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Margaret Mary Clark Haines papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Margaret Mary Clark Haines (fl. 1910-1946), an English Quaker and member of Durham Quarterly Meeting of Friends, was the second wife of Joseph Haines, an American Quaker with whom she lived in Philadelphia. Some examples of her activities in England are as a speaker at the Young Friends' Week-end Conference, 1919; a member of the Wensleydale Trampers, Sidcot Tramp, Ulster Tramp, Leominster Tramp, and Kendal Tramp (hiking groups); an attender at the Conference of Young Friends at County Wicklow, 1912; a visitor at the English Young Friends' Foreign Mission Campaign, 1913; and a member of the visiting English Young Friends at Dublin Yearly Meeting, 1913. This information is garnered from event announcements, and there are more than here listed, probably indicative of Clark's attendance. She apparently traveled to Calcutta and Ceylon as part of a missionary activity in 1913, as evidenced by a letter from Albert Taylor. She was clearly involved deeply with missionary activities as indicated by a whole folder of Mission Board minutes in the 1930s and 1940s held in Philadelphia. She was a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia.

This collection includes materials written by Margaret Mary Clark Haines, letters written to her, minutes of the Philadelphia Mission Board, activities she was involved in, among other materials.


Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed March, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Finding Aid Date
March, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Writings of Margaret Mary Clark Haines, 1910-1917.
Box 21 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Includes notebooks of events planned, notes from French class, postcards for meetings of the Newcastle Children's Missionary Helpers' Union.

Letters to Margaret Mary Clark Haines, 1915-1935.
Box 21 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

These letters cover the period when Haines lived in England and Philadelphia. Many letters relate to her Wuaker connections, referring to committee meetings and Friends' mission work. Letters from K. Dixon and A. Taylor in 1913 refer to Haines' visit to Calcutta and Ceylon, and refers to missionary work.

Minutes of the Philadelphia Mission Board, 1935-1946.
Box 21 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

The Mission Board was the overarching committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting with oversight of missionary work, primarily in Japan, but with references to China as well.

Newcastle Missionary Helpers Union, 1896-1918.
Box 21 Folder 4
Scioe and Contents

This folder contains information and notes about the Newcastle Children's Missionary Helpers' Union.

Mission Correspondence, 1916-1942.
Box 21 Folder 5
Activities, 1910-1919.
Box 21 Folder 1
Miscellaneous, 1910-1940.
Box 21 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten notes, lists of members or attendees, among other notes.

Artifacts, 1935, 1946. 2 items.
Box 21 Folder 3
Physical Description

2 itemsApron pocket and AFSC war victims' badge

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