Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday November 13, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 13, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Nov 13, 1889 I went down town immediately after breakfast and delivered the deeds of their lots to Isaac M. North and Frank D. Dewey and they each paid me $800. The day is mild and still but misty and threatening again. Sara and I went down to the Presbyterian Church where they served a turkey dinner, for our dinner. It rained. John and Julia were there and Cantine and Miss Sheffield and we all sat together. We came back early after having bought several articles at the booths for the sale of fancy work, and I walked up to the W. S. Station and took the 4.05 train for New York to attend a meeting of the A. M. A. Association. It rained a little when I went up and after the train left there was a regular down pour. It was raining when I arrived. Stopped and got some oysters at a restaurant and got to Woods studio in time for the meeting. There were only 9 members present and we could not do much. Still it was decided to abolish the $100 clause of the constitution and to retain the feature of caring for the work of deceased members. It is understood the Artists fund is about disintegrating and the intention is to form a new insurance society on a different basis. Now that it has assumed that phase I have little interest in it and Whittredge sent a letter indicating that he felt the same. Wood is to get sufficient of the members to sign this resolution to make it constitutional.

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