Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday February 20, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 20, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Feb 20, 1888 Rained in showers at intervals all day. Ortgies came to see me and all the final arrangements are attended to. He is to advance me $750 to pay my note due Mar. 6th which puts away one anxiety. I went up to see Wilmurt and he assured me the frames would all be done on Monday and he will send for the pictures Tuesday morning and put them in the frames and send them to the gallery Tuesday afternoon and I am to go there Wednesday to see the hanging of them. I went to the Century to look over a Brooklyn directory and met Lawrence Hutton there. He told me a good deal about Edwina (Booth). Said he had been disappointed in her and that she was a weak character, had given up her fathers friends and become entirely absorbed in the Grossmans. That Booth was disappointed and unhappy and did not like her husband nor his people and a great deal more to that effect. I feel sorry for him for he needs his daughter's sympathy and interest. Bowyer came in the afternoon and we settled the details of the little catalogue he is to get up for me. I went up to Dalys Theatre in the evening and got the five best seats in the house for Mar. 15 Balcony front centre which I wrote for. Went to the club a little while.

< Previous Entry | Next Entry >