Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday May 25, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 25, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, May 25, 1880 Very hot. Booth stood for me for the last time and when he took his Benedick costume off said he would never stand for any one again. I remarked "unless some distinguished foreign Artist wanted to paint him" when he said "in that case he might possibly." Wrote to Sara that Cornelia was in a bad condition. She was delirious when Mary went to see her on Sunday and she was not allowed to see her. Am packing my things preparatory to going home. Mrs. Dr. Pelton, her son Arthur and a lady friend called to see me but staid only a short time as Miss Hallowell and Mr. Dale and his wife and daughters were here. In the midst of it all Booth came and I let him in to my bed room to dress while they were here. Called on Mrs. J. B. Johnston last night. Sent my picture Indian Summer to Williams & Everett, Boston. Will price $400.

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