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.
Haskett Family Collection contains personal letters, photographs, ephemera and other memorabilia documenting three generations of
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.