Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday August 18, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 18, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Aug 18, 1890 Very fine day North wind. A lovely morning after the rain with N. Wind and a fine, rich atmosphere. In the Tribune this morning was a special announcing the agitation here of the steam whistle nuisance, also a communication from Douglas Merrit of Rhinebeck protesting against the brick-yard whistles. I wrote him a note on the spur of the moment, thanking him for his timely paragraph and telling him of my petition to the Common Council and the success of its having been referred to a committee. Lillie (McEntee), Brown and Julia Dillon were here this morning. Lillie goes back today to be with Mrs. Brown, who has had a stroke of paralysis. Julia gave encouraging accounts of Nannie. John was there yesterday and [Nannie?] Livingston and [Joslin?] came home with him and they were all caught in that hard shower. Charlie Cantine came in and spent the evening. He told us Miss Sheffield was going away from there this fall and as he does not want to close his house, he is in great perplexity to know what to do.

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