MsC 766

Collection Dates: 1775 -- 1941
Bulk dates: 1890s -- 1920s
.5 linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries

Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information


Administrative Information

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

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.

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.

Jacque Roethler, June 2004

Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers were purchased by the University of Iowa, April 2004.

Guide posted to Internet: June 2004


Box 1

Certificate, Atlanta-Southern Dental School. Charles Evan Haskell. July 5, 1924. (Probably Edwin Haskell's son, though on other sources he is called Evan Charles)

Diploma. Wabash College. Edwin Charles Haskell. 1857. Photocopy (Original at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana)

Haskell, Elsie. Over the Counter: A Monologue. Franklin, Ohio: Eldridge Entertainment House, 1923

Letter from Evan [Haskell] to "Bro" (W. E. William Haskell). ALS

Notebook containing a typewritten transcript of the diary of Caleb Haskell, May 5, 1775 to May 30, 1776 and writings of Elsie and Nellie Haskell, 1892 -- 1903.

Personal Writings of Edwin Chas. Haskell. Bound in red leather

Photographs and cards


Paul Haskell

Evan Haskell

Mrs. Edwin Chas. Haskell

Memorial card for Nellie Haskell

Christmas card to "Mother" from Elsie, 1929

Willie Haskell with wife, Della

Birdie Haskell, 1890s

Memorial card for Mrs. E.C. Haskell

Unidentified photograph

"Uncle Frank, Aunt [Ines?] and Jim"

Unidentified photograph (taken at Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Presbytery of Fort Dodge. Spring Meeting, 1910. Program

Sentiment book, Lottie Stevens. This contains poems inscribed to her; newspaper clippings and illustrations, including the announcement of her 25th wedding anniversary and illustrations of Stromsburg Normal School, Norton Normal and Scientific Academy, and Stromsburg High School; photographs; and a retrospective of the life of E.C. Haskell written on the occasion of his eighty-ninth birthday.

"Song Poems by Elise A. Haskell. Secular." Bound in a three ring binder. Typewritten. 1935 -- 1941. Includes some of her father's poems, some financial records and transcriptions of letters, including letter sent upon E. C. Haskell's death in 1929.

Tenth Semi-Annual Exhibition, Wabash College. Program. Photocopy (Original at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana)

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