Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday November 15, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 15, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Nov 15, 1889 Van Elten and his assistant Rudolph Kenyon came this morning and surveyed the line of the street from Mrs. Folants over to Chestnut St. He first tested the measurement from the line between Van Deusen and me up to within 6 ft (or thereabouts) of the N. line of McEntee Hill-way. We then went over to the iron bolt on Chester St. at the N. W. corner of the line between us & Wolfer, measured up according to Van [B?] map and sighted across to the point on Chestnut St. & McEntee hill way and it came out almost exactly. I gave Mrs. Folant and Mrs. Gregory the boundaries of their lots and we finished by noon. It was cold the weather being changed. I had a letter from Bailey saying he had tried to arrange to spend Sunday with me but could not. The carpenters are enclosing Crosby's house in our garden. It is very high and a poor substitute for the mountains which it shuts out. Sara and I went up to the Forsyths to attend a meeting to revive the Question Club. I told them I would be unable to attend to it this winter but they would not accept my protest. The first meeting is to be at our house two weeks from tonight. We sat in their stately old parlor a good specimen of the interior of more than half a century ago. The carpet was put down more than sixty years ago. All the mouldings of the wood work and the corner were very pretty and delicate as well as the stucco ornament about the chandelier. Miss [Katy?] read from some old letters of about 1765 which were very entertaining.

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