Death of Nathaniel Hawthorne

In May, 1864, American author Nathaniel Hawthorne was laid to rest at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts. - AsNotedIn

In a patch of sunlight, flecked by the shade of tall, murmuring pines, at the summit of a gently swelling mound where the wild-flowers had climbed to find the light and the stirring of fresh breezes, the tired poet was laid beneath the green turf.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Atlantic, July 1864



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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1864/05/18 College friends, Franklin Pierce and Nathaniel Hawthorne, check in at the Pemigewasset House hotel (lost) in Plymouth. Rebuilt after a 1862 fire, the 4-story hotel could accommodate 300 guests at $3 per night. The building burned down in 1908. Plymouth, New Hampshire
1864/05/19 At the Pemigewasset House hotel (lost) in Plymouth in New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce, checking on his friend in the adjoining room, discovers Nathaniel Hawthorne has passed away. Plymouth, New Hampshire
1864/05/23 Louisa May Alcott serves as a pallbearer at Nathaniel Hawthorne's funeral in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA
1864/05/23 John Greenleaf Whittier serves as a pallbearer at Nathaniel Hawthorne's funeral at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA
1864/05/23 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow serves as a pallbearer at Nathaniel Hawthorne's funeral in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA
1864/05/23 James T Fields serves as a pallbearer at Nathaniel Hawthorne's funeral at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA
1864/05/23 Ralph Waldo Emerson serves as a pallbearer at Nathaniel Hawthorne's funeral in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA
1864/05/23 Pallbearers, including Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and John Greenleaf Whittier, carry Nathaniel Hawthorne's body to his grave at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA
1864/05/23 Edwin Percy Whipple serves as a pallbearer at Nathaniel Hawthorne's funeral at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA
1864/05/23 Oliver Wendell Holmes serves as a pallbearer at Nathaniel Hawthorne's funeral in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA

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