Elizabeth H. Whittier, sister of John G. Whittier, died at their residence in Amesbury on the 3d inst. Miss Whittier’s name has long been known as that of a devoted friend of the colored race. Like her brother, she was born a poet, and the few pieces of hers which she has permitted to appear in print, are marked by rare grace and felicity of thought and expression, and deep and tender feeling. She has always lived in great retirement,the delight of her friends, who saw in her not only high poetical gifts, but an elevated and almost perfect character.
(Liberator, September 16, 1864, pg 3)