Eli Whitney was born in Westborough, Mass., December 8th, 1765. He very early gave striking indications of the mechanical genius for which he was afterwards so distinguished. . . . He died in New Haven, January 8th, 1825, in the 60th year of his age. This portrait is by S.F.B. Morse. [Pp. 19-20.]
Catalogue of Paintings, belonging to Yale College; deposited in the South Room of the Trumbull Gallery. New Haven: Printed by B.L. Hamlen, Printer to Yale College. 1852.