Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday June 25, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 25, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, June 25, 1889 Another day of smothered sunshine, cool but with no stimulating character of atmosphere. I spent most of the day in my studio in the afternoon painting on a little autumn picture. A lady called at the house who wanted to find a furnished house. She knew of me and came reluctantly. This house was too large. Sara told her we would like to sell and had thought of renting it with a hope that it might help to sell it. She inquired our price for it and thought it a beautiful place. It began to rain a little toward evening. I went down to see De Garmo about the hay which has been cut since Friday. Said it was his fault it was not drawn in. Had forgotten to tell the men, would take it even if it was spoiled. Now it will get wet. My farming is done at a great disadvantage with no horse to do any thing. Mrs. Van Slyke and her daughter called and Sara showed them the house.

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