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Erastus Haven, Autobiography

Autobiography of a Michigan minister and university administrator in nineteenth century Michigan


A minister and leader of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Michigan, Erastus Haven was born in Boston and graduated from Wesleyan University. This database is the transcription of his autobiography originally published in 1883. In addition to recounting his childhood and early adult life, it contains his experiences as the president of the University of Michigan, president of Northwestern University, and chancellor of Syracuse University. Describing his involvement in education at all levels, it also provides his commentary on hazing, secret societies, and institutional administration. For those patrons wishing to better understand the life of a Michigan educator, this can be a captivating and informative narrative.
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