Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday June 22, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 22, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, June 22, 1884 Received a letter from Sara at Thomas McEntees written yesterday. She and my father had a pleasant journey out there and were having a most satisfactory time. She was troubled fearing I would be lonely. There was also a very nice letter from Gertrude. I wrote a long letter to Lucy telling her that we meant to make an effort to sell the place and I also answered Gertrudes letter, and wrote a note to Fuller. Then I went down and dined with John & Nannie and staid there until 5 oclock having had a very pleasant time. Girard and Charlie took tea with me here. This evening I wrote to Weir and looking over my diary to find the little poem "In a Garret" I came across a description of Gertrude and me dining with Booth in his apartment in the theatre in 1870 and attending the play of Hamlet which I copied and mean to send to him. There were also notes of some of his conversation regarding the play which interested me, and I think this will be of interest to him.

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