Lily Snyder Haynes Correspondence, 1876-1928  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Haynes, Lily Snyder
Title
Lily Snyder Haynes Correspondence
Dates
1876-1928
Quantity
.8 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 1503, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Lily Snyder Haynes Correspondence consists of Correspondence 1876-1923, estate papers, diary, scrapbook. The collection is comprised primarily of the letters of F. Jay Haynes to his wife during business trips, providing a private insight into an important 19th century American photography business and concessionaire's businesses in Yellowstone Park and its attendant frustrations. The collection includes a small file of letters to Lily's older sister, Loa Jackson, and a diary which has widely scattered autobiographical entries, most about family matters, husbands travelling, church activity with interleaved summary notes about travel, photography, and business activities in YNP circa 1883-1894. The collection also includes a scrapbook of clippings from Fargo, North Dakota, newspapers consisting of poetry, Haynes advertisements and news items, miscellaneous humor and anecdotes, and descriptions of Yellowstone Park.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Lily Verna Snyder married her brother-in-law's former employee in January, 1878. Until F. Jay Haynes death in 1921, she was not only a wife and confidant to her photographer husband and mother of the Haynes' three children, but also a photo colorist and retoucher, photographic assistant, and studio manager. After their marriage, Lily managed the Moorhead, Minn., studio while her husband devoted much of his time to photography along the Northern Pacific Railroad in the western U.S. territories and Yellowstone National Park. She later oversaw Fargo, ND, studio business and supervised the business while Frank travelled with the Studio Car and went to Yellowstone. When the family moved to St. Paul, Minn., the photography business had expanded to the point that FJH could hire assistants for the studio work and his wife's unpaid labor was unneeded. Lily Haynes was an active church worker and St. Paul hostess. She died at home in 1927.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence 1876-1923, estate papers, diary, scrapbook. The collection is comprised primarily of the letters of F. Jay Haynes to his wife during business trips, providing a private insight into an important 19th century American photography business and concessionaire's businesses in Yellowstone Park and its attendant frustrations. Later correspondence covers the period after FJH's death in 1921 and the settlement of the estate. Letters from other family members are also included. The files after 1921 primarily contain information on her financial legacy from the FJH estate and letters from son Jack E. Haynes about the Yellowstone concession business. The collection includes a small file of letters to Lily's older sister, Loa Jackson, and a diary which has widely scattered autobiographical entries, most about family matters, husbands travelling, church activity with interleaved summary notes about travel, photography, and business activities in YNP circa 1883-1894. The collection also includes a scrapbook of clippings from Fargo, ND, newspapers consisting of poetry, Haynes advertisements and news items, miscellaneous humor and anecdotes, and descriptions of Yellowstone Park. Indexed by JEH.

Related Material: F. Jay Haynes' papers, Collection 1500, include relatively little personal or family information except in the context of business operations. Lily's surviving letters to her husband, F. Jay Haynes, are filed chronologically in the general correspondence in Collection 1500. The correspondence file of son Jack E. Haynes, Collection 1504, contains information on and correspondence with his mother and family members, and files relating to JEH's management of Lily's income after FJH's death (box 12-14). Collection 1504 also houses additional papers on both the FJH and LVH estates in correspondence from Lily to Jack. Most family information is located in the Isabel Haynes papers, Collection 1505, but is limited somewhat to the period after her marriage to Jack in 1930.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes June-October 1876
1/2 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes November-December 1876
1/3 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes January-March 1877
1/4 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes April-June 1877
1/5 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes July-September 1877
1/6 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes October-December 1877
1/7 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes 1877
1/8 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes 1878-1879
1/9 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes June-August 1880
1/10 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes July 1881
1/11 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes August-November 1881
1/12 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes July-November 1882
1/13 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes May-July 1883
1/14 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes August-October 1883
1/15 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes March-June 1884
1/16 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes July-November 1884
1/17 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes May-November 1885
1/18 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes February-December 1886
1/19 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes January-November 1877
1/20 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes May-July 1888
1/21 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes June-July 1889, September 1889
1/22 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes 1891-1893
1/23 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes 1894-1895
1/24 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes 1897-1898
1/25 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes February-June 1889
1/26 F. Jay Haynes to Lily Haynes August 1900, 1901
2/1 F. Jay Haynes and Family to Lily Haynes 1902-1903
2/2 F. Jay Haynes and Family to Lily Haynes 1904-1912
2/3 F. Jay Haynes and Family to Lily Haynes 1913
2/4 F. Jay Haynes and Family to Lily Haynes March 1915
2/5 F. Jay Haynes and Family to Lily Haynes undated
2/6 F. Jay Haynes and Family to Lily Haynes 1884-1900
2/7 F. Jay Haynes and Family to Lily Haynes 1901-1903
2/8 F. Jay Haynes and Family to Lily Haynes 1904
2/9 F. Jay Haynes and Family to Lily Haynes 1905-1910
2/10 F. Jay Haynes and Family to Lily Haynes undated
2/11 F. Jay Haynes estate information 1921
2/12 F. Jay Haynes estate information 1922
2/13 Tax return 1923
2/14 Tax return 1925
2/15 Tax return 1926
2/16 Tax return 1927
2/17 Estate-settlement correspondence from son Jack E. Haynes 1928
2/18 Notes and fragmentary letters on Haynes family history and activities
2/19 Marriage certificate January 15, 1878
2/20 Railroad passes; Women's Relief Corps medal 1883
2/21 Diary
2/22 Scrapbook
2/23 Letters to Loa Jackson 1877, 1883-1904, undated
2/24 Miscellaneous family letters

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Coaching (Transportation)-Yellowstone National Park-History
  • Personal Names :
  • Haynes, F. Jay-(Frank Jay), 1853-1921
  • Corporate Names :
  • F. Jay Haynes (Firm)-History-Sources
  • Monida and Yellowstone Stage Company-History-Sources
  • Yellowstone-Western Stage Company-History-Sources
  • Family Names :
  • Haynes family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Northwestern States-Description and travel
  • West (U.S.)-Description and travel
  • Yellowstone National Park-Description and travel
  • Yellowstone National Park-History-Sources
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Haynes, F. Jay-(Frank Jay), 1853-1921 (creator)