Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday August 30, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 30, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Aug 30, 1889 Have been rather quiet today. Down town in the morning and Calvert and I have talked matters over today. He is threatened with more carbuncles and spent the afternoon in his room coming down to tea in his gown. I wrote to Lucy giving her the first information about our proposed sale. This morning I sent her a Freeman with the advertisement marked and also one of the circulars. Miss Sheffield called this afternoon also Mrs. Van Deusen to tell me Miss Hammersley and her sister were coming up and wanting me to come over to hear them preach or pray or recite or something, also to tell me how will I look and how good looking I am and incidentally to ask me to make a design for her story, which I told her I could not possibly do much as I would like to oblige her. Sara came home in the Powell after a successful trip, and brought me the design for the roof of this house which Fred [Withers?] made several years ago.

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