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Diary, Vol. III, 1878 Dec. 15-1883 June 15

Diary, Vol. III, 1878 Dec. 15-1883 June 15

McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891

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Title: Diary, Vol. III

Date: 1878 Dec. 15-1883 June 15

Physical Details: Diary : 1 v. : handwritten ; 25 x 19 cm.

Description: The third of the five volumes that make up the diaries of Jervis McEntee. He writes about the New York City art community, with his friends Henry Blackburn (art writer and editor of London Society and Academy Notes), Edwin Booth (actor), William Bryant (poet and editor), Frederick E. Church (his teacher), Sanford Gifford, Eastman Johnson, John F. Kensett, Frederick Law Olmstead (landscape architect), Bayard Taylor (writer for the New York Tribune and author), Launt Thompson, John Q.A. Ward, John F. Weir, and Worthington Whittredge. He includes visits to artists' studios and social engagements such as concerts, theater, dinner parties, and lectures in the company of his friends or with his wife, Gertrude. He describes numerous sketching trips in the Catskills and the Maine woods with fellow artists and their involvement with the Century Club and the National Academy's Council. McEntee also describes his work, family life, transactions of paintings, and continuous financial troubles.

Creator: McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891

Forms part of: Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Diary, Vol. III, 1878 Dec. 15-1883 June 15. Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 5250