Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday December 1, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 1, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Dec 1, 1884 Sara and I came down by the Hudson River road, leaving Mary to take care of Father. I went directly to my studio. The carpenters had finished and I got Annie to mop out the room and got rid of some of the dust. I took down my bed and moved it up into my new bedroom which is about as commodious as a steamers state room. Also carried up my bureau and wash stand. Am distracted to know what to do with all my things, but time will settle that. In the evening Calvert, Sara and I went up to Columbia College to hear a lecture on the Iroquois language by Mrs E[?] Smith. Genl. Ely Parker an Iroquois also spoke very interestingly. I spoke with Mrs. Smith a moment after the lecture.

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