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This collection encompasses primarily the family documents and correspondence of three generations of Havens: Samuel Haven (1771-1847), Samuel Foster Haven (1806-1881), and Samuel Foster Haven, Jr. (1831-1862). The eldest Haven was Chief Justice of the Norfolk County Court of Common Pleas and was Registrar of Probate for approximately 40 years. His son, Samuel Foster Haven, attended Harvard College and graduated from Amherst College in 1826. For a brief time he practiced law in Lowell and Dedham, retiring from the legal profession when he was appointed Librarian of the American Antiquarian Society in 1837. Until shortly before his death in 1881 he was closely identified with the work and growth of the Society. An archaeologist by inclination, he was the author of many monographs, papers, and reports, and was an active member of important learned societies. His son, Samuel Foster Haven, Jr., graduated from Harvard in 1852 and Boston Medical College in 1855. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the 15th Massachusetts as an assistant surgeon and was killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862.

From the description of Papers, 1747-1908. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207142707

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creatorOf Haven family. Papers, 1747-1908. American Antiquarian Society
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associatedWith American Antiquarian Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Bates, Joshua, 1776-1854. person
associatedWith Craigie, Andrew, 1744-1819. person
associatedWith Deane, Charles, 1813-1889. person
associatedWith Haven, Jason, 1733-1803. person
associatedWith Haven, Samuel, 1771-1847. person
associatedWith Haven, Samuel F. (Samuel Foster), 1806-1881. person
associatedWith Haven, Samuel F. (Samuel Foster), 1831-1862. person
associatedWith Hogan, William, d. 1848. person
associatedWith Massachusetts General Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 15th (1861-1864) corporateBody
associatedWith Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904. person
associatedWith Wilkinson, John Hubbard, 1794-1861. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Dedham (Mass.)
United States
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Active 1747

Active 1908

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