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Robert B. Haines, III collection

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1011

Scope and Contents

The collection consists almost entirely of autograph letters, signed, mostly addressed to Reuben Haines, 1793-1834, about one-third addressed to him personally, the other two-thirds addressed to him as Corresponding Secretary of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The writers of the latter were prominent scientists, scholars, and statesmen from all over the world, notably, John James Audubon, 1785-1851, Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860, Thomas Jefferson, 1743-­1826, Sir William Hooker, 1785­1865, Jacques Gerard Milbert, 1766-­1840, Jules Germain Cloquet, 1790-­1883, Gaspar, Count Sternberg, of Bohemia, and many others.

Collection also contains a few letters addressed to Caspar Wistar Haines, one from Rebecca Jones, 1739­-1818, discussing yellow fever in Philadelphia, one from Morris Birkbeck, 1764-­1825, and others.

Dates

  • 1793 - 1834

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

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

Biographical / Historical

Reuben Haines 1786-1831 was the eldest son of Caspar Wistar Haines 1762-1801 and Hannah Marshall Haines. In 1812 he married Jane Bowne 1790-1843, with whom he had 6 daughters and two sons. His interests included agriculture, technology, natural history, education, social reform, and the arts. In 1803, he was a founder of the Philadelphia Hose Company, and in 1808 he participated in the beginning of the Adelphia School in Philadelphia. He was also one of 12 managers of the Philadelphia Association of Friends for the Instruction of Poor Children. Reuben Haines served as the Corresponding Secretary of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia until his death of apoplexy in 1831.

He was a member of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, and the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The collection consists almost entirely of autograph letters, signed, mostly addressed to Reuben Haines, 1793-1834, about one-third addressed to him personally, the other two-thirds addressed to him as Corresponding Secretary of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The writers of the latter were prominent scientists, scholars, and statesmen from all over the world, notable, John James Audubon, 1785-1851, Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860, and many others.

Related Materials

MC.975.07.120 Philip Tidyman manuscripts, 1810
Title
Robert B. Haines, III collection
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Language of description
English
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Latin

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