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Samuel Allinson commonplace book

Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-003

Scope and Content note

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.


  • 1761


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

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.


0.06 Linear Feet (1 volume)




The Samuel Allinson commonplace book was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1936 by Margaret MacIntosh.

Related Materials

  • MC 968 Allinson family papers
  • MC.975.03.001 Elizabeth Allinson commonplace book
  • MC.975.03.002 Martha Allinson commonplace book
  • MC.975.04.001 Allinson family scrapbook
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  • MC.950.042 Isaac Collins financial records
  • MC 1001 Haddon-Estaugh-Hopkins papers

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Samuel Allinson commonplace book, 1761
Kara Flynn
August 2015
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