Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday April 20, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 20, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Apr 20, 1886 After breakfast had the horses got up and Sara and I went for Mrs. Cantine for a ride. Went to Kingston and called for Mrs. Kenyon to go with us and to spend the day at our house but she had gone for Arbutus. We drove out on the Flat-bush road and got a quantity of sanguinaria, crossed over to the Saugerties road, when it began to rain and rained quite hard when we reached Kingston where we again called for Mrs. Kenyon who had not returned. After dinner she drove down and spent the afternoon and staid to tea. She is a pretty, interesting woman, I should say of considerable firmness of character. I could not tell whether I should entirely like her. She seems to be a good deal given to church and prayer meetings. I came down by the evening train Tom driving me up with her and Sara to take her home. Found a note from Louise Weir who wrote for Lily French to acknowledge my note, a letter from Weir and a note from Hanna & Ives wanting me to send my little Paestum as I had proposed.

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