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Mary Rhoads Haines memoir

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-041

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the three volumes of handwritten memoirs by Mary Rhoads Haines, written for her children, John and Hannah Garrett. The memoir describes Haines' trip to Great Britain and Ireland, which she took in 1874-1875. The memoir describes the voyage by sea, her arrival in Britain, and travel throughout Britain and Ireland, as well as Quaker meetings she attended, Quaker families visited, tourist destinations visited, and local history, and includes excerpts of letters and journals written during the trip, as well as photos, illustrations, and post cards.


  • 1880


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Mary Rhoads Haines (1818-1905) was born in 1818 in Springfield, PA. She married a Philadelphia doctor, William Ellis Haines, in 1841. The couple had one child, Hannah, in 1845. William Haines ided a year later. Mary Rhoads Haines taught in Quaker schools in Philadelphia and Westtown after the death of her husband.


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The Mary Rhoads Haines memoir was donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1958, by Margaret Rhoads Williams.

Related Materials

  • MC 975.05.004 Mary R. Haines signature album
  • MC 1184 Families of Philadelphia collection

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.
Mary Rhoads Haines memoir, 1880
Kara Flynn
September 2015
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