Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday May 26, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 26, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, May 26, 1882 Went to Kingston this morning with Sara and Lucy whom I left in town while I went out to Burge[?] to get some flowers to put out in the cemetery. After dinner I went over there and set them out. On dear Gertrudes grave I planted geraniums and some asters and one all the others Petunias, verbenas, Phlox and Basardia[?]. It cleared away this morning but it is still cool and far from summer weather. We keep up a fire in the sitting room and find it very comfortable. I had a letter from Booth telling me a consultation of physicians decided that Edwina ought not to attempt to travel for three weeks and they have postponed the day of sailing until June 14. He says if he goes then he will arrive in London only two days before his engagement begins. He is full of anxieties. Also a letter from Downing enclosing one from Osman relative to our bark braid. Also one from Royal Reed in which he says he cannot send me the bark for two weeks yet. I wrote him to get it as soon as he could and send it here. Wrote to Downing also and enclosed Royals letter. Lucy, Sedgwick, Sara and Miss McGeorge went to Tivoli and Jamie came back with them.

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