July 15. 1888, Sunday
Beautiful day – All but Father went to church in the morning and Belle & I in the evening – Mother & I went to ride in the P.M.
July 16, 1888, Monday
Beautiful day – Went to the mill where I found every thing running although they are working on the outside of the buildings – Father is talking of putting in a steam engine to run the old mill as the water is now very low in the river and he fears a dry spell –We all (except Father) went to ride in the P.M. and in the evening I took a long horse back ride alone as Joe had a head-ache and did not care to go – Fayelle [sic, Fayette] Smith tried hard to get Father to become a director in the City Bank but when he would not he took me – which is the same thing as I shall represent Father – Fayette wished to get ahead of John MacKintoshes new banking scheme –
July 17, 1888, Tuesday
Returned to N.Y. at 7:20 and am at the Marine & Field Club as usual – nothing new – Trade is very well – Saw by todays Republican that I’m yesterday elected a director in the City Bank. Tim Merrick was also elected. Mother expected to go to Northampton when I left to see Aunt Ruth and if she was well enough to take her to ride – Beautiful day –
July 18, 1888, Wednesday
Beautiful day – came up from Bath on 7:09 train arriving at the station at 8:15 – Recd. notification from the City Bank of my election as a director – Went down to the club rather early (4:30 boat) to see what they did. then at that time found them playing tennis – I looked in – usually go down on the 6:30 boat.
July 19, 1888, Thursday
Rained nearly all day – I came up on the 8 o’clock boat with Smith – Nothing of interest has happened today – We did not receive any letter from the mill which is very singular – I cannot understand it unless it was forgotten to be mailed.
July 20, 1888, Friday
Beautiful day – Father’s letter of yesterday says no work was done yesterday on the mill on accout of the rain – Says it did not cause them much trouble in the braid – room. Harold Goddern was in and offered Filature [ ] @ 4.50 30 days which he says is cheap – Went to Bath on the 6:30 boat and as Smith is away I have the whole room to myself – Dinner tonight was very poor –
July 21, 1888, Saturday
Beautiful day – Father’s letter recd. this A.M. says little work was done on the mill yesterday as they had frequent thunder storms. Went home on the 2 o’clock train and arrived at 6:30. Met Cy Frink at Westfield. Went horseback riding with Kittie & Joe in the evening, had a splendid time – Kitten is the cutest and best rider I ever saw – Everybody looks at her she looks so swell in her riding habit (made by Eunie) and cute hat and she sits on her pony as if she were glued to it –