Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday January 19, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 19, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Jan 19, 1889 Ordered a pair of pantaloons at Casters after looking in vain for something I wanted at Rogers & Peets yesterday. Came to my room and began a little sunset on the plains with Indian tepees, and have painted on it all day. I think I have made a nice little picture but shall improve it. Church came and sat for an hour. We talked Mexico. While he was here Julia Wilkinson came in to ask me to lunch at the Lawyers Club down town any day I would name, next week, to meet Mr & Mrs. Boardman. I left the day to her. She went and saw Mr. Boardman and came back and named next Wednesday and wants me to ask Sara to come. It is growing very cold, and I think of Sara up at home. I went around and called on the Bannings. They have had an experience since I saw them last. The last night Alice was there, last Monday Mrs Banning accidentally set fire to the lace curtains of their bed, a great rosewood structure of her mothers, and destroyed most of the contents of the room. The firemen were there and got the water upon it and put it out. The only wonder was that more was not destroyed. I went from there to the Century where I had a pleasant evening, mostly with Eastman Johnson and got to my room about 1 oclock. It had grown very cold. Sedgwick came to my studio about an hour before dinner and walked over with me. He is a dear, lovable boy and full of practical intelligence.

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