Eliza Susan Quincy (1798-1884) was the daughter of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864), congressman, Massachusetts state senator, and president of Harvard University. Her great-grandfather was Colonel Josiah Quincy (1710-1784). His fortune was increased when the merchant vessel Bethell, of which he was part owner, captured a Spanish treasure ship. In 1770, he built a large house in that part of Braintree, Massachusetts, which later became Quincy. Eliza Susan and her sisters Abigail Phillips (1803-1893) and Mary Sophia (1805-1886) inherited the house. They had two other sisters (Margaret Morton and Anna Cabot Lowell) and three brothers (Josiah, Edmund, and John Morton) as well. Eliza Susan was also a talented amateur artist. The Quincy House is now owned by Historic New England.
From the description of Memorandums relative to pictures, china, & furniture, &c, &c, &c [photocopy], 1879. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 463296627
Eliza Quincy, daughter of Harvard President Josiah Quincy, created the engravings for illustrations for her father's book The History of Harvard University.
From the description of Proof prints of engravings for The History of Harvard University, 1840. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 181641413