Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday February 28, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, February 28, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

A letter from Mrs. Cogswell this morning. She speaks of Carrie Wilkins as having been very gay in Washington at balls and parties and that she and her parents are coming to New York some time during Lent. Calvert and I went up to the Art Museum on the Park directly after breakfast. It was very cold, must have been one of the coldest mornings of the winter. We walked down to 59th St. when I left Calvert and came down by the Elevated Railroad. Booth and his wife came just before noon and I painted on Ruy Blas and fixed it to Mrs. Booths satisfaction. Painted again on the head of Gertrude but my work seems experimental. Sent my picture "Clouds" to the Century today and also Mr. Lanes Turner. Dined with Gifford. Mary was there and Miss Hillard, a bright interesting woman. I was cheerful and talkative and find it most grateful to be drawn out of myself. Left a little after 9 and went down to Booths where I staid and talked until after 11. Mrs. Booth, Edwina and Miss Nichols had gone to the theatre, returning just as I came away.

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