Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday January 2, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 2, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Jan 2, 1890 Still very mild. I walk without my overcoat and am uncomfortably warm. Went out and bought some water color paper and prepared a sheet, mounting it and a stretcher 15x18 and shall try to reproduce my Winter. I am going to try smooth paper this time believing I can secure more delicacy. Whittredge came in and talked over the Mutual Aid Society. When Whittredge is a little perplexed he is very amusing. He provokes me sometimes and is captious and a little unjust but he always regrets it. I told him today he was unnecessarily severe upon me regarding the last meeting, but he acknowledged he was under a misapprehension and said "will let that all go." He seemed to like my picture and said a good deal about it. I cut this notice of the death of Horatio Allen from todays Tribune. He was in my fathers party of engineers on the building of the Delaware and Hudson canal. I went around to the club a little while this evening but found it rather doleful and did not stay long.

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