Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday July 28, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 28, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, July 28, 1890 I went down town this morning on some errands. I got a letter from Mr. Sawyer to whom I sent the paper announcing the sale of our place and giving encouraging accounts of the increase in value of the Star Landing property. I am greatly interested in the idea of going to the Maine Woods. I think Sara and I will go at least. I have been looking over some of my camping outfit to see that it is in order and got out my small tent which I made nearly forty years ago and measured it for a fly which I will have made. This afternoon Van Eltan came and he and his two men have been laying out boundaries on Chestnut St. from Deweys line to the line of my place and setting accurate boundary stones. We had a letter this morning from Downing to us and his mother jointly giving us an account of their successful camping and hunting and fishing. Downing is having the life he thoroughly enjoys and is too busy to write.

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