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Edward P. Haines, Sr. and Edward P. Haines, Jr. papers


Held at: Germantown Historical Society [Contact Us]5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Germantown Historical Society. 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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Edward Preston Haines, Sr. (1873-1937) was an engineer and inventor who resided in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Haines graduated from Cornell University in 1896 and designed steam engines, solar-powered farm irrigation machinery, and heating, lighting, and plumbing installations for piers. His son, Edward Preston Haines, Jr. (1918-) attended the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

This collection is comprised of the personal papers of both Edward P. Haines Sr. and Edward P. Haines Jr. These materials include photographs and negatives, audio tapes, correspondence, technical drawings, and financial records.

The Edward P. Haines, Sr. materials include: mortgage records; technical drawings and photographs of Edward P. Haines Sr.'s steam engines, with related correspondence; and many portraits of Edward P. Haines Sr. and some photographs of other family members.

The Edward P. Haines, Jr. materials include: photographs and negatives of people, parades, and events, circa 1930s-1980s; audio tapes of church choruses and masses (Lutheran) and Hispanic songs, circa 1960; clippings of ladies from magazines, circa 1950s and 1960s; postcards; and financial records.

The collection also includes a manuscript titled, "An Account of the Ancestry and History of Joseph Curtis Haines of Burlington County, N.J., compiled by Charles Haines Engle, 1902."

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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