Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday January 20, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Monday, January 20, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Eastman and I went to Rondout on Saturday by the 8. a.m. train. My father drove over on the ice and met us at Rhinebeck. It was a fine winter day growing colder in the afternoon. After dinner we drove down to the lower ice house ex-[section of entry missing] went to Tiffanys this morning and bought a beautiful little silver pitcher for Ma's 70th birthday on Friday and had it engraved with her initials and the date. A young man calling me by name asked if we would not like to see some of the things they showed in Paris at the Exposition when he took us to a private room and showed us some rare and artistic silver with other metals introduced. They were entirely unique and most beautiful.

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