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St Barbara February 19th 1895
Dear Aunt Anne,
I have just heard - through Maggie - of the death of dear Aunt Sarah. I am too poor a writer to attempt to express my sorrow on paper The respect and love I have always born toward her from childhood is one of the many proofs of her noble life. In my opinion a better or more noble hearted woman never lived, self sacrificing; looking to the comfort of others and lending a helping hand in a time of need was her whole life. I can say no more. With love to you all in your deep affliction I am
Aff. yr Nephew
Whitney, Frank and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Frank Whitney, Santa Barbara, California, to Anne Whitney,1895 February 19" (1895). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 1344.