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.
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: 28 June, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|The Holy City|
|Date/Time||9 September, 1917|
|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.