Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday December 5, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 5, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Dec 5, 1889 To the dentists this morning at 9 and spent an hour. Am to go again Saturday. Fortunately there is little to be done. I walked down Fifth Avenue and 23rd St and stopped at Erichs new store in 6th Av. where I bought two pretty embroidered Handkerchiefs for Xmas presents for Mary and Maggie here at the Studio building. Have been at work all afternoon painting on my picture "Autumn sunshine and Shadow["] and have improved it. A Miss James called and wanted me to speak to Booth about buying a bust of Forest she has. I excused myself as well as I could but as she seemed a lady I gave her my card to Bispham as Sec. of The Players. Wood came in with a constitution for a new Society in place of our A. M. A. Society. It is a mere insurance scheme embracing every body and I confess I am not interested. I wrote to Sara. Calvert was at dinner. He looks very well but evidently is taking care of himself as he did not go out in the evening. I went around to the club about 9 oclock. It was pretty slow there and I saw none of my particular friends until late in the evening when Ward came in.

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