Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday August 27, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 27, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Aug 27, 1888 Went down to see Ned Tomkins about some strawberry plants as I have concluded to set out a new bed, or rather extend the present one. Perhaps we will not reap the fruit of it but if we are here it will be well to have it. He took me through the new house he is building for his son Rob which is very pleasant and nicely located, with fine views of the river. We also went through his garden. I received a letter from Genl. Wilson in reply to mine to him telling me of the damage to Mrs. Andrews house and place by the tornado, the house unroofed, out houses destroyed and hundreds of ornamental trees uprooted, but fortunately no one hurt.

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