Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday September 5, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 5, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Sept 5, 1882 A beautiful, rich day after the rain with a brisk north wind. I picked the Bartlett pears from the tree near the shop. This afternoon we drove out to Leggs Mill by invitation of John & Nannie, Jamie, Sara, Sedwick, Jimmy and myself in our wagon and John, Nannie, John Andrews and Lucy in Johns wagon. We had a charming ride out there through Sanders Woods and after we reached there I took Sade, Lucy and Nannie in a boat and rowed down to the head of Glen Erie falls where they are building the rail road bridge and then up the Plattskill nearly to the bridge. The mountains and the whole landscape were at their best in the rich afternoon light. We left there just before dark and drove to John's where we had a little supper and smoked a cigar. Girard, Mary & Miss McGeorge were there to supper. These little impromptu excursions are very pleasant. A letter from Alice.

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