Wednesday July 25, 1888
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 25, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Wednesday, July 25, 1888 I went to N. Y. by the noon train on Monday to attend a dinner given to Mr. Southmayd to the G. B. Club at the Manhattan Beach Hotel. It was a pretty hot day. I went to my room and bathed and then went down to the Coney Island boat where I met Mr. Southmayd, Mr Berman, Mr Anderson and Judge Speir. In a later train came Collins, Eastman Johnson, G. De F. Lord, McDonough, Marbury, Mr. Butler, Mr. A. Evarts. We went via Bay Ridge. We had a very elaborate dinner and got back to town about 11 oclock. Tuesday I was invited to dine with Collins and Johnson was also. I did not know what to do with myself all day as it was hot so after breakfast at the St. Denis where I met Mr. Hawley I went back to Coney Island by one of the Iron Steam boats and spent the most of the day on the iron pier where it was cool and comfortable. I went up into the town to see the sights which were very entertaining but I found it so hot I did not remain. Came back to the city by the 4 30 boat and just got to Collins' in time. We had a pleasant dinner and I came to my room about 10. A good breeze was blowing from the N. W. and it was quite comfortable. Eastman wanted me to go and stay with him but as my satchel was at my room and I meant to come home by the day boat I declined. I came up on the Albany very comfortably. It was pretty hot when I got home. I found Tom mending the fence which the apple thieves tear to pieces every day. I dread the apple season and more particularly as I am troubled and do not feel able to bear the annoyance. I have all I can do to fight against depression.
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