Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday July 9, 1889

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

Tuesday, July 9, 1889 Noticing in Sundays Tribune the arrival of W. R. Houghtaling at the Grand Hotel and remembering he once wanted to buy our place, I wrote him a note briefly telling him it was for sale and that if he still was interested in it I would be pleased to communicate further with him, and enclosed it in a note to Joe Cornell telling him what it was about and asking him, if he were the Houghtaling once associated with Hiram Romeyn, to hand it to him. I thought this not improper and a legitimate means of advertising. I went down town. It was very warm. When I came back Tom was at work at the drain and we have been at it all day and of course "magnum pars fui", [sic] but we have it all clear and will finish it tomorrow. The men, who promised to come for the hay yesterday did not come until today, just as a thunder storm was coming up. It rained very hard and I dont know what became of them. I feel very tired and lame tonight but it is cool and comfortable after the shower.

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