Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday June 29, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 29, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, June 29, 1889 A warm but very lovely day. After I had been down town I picked the raspberries for Sara which she preserved. I saw a notice in the Freeman this evening of Austin Thompsons death. Not more than a week ago I saw him in Tougues grocery looking so weak and wretched that I thought then I would not be surprised to hear of his death any day. I was thinking of him today and that he must be near his end. The Portland Cement mill opposite Wilbur burned this afternoon. A part of the hay was drawn in by De Gamos man which has been cut more than a week and was somewhat damaged. I had a letter this morning from a man I do not know, about pictures for some unknown exhibition. Sara has a letter from Mary this evening saying she and Agnes would come up Monday by the Powell. Cantine and Miss Sheffield called and spent the evening. Tom dug our first potatoes today, very nice ones. Yesterday I sent a novel, the Silence of Dean Maitland to Mr. Roth at Morelia.

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