Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday October 1, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 1, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Oct 1, 1889 Went in to Boston and called on Annie Lee at her studio and invited her to dine with Alice, Eastman and me at Youngs at 2.30. Tried to find Bachelder but went to the wrong place in Mt. Vernon St. from which he has moved. Then to Youngs to meet Eastman who was to be there at 2. Meantime ordered dinner for 4 a la discretion at $2 each. Eastman arrived promptly and at 2.30 we all dined pleasantly in a private room. After dinner the ladies left and we went out to make some last purchases and then to the Eastern depot to check baggage. Had meanwhile secured berths in sleeper and got tickets at 218 Washington St. Started promptly at 7 and arrived at Bangor about 5 where we had ample time for a comfortable breakfast and to change cars for Mattawamkeag where we arrived in a rain storm at 8.30. Went to hotel and had a good dinner spending the time in the stores and attending to our supplies which we sent on by express from Rondout & N. Y. and which had all arrived promptly (cost for express about $10). Tim Reed who runs the stage from Medway to Mattewamkeag arrived in the middle of the forenoon and loaded every thing snugly on his comfortable stage. Rain had ceased but still cloudy. Left for Medway about 1. No rain. Met Royal Reed at his house 3 miles from Medway and he hitched up his horse and drove to Medway with us. His two sons Abbah and Fred were at Medway. Drove to the hotel and got the parlor where we put our traps and trunks and unpacked and arranged. Down to Kimballs store and bought supplies and had them all put up and arranged with Tim Reed to draw them in the carry at Fowlers (now Powers).

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