Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday June 14, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 14, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, June 14, 1886 Rainy, cheerless and cold. Between the showers Calvert and I went out and made some measurements and laid out the five lots in the garden. We also discussed other points and just before dinner I went down to Girards office and got the map. We made the alterations in it reducing Jervis St from 124 feet (or thereabouts) in width to 60 and rearranging the lots. We decided it would be advisable to put an advertisement in the Freeman. This evening in discussing about the North corner of the map which for some reason unknown to me has not been laid out, we both got saucy and had a little till. Calvert however does not retain ill feeling and I am sure I am sorry it occurred. He has an unfortunate manner which irritates me and I fear others with whom he has business. I saw by the Freeman that Barry Gray was buried in Hudson today. Sara had a letter from Emily Warren today telling her of the suicide by shooting of Miss Rhodes who was a neighbor of theirs and once Janettes pupil. It seems a very sad case and will undoubtedly startle Janette. She was an intimate friend of Miss Tuckerman.

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