Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday January 6, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 6, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Jan 6, 1889 It rained all night and the N. E. storm dashed violently against my window keeping me awake a part of the time. It has rained all day and is still raining at midnight. Sara and I dined with Bowyer and Agnes very pleasantly in their snug little apartment and they came down with us to supper with Marion to meet Wm. Wheeler who went abroad with Downing. At 9 o'clock I went up to Stedmans in the rain and took him the little sketch I made for him last winter with which he seemed pleased. I met many interesting people there among them a son of Will Dutton, Gertrudes friend, a very agreeable man. I also met Mr and Mrs Janvier, who have been in Mexico, know Church and were delighted to know I was going there with him as they had just received a letter from him saying he had induced an old friend to accompany him. I was introduced to a very pretty lady but could not learn her name who had an Athletic young English girl in charge, dressed in cinnamon and sickly greens which looked as though they had been tossed on her and some had caught and some had not. She seemed rather gushing and I invited them to come to my studio. The pretty woman thought she had not met me before and said I looked like Henry George but Stedman said "like Genl. Grant." I also met a Miss Monroe, a very pretty young woman and what flattered me not a little was the fact that they all knew me by reputation. I had a very pleasant time and got to my room at midnight in the rain.

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