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Clara H. Haraden Papers, 1865-1876

Identifier: MH 116

Scope and Content Note

The Clara H. Haraden papers are a collection of correspondence between members of the Haraden family. The majority of the correspondence is from Ann (Annie) Hammond to Clara. However, there is also a significant amount of correspondence to her other sisters and parents while she traveled through East Asia with her husband. At the end of the correspondence is a miscellaneous folder, which contains loose pages of correspondence without identifying information; also included in this folder is a calling card. This collection also contains a recipe book with handwritten recipes and news clippings; the book appears to have been someone's account book at one time, the first few pages displaying account records from 1846.


  • Creation: 1865-1876


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical Sketch

Clara H. Haraden was born in about 1843 in Salem, Massachusetts, to Andrew Haraden Jr. (1811-1877) and his wife Augusta Obear. The Haradens had seven children (including Clara) who survived into adulthood: Ann (Annie) Hammond, Fannie, Sarah Elizabeth, Andrew, Mary Jane, and Grace. Andrew Haraden Jr. made a number of trips to Calcutta before becoming a package express-man between Salem and Boston. Clara's date of death is unavailable.


0.5 linear feet (1 box; 1 envelope)

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The Clara H. Haraden papers are a collection of correspondence between members of the Haraden family.

Physical Location

Phillips Library Stacks


This material was donated in 1946 by the estate of Ethel Hammond (accession #11,644).

Bibliography and Related Collections and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2010.

Haraden Family Papers, 1797-1862. MSS 387.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, June 2015.

Processed by: Hilary Streifer; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rajkumar Natarajan.
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Repository Details

Part of the Phillips Library Repository

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