Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday May 4, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 4, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, May 4, 1889 Marion, Sedgwick and I went up to the end of the [city?] [?] L. Road and walked along the old aqueduct to High bridge which [we crossed?] We stopped and got some lemonade and then walked [?] Washington bridge which we crossed to the West side. It [?] bridge, the day was perfect and we enjoyed it all. [?] on the rocks just above the high bridge reservoir and [?] we had with us. Then we went up to the [?] along a path near the river, very pleasant and [?] arriving home about 4 oclock. Have just seen J. G. Brown. He went up to West Point to the funeral of old Prof. Weir and was the only artist there. I should have gone and would had I not known there would be no lack of friends there. Attended the monthly meeting of the Century. Dined with Eastman Johnson and we went down together. He seems to be worried and harassed. I think his wife and daughter too fond of fashionable society to please him. Arthur Stedman was elected a member of the Century while older and more distinguished men wait. The club almost unanimously instructed a building committee, appointed by the board of management to build a club house on their recently acquired land in 43rd St., not to exceed $175,000. I saw many people I knew, most of whom were cordial and some of whom were not. I thought Bishpam might have at least spoken to me and Stedman to whom I wrote from Mexico might have been a little interested in the letter he gave me. Still there is no use being too sensitive and one has to count on indifference.

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