Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw’s National Library of American Biography (Chicago: American Publishers’ Association, 1914), 5: 681.
Whitney, Henry Clay, lawyer, state senator, author, was born Feb. 23, 1831, in Detroit, Maine. He was an intimate friend of Lincoln from 1854 until his death; and in 1861-65 was paymaster in the United States army. In 1871-72 he was state senator of Kansas. He is the author of Life on the Circuit with Lincoln; Marriage and Divorce; and also many essays on Lincoln. He died Feb. 27, 1905, in Salem Mass.