Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday December 5, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 5, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Dec 5, 1886 Very cold the mercury registering 4 degrees above zero. I made a little water color sketch in the sitting room, not very good. It began to snow during the forenoon. I went up to my room and made a drawing looking down towards the town laying in the grey of the snow storm with the trees and the near branches relined against it, very charming in nature. There is no limit to the beauty and interest of the winter landscape. I wrote to Mr. Sawyer in answer to his letter of Nov 9th to my father. John McEntee came to dinner. He has two large boilers for the City of Troy loaded on boats to go to N. Y. and the weather is so cold and ice forming so rapidly he fears they will be frozen in. They are to go to N. Y. and if not delivered will cause him great loss. He left about 7 o'clock. I think he was troubled. He went up and saw my father.

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