Finding aid for the Henry Haynes Diaries

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Haynes, Henry
Title: Henry Haynes Diaries
Dates: 1868-1878
Extent: 0.10 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Henry Haynes was a Streetsboro, Ohio, resident who was a glass blower, and later a farmer. He was the son of Edward Haynes, a glass packer. The collection consists of diaries of Henry Haynes which detail aspects of the glass blowing industry in the late 19th century, including work hours, production of glass, and working conditions. In addition, the diaries discuss Haynes' agricultural endeavors, with comments on animal care and farming techniques, and weather conditions, social activities, income and expenses, local gossip, and neighborhood relations. Also included are transcripts of the diaries by Haynes or his father.
MS Number MS 4479
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English

Biography of Henry Haynes

Henry Haynes (1844-1917) was first a glass blower and later a farmer in Streetsboro, Ohio, His father, Edward Haynes (born ca. 1810) packed glass.

Scope and Content

The Henry Haynes Diaries, 1868 and 1878, consist of diaries and transcriptions from Henry Haynes or his father.

These diaries pertain to the glass blowing industry in the late nineteenth century Western Reserve and deal with related topics such as work hours, production of glass, and working conditions. These diaries also include information on farming in the late nineteenth century Western Reserve and present information on animal care and farming techniques. Other subjects included in these diaries are income and expenses, social life, town gossip, neighborhood relations, leisure time, and local weather.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged by document type and is maintained in three folders.

Restrictions on Access


Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Agriculture -- Ohio -- Portage County.
Farmers -- Ohio -- Portage County -- Diaries.
Glass blowing and working -- Ohio -- Portage County.
Glass-workers -- Ohio -- Portage County -- Diaries.
Haynes, Henry, 1844-1917 -- Diaries.
Streetsboro (Ohio) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

Preferred Citation

[Container ___, Folder ___ ] MS 4479 Henry Haynes Diaries, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

Acquisition Information

Helen Wise. 1978.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathleen M. Duda in 1990.