Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday November 15, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 15, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Nov 15, 1881 [Newspaper clipping on death of Edwin Thomas Booth's wife attached] I saw by the Tribune today that Booth had come on to N.Y. I did not know what I ought to do about attending Mrs. Booths funeral which took place today but finally decided it would be better not to go. I do not think I could have got there in time if I had started. I wish I could see Booth for I do not know what to say if I write. Went down town this morning and did a number of errands. Had the fire place in the parlor finished. The men are at work in force on the barn and it has been a good day rather cold and windy. Attended the Carreno-Donaldi concert this evening in Sampson Hall with Gussie and Girards wife. Carreno played delightfully and was a very interesting looking woman. I did think much of the other members of the company. There was a long wait at the beginning for the Grand Weber piano which was dragged up long after the concert should have begun.

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