The Jervis McEntee Diaries - December 30, 1883

Diary Entry:

Sunday, Dec 30, 1883 Went to the Bartholdi pedestal Loan exhibition this morning and spent a couple of hours there. Some of the pictures interested me and many more were totally outside my conceptions of true and sincere art. I met De Haas there and we looked at the pictures together. I merely glanced at the bric a brac. The galleries of the Academy were well filled with visitors at that early hour and I understand there has been a crowd all day. Calvert went up to Yonkers and as Marion is out at Mrs. Wheelers Julia and I dined alone as Mary is still confined to her room. After dinner Julia and I went around to the Century to see the foreign pictures. Was at the Century again this evening. Lawrence advises the board of management to suspend Thompson from the privileges of the club, his conduct having caused many complaints. I had a talk with him and Terry who both agreed in recommending this. I have written a letter to Ben Knower asking for an interview with him and I am going to consult him upon the feasibility of getting Thompson to go to an inebriate retreat for a time. I think it is his only salvation. I feel very sorry for him and think I ought to try to save him.

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