The Jervis McEntee Diaries - June 19, 1885

Diary Entry:

Friday, June 19, 1885 Took my father for a ride down to the Point just before dinner. Busied myself with a variety of occupations. Wrote to Weir about my pictures and to Miss Hallowell telling her I hoped to send her something. Also wrote a congratulatory letter to Dick Stoddard who has been appointed Consul to Athens Greece, which I think will be a capital thing for him. Sent by express John Andrews birch bark hat today. Went with Sara to attend a meeting of the State Charities Aid Association this evening at the City Hall. Miss Wynkoop, Miss Shufeldt, Miss Forsyth and Frank Waters were there but no governor and no minutes. We talked charity until 9 oclock and then came home. The Society struck me as apathetic. We had little Robbie Burns come here today. I mean to try to clothe him and keep him here for a while until we can find a place for him. Mrs. Davis had spent the day with us. A telegram came from Mary saying she, Calvert and Marion would come up by the Powell tomorrow. Wrote a short note to Andrews telling him I had sent his hat. My father seems quite strong and does not look so old as he did a short time ago. When I hear how great a trouble Mrs Ludlum is I think my father is blessed in being so comfortable. Wrote a note to Mr. Dunlap. The Bartholdi Statue of Liberty was received today in New York with much ceremony.

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