Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday March 12, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 12, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Mar 12, 1886 Felt very badly this morning and unable to walk over to breakfast and rode over. I felt as though I were threatened with inflammation of the bowels. After breakfast went up to consult Dr. Hunt. He says the trouble is only muscular and I feel relieved. He gave me some medicine. Mrs. Thurber has sent me a box for the Opera of Lakme this evening and I have invited Mrs. Anderson and Miss Nesmith. They were to come down on the Elevated road and I was to meet them at 18th St. It has rained and towards evening rained very hard and blew violently. I went out and engaged a carriage and telegraphed them not to leave, that I would call for them. Went to my room and dressed and went over home early so as to go for them. Carriage came at 7. To make assurance doubly sure I had Mary and Calvert go to the station. When I arrived at 72nd St. they had gone having telegraphed me they would come as arranged, but the telegram was sent to my studio after I had gone. However I met them in the hall at 18th St where Mary and Calvert had brought them. The opera was very nicely given with Madame [?] as Lakme and when it was over I took them home in the carriage all having enjoyed the evening very much.

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