Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday May 11, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 11, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, May 11, 1890 The apple trees are a mass of bloom. I dont remember ever to have [?] them such shoots of blossoms. I made a sketch looking from my window of my mothers room over towards my house this forenoon where the apple trees are [?] with blossoms. I cant get the color but I cant resist trying it. It is an [?] day but not too warm for a little fire in the hearth all day. The fire [has?] not yet gone out in the hall stove since it was lighted last October. [Sam?] came up this afternoon. He told me the history of his offer for our place. [?] was about to start for the West. John McCausland told him he could buy the [whole?] place for 27,000--that he had parties who wanted a part of it but he [would?] not manage the whole of it. Sam told him if he could buy it for that he would see him out of it. He told me if his wife would have been willing to live here he would have bought it long ago for here is where he would like to build. I couldnt help a feeling that he regrets not owning it, but I am not certain. I told him I had offered the homestead with a certain plot of ground to Schultz but that he seemed to me a man who was always talking of buying a place but never bought. He told us about his son Tom having secured the Tyndal fellowship in Columbia and that he is to go abroad to Cambridge for a year or two and then to Berlin. He is very proud of him as he has good reason to be. I had a letter from Wood this morning enclosing his check for $15 from Jerry [blank] the colored carman for my loan to him in Feb. to buy a horse and cart. I was greatly pleased with Jerrys honesty as well as this evidence of his prosperity.

< Previous Entry | Next Entry >