"It is very long since I have written, and have meantime received two letters from you, one being your letter to Boott about Miss W.'s suicide. For my part however gloomy to think of are the sufferings wh. must precede suicide I think such an act as hers must have had an element of triumphant feeling about it. It is strange to me to hear you...write of her morbidness, when what struck me most about her during the short time I saw her was her gaiety."
|Constance Fenimore Woolson,|
who died from a fall from a second story window
on January 24, 1894.