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Isaac Collins financial records

Identifier: HC.MC-950-042
This collection is comprised of the financial records of Isaac Collins, and includes handwritten receipts of payments, and Samuel Allinson's account with Isaac Collins.


  • 1774-1776


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Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).


1 folders

Biographical note

Isaac Collins (1746-1817) was a printer, publisher, and bookseller and merchant. He was born in Centerville, Delaware on February 16, 1746, the son of Charles Collins and Sarah Hammond. He was educated in Quaker schools. After the death of his parents, he was indentured to the printer James Adams in 1761. After his indenture was over, he moved to Philadelphia and was accepted as a member of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1770. He published the New Jersey Gazette and the New Jersey Almanac. Collins married Rachel Budd in 1771, and the couple had fourteen children. In 1796, the family moved to New York City. After the death of his first wife in 1805, Collins married Deborah Smith in 1809. Collins died in Burlington, N.J. in March, 1817.



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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January 2016.
Isaac Collins financial records, 1774-1776
Kara Flynn
January 2015
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