Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday April 30, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 30, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Apr 30, 1888 Again warm and beautiful. The hill is charming and Mary and I are enjoying every moment. One can almost see the beds expand and the grass is growing very green. I took off the double windows and when Tom had put them all away in the carriage house I went down in the garden and planted some "Blue beauty" peas, a new variety, Sweet Peas & Nasturtiums and Tom planted some potatoes and beans. I went down town and ordered some plank for a walk and Sara and I went over to my house and put down the matting which came out of the sitting room and put up my bed and as soon as Julia comes I shall occupy the two upper rooms.

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