Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday November 25, 1878

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Monday, November 25, 1878, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

A rainy day. After breakfast I went over to the studio and brought over here all our remaining kitchen furniture and after my mother had taken what she wanted, and Girards wife had selected what she needed the rest was given to Josephine who used to live here and that closed up what was left of our housekeeping which virtually ended ten years ago. Gertrude always had a hope we would one day go back there. I could not help a sad feeling as I saw the last of these things but it is better to have them used by some one. This afternoon we burned out the parlor chimney, I put away our lace curtains in a trunk and took care of some books and other things from our house. Received a very satisfactory and affectionate letter from Mrs. Sawyer and a note from Alice announcing the safe arrival of the medallion and her great satisfaction in receiving it.

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