Saturday March 31, 1888
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 31, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Saturday, Mar 31, 1888 A beautiful bright day, but with a brisk wind. I went up to the Casino and got tickets for "E[?]" for Wednesday night, Calvert having invited Sara and me. Then I went to Christerns and ordered "Maximina, by Valdes" in Spanish to be sent to Janette. Then to Madison Sq. garden and got tickets for Barnums for this evening for Sara and me. Then to see the collection of Mr. Wolff of Philadelphia at the American Art Galleries. There was a picture of mine painted for him in 1864 which looked very well. There was a picture by Oswald Achenbach with a fine sky honestly understood and painted. Sara came and she and I went to lunch at [?] and afterward called on Mrs. Custer who was not in. The order from the Surrogate for which I applied Mar. 10 to advertise for claims against my fathers estate, came today and I filled it out and returned it to the Surrogate. Sara and I went to Barnums and were greatly entertained. There certainly is a bewildering variety of interesting performances.
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