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John S. Haines diary


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

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John S. Haines was born circa 1818-1819, the son of Reuben Haines and Jane Bowne, in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his adulthood, he was a trustee of the Germantown Preparative Meeting. In 1850, he married Mary D. Cope, the daughter of Henry Cope and Rachel Reeve Cope. The couple lived at Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and had three sons: Reuben, Henry C., and Francis C.

This collection is composed of the single, handwritten, "Farm and Garden" diary of John S. Haines. Entries detail the weather, farm work done each day, harvests, planting, and the crops yielded. Entries also describe farm-related business, including the sale of crops and the purchasing of farm equipment.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
August, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Diary, 1839-1865.
Volume 1

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