Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday July 13, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 13, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, July 13, 1886 Lucy and Andrews, Jamie and Sedgwick arrived today from Fort Gaston, California after an absence of four years. Sara, Jimmy and I drove down to the ferry for them and they went over and met them on the other side. They all looked remarkably well. My father was up and sat on the front porch with all of Girards family and Mary Vaux to meet them, and so the long waiting is at an end and we are happy in their society. Lucy read her long letters from Laura this evening but it is only the same old story, most difficult to open again, and I dare say she cannot even begin to think how to answer them. I received a telegram from Mr. J. S. Bush announcing H. K. [Brown's?] death and giving me the hour of the funeral. There was a fire [?] Strand this afternoon which destroyed a store house of Crosby, S[?].

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