Dr William Plumer Jacobs in Clinton, South Carolina - 9 September, 1917

from Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, page 483:

He then asked for the time. I said ten of nine, bed time for him, but I played three more pieces on the "music box" - "My Task", "Beautiful City" and "The Holy City", one of his favorite records. He asked me to repeat the words after the music had stopped. Then goodnight and to bed, saying he was feeling very well and thought he would sleep all night. Soon he was asleep.

cite as

Dr William Plumer Jacobs, Diary of William Plumer Jacobs. In Thornwell Jacobs (ed.), Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, volume 138 (1937), p. 483. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447582827746 accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Clinton, South Carolina


Dr William Plumer Jacobs

Listening to

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Beautiful City
My task
The Holy City

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 September, 1917
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Cassie Oliver wrote the last few entries into the Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, including this one, in which she plays some music for him on the eve of his death.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:20:27 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:01:24 +0000