Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday March 23, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 23, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Mar 23, 1886 Painted on the portrait of Gertrude I gave to Mrs. Sawyer and which I brought home from Boston with me but I fear I have not improved it and wish I had let it alone. Marion and I attended the 19th Century Club where Genl Porter, Mr. Conway, Mrs Mary Putnam Jacobi and Kate Field discussed the comparative usefulness of men and women. Mrs. Jacobi was very clever and Mr. Conway also. Genl Porter full of anecdotes as usual and Kate Field also as usual. Mr. Howells whom I met there took a great fancy to Marion and asked me if I knew who she was. Met Mrs. Youmans and Mr. Conway who introduced me to his wife. The evening closed with refreshments in the lower gallery and was very enjoyable.

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