Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday June 11, 1878

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Tuesday, June 11, 1878, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Went home Saturday by 6 oclock train. Had a head ache and fell asleep in my chair and missed the Powell. Rainy day. Came down Monday by day boat. Rained and was cold. Went to the club last night. Booth came today for the last time and I worked on Iago and made some changes in Richard II and Ruy Blas and now they are all done! after a year and a half. A better knowledge of the figure would have made them more interesting but after all they will be valuable in the future as showing how a great actor actually looked and how he dressed the parts. I am packing up now and mean to try to go home tomorrow for the summer. I am able to pay all my bills and that is all. I want to arrange a studio over the carriage house which will cut about $100 but dont feel justified in doing it. I do every thing except attend to my own needs.

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