Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday February 20, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Sunday, February 20, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

[Obituary notice for actress attached "Charlotte Cushman: A Great Life Ended"] Went to the Century last night. Saw Taylor, Judge Morrell, Huntington, Gray and others. Governor Tilden and Secretary Bigelow were there. Came home at 11 o'clock. Today went to hear Mr. Frothingham preach. Had a capital sermon but too long. Just before I got there Joe Tomkins happened to be passing and we went in together. After church went up to Eastmans. They insisted on my staying to dinner. Sent a messenger down to tell Mrs. Winter I would not be home to dinner. After dinner we went up into the studio. Eastman Johnson has begun his Sugar picture but thought it best not to let me see it just yet. I advised him not to. Mrs. Johnson sent me some of her wigs for Gertrude to wear in the Oratorio. Eastman walked down with me but returned soon. He liked my little twilight picture. Joe Tomkins came in about 7 o'clock by agreement and we had some tea and anchovy toast and sat and talked until ten o'clock when he left. Wrote to Gertrude.

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