Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday April 2, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 2, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Apr 2, 1884 A miserable day with rain and snow. Painted on my picture but it was too dark to work with profit. John Weir came in and spent an hour with me. Eastman telegraphed me to come up to dinner which I did and found Nellie and Mary there they having come on to Reubens funeral. Eastman took me up in his studio and showed me chalk drawings of Booth and Edwina. They had been there today. Booth asked Eastman when he had seen me. He said he had not been to my studio in a long time. I told Eastman confidentially the relations which existed between us and that I hoped time would bring it about right again. He was surprised and regretted it greatly and thought as I do that our friendship should not have been touched. We came down to the annual meeting of the Art Union. Bad as the night was there were forty members present and great harmony prevailed in all the discussions. We framed a resolution assessing the members ten dollars for which we gave them a share of stock.

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