Haven, George Wallis, 1808-1895

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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. Ralph Waldo Emerson was a personal friend of Haven--Haven's sister Susan married Emerson's brother William in 1838--and on at least two occasions (November 20, 1838 & February 10, 1850) Emerson stayed with Haven in Portsmouth. George Haven died in Portsmouth on August 9, 1895.

From the description of George Wallis Haven papers, 1845-1887. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 28861734

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correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Emerson family. family
correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
associatedWith Haven family. family
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
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Birth 1808

Death 1895


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