Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday April 16, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 16, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Apr 16, 1886 Went up to the Fifth Av. Hotel directly after breakfast and got three good seats for Adonis tomorrow night. Called on [?] but he was not in. Later in the day he came to see me. Edward Hamilton [?] called on me with a letter of introduction from Bram Stoker. I met him at the club some time since when he told me he [?] letter. Since then he has been at my studio at least twice when I was out. I ought to have called on him but I mislaid his card and did not know his address. I found him a bright, interesting young man. He told me he set out as a painter but could not make a living and he went on the stage and he is now in Dalys [?] but is to join Modjeskas company by and bye. This afternoon I went with Mary, Marion and Julia Dillon to Mrs. Albert Browns reception. I met Mrs. Kimball there who introduced me to [?] Robertson an actress now at the Lyceum Theatre. She seemed a very [?] widow whose husband died I think within a year. I had a very pleasant conversation with her. Afterwards Mrs. Kimball introduced me to [?] another actress a [?] woman, I should say of considerable firmness of character. I could not tell whether I should entirely like her. She seems to be a good deal given to church and prayer meetings. I came down by the evening train Tom driving me up with her and Sara to take her home. Found a note from Louise Weir who wrote for Lily French to acknowledge my note, a letter from Weir and a note from Hanna & Ives wanting me to send my little Paestum as I had proposed.

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