Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday January 28, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 28, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Jan 28, 1888 4 below zero this morning. Bowyer and I went down after breakfast, he to telegraph his friends. I got a letter from Sara from Lucy from Salt Lake which I remailed to her. Just after I got back on the hill I got a telegram from Eastman saying he left in the 11.30 train and so he will be here about 3. Calvert sent me his check for $70 which he owed me. Eastman came but did not reach here until 3.30. We went over to the toboggan slide where we met Girard, Etting Anderson[,] Sam and many others. Sam got us on his toboggan and put Eastman on in front and we had three or four rides which he enjoyed greatly. We went over again in the evening to see the fun but did not ride. They had bonfires, chinese lanterns and fireworks and there was a great crowd of people. It was a very animated and interesting scene. After watching the riding a while we came back by Chester St and called on Mrs. Cantine. There was an eclipse of the moon this evening and as it was clear and still we saw it perfectly almost from first to last.

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