Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday January 30, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 30, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Jan 30, 1890 Have worked at the Gifford sketches and finished them and this evening wrote to Jas. Gifford that they are done. I went out in the middle of the day to buy a little tea steamer which Sara wants to give to Mrs. Lamont Smith who is going to be married to a man who wanted to marry her before she married Genl. Smith and I found one at Tiffanys for $4. From there I went to the Century to lunch. Yesterday I lunched there and a young man I did not know said some very severe things about the vulgarity of our Minister to Greece, to which [Nadal?] took exception in a very polite and proper way. Altogether he talked in a rather confident and pompous way I thought. Today Nadal came in while I was lunching and I asked him who that young man was and to my surprise he said Poultney Bigelow. He came again today but did not seem so bumptious. Homer Martin came in with his face looking like a plum pudding. He is very popular however and considered an oracle. I dont quite look upon him in that light but he is always friendly and chatty with me. I went to Dr. Patchins and he made an examination of my liver. His conclusion was that he found it sound and in a healthy condition. Bowyer and Agnes and Alfred Donaldson were at dinner. Came to my room early.

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