Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday September 21, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 21, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Sept 21, 1884 Started to see Mrs. Thurber and Julia Wilkinson through the notch. We left an hour later than we intended starting at 10 and did not reach there until two. Found Mary Gifford and her father there with Julia in Mrs. Wheelers cottage. Mr. Gifford is 89 years old and does not seem to me to change much. Mrs. Thurber has a very quaint house. They asked us to stay over night which I would have done only I was afraid it would inconvenience them. We left there promptly at 3 and walked briskly so as not to be caught in the woods in the dark, and it was all we could do to reach Wilburs before dark. We did not start a moment too soon. It was a charming day, clear and cold with a North wind. Found at Wilburs Brando and his wife the pilot of the City of Kingston.

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