Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday January 7, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Tuesday, January 7, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Alice, the baby, George and I left for New York on the 12 o'clock train. We crossed on the ferry boat but the ice was strong enough to bear teams and I understood they were to begin tomorrow to harvest the ice for the ice houses. Dr. Duffy was on the ferry boat and spoke feelingly of Gertrude. We came down in a drawing room car and I got a carriage and drove to the studio, where we had dinner. Fred came around to see Alice and I went up to see Mary who had expected us there. I made them comfortable here however.

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