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Samuel B. Haines Papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Overview and metadata sections

Samuel Bowne Haines (1834-1913) was a banker employed by the Bowery Savings Bank. He was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and a minister in New York Monthly Meeting. The son of Franklin Haines and Abigail Bowne, he married Rebecca Mifflin Rowland of Philadelphia in 1859. He died in 1913.

The collection contains family correspondence, 1859-69, and expense book of Samuel B. Haines. Correspondents include Rebecca Haines, Annie Caley, and Mary L. Caley. Also includes genealogical and biographical materials on the Haines, Gaskill, and related families.

The collection is divided into four series:

  1. Genealogical
  2. Diaries and journals
  3. Correspondence
  4. Writing, possibly of Mary Caley

Donor: Mary R. Haines, 1949

From the collection of donor's grandmother, Mary Rowland Caley.

Processed in Record Group 5 before 1967.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
FHL staff
Finding Aid Date
ca. 1950
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Includes genealogical data on the following families, grouped in folders as listed below: Allan, Haines, Mendenhall, Scattergood, Bassett, Hibberd, Middleton, Stacy, Brown, Hollingshead, Mollineux, Steel, Buzby, Hood, Morris, Steward, Craft, Jolly, Newlin, Stout, Curtis, Justice, Osborn, Thomas, Dawes, Kemble, Paiste, Warford, Dredell, Knight, Quinby, Wilson, Duar, Lippincott, Rees, Wright, Gaskill, Lobb, Roberts, Good, Longshore, and Satterthwait. The material is arranged in folders as follows:

Box 1 Folder 1
Josiah Gaskill to Alexander Steward, 1733.
Box 1 Folder 2
Physical Description

w/photostat copy

Josiah Gaskill to John Lee, 1785.
Box 1 Folder 2
Josiah Gaskill to Daniel Ellis, 1787.
Box 1 Folder 2
Jonathan Gaskill to Joseph Lamb, 1741.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Transferred to FHL deeds.

Box 1 Folder 3
Allen, Dredell, Justice, Kemble, Middleton, Rees, Satterthwait, Stacy, Steel, Stight.
Box 1 Folder 4
Craft, Bassett, Morris.
Box 1 Folder 5
Dawes, Duer, Hood, Jolly, Lobb-Hibbard, Longshore, Newlin, Mendenhall, Paiste, Roberts, Thomas, Wilson.
Box 1 Folder 6
Brown, Buzby, Curtis, Good, Hollingshead, Lippincott, Mollineux, Osborn, Quinby, Scattergood, Steward, Stout, Warford.
Box 1 Folder 7
Reference material and miscellaneous papers.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Includes passport for Rebecca Haines, 5-22-1894.

Expense book kept by Samuel B. Haines, 1881.
Box 2
Diary and expense book by unknown author.
Box 2

Scope and Contents

Arranged in eight folders.

Samuel B. Haines to Rebecca M. Rowland, 1859, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Letters written prior to their marriage.

Samuel B. Haines to his wife Rebecca Haines, 1859-1860.
Box 3 Folder 2
Samuel B. Haines to Rebecca Haines, 1861, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 3
Samuel H. Haines to Rebecca Haines, 1862.
Box 3 Folder 4
Samuel B. Haines to Rebecca Haines, 1866-1869.
Box 3 Folder 5
Annie Caley (half-sister to Rebecca Haines) to Samuel and Rebecca Haines, 1860-1, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 6
Mary L. Caley (mother of Rebecca Haines) to Samuel and Rebecca Haines,, 1859-1862.
Box 3 Folder 7
Various authors, mainly by or to members of the Haines and Caley families, 1859-1862, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 8

Discourse on the children of God and the children of men.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Handwriting is similar to that of Mary Caley, who was known as a minister.

Dissertation on the approach of death.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Handwriting similar to that of Mary Caley.

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