Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday December 10, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 10, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Dec 10, 1889 The drain is stopped up and I worked at unsuccessfully for some time succeeding in cutting and bruising my hands but could not clear the obstruction which is in the trap. Our new hall stove does not perform satisfactorily and as it was a mild day we let the fire out and had Steph. Canfield come up and look at it. Could discover nothing wrong. I worked also at that which did not improve my hands, and while I was busy with it Mrs. Searing and Mrs Clarke called to see me about something but as I was to go to the train at 3.30 I excused myself and at last rushed off in a great hurry. I got off at Highland where I found Robert waiting for me. We walked up to his house. No one at home but Julie, Edith and himself, May being up at Church's. I talked with him about his election to the Century and told him I thought he would probably get in in Feb. and am to write to Elihu Root again in his behalf, Beaman on Saturday night volunteered to write a letter for him also. I also consulted him about purchasing our place. He says Sara can buy it without our consulting the other heirs and by putting it up at Auction I can buy it if I wish to. He thinks and I do also that Kenyon did perhaps not think it absolutely necessary for her to consult the other heirs but to do it as a matter of precaution.

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