Saturday December 29, 1888
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 29, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Saturday, Dec 29, 1888 Went to the dentists. Came to my room and wrote notices of a meeting of the "A. M. A." to all the members and sent them. Alice and Mrs Banning came before noon bringing Dr. Freer a brother of the artist, Mrs Joy and her two daughters. I have not seen Mrs. Joy for many years. She looked well but older. Thought I looked well and asked me how old I was. I told her I did not tell any more but she pressed me and when I said I was past 60 she would hardly believe me. Said Mr. Joy who is 65 looked and is feeble. I was very glad to see an old and intimate friend of dear Gertrude. Downing and I went to the Academy of Music to see Denman Thompson in the Old Homestead. His acting was an excellent study of character, an old New-Hampshire farmer. The great building was filled and I understood it is so every night. We went to the club after the play.
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