Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday October 29, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 29, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Oct 29, 1886 Grey and rainy at intervals. I discovered this morning that the beam supporting the roof of the root cellar was weak and Tom and I spent most of the forenoon putting a new one in, a very dirty and disagreeable job. Such work is becoming more and more irksome to me and it seems my lot to have more and more of it to do. This afternoon I made a sketch from the parlor window to try to get some of the lovely color. We all went over to Girards and spent the evening--John, Lucy, Mary, Sara and I. Jamie came up from Highland Falls this evening to stay until Monday.

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