Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday March 18, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 18, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Mar 18, 1890 I slept badly and felt depressed this morning. We are so undecided as to what we are to do, but I am not going to give way to discouragement if I can resist it. I came away by the noon train. It was bright but windy. We saw several sloops sailing up the river. On the ferry boat Mrs Searing came up and spoke to me. I was sorry I had not known she was on the train for she is very entertaining. She wanted to come to my studio and I gave her a cordial invitation to do so. I went directly to the Century where, as I expected I found a note from the box office of the 5th Av. Theatre saying I could have three seats on the balcony, front, front row tonight. I went up there directly and got them and came to my studio. I had barely got them when Skinner came with tickets for me for the Boston Symphony Orchestra tonight, which I was obliged to decline. Mary Sedgwick and I went and saw the Rivals. We had the front seats in the front row of the balcony which I consider the best in the house. Jefferson was inimitable as Bob Acres. Florence as Sir Lucius Mrs Drew as Mrs. Malaprop were excellent and we enjoyed every moment of the play.

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