Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday August 12, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, August 12, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Haven Putnam and I went out to Shokan by the 7.30 train on Monday and walked on to Griswolds through the Gulf reaching there about 6 o'clock. It was a beautiful day with a fresh feeling in the air and we enjoyed the walk greatly. We carried lines with us and when we came to the Rondout we dug some bait and fished down stream for a mile or more where we could, conveniently catching trout enough for our supper. With proper tackle we could have had good sport as the stream was in just the proper condition for fishing. We remained at Griswolds over night and returned next day leaving at 9 and walking leisurely down to reach the 4.20 train. Wednesday it rained. Haven left with the 2 o'clock train to go East. It has rained again today and the atmosphere is close and oppressive. I am idle and consequently discontented and unhappy. Wrote to Major Wilkinson and sent it this morning. Alice Sawyer arrived on Monday from Cooperstown.

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