Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday January 6, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 6, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Jan 6, 1890 Mrs. Jones made her payment on her lot $600 and I gave her her deed. Miss Elliott paid $100 to be applied on her mortgage to Booth. There was a note from Mrs. Gregory ignoring her indebtedness on her lot. I wrote her politely informing her that unless she paid it I would put it in a way to collect it legally. I went down town for some errands and when I came back put the leather handles on the new sketch box I have had made for Miss Robertson in Mexico. I came away by the 4 oclock train and reached here about 7.30. Got some supper, put on my dress suit and at 9 oclock went up to the Century to assist in celebrating "Twelfth Night". There were already a good number there and shortly we all went to the big room up stairs where Mc Donough read a very interesting paper on the Century, after which the revels began. Paper caps, tin whistles, trumpets and tambourines were distributed, the boars head led the procession and we marched down stairs, past the punch bowl to wet our whistles. Supper was served and the din was furious. There was a collection of caricature pictures, "The Angelus" coming in for two or three good ones. There was singing, performing, story telling and the usual hilarity to the accompaniment of apple toddy etc. I staid until 1 oclock and came to my room pretty tired from standing so long.

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