Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday November 28, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 28, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Nov 28, 1888 The weather still unsettled. Went down town and told Canfield to send up the new hall stove (Royal Argand No. 25) directly after dinner as the fire would be out and the stove cold by that time. They did not send it up until 3 o'clock and it was nearly dark before it was put up and the fire kindled. I was sorry to see the old one carried out as having outlived its usefulness. How many years my father tended it and how much comfort it has given us during at least 25 years I think. My father showed wisdom in selecting so large a stove for it has lasted twice as long as it would had it been smaller. I think the new one will be an excellent substitute. Mary and Sedgwick came by the evening train but did not get here until long after 8 o'clock. Calvert and Downing whom we had invited for Thanksgiving did not come. I had a letter from Robt. Wilkinson today. He had received the "Marius" and Mary Gifford was visiting them.

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