March 25, 1888, Sunday
Beautiful day – We all went to church – It is very fair sleighing – We have learned today that Holyoke’s population was increased by two that we know of, last night, for Herbert Frink is now the happy (I hope) father of twins, a boy & girl.
March 26, 1888, Monday
Very Stormy – Rain, hail & sleet. Mother & Kittie went to Boston in the 11:45 train to stay until Thursday – Saw the new watchman – like his looks very much. Some of the lots of silk we have been expecting have arrived. [Giddusus] ‘Helmet’ cheap at 3.92 6 mos. is splendid but the China & Jap. @ 3.90 6 mos. is mixed badly white yellow in the same skein –
March 27, 1888, Tuesday
Disagreeable day – Returned to N.Y. at 7:15 as usual. Rained down all the way back. Attended to sale of the Mott-Kearney collection of paintings as Father told me to buy him De Haas – “Passing Sandy Hook by Moonlight” it was a little painting 23 x 32 and they ran it up to $525 so I did not buy it as I thought the price too high for the size & artist – “Two Musicians” by J. G. Braun a very little painting brought $450 –
March 28, 1888, Wednesday
Very disagreeable day – It has rained steadily for three (3) days – I fear Mother & Kittie who are in Boston may have had a poor time on acc. of the weather. Attended the conclusion of the sale of paintings tonight but did not buy anything –
March 29, 1888, Thursday
Still raining in the A.M. but stopped about noon. Recd. letter from Father today that Steve Gifford – the millwright at the mill – had his arm injured yesterday while oiling some shopfitting and that Jack Drummond came near being killed while putting on the belt on the old extractor in the dyehouse – It was very fortunate they were not more serious – Business still continues good – I collected a bill of $270 from Richardson today for the Yonkers – it was pretty hard work –
March 30, 1888, Friday
Beautiful day – Nothing important happened – I’ve had a splendid trade – stopped in, coming up town at Jolly for Mother’s laces which I left some time ago to be repaired – the woman said they were very fine ones – she had them in the window when I called for them.
March 31, 1888, Saturday
Went home at at 4:30. Went up in car with Moses Newton – Found everything all right in Holyoke as usual- It is rumored that L.L. Brown has held his interest (1/3) in the Whiting Paper Co. for $450,000 – Brown has been in financial difficulties for some time – Sales today about $7400 –