Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday April 26, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 26, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Apr 26, 1890 A dark cold day with rain towards evening. I went down town and found a letter from Downing to Sara saying that he and an assistant would be up this morning to do some work over at Mr. Suckleys near Mr. Mathers place which would occupy them several days, that they would want early breakfasts etc. etc. which made us wish that we could be consulted a little on such matters. Girard told me Eltinge Anderson had been through the Crane house and he was disappointed in it and would not give for it what he would have. He talked to him about our place. He said that was out of the question as he wanted a modern house but Girard said he was ready to consider the purchase of a couple of lots. I am getting discontented with myself because I am idle and yet there seems nothing for me to do just now. I wish some one would buy this place so that we could be settling ourselves over at my house. Downing and his assistant a young Swede, named Evers, and Sedgwick came in the afternoon. They had been over to Mr. Suckleys since morning and were driven away by the rain.

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