Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday June 1, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 1, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, June 1, 1890 We got a horse and covered wagon from Webster and Sara, Downing, Sedgwick and I drove over by the South Rondout ferry and up the mountain towards Esopus, up to the River road and home by the Sleightsburgh ferry, a beautiful day and a lovely drive, with a fine breeze from the N. although pretty warm when going with the breeze. I saw an advertisement in todays Tribune from a gentleman wanting a suburban or country place and proposed to Calvert to answer it. He thought it advisable to do so and I have written him this evening and sent a diagram of the place. Mr. Scott, Bowyers brother-in-law called here this afternoon. I walked down to the garden with him and before I got back Calvert, Downing and Sedgwick had gone up to the 6.10 train for N.Y. Sedgwick and Downing are going to start for Fort Bridger on Thursday evening and I will not see Sedgwick again. I feel badly that I had not seen him to bid him good bye. Jimmy said they saw me and Mr. Scott go behind the barn as they went down, but I think he felt badly at the thought of this being his last visit here, possibly for ever and so he avoided bidding me good bye. I have written him a note which I will send tomorrow telling him how badly I felt at not seeing him when he went away. John McEntee has gone up to Clermont today to see about having Nannie go there if the Dr. at Middletown approves as he seems inclined to. Sara is to go with her for a few days. It is an experiment but poor John does not know what to do. To me it seems a serious undertaking and I do not know what to advise.

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