July 22, 1888, Sunday
Beautiful day – All but Father went to church – A minister from Westfield preached – Belle, Kitten & I went in the evening –
July 23, 1888, Monday
Beautiful day but very warm – Kitten & I expected to take a horseback ride this A.M. but it was so foggy – Mother did not wish Kitten to go our, so I went down to the mill A total eclipse of the moon took place last night – We got up and saw it, the night could not have been better for it as it the sky was perfectly clear.
Payed Paid Fayette Smith $1200 for 10 shares of City Bank stock today and attended my first directors meeting – enjoyed it very much but think the majority of directors are light weights. The door into the back piazza with colored glass has been put up and is elegant – Great success.
July 24, 1888, Tuesday
Beautiful day but very hot – Returned to the city at 7:20 and am at Bath Beach as usual. Went down on the 6:30 boat – had an awful time getting dinner so many fellows were down – Came down from Holyoke all alone which is very unusual – One of the conductors on the N.Y. RR named Elsworth was ousted on Saturday for stealing tickets and selling them to scalpers here in N.Y. L. M. Bates supposed to be a millionaire – who has recently gone into the retail dry goods business Cor 23d St. & 6 Ave failed – he was formerly of the firm of Bates, Reed & Cooley also used to do 15 millions a year –
July 25, 1888, Wednesday
Beautiful but very warm. Father’s letter recd. today says the beams for the floor over the braid room are all in & Lynch will begin again to lay brick – Have been trying to buy raw today but find it hard to buy here in N.Y. & as shall be obliged to go to [inspecting] again – Kaimeisha is now worth about 4.15 5 mos – & good #1 Fil about 4 to 4.05 – Bought some scissors for the mill @ 2.93 & 2.97 per doz –
July 26, 1888, Thursday
Beautiful day – Came up from Bath on the 7:39 train – Nothing new. Bought 10 bales of #1 Fil of Goddern today @ 4.02 6 mos. Just after buying it I recd. a telegram from Father saying not to buy it as it was too fine but having bought it I did [nothing] – I call it very cheap silk – There is a big boom in silk (raw) of all kinds–
July 27, 1888, Friday
Beautiful day – Arthur Warner & Malcum MacCallum came here having been off on a vacation – Bought through Richardson today 20 bales of Ryles, Gold Peacock @ 4.25 6 mos – & have the refusal of 20 more – Bought some Veloets for the Chicago store – [Veloets is a satin damask]
July 28, 1888, Saturday
Beautiful day – Arthur Warren & I went home on the 2 o’clock train – Smith of the China & Jap. was in today and says Kaimeisha would cost to lay down 4.60 6 mos – All raw silk is very much excited – Went horseback riding with Queen had a splendid time – Wm Henry Hubbard was here Thursday night and is to preach in Lowell tomorrow. The work on the mill has progressed finely and the roof is now about half on – it looks splendidly. The house looks elegantly now the carpets are being laid. Bought 20 more bales of Gold Peacock of Ryle @ 4.25 6 mos.