The Jervis McEntee Diaries - February 11, 1883

Diary Entry:

Sunday, Feb 11, 1883 Snowed about 8 inches last night. Just about day light there was an alarm of fire. It proved to be the Cornell storehouses which were entirely destroyed as well as the steamer City of Catskill which was burned to the waters edge. It snowed a little all morning. My father, Joe, Gussie and I took a lovely ride out by the Roatina and along the Flat-bush road to the road near the church where we crossed over to the Pine bush road and home. Am very much interested in Fanny Kembles "Recollections of a Girl hood". Nothing more fascinating than such reminiscences of distinguished men and lovely women whose loveliness she has a rare talent for painting.

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