Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday July 30, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, July 30, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Went to Cos Cob on Tuesday 27. Found Booth quite ill but he went with me in the afternoon and assisted in taking account of the theatrical prints which were packed up in the lodge. The day was very close and hot. Made out a list in the afternoon and appraised them. Wednesday went to N.Y. on my way home. Called at Eastman Johnsons but they left for Nantucket just a week before. Came up to Vaux's and remained there until today. Downing and I started out for a fishing expedition in search of some trout streams yesterday but it began to rain and we came home. Mary went to Fishkill and had to walk up the hill on her return in the rain. The boys are very busy working about the place. Calvert seemed glad to see me and I enjoyed my visit. Found letters at home from Bayard Taylor, two from Mattapoisett one from Girard and one from St. John announcing the arrival of the picture and that it had been sent to Joe. Rachel Carte was here but went back this afternoon. We had a shower. Went to Kingston with Gertrude and my mother.

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