Thursday April 20, 1882
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 20, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Thursday, Apr 20, 1882 Awoke with a feeling of intense depression and despair. After breakfast answered some notes among them the New Orleans letter of which I kept a copy. Painted a picture of Katahdin 14x26 from one of my last falls sketches. I want to make a delicate, pearly effect of color. Went in the evening with Mary, Gussie, Lucy, Mrs. Taylor and Lily to Booths private box to see him in "The Fool's revenge". The house was crowded but not so demonstrative as in Richelieu. Mrs Taylor, Lily and I went into his dressing room to see him.
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