Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday February 25, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 25, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Feb 25, 1886 Rained all day and too dark to paint to advantage. I called on J. G. Brown to talk with him about poor old Mrs. Winter whom we have succeeded in getting into the Bloomingdale asylum. We have paid her board for 13 weeks $130 and have fifty dollars on hand. John Taylor Johnston in whose service and his brothers, she has worn herself out sent ten dollars. We will take care of her I hope as long as she lives. Mary and I had arranged to go to Charles Romeyns last reception today. I engaged a Hanson to come here at 4 o'clk. It did not come and at half past four I tried to call a messenger in vain to go for a carriage as it was raining violently. In this way the time passed until it was too late. Meanwhile Mary was sitting with her wraps on, waiting for me. It ceased raining in the evening and Mary and I went and called on Mrs. Monell who with Miss Monell is spending a couple of months in the city.

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