Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday August 11, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 11, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Aug 11, 1884 It rained in the night and has been a fine day. The papers are filled with an account of an earthquake shock felt yesterday about two oclock all along the seaboard as far as Delaware and clear back into Pennsylvania. It was distinctly felt here but none of us here at the house noticed it. I leave tomorrow morning by the 7.40 train for Shokan on my way to Fullers on the Rondout at "Sundown". I always have a half melancholy feeling at going away from home and as I go alone now and to a very secluded place I cannot help feeling that I will be very lonely there unless I can employ myself all the time and have reasonably fine weather. I had a letter from Mills the agent of the Studio Building today in which he tells me that a new building is to be added to the present one on the West side and that the passage between my room and bed room is to be connected into a hall to reach these new apartments thus cutting off my bedroom from connection with my studio. I wrote him I was greatly disturbed by it and feared I should have to give up my bed-room and perhaps my studio.

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