Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday August 26, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 26, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Aug 26, 1889 Perfect weather with a cool Northerly air. Down town after breakfast where I found a letter from Booth acquiescing in my plans as stated in my letter. I went over and saw Cantine to whom I explained our plan of sale. He thought we would get good prices but I do not know that he knows any more about it than I do. From there I took the car to Kingston and went to see Kenyon who had just returned from his vacation. I inquired about the details of getting individual lots released from the mortgage and the conclusion was that that could easily be done after the sale and not very well before. I also consulted him about the change in Calvert St. and he is of the opinion that we have no right to do it without Woods consent. Thought I had better try to make an amicable arrangement with him and believed I could. I also went to see S. S. Westbrook the Auctioneer to ask him if his services could be secured as auctioneer on Sept. 16 and his terms. He will come for $20 and I am to give him a decision by Sept. 1. Walked home and stopped at the W. S. station to see the passengers arriving for the Mountains, and got home in time for dinner. Calvert came down to tea and he and Mary left for N. Y. by the 7.45 train. He proposes to come back next Thursday and perhaps Mary may come then too. We are alone again tonight but Jimmy is going to room over here now for a while.

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