Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday June 19, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 19, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, June 19, 1887 Jamie had a letter from his mother yesterday very anxious about his coming out there and full of fears about me. I have written her today telling her about Jamie and what I have proposed for him. I also wrote to Mr. Wells at Wyalusing. I felt fairly well when I got up but have felt badly all forenoon, very weak and "swimmy". A letter came from Eastman last night in reference to the Santa Barbara property. He hears it reported that I am seriously ill and wants me to give him an account of my condition so that he can speak by authority. Girard told me Victor Quilliard has sold his place to Maj. Cornell at $75 pr foot, about 150 ft deep and that for the whole of his place including what he sold to the Lutheran Church he got nearly what my father told him in 1877 it was worth, viz $5,000. It is at a much higher rate than we ask for our place. I told my father about it and he was interested. I also read him Mr. Wells letter. He seems to feel better today.

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