Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday March 5, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 5, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Mar 5, 1890 The day has gone attending to little things. In the morning I got the key of Whittredges room and went in to attend to his pictures as he requested me to in his letter. I put them together in the south end of his room and covered them up and then came to my studio and wrote to him. I saw by the Tribune that John McEntee was defeated for mayor by John Kraft by 200. I am not only greatly disappointed but surprised as I thought he would easily win. Nicoll spoke very encouragingly of my picture "The Fall of the Year" at the Century. He thought it one of my best and said they gave it the place of honor. Wood told me my water color is sold, that Gall told him it was. I received a letter from Mrs. Horace Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury wanting some information about the picture her husband bought of me as when he bought etc. She said it had always been a favorite of his and it seems to be a continued satisfaction to her. I wrote her this evening. I called on Mrs. Jas. Boorman Johnston. Rob de Forest and his wife were there and Miss Mary Johnston.

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