote to her and mailed it after 11 o'clock.

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