Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday January 30, 1886

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

Saturday, Jan 30, 1886 Mary and I went home on Saturday by the 11 oclock train. It was a lovely winter day. The snow was falling and as we rode along we talked of and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful winter landscapes. The snow melted below the Highlands but above there it did not and when we got to Kingston there was good sleighing and Tom met us with the two horse sleigh and Girards three boys were with him. Found my father as well as usual. I took up the picture of roses to give to Mrs. Cantine and after showing them at home sent them down to her as commemorating the wedding anniversary. Walked down town before dinner and got my hair cut. After dinner (of Rolat?) went down to call on John & Nannie who have invited me to dine with them on the 13th with their dining club. Corty Newkirk lay dead in his fathers house. He died of consumption last night after great suffering. The last time I saw him was one day last fall out on the Flat-bush road horseback riding with Maud Young. Sara has received a letter from Lucy saying they would surely come home March 16th if they did not come before. It has snowed all day by fits.

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