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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Wednesday December 28, 1881
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 28, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Wednesday, Dec 28, 1881 Another dark, stormy day. Began a picture of a storm on the Humboldt but it is not successful. Called on Stedman to see about proposing Lawrence Hutton as a member of the Century. Stedman enjoys his prosperity and likes to talk of his private Secretary and, the demands upon his time and of his consequence in the world. Still this is pardonable. I expect I would be very likely to do the same thing, but of what small use it is, particularly to ones intimates. Nellie Hutchins came in. Afterwards I went to Eastmans and found him alone. We had a good talk. He was hoping I would come but not expecting me. Came from Nantucket on Friday. He had been to see "Patience" I was greatly amused at his indignation over the heat of the theatre. He went after the head usher and demanded to know what object he had in roasting the people. Made him promise to open some windows which he did not do. A letter from Booth.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
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