[December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892]

House where Whittier died.

The house where Whittier died in Hampton Falls, N.H.

Whittier's birthplace
The birthplace of John Greenleaf Whittier
View from the bridge, Haverhill, Mass.

The garden at Poet Whittier's birthplace.

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

John Greenleaf Whittier Postage Stamp
First Day Cover — February16, 1940
[Courtesy: Merle D. Straw, Jr.]

Part of a letter from John Greenleaf Whittier to Charles H. Brainard of Medford, Mass, dating from the mid-1870s.
Very difficult to read, but a partial transcription is available
[Courtesy: Robert Jackson]