Edward Haistwell 1696-1744
Edward HAISTWELL 1696-1744
Son of Edward Haistwell, a London merchant and prominent Quaker. Admitted at the Middle Temple 1712 (barrister 1718); he continued to develop his father's business interests, becoming a director of the South Sea Company 1733-42.
Haistwell used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 13235). The extent of his library is not known; in his will, he left "my books globes maps and mathematical instruments" to his son Edward.
- Will of Edward Haistwell, The National Archives PROB 11/731/208.
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
- Price, Jacob M. "Haistwell, Edward (c. 1658–1709), merchant." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.