Leston Havens MD maintained eight file cabinets that contained among other things sixty years of correspondence ranging from inter-office meeting notes, recommendations for students and colleagues, request from colleagues to review books and articles, inquiries about speaking engagements, and the like. Letters that seem most appropriate for this audience are including below.

John Miller, Professor of Philosophy Williams College Letter to Havens about Freud, 1947

John Garland, NEJM Editor to Jack Ewalt & Havens June 15, 1959

Hendrick Letter to Havens about Assignments of Students and Residents, March 22, 1960

Havens letter to Ted Kennedy about State Rehabilitation issues, 1962

Ted Kennedy’s response to Havens about State Rehabilitation issues, 1962

Havens letter to Ted Kennedy outlining rehabilitation principles, 1962 

Letter from Judge Lawrence Shubow, Brookline District Court circa 1960’s

Hendrick Notice to Teaching Staff Meeting at his home April 27, 1964

Hendrick Letter to Havens on Clerkship June, 4 1964

Hendrick Letter to Havens on LLH New Teaching Materials for Medical Students June 16, 1964

Letter from Governor Volpe, Congratulations Administrator of State’s Regional Six Feb, 7 1968 

Letter from Southard Clinic Massachusetts Mental Health Center Concerning Havens Lecture on the gap between theory and technique May 16, 1973

John Nemiah, MD Editor American Journal of Psychiatry Letter to Havens, Sep 19, 1980

Comparison of Yastrzemski to Havens in a letter from Henry Vaillant M.D., Internist 1982