This room may have been used by Katy Drinan, the Jewett family cook for many years, until around 1899. Catherine Drinan was probably born in Cork, Ireland, around 1857. Sarah Orne Jewett often refers to Drinan, as “our old cook Katy,” in endearment. In fact, Drinan was roughly eight years younger than Jewett.
Later, the room would have been used by Katy or Mary Galvin, Jewett staff after 1899.