Scope and Content
Title: Appleton-Foster Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1717-1897, Bulk 1797-1849
Extent: 73 catalogued items, plus a few miscellaneous and ephemeral items
The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Purchased in 1957 from Mrs. Patricia Dykstra.
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[Identification of item], Appleton-Foster Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Sarah (Greenleaf) Appleton Haven (-1838) married first Dr. Nathaniel Walker Appleton, a Massachusetts physician (May 24, 1780).
They lived at least partly in Boston, where they were members of the First Church. The names of five of their seven children
appear in the baptismal records of that church: Charles, George, Mary, William Greenleaf, and Sally. Dr. Appleton died April
15, 1795. Sarah Haven next married Joseph Haven of Portsmouth, N. H. (between mid-1814 and mid-1815), a first cousin of her
deceased husband. He was the son of the Rev. Samuel Haven and Mehitabel (Appleton) Haven, aunt of Dr. Appleton.
Mary (Appleton) Foster, daughter of Sarah Haven, married John Welch Foster of Portsmouth (Aug. 31, 1824).
Scope and Content
- Unitarian churches in New England and Baltimore
- War of 1812
- Social life and customs
Important or Interesting Items
- HM 27696
- Letter from James Robertson to Charles Fenton Mercer re Presidential election of 1812. 1813, Feb. 14
- HM 27708
- Letter from Mary to Mary (Appleton) Foster, describing social life at Cheltenham, England, and the attendance of the Duke
and Duchess of Wellington at an evening party there. 1816, Aug. 6
- HM 27700
- List of the members of South Church, Portsmouth, N. H., compiled by Elizabeth Haven (Wardrobe) Thacher and others. c. 1819-1847