Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday August 30, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 30, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Aug 30, 1886 When I awoke early this morning my first thought was as usual of affairs. I made up my mind that having more advantageous terms to propose to Coykendall regarding our place, I would go to him and talk with him and if possible effect a sale. I talked with Calvert about it and he thought it a wise thing to do and did not see what harm would come of it. I worked all forenoon packing Marys jellies, Cherry Bounce etc and went out on the roof and cleaned the leaves out of the gutters. The morning was grey and warm and we had a hard shower or two. I dressed before dinner and directly after went down to see Sam. It was not an easy thing to do but I had my plans all thought out and braced myself for the work. I went to his office to learn he was not in and would not be back until tomorrow. I went and had my hair cut and came home. Meanwhile we had another hard shower while I was down town. I think I will go and see Sam tomorrow and try to find out if there is any possibility of making a sale on any terms. Calvert went back to town today with the 5.30 train. I packed a box of Bartlett pears to send to Janette but they did not go today.

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