Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday April 13, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, April 13, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sara came down on Tuesday and staid here. Perry came in to see me about the call for a meeting and I took occasion to tell him just what a nuisance he is. I spoke with the utmost plainness. He however keeps his temper always no matter what you say. Yesterday I wrote to Gertrude. Sara and I went to the Academy yesterday morning and from there to Hoboken to call on Miss Pychouska. Sara went to Annie Nortons where Julia Dillon is staying. Gussie came in. The first I have seen her since she has been in N.Y. Went to [?] Morgans Variety Theatre last night. It was a most dreary lot of nonsense. Sara and I went to see The Rivals on Tuesday evening. It was pretty good but I liked Brougham in Sir Lucius O Trigger. The weather is growing warm and spring like. Gussie came in yesterday. She has been visiting in the city but I have not seen her before. She went up to Marys this afternoon with Joe who was here also a few minutes. Wrote to Booth. Some Albany people came in with Gay the Artist. They own a little picture of mine. I was out all forenoon wanting to see Mr. A. T. Stewarts funeral procession. The streets were crowded with people and the men in his employ who walked in the procession would have made two full regiments. Now I cam very curious to see how such a man who has no living relatives will dispose of his vast wealth. I wish he would leave the Academy a couple of hundred thousands.

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