January 29, 1888, Sunday
Beautiful day – Cold but warmer than has been recently – Father & I drove to see the Chemical Mill fire damage estimated at 60,000 fully insured –
Went to church twice – In the evening Mother, Kittie, & I went and during the service a fire alarm sounded and many left – After church I left Mother & Kittie and went to find what the fire was. it didn’t amount to much –
Met Fannie Pearsons and we went to see if we could find the fire but didn’t succeed.
January 30, 1888, Monday
Warmer but very damp – Went to the mill – Father went to Springfield to attend a meeting of the Trust Co.
Invited Fannie Pearsons to go sleigh riding but she sent word she had another engagement and it was impossible –
Called on F. P. in evening – Stayed about one (1) hour.
Went sleighing with “Eunie” but it was very poor. Too much snow – Mother read in tonight’s Transcript that a big fire was raging in N.Y. – I was frightened until she said it was on the odd side of Broadway – it is in the block above where we are. We have had some trouble with the stove in the store and I was afraid it might have done mischief.
January 31, 1888, Tuesday
Returned to the city (NY) on 7:15 train and am at the Murray Hill as usual –
Father intended going to Boston when I left home and guess he did so –
A small fire took place [Lechen] [Whittier] & Co’s store but was more alarm than fire –
Vivanti brought in the documents today showing that 30 bales #1 to 1-1/2 Filature we brought him had arrived it lands in N.Y. @ 3.73 1/2 4 mos. –
Business has been very good this month – I estimate the total sales will 1400 which is very good for a January.
February 1, 1888, Wednesday
Beautiful day overhead but dreadful under foot. Recd. telegram from Father to buy our bale of “Kite” Japan re-reel which I did at 4.00 60 dys –
Went tonight to the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank and accepted a draft for $15,813.18 which is the amount the 30 bales of re-reel bought of Vivanti came to. Business very good today.
Wrote a sharp letter to Abbott for selling 50 gms 1 & 8 – 7″ @ 38 cts, told him 45 cts was bottom. Bought a Century enjoyed reading the article on Russian prisons –
February 2, 1888, Thursday
Beautiful day but poor getting around – Went down to Haddens and was offered same #1 re-reel @ 3.62 1/2 6 mos to import took sample to show to Father – Charlie Clark was in – said Libby arrived in Phila last night –
Met Oscar Edwards & Henry Beebe at the hotel –
Father & Mother in driving up Springfield today were tipped over and although neither was seriously injured received bruises etc. – The horse (Jennie) ran away & stepped in a snow drift when a farmer caught her – she cut herself quite badly. The new Russian sleigh was [severeled] broken.
February 3, 1888, Friday
Beautiful day – Came home at 4:30. Came up with Oscar Edwards – Found only Father & Kittie at home as Father & Mother had been invited to John Mackintosh’s progressive Euchre party but Father got sick of it so came home and as Mackintosh telephoned up for me to come down I did so – had a very pleasant time – Joe took the Gentlemans second prize – a cigar holder metal tray etc. – Lizzie Pearsons engagement to Mr. McNaugton of N.Y. came out in last night’s Transcript. Had my hair cut.
February 4, 1888, Saturday
Disagreeable day – Mother went to Northampton to see Aunt Ruth who telephoned down she wished she would come up. Mother did so – found Aunt Ruth miserable –