An Inventory of the Elizabeth Shinn Haines Papers, 1836-1882

(2 boxes; 1 linear ft.)

RG 5/054

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Table of contents
Elizabeth Shinn Haines (1823-1883) was a Philadelphia Orthodox Quaker. She married Henry Haines in 1845. The collection contains diaries, commonplace books, and albums.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE Elizabeth Shinn Haines was born December 12th, 1823, the first-born of eight children of Earl and Sarah (Comfort) Shinn of Philadelphia. Her younger sister, Lydia Comfort Shinn, married Richard Cadbury, who was active in the anti-slavery movement. Her youngest brother, Earl Shinn, was a prominent art critic and historian. Elizabeth Shinn married Henry Haines (1819-1905), son of Job and Phoebe Haines, on October 1st, 1845, under the care of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), and they had one surviving child, Henry Haines. Elizabeth Haines died in 1883.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS Contains diaries (1850-1881) and commonplace books (1836-1882) of Elizabeth Shinn Haines, a Philadelphia Quaker housewife.

Added entries

  • Albums -- Quaker
  • Diaries -- Quaker
  • Haines family
  • Housewives -- Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) --- Family and personal papers -- 19th century
  • Quaker - Albums
  • Quaker -- Diaries
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Shinn family
  • Women, Quakers -- Pennsylvania
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Haines, Elizabeth Shinn, 1823-1883
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: Before 1967
Restrictions: Use Restrictions Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.
Sponsor: Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries


Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

1. Diaries

Diaries 1850, 1855, 1858-1881 (26 small volumes) Box 1

Ser. 2. Albums

Poems from friends of Elizabeth Shinn 1836-1844. Vol. 1 Box 2

Album presented to Elizabeth Shinn from her mother
Contains poems from friends of Elizabeth Shinn, 1841-1851.
1841 Vol. 2 Box 2

Elizabeth Shinn's Souvenirs
Contains poems and pressed leaves and flowers presented by her friends, 1843-1847.
1843 Vol. 3 Box 2

Elizabeth Shinn from her sister Lydia
Contains poems and other writings copied by Elizabeth Shinn Haines.
1844 Vol. 4 Box 2

Elizabeth S. Haines, copies of poems 1850 Vol. 5 Box 2

Elizabeth S. Haines, copies of poems 1857-1882 Vol. 6 Box 2