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Ralph Thurston Haskins


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Ralph Thurston Haskins

  • Born: 24 Aug 1808, Boston MA
  • Died: 1890

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:

  • Letter to MATHEWSON & ALLEN
    Private Collection

    Boston, Decr 16th 1839

    Mr Matthewson

    Dr Sir

                                  I arrived here Saturday eve Saw your brother at Lowell – have the goodness to write to me by next Cors (?) – saying whether you will be at home all this week and if I must come to P very soon on account of the Carr Case – If you go south will you not buy some few Pearl Rings &c & some of Mr. Churchill's work —


    R T Haskins

  • Letter to MATHEWSON & ALLEN
    Private Collection

    So Waterford June 18th 1844

    Mr Mathewson

                                  Dear Sir

                                                                I have asked Miss E to quit claim her right to the land and she is not willing Then again Father wants 250$ to make up the full amount due him that I was to pay for the place and what can I do about it? if there is any way that you can have a clear title to it will do any way that is right -- and if this cannot be arranged I will give up all my claim to the other farm &c if you pay the 1000 to Mr Platt -- you can sell any day & get your money again and more with it -- I expect to be in Boston again soon if time continues If you are in the city leave word what is best for you to act about this -- or write to me here when you get this --


    R. T. Haskins

    PS you will remember I was too pay $1200 for the Wm Farm but the place will not bring over 1000 if sold for Cash -- If you think best to take up Miss E's mortgage then Father will not require me to pay all the 250$ he will give way & do right by all concerned --


  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Rochester NY, listed as a watch merchant.

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