Sunday July 27, 1890
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 27, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Sunday, July 27, 1890 A very beautiful day rather warm in the afternoon. George Mc[Kibbin?] and Lily Anderson called. George is a good, loyal friend of ours. He spoke of dear Gertrude as his ideal of a lovely woman and he never loses an opportunity to express his satisfactory memories of her. What a legacy to leave in the hearts of ones friends when life is ended. I have written to Eastman Johnson proposing to go to the Maine Woods about the middle of Sept, I to take Sara and he to take his wife and daughter. I only propose it, not sure even that I will be able to go, but I begin to long to go some such place and I think I would enjoy sketching there, for I could get about in a canoe to all the interesting places. Sara went down to see John about buying this place but he was out, and came in the evening. Bowyer and Agnes whom we expected to tea did not come and sent us word. Sam and his wife came up after tea and staid until 9 o'clock. Mary says her mother says she must not leave that place, but they say it is too late and Sam says he wouldn't live there if they would give him the place. John came up while they were here and talked some time with them. After they left Sara had a conversation with him about her buying the place. I did not quite understand his conclusions but my impression is that he thinks we ought to give somewhere from $8000 to $9000. Sara understood him $8000.
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