This collection is composed of the single volume commonplace book of Samuel Allinson. It includes reflections on a variety of topics, including: Jealousy, Constancy and Fortitude, Human Trouble or Infelicity, Deceit, Novels, and Romances, Riches and Poverty, Parents and Children, Women, and Marriage. He also includes remarks on slavery (p. 71), and extracts of poetry.
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Samuel Allinson (1739-1791) was born June 26, 1739, the son of Quakers Joseph Allinson and Elizabeth Scattergood. Allinson worked as an attorney and served as the Surveyor-General of N.J. In 1765, he married Elizabeth Smith, and the couple had two children. Allinson married his second wife, Martha Cooper, in 1773, and the couple had five children. In 1776, Allinson wrote the Acts of General Assembly of the Province of New Jersey. He died in 1791, at the age of 52.
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Samuel Allinson commonplace book (HC.MC.975.03.003), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/5/resources/816 Accessed December 06, 2019.