Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday December 2, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 2, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Dec 2, 1884 Now my Franklin will have to be taken out and a stove furnished as it will not warm my room. Went to Jacksons with Calvert to see about a supplementary gas stove but they are all expensive and it would be experimenting which I cant afford. They only have things for rich people and I have about concluded to buy a stove in Rondout and sent my Franklin up home a change I dread for many reasons, but I am being disturbed as I never was before and must submit and whether I will get accustomed to my cramped quarters is a question. I feel I shall not be in N. Y. many years and do not meet these changes very hopefully. Have been to see the gas fitter and the painter and paper hanger who are to come tomorrow and finish my work and the woman is to come to make a carpet out of one of my old ones for my little bed room. Have been hard at work removing my things out of my bed room and have nearly finished and requested to be allowed to consider it vacated from Dec. 1st.

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