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Mary Rhoads Haines memoir


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

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Mary Rhoads Haines (1818-1905) was born in 1818 in Springfield, Pennsylvania. She married William Ellis Haines, a Philadelphia doctor, in 1841. The couple had one child, Hannah, in 1845. William Haines died a year later. Mary Rhoads Haines taught in Quaker schools in Philadelphia and Westtown after the death of her husband.

This collection is comprised of the three volumes of handwritten memoirs by Mary Rhoads Haines, written for her children, John and Hannah Garrett. The memoir describes Haines's trip to Great Britain and Ireland, which she took in 1874 and 1875. The memoir describes the voyage by sea, her arrival in Britain, and travel throughout Britain and Ireland, as well as Quaker meetings attended, Quaker families visited, tourist destinations visited, and local history. Includes excerpts of letters and journals written during the trip, as well as photos, illustrations, and post cards.

The Mary Rhoads Haines memoir was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1958 by Margaret Rhoads Williams.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Vol. 1.
Volume 1
Vol. 2.
Volume 2
Vol. 3.
Volume 3

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