Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday November 16, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Tuesday, November 16, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Church and his wife spent an hour with me this morning. It has rained all day. After writing some letters went up to the Gilsey House to call on Booth and his wife. Booth was at the rehearsal of Lear and I waited two hours for him. Mrs. Booth would not let me go finally he came and saw me as always a cordial welcome. His elbow is very stiff and I would not be surprised if it would always be so. Mr. McVickar Mrs. B's father was there and I had a pleasant chat with him. He seemed a genial pleasant man and very affectionate with his daughter. They wanted me to stay to dinner but I could not and left after I had talked a while with Booth. H. K. Brown called and spent a half hour with me. Gifford and I dined at the Wheelers with Mary and Platt and his wife. Wrote to Gertrude.

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