Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday February 28, 1874

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 28, 1874, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Feb 28, 1874- Church and his wife called. He gave us tickets for the opera matinee on Friday and we went with them to see "Aida". It is a beautiful opera and gave me great pleasure from beginning to end both in its music and the perfect manner in which it is put on the stage. Torriani, Miss Cary, Campanini and Maurel were in the principal characters and each one did excellently. Miss Cary is a magnificent woman. Refreshing to look at. I enjoyed the entertainment far beyond what I had expected. We dined at John Platts with Mr. & Mrs. Olmstead and Charlotte and Mr. & Mrs. Wheeler. Mr. Williams Jr. of Boston called to see me on Friday. He would I think have bought my little figure on the bridge had I not been somewhat bound to Mr. James. Is coming here again next week when I can give him an answer. I bought a quaint little old fashioned toilet mirror on Friday at Grahams and it has suggested a picture to me of a boy shaving himself as all boys do, secretly to encourage a beard. Received a telegram from Maurice wanting Eastman and me to come up today. About a week ago I wrote to England to have my pictures "October Snow" and the "Danger Signal" sent home.

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