Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday August 21, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 21, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Aug 21, 1880 Mr. Bachelder came by the Eagle this morning from Pokeepsie and returned by the 4 o'clock train. I was very sorry he could not stay longer but I greatly enjoyed this short interview with him, the first time I have seen him since his wife died. I had a letter from Ellin and Kitson telling me the stone was finished and asking me whether I wanted to see it or whether they should send it. Wrote them to send it. A note from Mary Gifford telling me the family had all been sent for but were going home again that day (Friday) as the crisis had passed. The fever had left and although he was at the lowest point of weakness the doctors did not expect the fever to return and now looked for his recovery. Bowyer came up with the Powell and Minnie Coan also. Joe, Laura and she arrived in N. Y. on Friday. Minnie was expected via Albany and yesterday Mrs. Davis went up there to meet her and came home with her.

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