Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday December 9, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 9, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Dec 9, 1881 Very busy all day my boil seeming to show a disposition to culminate. Hung the balance of double windows on the house. Had a painter come to paint the roof of stable and shed. A letter from Downing wanting me to go to Boston with him tomorrow night to see Booth. Telegraphed I could not. "Too much boil." Tom brought my birch canoe up from the Point and I put it up in the [?] of the carriage house. Joe Tomkins came.

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