From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/18/1902, p. 1, c. 3
A MONUMENT FOR GRAVE OF MISS LIZZIE VAN LEW.
Boston Friends to Erect It – Boulder from the Grounds of Mass State House.
BOSTON, MASS., July 17. – (Special.) – A monument to Elizabeth Van Lew, who risked her life during the siege of Richmond for Union prisoners, will soon be placed on her grave in that city. It consists of a large boulder, taken from the grounds of the State House, Beacon Hill, with a bronze tablet attached bearing the following inscription: “Elizabeth Van Lew, 1818-1900.
“She risked everything that is dear to man – friends, fortune, comfort, health, and life itself – all for the one absorbing desire of her heart, that slavery might be abolished and the Union preserved. This boulder from the Capitol Hill in Boston is the tribute of Massachusetts friends.”
Richmond friends of Miss Van Lew have undertaken to see that the memorial is properly placed on the grave, and it will be transported free to Richmond by steamer.