Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday January 13, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 13, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Jan 13, 1890 [McEntee mistakenly writes Jan 14th] Went down town and paid our taxes, some $450. It was easier to do this year than oftentimes in the past and we have money in the bank to meet future demands. Sara told me that Mrs Davis told her it was Sam who made the offer of $27,000 for our place the day before our sale. I think he was unwise in not letting us know the offer was his as it would have a difference and we would have been inclined, I think to have sold it to him for $30,000. I paid Stock & Rice for my sketch box for Miss Robertson, $7. I came down by the 11.55 train and went directly to Dr. Patchins. It was so very warm I had my coat off nearly all the time I was there. At dinner Calvert invited Downing and me to go to the theatre and we went to see Crane in the "Senator". It was the first night and crowded. We had seats far back and I did not hear well. There was great enthusiasm and evidently many personal friends of the actors present. It is a play which will probably please the multitude. I found Mrs Andersons and a friends cards under my door when I returned from Dr Patchins. They must have called while I was up there.

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