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Catherine Haines commonplace book

Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-017

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Catherine Haines. The volume includes extracts on the art of writing, poetry, extracts of speeches, extracts on child rearing and education, Indians, a memorandum for Susanna James, extracts from William Hunt's illness, and a memorandum of Hannah Shoemaker.


  • 1775-1777


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Catherine Haines (1758-1798) was born in October of 1758 in Frederick County, Virginia. She married John S. Mullin on March 25, 1776, in Burlington, N.J. Mullen was not a Quaker, and Haines was disowned for marrying outside the Society of Friends. The couple had at least one child who survived to adulthood, Isaac Mullen (b. 1777). In 1790, Haines was reinstated by her Evesham Monthly Meeting in N.J. and she got a certificate of removal to Crooked Creek Monthly Meeting in Virginia. Catherine Haines died on May 25, 1798 in Frederick County Virginia.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 volume)




The Catherine Haines commonplace book was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1957 by Mrs. Samuel Emlen.

Related Materials

MC.975.03.018 Deborah Haines commonplace book

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Catherine Haines commonplace book, 1775-1777
Kara Flynn
August 2015
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