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Reuben Haines and Haines family selected papers, 1824-1840

Haines, Reuben, 1786-1831

Art patron


Collection Information

Size: 27 Items, (on 3 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters, legal documents, and account book pages.
REEL 3657: One 1840 dauguerrotype of Haines's family home, Wyck House by Walter R. Johnson; a letter, 1839, from Jane and Hannah Haines to "dear brother" John S. Haines; and a letter, 1839, from Robert Haines to Reuben describing Johnson's use of dauguerrotype equipment owned by the University of Pennsylvania.
REEL 3666: Pages from an account book detailing a loan Reuben Haines made to Rembrandt Peale for travel in Europe. [microfilm title: Wyck Family papers]
REEL 3898: Letters to Reuben Haines from John J. Audubon (regarding the publication of BIRDS IN AMERICA), Rembrandt Peale, John Trumbull, and Titian R. Peale; and letters from Rembrandt Peale to his wife, Eleanor, describing his 1830 trip to Europe; and two letters to B. Wistar. [microfilm title: Robert Bowne Haines papers]

Biographical/Historical Note

Art patron; Germantown, Pa. Benefactor to Rembrandt Peale among others. Robert Bowne, Jane and Hannah Haines were his children.


Microfilmed 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3657 and 3666: Originals in Wyck House, 6026 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19144.
  • Reel 3898: Originals in Haverford College Library, Quaker Collection; Haverford, Pa.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3657, 3666, and 3898 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Reel 3898 also available at Haverford College Library.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Reuben Haines and Haines family selected papers, 1824-1840. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.