Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday June 19, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 19, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, June 19, 1886 Went down town after breakfast. Saw Wm. Winter and had a talk with him about the addition to Ulster Academy and recommended him to employ an architect and not to perpetuate the awful monstrosities of the present building. He recommended me to see Mr. Coykendall and I went over to his office and had a talk with him about it. He was very sympathetic and agreed with me as to the advisability of making this addition with some intelligence. I recommended Romeyn and instanced what he had done for the old Kingston Academy. The result of our interview was that he said he would write to Romeyn and I was to send him his address, which I did as soon as I got home. I made no allusion to the matter of our property presuming that he would naturally think I made this a pretext for coming to open that subject and I wished him to see I had no such intention. I met John McEntee and he asked me to go fishing out below Glen Erie. We drove out directly after dinner and got to fishing about half last 3 but had poor luck. It was a charming day, cool and delightful with a north wind. The mountains were fine and the landscape rich and full. We found two boys fishing there from a boat and after they left two ladies in a boat with an awning over it came up and returned. We were up and had breakfast at 6 o'clock so that Janette could take the 7 o'clock train for home. Sara and I drove her up. We were sorry to have her go but she seemed anxious to get home, having been absent six weeks. Girard, Mary and Mrs. Davis went out to Lanes.

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