Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday February 5, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 5, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Feb 5, 1886 To the dentists at 9 where Sara joined me and went with me to 59th St to see the Panorama of the fight between the Monitor and the Merrimac. Came back to my studio at 12 and Sara went to Annie Nortons to lunch. She told me at dinner this evening that it was most fortunate we met Mrs. Curtis in the street car for she told Annie Sara was coming there to lunch. When she rang the bell the servant told her to go directly to Annies room, where she learned that Mrs. J. T. was in the parlor calling on Mrs. Curtis and that an Eastport acquaintance had invited her and Fred to meet Joe and his wife at dinner, and they declined on account of another engagement. Julia Dillon and Mrs John Tuckerman and her daughter called. Mrs. T. is going to Rondout on Monday or Tuesday. Reichardt called. He had not sold the two pictures he bought of me two years ago. He was very friendly and I did not talk business with him. Sara, Julia and I went to see Booth in Hamlet at the 5th Av. Theatre this evening. Our seats were in the front next the orchestra where we could only see the upper half of the actors. Booth played with his usual force but begins to look older. His hair is thin and grey. There was an immense house and an evident love for the man.

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