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Haskell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0766

Scope and Contents

These are mainly the papers of Edwin Charles Haskell, and include materials relating to his schooling at Wabash College, his work as a minister, and his personal and some clerical writings. A sentiment book kept by Lottie Stevens Haskell is a part of this collection. His daughters Elsie and Nellie also wrote creative pieces, and some of their writings are included here. A letter between two of Edwin's sons, Evan and W. E. (William Edmond) is included. Also included is a transcription of the diary of Caleb Haskell, whose relationship to Edwin is unclear, from May 5, 1775 to May 30, 1776.

Dates

  • 1775-1941
  • 1890-1930

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Edwin Charles Haskell was born in Madison, Indiana, on March 25, 1835, the son of Amos Hale Haskell and Gloriana Eldredge Haskell. He attended Marietta Academy and Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, before attending Wabash College where he took his B.A. in 1857. He was licensed as a Presbyterian minister in April 1860 and ordained in Bainbridge, Indiana, in December 1860. He served in churches in Indiana, Iowa, and Nebraska, and moved about every two years. In 1864, he married Lottie E. Stevens in Vevay, Indiana. They had seven children. He apparently returned to Wabash College in 1888 -- 1889 to obtain an M.A. degree. He retired from the ministry in 1913 due to failing eyesight. Lottie died in 1928 and Edwin died in 1929.

Extent

0.50 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Diary of Caleb Haskell, 1775-1776; writings and correspondence of Edwin Charles Haskell, a presbyterian minister, and those of his wife Lottie and children Evan, William, Elsie, and Nellie.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were purchased by the University of Iowa, April 2004.
Author
Jacque Roethler, June 2004
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5921
319-335-5900 (Fax)