Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday April 26, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 26, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Apr 26, 1881 Had several errands, one down town. Was much struck with the bustle and activity in the business part of the city. In the afternoon began a picture 25 x 30 of an Indian Summer effect based on my Deans Corners studies. Attended Whitelaw Reids wedding at Mr. Mills home in 5th Avenue. A most gorgeous house in which gold, satin, velvet embroideries etc. seem to have been used without stint. A very large and distinguished company Literary, Artistic, financiers and politicians. Met many friends. Stedmans, Warner, Winter, Howells, Ward, Dr & Mrs. Otis, Nellie Hutchinson, Dr. Yale and hosts of others among them Ex Mayor Wickham and his daughter. Mrs. Wickham asked for Mrs. McEntee, and seemed much embarrassed. After the meeting I went with Ward to Brayton Ives' president of the Stock Exchange. Holt & his sister, Warner and Mrs. May came with Mr &Mrs Ives. Staid there until after midnight smoking & talking.

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