Collection number: MC 10
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)
About George Wallis Haven
George Wallis Haven (1808-1895) was a banker and scholar who resided in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1828 and received a law degree from Harvard in 1835. Haven served as a director of the Rockingham Bank for forty years, during which time he frequently lectured in Portsmouth. Haven traveled extensively throughout Europe and was particularly well-versed in German literature and political economies. Ralph Waldo Emerson was a personal friend of Haven’s — Haven’s sister Susan married Emerson’s brother William in 1838 — and on at least two occasions (November 20, 1838 and February 10, 1850) Emerson stayed with Haven in Portsmouth. George Haven died in Portsmouth, August 9, 1895, at the age of 87.
About the George Wallis Haven Papers
The George Wallis Haven Papers contain correspondence, documents, manuscripts of speeches, and business papers relating to Haven or members of his family. Of particular note is a letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson written in 1858.
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[Identification of item], George Wallis Haven Papers, 1845-1899, MC 10, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Donated: John Joseph Green Jr., Mar. 25, 1975 (Accession number: 45)
George Wallis Haven’s Journal, Portsmouth Athenaeum, 9 Market Square, Portsmouth, N.H. (603) 431-2538
|Box 1, Folder 1||Brooks, Phillips, 1875 and undated|
|Box 1, Folder 2||Eliot, Charles W., 1889|
|Box 1, Folder 3||Emerson, Ralph Waldo, April 15, 1858|
|Box 1, Folder 4||Emery, James W., 1879 and 1884|
|Box 1, Folder 5||Halliburton, Georgina, 1848-1891|
|Box 1, Folder 6||March, Clement, 1874 and undated|
|Box 1, Folder 7||Parker, F.E.,1878|
|Box 1, Folder 8||Letters to Susan (Haven) Emerson, undated|
|Box 1, Folder 9||Miscellaneous Haven family letters, 1862|
|Box 1, Folder 10||Miscellaneous, 1857-1887|
|Box 1, Folder 11||“Capital Punishment”, 1851|
|Box 1, Folder 12||“The Union of Labor and Capital”, 1857|
|Box 1, Folder 13||Receipts, 1845-1848|
|Box 1, Folder 14||Miscellaneous items, including a list of the papers found in Haven’s desk in 1899.|