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.
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.