Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday August 4, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 4, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Aug 4, 1890 Down town this morning. Warm with strong S. wind. Recd letters from Miss Nesmith from Spring Lake beach and from Geo. H. Hall from Siena, Italy. Went down to the Cement Co. office and talked about "free delivery" with Mr. Abbey, Mr. Lindsley, Ed. Tomkins and Wesley Hall. All opposed to a central office at City Hall but will support free delivery from an office here. Had a long talk and tried to become acquainted with the objections. Stopped to talk with Sam about it but he had gone to N.Y. Agnes left today but went to the mountains with Alida instead of going to Yonkers as she intended. Telephoned and wrote to Annie Norton inviting her and Fred and Lily if there, to breakfast with us at 1 oclock Saturday and stay all night. The carpenters have come in full force to begin Deweys house today. I wrote to Hall and sent the letter to Siena. I went this afternoon over with Tom where he wanted a lot on Augusta Street bordering on Woolsey and he has selected one 50x120 which I sold him for $400 with the proviso that he should not build a house I would not approve. He wants to put the whole thing in my hands and I have sent to Shoppell for 3 portfolios of their designs for houses ranging from $600 to $2500.

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