Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday October 17, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Monday, October 17, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday Oct. 17- Grey, cold, and still looking as if we might have snow. John started at 6 oclock for Fowlers by the tote road to take our letters and to see if anything had been sent in for us. He got back by 1 oclock having walked 24 miles. I went out with the birch among the islands below the camp and after cruising about a while stopped in a little cove and made a sketch of some Autumn color. The lake was very pretty under the grey sky. I built a fire near me and was able to work very comfortably. It began to snow before I finished and I came to camp. John had been back an hour. Eastman had made a nice little sketch of the camp. We had our partridges for dinner.

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