November 11, 1888, Sunday
Beautiful day – We all but Father went to church twice – Belle & I went to ride in the P.M. Kittie & Joe are trying to Christianize the children of the [Anarchists] in South Holyoke and the fathers of these same children are the printers that got out the circular about Father – Such is life – Queer things in this world –
November 12, 1888, Monday
Beautiful day – Father & Mother both went to Northampton – Father settled up his campaign expenses in Hampshire Co – $282. I attended a bank directors meeting – I think Charlie Prescott is a fool to resign the presidency of the City Bank in favor of Tim Merrick.
November 13, 1888, Tuesday
Beautiful day – Returned to N.Y. at 7:20 o’clock as usual – Came down with Fannie Pearsons and of course enjoyed it – Went to the theatre tonight with Aldrich – went to see Booth & Barrett in Othello. Booth was Iago & Barrett Othello. it was splendid – it was at the 5th Ave. Read the NY Times Review
November 14, 1888, Wednesday
Beautiful day – Rec’d. a telegram from Nina saying she should not be over this week. I had been expecting her to come over and see N.Y. by gaslight. Father is 64 years old today – I can’t see he is any older than when we came to Holyoke 14 years ago –
November 15, 1888, Thursday
Beaut Rained hard all day – Father arrived in this city this P.M. – this is the 3rd time he has been here since he retired from [Europe] more than a year ago.
November 16, 1888, Friday
Rainy – Went down town with Father this A.M. Father bought a silk hat at Grummans and a pair of gloves at Ropes, Peet, & Co. Nearly all the silk trade have been around today to sell silk – silk is very cheap – Kaminisha 3.8 ½ 6 mos –
November 17, 1888, Saturday
Beautiful day – Father & I went home at 4 o’clock. Found everything all right at Holyoke – Father bought 50 bales of Kaminisha of Richardson today @ 3.8 ½ 6 mos – and 40 bales of the C & J of Re-pack @ 3.45 6 mos for Jan 1st, he also offered Gedden 3.87 ½ for 50 bales Kaminisha. Ledwell sent me up a new suit of clothes & with the overcoat which came last week I am quite a dude.