Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday May 3, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 3, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, May 3, 1881 Splendid accounts in the telegrams from Booth who appeared as Othello with Irving as Iago and Miss Terry as Desdemona last night at the Lyceum in London. Mr. Van Dyke from the Lydian Art Gallery Chicago called to get pictures. Had a long talk with him. Confident of selling my pictures and as usual surrender and let him have Autumn Reverie 20x32 and conditionally Scribners pasture (14x26). Went to the Academy and looked at all the pictures of the Candidates. Marion told me she went to the hospital with some flowers for poor little Maggie who lived with Mary last year, and they told her she had died last night. Poor little thing. It made me sad, but she is at rest now and there was little of that for her frail little body in this hard working world. I remember how conscientiously she used to do her duty at Marys when I dare say she was barely able to breathe. What a satisfactory feeling it is that we were universally kind and sympathetic with her. Julia Wilkinson and Lily called. Took Miss Nesmith to see the Vokes family at the Union Square theatre. I was not so much entertained as the last time I saw them still they were funny. One of them had a little of dear Gertrudes piquant look in the face only not so fine looking. We had an ice at Bigots and then I took her home to 72nd St. Sent congratulations to Booth.

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