The Jervis McEntee Diaries - August 18, 1885

Diary Entry:

Tuesday, Aug 18, 1885 Drove down town with my father after breakfast. It was pretty hot. Received a letter from Fuller apparently pleased with his picture and asking me to send the price of it. Also a letter from Weir asking me to meet Louise. I went over the river to the 2 o'clock train but she did not come and on my return I telegraphed Weir she had not appeared and asking why. When I reached home I found a telegram from him saying I need not meet her as she was going up to the Mountain House with Mary Gifford. I wrote him a short note telling him I had received his message. At 4 o'clock Sara Mrs. Jansen Anderson with her brothers child and I drove over to Fair-view to take tea and to meet Mr. Taylor formerly the Episcopal rector here, and his wife. The weather looked very threatening before we reached there with dark stormy skies to the North and heavy showers along the mountains. We had a pouring rain shortly after we reached there and it continued very threatening. We waited as long as we dared on account of the ferry and then Sara and I started leaving Mrs. Anderson there. John, Nannie and Gertrude Tremper followed us. It rained, not violently all the way to the ferry with continuous lightning and we reached there just as the boat had left, but fortunately they returned for us and we reached home without getting wet. Found Calvert here. He had come at 2 o'clock and been at Mr. Terrys house on business all afternoon. I wrote Fuller and sent the price of his picture $400 and the frame $28.

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