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Haskins, Ralph, 1779-1852



  • Existence: 1779 - 1852


Ralph Haskins was born in 1779. He was educated at the Boston Latin School and began his career at the counting-room of Theodore Lyman, a Boston merchant. In 1800, he was put in charge of the ship "Atahualpa" of which Lyman was part-owner. By 1807, Haskins had become part-owner of export ships as well. He was also employed as a commission merchant, distiller of New England rum and a manufacturer of cotton and woolens. After the financial collapes of 1829, Haskins began concentrating solely on real estate and home agriculture. As a result he was often embroiled in litigations for which he thought counsel with Daniel Webster. Ralph Haskins died in 1852.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Ralph Haskins papers

Identifier: MS-84
Date(s): 1800 to 1875

Ralph Haskins (1779-1852), merchant. Contains papers, including correspondence, bills, deeds and papers relating to his legal battles, 1800-1875 includes papers of other members of his family a letter by H. W. Longfellow to his father, Stephen, written on behalf of D. G. Haskins includes a document signed by R. W. Emerson supplementary material regarding D. G. Haskins, Jr. Includes the papers of C. S. Daveis.

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