Papers, 1747-1908.


Haven family. Papers, 1747-1908.

Papers, 1747-1908.

Much of the collection concerns land investments in Vermont, Massachusetts, and the Andrew Craigie estate in Genessee County, New York. There are some court records from Judge Haven's work in Dedham as well as his account book and bank book. The boxes of Samuel Foster Haven materials consist primarily of notes on archaeological subjects and manuscript copies of Archaeology of the United States; A Brief Passage at Arms...; and The History of the Grants of the Great Council of Massachusetts Bay. Samuel Foster Haven, Jr. is represented by his war correspondence and papers relating to his death. There are three folio volumes of medical notes and records of his training at Massachusetts General Hospital, 1854-1855. This collection also includes a letter, 1747, of Joseph Haven of Hopkinton, Mass. concerning a church matter; two sermons, 1760-1795, and two money orders, 1785-1787, of Samuel Haven (1727-1806), minister of the South Congregational Church of Portsmouth, New Hampshire from 1752 to 1804; four diaries, 1769-1796, and a book of religious notes and extracts, 1753-1772, of Jason Haven (1733-1803), minister of the First Congregational Church of Dedham, Mass. from 1756 to 1803; an indenture, 1790, re: New York lands purchased by Nathaniel Gorham and Oliver Phelps from the Indians; two probate documents, 1807 and 1811, of Samuel Haven (1771-1847); two letters, 1842, of Franklin Haven (1804-1893), president of the Merchants' Bank of Boston, to Samuel Jennison, treasurer of the Worcester County Institution for Savings; a letter, 1874, of Erastus Otis Haven (1820-1881) to Charles B. Brooks of Boston; an account book of household and personal expenses, 1904-1908, of Frances Williams Allen Haven (1824-1908), second wife of Samuel Foster Haven (1806-1881). The diaries of Jason Haven provide a record of the weather, religious and farm activity, travel about New England, personal and family matters, social visits, personal accounts, deaths, and miscellaneous events.

7 boxes.6 v. ; octavo.4 v. ; folio.

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