Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday January 4, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 4, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Jan 4, 1887 Very cold, 12 degrees below zero at 8 this morning. I walked down to the mail and got a number of letters, one from Bowyer but as yet no response to our advertisement. Too cold to work in my studio. Read and wrote Bowyer. Mrs. Cantine came over at half past two and Sara read Darwin for an hour. Mr. Cantine came at 5. Meantime Jamie arrived from Wilmington and today from N. Y. We had dinner at 5, a very satisfactory one and Mr & Mrs. Cantine staid until half past 9. We had a very pleasant time. Tomorrow evening we have arranged to go over to the toboggan slide. It is 2 degrees above zero tonight with strong indications of a storm. The Transport is still running although with difficulty. The sleighing is fine as it can be.

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