Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday May 13, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 13, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, May 13, 1882 I took up the Tribune over at Marys just before breakfast and was greatly shocked to see a notice of the death, yesterday of Jansen Anderson. What a shock and what a loss to his family and to his father. Girard told me last Sunday he was sick with some trouble in his head. He employed Dr. Chalker but sent for Sara who declined to go feeling they had not treated her well and besides she does not take gentleman patients. Girard said he felt grieved that she refused to go but I think she was justified and I told her so. Still it will be a grief to her. His death in the prime of his manhood will be a shock to the whole community and makes me very sad. Downing and I went up to Dunlaps and saw the two birch bark hats he had made. They were measurably successful and we are to send him some braid and he is to make some up differently. Lunched at Marys with Gussie, Laura and her little girl and Edwina and went home by 4 o'clock train.

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