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Catherine Haines commonplace book


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

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Catherine Haines (1758-1798) was born in October, 1758, in Frederick County, Virginia. She married John S. Mullen on March 25, 1776, in Burlington, New Jersey. Mullen was not a Quaker, and Haines was disowned for marrying outside of the Society of Friends. The couple had at least one child who survived to adulthood, Isaac Mullen (b. 1777). In 1790, Haines was reinstated by Evesham Monthly Meeting in New Jersey, and she got a certificate of removal to Crooked Creek Monthly Meeting in Virginia. Catherine Haines died on May 25, 1798, in Frederick County, Virginia.

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Catherine Haines. The volume includes extracts on the art of writing, poetry, extracts of speeches, extracts on child rearing and education, Indigenous peoples, a memorandum for Susanna James, extracts from William Hunt's illness, and a memorandum of Hannah Shoemaker.

The Catherine Haines commonplace book was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1957 by Mrs. Samuel Emlen.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 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

Archival Resource Key. Commonplace book, 1775-1777.
Volume 1

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