Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday February 2, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 2, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Feb 2, 1886 Directly after breakfast Sara and I walked up to the dentists where she left me and went to Louise Broadheads where I called for her after Dr Browne filled my tooth. Then we went to the womans exchange where we bought some cake and other things for my lunch. Then to Purssells where I ordered a roast duck and some ices and fancy bread. Then Sara left me to go and make some purchases and I went to Calverts office to see his model of the Grant memorial which struck me as large and dignified. I think he has a fine conception. Came over to the Studio Building and found the new housekeeper Mrs. Cassidy in charge. She objected to having any of the old servants come here, said they were all gone and so I arranged for her to attend to my lunch. Presently Annie came in and said she was ready to do it, so I soothed her as best I could and suppose with all my pains I will get into a row with one side or the other. Mrs. Merwin called again with Mrs. Force and another lady and apologised for coming so soon, but I assured her I was very glad to see her and was polite and attentive as I would be to any friend of my old friend Dr. Pelton. Sara and I went to one of Thomas' popular concerts ad the Academy of Music this evening and enjoyed it greatly, particularly Beethovens 7th Symphony and Ballet by Rubinstein. I did not know how really I can enjoy beautiful music.

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