Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday August 9, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 9, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Aug 9, 1889 The honors of the Fine Art Department at the Paris exposition in the American department have been awarded as everyone expected they would be, the members of the jury being (for the United States[)], men educated and living in Paris, in conjunction with Rush Hawkins the Art Commissioner. It has been cloudy and threatening and has rained a little. Tom has begun to dig the potatoes which turn out finely, those on which I used the glue factory fertilizer being better than those treated with phosphates. I went down town to do the usual errands and when I returned I made out another plan of laying out our land here on the hill which seems to me in improvement upon the other one. I have spent most of the day making measurements and drawing the plan. As I had to go the measuring alone it is of course not accurate but near enough for present purposes.

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