back from Boston there was a bright firelight in his room for me, and his hand was eagerly stretched out, and the old face lighted up as he said, You're welcome back, Maria.
After his death it was only David and Maria until 1874, and then, until 1880, only Maria.
A friend who had ample opportunity to know the home life of Mr. and Mrs. Child said of it: Their domestic life seemed to me perfect.
Their sympathies, their admiration of all things good, and their hearty hatred of all things meanamazing record of sewing done for Kansas, and the freedmen, with only one instance: the making at one time of sixty yards of cloth into garments, in eight days, with the help of a neighbor and her children.
How she found time, between 1850 and 1880, to do her own housework, to visit, to read, to sew, to garden, and to write thirteen books, is beyond an ordinary comprehension.
Thirteen books, including,
The Progress of Religious Ideas, in 3 vols.; the famous Correspondence with Governor W
and marriages, where he remained until his decease.
He organized the department on an efficient basis and conducted it with signal success.
Mr. Whitmore was a member of the Massachusetts lections, Sewall's Diary.
Mr. Whitmore passed much of his boyhood in Medford, with his grandfather, John Ayres, of the Continental Sugar Refinery, and though never a resident, was widely known and esteemed in our city.
He compiled and wrote the paper on Medford in Drake's History of Middlesex County, 1880.
This is not the time or the occasion for a complete and exhaustive retrospect of Mr. Whitmore's career.
Suffice it to say that a learned, scholarly, and gifted man has passed away, on whom his fellow-citizens conferred tokens of confidence, esteem, and respect during life, whom his associates in historical research regarded highly for his able, careful, exact, and discriminating labors through many years, and whose example remains to encourage not only the societies to which in generous