Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday May 10, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 10, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, May 10, 1888 Leta Brace was married today. Calvert went but Mary did not on account of Marions illness. I was invited but sent my card. I had a letter from Whittredge this morning proposing Wednesday for the outing for the Artists Mutual Aid Society. I saw Wood and we decided I should send out cards for that day which I did and I also wrote to Whittredge. Wood, Story and I bought a basket of "Eclipse" champagne and sent to Whittredge to be used on that occasion as we are to lunch at his house. I have been fussing about such things all day and have not painted a bit. I wrote to Tom McEntee. I saw Bierstadt at the club last night and asked him if he had been over the Canadian Pacific. He said he had not but would like to go. I told him I thought of going West this year and he said he did too. He proposed we go together. Said the company had sent him photographs of the scenery on the Canadian Pacific and asked me to come and see them which I think I will. I called on the Stoddards this evening. Mrs. Stoddard came to the door in a wrapper evidently not expecting visitors. Dick was in his shirt sleeves reading proof of Mrs. Stoddards novel in long strips which kept tumbling down and getting mixed. I talked with Lizzie and Dick swore inwardly and sometimes audibly. Stedman has arranged for the bringing out of Mrs. Stoddards novels and the first one will be published in June with a preface by Stedman. I staid an hour and came around to the club.

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