Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday September 14, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 14, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Sept 14, 1884 Frost last night and cold this morning. We explored the Hutchins hollow brook as far as Hasbroucks mill where the stream divides and found nothing interesting. Hasbroucks son yesterday was thrown from a cart upon a scythe he was carrying and cut a part of his knee pan away. A man we met near there, a neighbor who had watched with him last night said he was an excellent young man and the stay of an aged and invalid father. I was awakened this morning by some one rousing up Mrs. Wilbur to come and see a sick baby in the next house. It is very ill and they think it will not get well. We went up to the camp & beyond. I went above alone where I got the study for Fullers picture. It looked so different. The woods are green and monotonous. Our camp looked lonely and forlorn and told me of a happy experience gone. I could not bear to be there alone and have felt a little sad even with Calvert here. We have good rooms and good board but it is cold and no fire to go to except the kitchen. The Swains went home to Brooklyn. I found a World of Oct 9th 1884 [sic] at our camp which has lain there ever since. I cut a piece from it to send to Downing. It was perfectly legible.

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