Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday June 9, 1889

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

Sunday, June 9, 1889 Rained again this morning and has been damp all day and growing very warm. I have done nothing but read after having written to Wood and to Church from both of whom I received letters which Tom got at the office last night. Wood wrote me the circumstances of Mrs. Gilbert Gauls death. She was arranging her dress before a mirror in a hall at her boarding house in 14th St. on which there was a skylight unprotected by a railing she stepped back upon this and crashed through striking on something which cut an artery and she bled to death that day. Tom has been over to see the farmer who ploughs our garden to see if he does not want to cut our grass but he was not at home. He is to come to see me tomorrow. I began early this year to dispose of this vexed question but no one wants to take it. I am dejected and anxious.

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