Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday May 4, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, May 4, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Walked up Fifth Avenue to see the "Pelham Coach" owned and driven by Delancey Kane start. Was near the Park when it dashed by with its splendid horses, its load of gay ladies and gentlemen on top and the guard blowing his horn. It was a very inspiriting sight for all seemed to be having a good time. Afterwards went to the Menagerie and the Museum of Natural History in the Park. When I got home after noon found a telegram from Weir asking me to come up by the 3 oclock train which I did. Went to a meeting of their club of college professors etc. at Mr. Farnams where we had a nice supper and afterwards an interesting talk from Yung Wing the Chinese Ambassador on the persecution of the Chinese in California. Yung Wing graduated at Yale in 1854 and seemed a bright intelligent man and spoke English perfectly.

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