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Charles E. Haven Letter to Annie (Earp) Haven

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1864

Charles E. Haven begins this letter to his wife, Annie (Earp) Haven, with a description of the business that he conducted in Nashville, Tennessee. He is anxious for this business to succeed, as his dislikes depending on his wife's relatives for money. Hr assures her that he has done all he can to ensure his success. Haven then describes his subsequent travels in Tennessee and Kentucky, tells his wife that he hopes to be home by the first of February, and provides her with several pieces of advice (including his opinions on which servants she should hire and an admonition not to strain her eyes). He finishes the letter with a mention of a slave auction that he witnessed, which he believes to be one of the worst features of the system of slavery.

Dates

  • 1844 January 7-9

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Charles E. Haven begins this letter to his wife, Annie (Earp) Haven, with a description of the business that he conducted in Nashville, Tennessee. He is anxious for this business to succeed, as his dislikes depending on his wife's relatives for money. He assures her that he has done all he can to ensure his success. Haven then describes his subsequent travels in Tennessee and Kentucky, tells his wife that he hopes to be home by the first of February, and provides her with several pieces of advice (including his opinions on which servants she should hire and an admonition not to strain her eyes). He finishes the letter with a mention of a slave auction that he witnessed, which he believes to be one of the worst features of the system of slavery.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Edward Haven was born to Henry and Emma (Cullum) Haven in New Hampshire in 1813. He married Annie Trossel Earp in about 1839, and the couple had two daughters, Rebecca Earp and Laura S. (Haven) Means. Charles Haven died in Maine in 1890.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in January of 1992.

Digitized Materials

This collection was digitized as part of the Tennessee Documentary History project. These digital materials can be accessed through the project’s webpage located at http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=tdh;cc=tdh;tpl=home.tpl

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may also wish to consult:

Missing Title

  1. MS.1865: Charles E. Haven Letter to Annie (Earp) Haven, 1846 December 24

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480