Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday June 5, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 5, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, June 5, 1890 I went down town directly after breakfast to take the 8.30 boat for Glasco. At the office was a letter from Laura to Sara which I read on the boat. She seemed disappointed at not coming here and said every time the Powell passed she thought of Rondout. She seemed to understand the necessity of Saras absence. I thought the matter carefully over during my trip. Mr. Staples and Albert Terry were on board. Staples careless in his dress and as usual turning conversation toward his success in business which did not greatly impress me. I was struck with the business developing all along the shore. The sail was very pleasant. At Glasco I was greatly entertained by the chatter of a lot of little station boys pushing from the dock and particularly with one tiny, sober looking little chap with a double pointed cap. I got back home at noon. I stopped in Girards office and wrote a note to Laura telling her that as Sara had gone I had take the liberty to open her letter. I asked her why she and Gertrude and her husband could not come up on Monday--that possibly Sara might be home then and if not I would be here (although she had not alluded to me in her letter) and would do all I could to entertain them. That it was a pity she could not come now that she was so near here. I mailed it and hope she may get it today. After dinner I wrote to Sara and Girard took it to the office. I received the lease of my studio from Douty today with the corrections I suggested. I also got a letter for Sara from Lucy. We had a terrific thunder shower in the evening. The lightning was incessant and I think it rained a good part of the night.

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