Some illustrations and letters pertaining to John Greenleaf Whittier
[December 17, 1807 - September 7, 1892]
View from the bridge, Haverhill, Mass.
The garden at Poet Whittier's birthplace.
The Birthplace of John Greenleaf Whittier
The Whittier birthplace, showing the bridle post and boulder. The house was built in 1688 by Thomas Whittier who came to Salisbury (Amesbury) in 1638, went thence to Newbury and came to Haverhill in 1648. John G. Whittier lived here until 1837.
The scene of the poem "Snow Bound" was written in the study at Amesbury in 1866.
First Day Cover -- February16, 1940
[Courtesy: Merle D. Straw, Jr.]
Very difficult to read, but a partial transcription is available
[Courtesy: Robert Jackson]