Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday August 27, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 27, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Aug 27, 1889 The fine days continue. Down town I hired a carman to come up and draw in the old fences and he and Tom are at it. I took the map down with me and tried to find Wood so as to have a talk with him about Calvert St. but I waited for him in vain and finally left a note for him telling him I would go to his office at 9.30 tomorrow. Mr & Mrs. Ed. Tompkins called in the afternoon. I showed him our plan of laying out the place which seemed to strike him favorably. In the evening I took Girard and Charlie to see "Uncle Toms Cabin" at Liscombs. They were greatly entertained. There were three or four colored men in the company and the Uncle Tom was a big and very black negro. He acted very well but his elocution was rather robustious.

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