Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday September 30, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 30, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Sept 30, 1882 Sara and I went to Manchester Vt. on Thursday to meet with the Appalachian Club about 90 of whom came on from Boston. The weather was threatening and cold. We went to F. H. Orvis' Equinox house where arrangements had been made for us. On Friday we ascended Mt. Equinox about 3000 feet above the valley. It rained a little and a part did not reach the top. I walked up the front and Sara who rode part way up returned with me. Today we went to see Aunt Sue Pettibone who makes the maple candy and found her a quaint character. She and her husband live alone and from what she told us they are very poor. We left for home at 1 o'clock with a car load who returned to Boston and reached here about 8 having missed the Connection at Troy. Met some pleasant people, notably Mrs. Dr. Pinkham of Lynn (no relation of Lydia)[.] I did not know a person in the party Prof. Fay not having come. I found the gentlemen rather stiff and formal and was a little disappointed in this respect, but still we enjoyed our trip. We arrived home to find the servant we expected had not come; my mother had, unnecessarily been working too hard, my father was in a depressed mood and had troubled her by his despondency and altogether we regretted we had gone. It all makes me feel unhappy tonight but I trust affairs will be more cheerful tomorrow.

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