Haskins, George Henry. Personal and Business Records, 1881-1931

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Collection Overview

Title: Haskins, George Henry. Personal and Business Records, 1881-1931

Primary Creator: Haskins, George Henry

Extent: 1.8 cubic feet

Subjects: Coal mines and mining, Cook County--Chicago (Ill.), Edgar County--Paris (Ill.), Farms, Property, Vermilion County (Ill.)

Forms of Material: Business records, Personal papers

Scope and Contents of the Materials

In 1862, George Henry Haskins was born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England. After emigrating to the United States, he prospected for gold in Arkansas and operated a restaurant in Kansas before moving to Illinois to mine. He eventually became a mine surveyor and manager, and later owned a store in Danville.

This collection contains sixteen record books for coal accounts and shipments, labor accounts, rent records, and personal financial records kept by Haskins. In addition, the collection contains correspondence, photographs, receipts, and machine schematics. There is also a series of Vermilion County mine surveys made by Haskins during the 1920s.

Blanche Haskins, daughter of George Henry Haskins, donated the collection to the Library in 1974.

Subject/Index Terms

Coal mines and mining
Cook County--Chicago (Ill.)
Edgar County--Paris (Ill.)
Vermilion County (Ill.)