Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday October 30, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Sunday, October 30, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday Oct. 30- Had breakfast leisurely about 9. A man from the logging camp about half a mile below came to see us. He was a friend of Royals and he had him stay until we left to help him lug down the things to his birch, when we took him in and went down to the lumber camp where Royal left some of his load with him. The camp was in the woods and the men were all inside chewing gum and making little barrels from birch in which they put spruce gum and send them to their sweethearts. My visit was nearly spoiled by a hulking young fellow who seemed to think that to be entertaining it was necessary to be nasty and obscene. They had dinner while we were there and plates were set for us and we were pressed to eat but declined on account of having just breakfasted. Left about noon and ran down nearly all the way to Redway by paddle. There was a slight mist but no rain. The little town looked dismal as we approached, with a few of the men standing around in their Sunday clothesHad a fire built in my room and took a nice hot bath after which I had a comfortable summer.

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