The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Whitman, Sarah Helen

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WHITMAN, Sarah Helen (Power), an American poetess, born in Providence, R. I., in 1803. She married in 1828 John Winslow Whitman, a lawyer of Boston, since whose death in 1833 she has resided in Providence. She has published “Hours of Life, and other Poems” (1853); “Edgar Poe and his Critics” (1860); and with her sister, Anna Marsh Power, two fairy ballads, “Cinderella” and “The Sleeping Beauty” (revised ed., 1867-'8).