Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday February 28, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 28, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Feb 28, 1888 I came down by the 7.45 train last night. Bowyer got off at 6 this morning. Cantine and Elting Anderson were on the train on their way to Florida. It had grown colder and my fire was nearly out in my room, but I saved it by careful nursing. This morning it is cold as Greenland with a high wind from the N. W. Very cold. Sent my pictures up to Wilmurts to be framed and in the afternoon went up there and saw them framed. Only one or two errors occurred and those not serious. Just as I arrived there a fire broke out in the Union Square Theatre and there was great excitement. It burned all afternoon and must be completely burned now although I believe at no time did the flames break out. A large number of steam engines poured water into it all afternoon and great crowds of people came to see it. My pictures were all framed by [?] oclock and were taken to the gallery when I came to my room [?] the small catalogues soon came. Dined with the G. B. Club at the University club. The dinner was $6 which is too much. There were present Judge Sedgwick, Robbins, H[?] Bishop, Dr. Otis, myself, Eastman Johnson, Mr. Anderson, South[?], Judge Howland, Marbury, Bra[?], Dr. [?], Nash, & Collins & Lord. Sara came down this afternoon.

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