The Haskett Collection contains family papers, correspondence, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, slides, blueprints, and
ephemera. Varying widely in their subjects and unified by their passing to Jon Haskett. These documents pertain to the past
three generations of the Haskett and Baker families. The families both arrived in California in the late 19th century and
were united by the marriage of Clara Beymer Baker to William Blair Haskett, both of Pasadena, California. The materials in
the collection date from 1861 to 1928, with the bulk of the collection between 1880 and 1919.
Of noted interest is the variety of nineteenth and early twentieth century photography found in the collection, including
southwestern U.S. views, portraits of American Indians, European stereoscopic views, and Matthew Brady’s Civil War Generals
carte de visite set.
The Haskett Family Collection contains personal letters, photographs, ephemera and other memorabilia documenting three generations
of the Haskett/Baker Family of Pasadena, California. Both families arrived in Southern California in the mid-nineteenth century.
The Haskett family moved from Arkansas; the Blair family came from Wisconsin.. The collection covers the period from 1860
to 1920. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1880-1920. offers researchers a glimpse into the lives of different
generations of one family.