Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday May 24, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 24, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, May 24, 1889 I built a little fire this morning it was so cool. We went down with Miss Sheffield and Agnes to Cantines office to see the parade of Barnums show and after waiting a long while learned it was not to take place owing to their late arrival in Kingston by some delay on the Rail road. I got into a car and went to Kingston after my tickets and did not get back until 1 oclock when I left John McEntee his and came home and ate my dinner hurriedly and Sara and I started out and walked up to the Show which was back of the West Shore station. The place was filled and it is said to hold 7000 people. The performances were many of them rather flimsy but still there was a good deal of entertainment although coming far short of their promises of the flaming posters. Sara had a letter from Lucy enclosing one from Gertrude Tomkins announcing her engagement. We are expected to hear of it I suppose incidentally.

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