Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday May 13, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 13, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, May 13, 1880 Booth came at noon and I painted the rest of the day on the Benedick, mostly on the costume and advanced it considerably. Found a note from Eastman as I went up to dinner saying he was feeling ill and did not think he would be able to come to the G. B. Dinner of which he and Judge Sedgewick were the committee and asking me to come up some time during the day. Went to the G. B. dinner in 23rd St. same place as last dinner. Ward was the only guest, not a large attendance. After the dinner was over Dr. Otis and I went up to see Eastman. The Dr. thought he had caught a little cold and would be all right tomorrow. Have felt badly all day. The Academy dinner did not agree with me. Weir who was in in the morning said he was sick last night and so was Beard and Johnson. An anxious letter from Sade trying to encourage me. I know she is troubled for me and I wish I could be more happy but I am very unhappy and well nigh discouraged. I had written to Sade before I received her letter.

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