Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday May 15, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 15, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, May 15, 1890 Breakfasted at Marys and did a number of errands. It has been a showery day. I had a note from Mr. Reed yesterday and he and Fanny came in today about 11 o'clock to see my pictures. This was his 49th birthday. They bought my little picture of Indian Summer for $200. After they left I went to Wilmurts and arranged with them to send for it, clean up the frame and box and ship it to them at Quogue, also to send James Gifford his little sketches of Sanfords by Hudson boat. Them I went to see Charlie Colman who is at Millets house in 8th St. with his pictures which he brought over from Italy. I had a note from him today. I had not seen him for 11 years. He thought I had not changed but although he has not greatly changed he had grown grey and I think has had a pretty bitter experience. My time was so limited I could only make a call as I came home by the 4 oclock train. Found Sara had had the hall stove taken down, the carpet taken up and shaken and had it all in order again.

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