Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday May 16, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 16, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, May 16, 1890 It has rained at intervals all day. I went down town in the morning and met John McEntee under the hill and we walked down together. I wrote to Jas. Gifford and to the Art guild agreeing to let my two Academy pictures go, the Winter to Pittsburgh and the Fall of the year to Milwaukee. We had a fire on the hearth in the evening and found it a great comfort. If Wilkinson and his party are in the woods I fear they will find it pretty cold and wet. I am waiting hoping something will occur by which we can go over to my house to settle for I now feel very unsettled. John McEntee told me that Sam told Julia the day he was here, that our place was where he would like to live and that he never meant to build where they are. His wife wanted him to build on the corner opposite the Baptist church as that seems the most attractive object in the world to her. John still thinks Sam would like this place and he said the first opportunity he got he was going to tell him he ought to come and buy it. I would rather he would have it than any one I know and I think if his wife were willing he would not hesitate. I have advertised the carriage house for sale and a man is coming to see me about it. I will give it to him if I cant get rid of it for a small price and save myself the expense of tearing it down.

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