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Howard L. Haines autograph and composition books


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Howard Lippincott Haines was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 19, 1845, to Josiah Lippincott Haines and Deborah Bunting. Haines entered Haverford in 1860 and left during his sophomore year in 1861. He entered the junior class of the University of Pennsylvania as a partial student and left by the end of his junior year. Haines died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniam on April 16, 1913.

In the section of Haines's autograph book labelled "Faculty," Haines leaves the majority of the page blank, only including the name of each faculty member at the top-right corner of the page. Haines's autograph book includes varying degrees of information for the members of the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshman classes at Haverford. Some signatories of Haines's book only provide their name, birthplace, and (either matriculation date or graduation date), while others provide quotes and pictures. Haines's composition book contains brief essays on the history of Mexico and Japan, fame, a creative piece entitled "The History of Arnold" (which he writes under the alias Peter Shakespeare Jr.), Washington's Inauguration, Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), Nathan Hale, goats, house hens, the first coinage of America, the narrative of a prisoner in the War of 1812, California, glass-cutting, Washington taking command of the Army, Chaucer, the cedar tree, the Canadian porcupine, Reverence Charles Spurgeon, the Floating Battery at Charleston, Nicholas Veeder, William H. Seward, swimming, Virginia, "Ancient City of Mexico", and Maryland and Kentucky. The back of the composition book contains notes from Haines's study of geology, geometry, chemistry, physical geology of Earth, surveying, and algebra.

The materials are arranged in chronological order.

Howard L. Haines's autograph and composition books were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in September 1932 by Theophilus P. Price from Tuckerton, New Jersey.

Processed by David Canada; completed October, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
David Canada
Finding Aid Date
October, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Autograph book, 1860-1861.
Volume 1
Scope and Contents

Some of the autographed include photographs of signee.

Composition book, 1860-1861.
Volume 1

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