Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday September 10, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 10, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Sept 10, 1888 Wrote to Lucy before breakfast. Went down town. Received a letter from Mr. Dulton of Philadelphia "Will Dulton" who lived in Utica many years ago whose wife was an intimate friend of Gertrude. When I was at Big Moose lake this spring we stopped at a little cabin which the guide John Cummenford told me belonged to a Mr. Dulton of Philadelphia and from all the information I could gather I concluded it was Gertrudes friend and I left my name written on a stick, in the absence of a card, in the key hole of the cabin. It seems he has been there and found it. Julia had a letter from Laura today in which she told her that her father and his wife started very suddenly for Ottawa and that from there he was going to Fort Bridger for Gertrude. This explains Gertrudes illness. Sara was confident she had heard something to disturb her and as Lucy has plainly told her she did not want to see her father and has not concealed her feeling toward him this peak of his has made her ill. Certainly the man is insane and there is no telling what he may not do. I hope Lucy will not return with him and I certainly do not want him to come here.

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