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Guide to the George Wallis Haven Papers, 1845-1899

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
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

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Wallis Haven Papers, 1845-1899, MC 10, Milne
Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham,

Acquisitions Information

Donated: John Joseph Green Jr., Mar. 25, 1975 (Accession number: 45)

Related Material

George Wallis Haven’s Journal, Portsmouth Athenaeum, 9 Market Square, Portsmouth, N.H. (603)

Collection Contents

Series I: Correspondence

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Brooks, Phillips, 1875 and
Box 1, Folder 2 Eliot, Charles W., 1889
Box 1, Folder 3 Emerson, Ralph Waldo, April 15,
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,
Box 1, Folder 9 Miscellaneous Haven family letters,
Box 1, Folder 10 Miscellaneous, 1857-1887

Series II: Manuscripts

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11 “Capital Punishment”, 1851
Box 1, Folder 12 “The Union of Labor and Capital”,

Series III: Miscellaneous

Box 1
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.