Jervis McEntee Diaries: April 27, 1877

Hall and I went to the Bower Theatre Wednesday evening. The play was Uncle Toms Cabin and was too good to be amusing. The Topsy was a colored girl born a slave and she acted the part capitally. Last night the Artists Mutual Aid Society met at my studio to make arrangements for a contribution to Irvings family. After transacting some business we adjourned to meet at Irvings Studio next Tuesday evening when some of Irvings friends who have expressed a wish to cooperate with us will meet us there. Had a letter from Booth a day or two ago in which he seemed to be anxious that I should finish the character pictures. I wrote him yesterday telling him I am at work on them. I am so much interrupted however that I do not accomplish much, and besides am in the dentists hands.

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