Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday February 24, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 24, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Feb 24, 1886 Painted on my winter and also on the Campagna moonrise. Went down town to do some business. Rev. Mr. Washburne of Rondout called. Annie Norton and Mrs. Curtis called. In the evening I attended the complimentary dinner to McDonough given at the Century by members of the board of management who had been associated with him. We had an excellent dinner served by the Steward of the club and a most pleasant and genial time. I knew all the twenty two participated except Mr. Rives the new Treasurer. Mr. Huntington presided and there were present Eastman Johnson, J. Q. Ward, Marbury, Mr. K. Jesup, Louis Lang, Hicks, Drisler[?], Whittredge, Collins, Lafarge, Stedman, Oakley, Dr. Otis, Rives, Judge Spier, Wm. G. Choate, Wood, Bishop Potter & McDonough. Huntington made a felicitous speech, replied to with equal grace by McDonough and Marbury, Stedman, Johnson & Bishop Potter spoke also. We broke up at 11.30 feeling it had been a memorable occasion.

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