Scope and Content note
This collection is comprised of the papers of the Allinson and Taylor families. The collection includes a handwritten biography of Hannah Taylor, a pamphlet and poem about William J. Allinson, and the monthly reports and notebook of Gertrude Allinson from the Friends' School Rhode Island.
William James Allinson (1810-1874) was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of James and Bernice Chattin Allinson. He was a druggist in Burlington, N.J., and from 1825-1831 was apprenticed to William Scattergood. He married Rebecca Webb Hinchman, and the couple had one son, Francis Greenleaf Allinson, who inspired John G. Whittier's poem, "My Namesake." Allinson was the editor of the Friends' Review in 1867, and wrote and published a number of works, including: "Meorials of Rebecca Jones," Memorials of the Life and Character of John Gummere," "The Early Church (1863). William J. Allinson died June 11, 1874 in Burlington, N.J.
Hannah Taylor (1808-1889) was born on March 21, 1808 in Burlington, N.J., the daughter of Edward and Sara Taylor. She never married, and died on April 10, 1889 in Burlington, N.J.
Gertrude Allinson (1862-1948) was born on September 16, 1862, the daughter of William James Allinson and Rebecca W. Hinchman. She married Charles S. Taylor and had two children, Margaret Wood Taylor (b. 1898), and Edward Allinson (b. 1900). She died on November 17, 1948.