Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday March 1, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 1, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Mar 1, 1886 The mercury at 8 oclock this morning on our back porch registered 2 degrees above zero and must have gone below during the night. The North wind blew all day and it has been very cold. Mary Waldo returned home. Wrote to Mary Gifford from whom I found a letter, to Alice and to Wm. McEntee from whom my father had a letter last week. They have had their Musical Convention in Kingston the past week which proved a brilliant success. When I came up yesterday I saw the propeller J. L. Hasbrouck frozen fast opposite [Buller?] Hill below Cornwall. She had been up to Pokeepsie and got so far on her return when the cold weather caught her. The wind increased after dark and blew an icy gale when Tom drove me up to the 7.25 train. Sara and the Cantines were going to a party at Clearwaters and I am afraid they found it bitterly cold. The train was half an hour late but we came like the wind. It was bitterly cold and the wind tore through the streets when I reached town. I was very cold and glad to get to my room.

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