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Letter from Catherine Clancy to J.H. Haines


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Joseph Howell Haines (1878-1957) was the son of William Henry Haines and Mary [Howell] Haines, and a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting. He graduated from Haverford College in 1898. With the establishment of the American Friends Service Committee, Joseph Haines served in France with its [WWI] Reconstruction Unit at Gruny (Somme) and in the Paris Office. In 1920, he was in England, later in the Paris Office and attending the Executive Committee meetings of the Friends War Victims Relief Committee. He returned home briefly in 1920, then traveled back to England. In 1921, he traveled in France with Ben Hoffman and George Lippincott, and then in England. Joseph Haines married 1. Helen Whitall and 2. Margaret Mary Clark. On April 30, 1917, representatives of Five Years' Meeting, Friends General Conference and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) (all Quaker bodies) met and created the Friends National Service Committee, soon renamed the American Friends Service Committee. The original vision was to provide conscientious objectors with opportunities to do relief work in France during World War I, which consisted of building, repairing, agriculture, horticulture, sanitation, medical aid, social work and feeding.

The letter is written by Catherine Clancy and is addressed to Joseph H. Haines. The letter centers around Hans Schwathe, a sculptor based in Vienna. Schwathe is working on a big order for the Vicar General of Chicago for St. Clements Church Chicago. Clancy mentions Rufus Jones and Wilbur Thomas. Clancy also writes that she plans on marrying Schwathe. The letter includes photos of some of Hans Schwathe's work with descriptions in German.

Gift of Mary Hoxie Jones, February 1981

Processed by Katherine Hong, completed March 2020


Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Katherine Hong
Finding Aid Date
March, 2022
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The collection is open for research use

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Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Box 60

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