Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday May 3, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 3, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, May 3, 1890 I wrote a note to Sam Coykendall this morning explaining that I had only learned within a month that the offer for our property last fall came from him and regretting he had not let me know it was from him for while I did not mean to say we would have accepted that offer I thought it would have led to an agreement, and we would have liked him to have it. That we did not believe the offer came from him inasmuch as his wife had told Lucy they never had any idea of buying it except once when the Major proposed to lay out building lots along Wurts St. I think he feels a little constrained toward me and I did this to let him know we felt decidedly friendly towards him and would have done our best to come to an agreement with him. I went down town and mailed this note. I had letters from Wood, Jas Gifford and circulars from the Academy, the Art Guild etc. I have written Wood and Jas Gifford and sent my dues ($20) to the "Players" from which I had a notice that they were due.

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