Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday March 27, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 27, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Mar 27, 1888 I went down to Rogers, Peet & Co. directly after breakfast and bought a pair of shoes. Coming back I had some words with a selfish fellow in a Broadway car who would not move to let me sit down. I told him he was a brag--but was sorry immediately--one had better suffer a little [?] than resent such ill breeding. He followed me out on the platform and swore at me to the conductor but he paid no attention to him. I have sent Dr. Brown two of my little pictures at $50 each. Rainy. In the afternoon went up to Madison Avenue & 64th St. to the wedding of Miss Van Derlip. The ceremony was nearly over when I arrived. In the evening Mary, Calvert and I went up to the Morse's to meet Mrs. Bigelow. She looked very handsome and as though life were more satisfactory to her than ever before. I had a very pleasant evening, met the Misses Nichols of Salem with whom Gertrude used to study German. The elder retained a most pleasant memory of her. It was her grandmother to whom Mr. Henry Pickering was engaged and she was greatly interested in my reminiscences of him. I met Miss Ireland a very interesting lady, Edith Thomas and her homesick little sister, Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodge. Mrs Tolles, Miss Cortis, Mrs & Mr Brownell and many other pleasant people.

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