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.