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Howard L. Haines autograph and composition books

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-009

Scope and Contents

In the section of Haine'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’ autograph book includes varying degrees of information for the members of the Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman classes at Haverford. Some signatories of Haines’ book only provide their name, birthplace, and (either matriculation date or graduation date), while others provide quotes and pictures. Haines’ 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 (PA), 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’ study of geology, geometry, chemistry, physical geology of Earth, surveying, and algebra.

Dates

  • 1860-09 - 1861-09

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

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, Pennsylvania on April 16, 1913.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Howard Haines’ autograph book contains five categories: Faculty, Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshman. Each entry includes basic information on members of these categories, except in the case of the faculty, which was left almost entirely blank. His composition book contains several essays concerning animals, historical and contemporary figures, national histories, and notes on several scientific and mathematical subjects.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Howard L. Haines' autograph and composition books were donated to Haverford College in September 1932 by Theophilus P. Price from Tuckerton, N.J.

Processing Information

Processed by David Canada; completed October 2016.
Title
Howard L. Haines autograph and composition books
Author
David Canada
Date
October, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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