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Warner-Haskins Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Warner-Haskins

Scope and Content of the Collection

Mementos and photographs (many unidentified) relating to the Warner and Haskins families and friends, belonging primarily to Mrs. R. C. Haskins and Mrs. Rawleigh (Dorothy Haskins) Warner.

Haskins family materials include mementos and photographs of Mrs. Rawleigh Warner’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Haskins, including dance cards and snapshots of a 1919 trip to Miami and Ormond, Florida. Mrs. Warner’s mementos include European travel itineraries, a 1934 “Century of Progress” World’s Fair exhibitor’s pass with the Pure Oil Co., and documents pertaining to the “Gray Ladies,” a World War II Red Cross volunteer organization.

Identified photographs include the R.C. Haskins home; a group outing at “Walden” in Lake Forest in 1908; the Pure Oil Building at 35 E. Wacker Drive in Chicago; John Glessner’s house at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago; snapshots and portraits of family members and friends, including Fletcher S. Heath of the Pure Oil Co., Mrs. Warner and friend at the 1953 recommissioning of the U.S.S. Hornet in New York City, and Rawleigh Warner at the Colonial Club in Princeton, New Jersey.

Other materials include a postcard of actress Evelyn Nesbit Thaw from 1919, a signed portrait of opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, and many unidentified portraits and snapshots of men, women, children, and group portraits. Also a few negatives.


  • Creation: approximately 1860-1953



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Warner-Haskins Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Warner-Haskins Family Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

Biography of the Warner-Haskins Family

Two prominent Chicago business families.

R. C. Haskins was the president and general manager of the International Harvester Co., and lived at 7350 Sheridan Road in Chicago. His daughter, Dorothy Haskins (1891-1984), married Rawleigh Warner, chairman of the Pure Oil Co. (later of Mobil Oil Co.). The Warners had four children: Mary, Dorothy, Rawleigh, and Suzanne.


1.3 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize box)


Mementos and photographs relating to the Warner and Haskins families and friends; many photographs unidentified; materials seem to have belonged primarily to Mrs. R. C. (Hattie) Haskins and Mrs. Rawleigh (Dorothy Haskins) Warner.


Materials arranged alphabetically.

Collection Stack Location

1 35 5


Gift, Suzanne (Warner) Kenly, 1990.

Processed by

Jill Waycie, 2010.


This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Inventory of the Warner-Haskins Family Papers, ca. 1860-1953
Jill Waycie
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States