Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday March 4, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 4, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Mar 4, 1880 I went home on Saturday and returned yesterday with Gussie. I was not well and thought it prudent to remain. Girard came to me to help him out of money troubles. I thought he was doing well and am much discouraged to find out the actual state of affairs. My father is sick but I think was getting better when I left. Found an invitation to dinner at Giffords. Jas. Gifford was there, Lillie Wilkinson, Mr & Mrs. Wheeler & Dora and Eastman Johnson and his wife. From there we went to Booths to a reception to Ole Bull and his wife. I had a pleasant conversation with each of them. They seemed very charming people. Mrs. Youmans was there, whom I have not seen before since dear Gertrudes death. Mrs. Putnam, Mr & Mrs. Judge Daly, Mrs. Bigelow (very queer) Marie Booth looking very pretty, Mr. Bispham Du Chailln, Bishop Putnam, Mrs Stedman and others. We had a very charming evening and I feel better today than I have in a long time.

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