Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday June 24, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 24, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, June 24, 1889 The sun has hovered in a sort of cold mist dispensing all day a weak sunshine. This morning it was so cold I put on my winter clothes. The mercury at breakfast time marked 48 degrees. I had a note from Henry Abbey telling me he had ordered a head stone for John Van Derlyns grave and sent me the inscription he proposed to put on it. I called to see him but he held the inscription, which I did not entirely like, in abeyance until I could think it over. I worked in the garden and got rid of the day as I do each day now, with a sad feeling as of time wasted now when I have so little left. We went up to Mr. & Mrs Clarks to spend the evening, invited to meet Hiram Romeyn his wife and her sister Miss Pillsbury. There were there Mr & Mrs John Forsyth, Mr & Mrs. Fitch, Mr & Mrs Clearwater, Mr & Mrs. Searing, Mr. Osterhondt, besides old Mrs. Adams and the Romeyns. We walked home and got here about midnight. I picked today the first cucumbers and the first [?].

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