Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday June 15, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 15, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, June 15, 1888 We had the meeting of our branch of the State Charities Aid Association at our house today. There were about 18 present, among them Miss Dorcus Hull a sister of Mrs. Halleck from [Moulton?], Rev. Dr. Wortman from Saugerties, who knew Gifford and Mary and is a friend of Hubbard. Mr. Davis from Shokan who told me Harvey Ladue left an estate of four millions. He was a school friend of mine and was struck with paralysis at the sale of my pictures in March and died a few days after. We did not accomplish a great deal at the meeting except that we were all opposed to the law permitting the Supervisors to build a new building for the care of the Insane. We gave the members a lunch of sandwiches, coffee, ice cream and strawberries and all seemed to have enjoyed the social part of the gathering.

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