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Samuel Allinson commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-003

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised 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, Romances, Riches and Poverty, Parents and Children, Women, and Marriage. He also includes remarks on slavery (p. 71), and extracts of poetry.

Dates

  • 1761

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (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 New Jersey. In 1765, he married Elizabeth Smith; 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.

Extent

0.06 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

Samuel Allinson was a Quaker active in early New Jersey politics. The commonplace book of Samuel Allinson includes reflections on a variety of topics, including: Jealousy, Constancy and Fortitude, Human Trouble or Infelicity, Deceit, Novels, Romances, Riches and Poverty, Parents and Children, Women, and Marriage. He also includes remarks on slavery (p. 71), and extracts of poetry.

Acquisition

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

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.968 Allinson family papers
  • HC.MC.975.03.001 Elizabeth Allinson commonplace book
  • HC.MC.975.03.002 Martha Allinson commonplace book
  • HC.MC.975.04.001 Allinson family scrapbook
  • HC.MC.851 American Friends letters collection
  • HC.MC.950.042 Isaac Collins financial records
  • HC.MC.1001 Haddon-Estaugh-Hopkins papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
Title
Samuel Allinson commonplace book, 1761
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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