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Guide to the Raymond B. Haynes Papers
 MS 3064

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 30, 2018
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Haynes, Raymond B. (Raymond Bontecou)
Title: Raymond B. Haynes papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1863-1960
Abstract: A small collection, primarily consisting of photographs related to Raymond Bontecou Haynes (1891?-circa 2000?) service during World War I. The photographs relate to his training camp at Plattsburg, New York, and scenes from France in early 1919. Tintypes of Haynes's mother, a record of bond sales, two certificates, and two booklets complete the collection.
Quantity: .21 Linear feet in one document box
Call Phrase: MS 3064

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Biographical / Historical

Raymond Bontecou Haynes (1891?-circa 2000?) was originally from Emporia, Kansas. He attended school at Phillips Academy in Andover and then MIT, graduating in 1913 with a degree in civil engineering. Haynes moved to New York where he became a bond salesman with Liggett, Hichborn. In 1916, he went into military training at Plattsburgh, New York, with the 6th Regiment, Company L, possibly of the New York National Guard Cavalry. He served in the military in France until 1919. After the war, Haynes returned to New York where he resumed working as a bond salesman for Redmond & Co. at 33 Pine Street. In 1922, he married Edith Louise Williams (1890?-1978), a graduate of Smith College. Among other activities, later in life Edith was a member of the Board of Managers for the Presbyterian Home for Aged Women. Raymond and Edith would have two children, Elizabeth and Robert. Elizabeth would assist her father in the preparation of his memoirs, now at the Library of Congress.

[The above note was based on various on-line sources and from documents in the collection.]

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Scope and Contents

The collection primarily includes several photographs related to Raymond Haynes's military service during World War I. The photographs are of his training camp at Plattsburgh, New York, in 1916; a portrait photograph of Haynes in uniform; and of scenes from France in early 1919. The scenes from France are from the northeast and include images from Verdun, Spincourt, Etain, Longwy, and Jarny. Among the photographs from Jarny is one of the building in which Haynes was billeted. Aside from these military photos, there are three tintypes likely from the late 19th century that include Haynes's mother.

In addition to photographs, the collection holds Haynes's record of his bond sales for Redmond & Co. from 1919-1921; two certificates recognizing Edith Haynes for her fundraising services during World War II; and two booklets. The container list provides more details on these.


The collection is arranged by document type.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Haynes, Raymond B. (Raymond Bontecou)

Document Type

  • Certificates.
  • Tintypes (prints)

Subject Organizations

  • Redmond & Co.

Subject Topics

  • Brokers -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Military training camps -- New York (State) -- Plattsburgh -- Photographs.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Raymond B. Haynes papers, MS 3064, New-York Historical Society

Separated Materials

The collection includes 8 nitrate negatives; these were separated to cold storage. Prints of the negatives are in folder 1.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Raymond Haynes's daughter, Elizabeth Haynes, June 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by archivist Larry Weimer in August 2018.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Photographs. Military

Scope and Contents

Contains the following: Several postcard photographs, two with a written message, and four small snapshots from Haynes's training camp in Plattsburgh (1916); a portrait photograph of Haynes (circa 1916); 22 small photographs from France (January-February 1919); and four pictorial images of Haynes's regiment. Most of the images are captioned.

Access Restriction

The collection also holds 8 nitrate negatives of the photographic prints from France. These are held in cold storage and access is restricted.

Box: 1 Folder : 2 Photographs. Tintypes

Scope and Contents

Contains three tintypes of Haynes's mother, one alone and two with a group of people, along with a 1954 letter from a Dorothy Varian conveying the tintypes to Haynes with some background about them.

circa 1890?, 1954
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Record of Bond Sales

Scope and Contents

Haynes's journal of his sales for Redmond & Co., showing date of sale, buyer, bond sold, and sale price.

1919 August-1921 June
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Certificates

Scope and Contents

Two certificates, both to Mrs. Raymond B. Haynes. One dated 1945 for meritorious service from the New York National War Fund Campaign, Women's Division. One undated for patriotic service from the New York War Fund.

1945, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Print Matter. Report of the Merchants' Committee for the Relief of Colored People Suffering from the Riots in the City of New York

Scope and Contents

Contains pamphlet (1863) and bookseller's invoice to Haynes (1957). Other copies of the pamphlet are also available at N-YHS; refer to call numbers microform Film 90-62 or F128.44.C72 1863.

1863, 1957
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Print Matter. Presbyterian Home for Aged Women Ninety-fourth Annual Report

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