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Allinson family scrapbooks

Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-001

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of the Allinson family. The scrapbook is largely composed of clippings on poetry, temperance, prison reform, and reform for juvenile delinquents, and anti-slavery. Many of the anti-slavery clippings discuss the possibility of using Jamaica as a "home for colored emigrants." The end of the volume includes twelve pages of signatures. The volume also includes an obituary for Samuel Allinson.


  • 1829-1870


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Francis Greenleaf Allinson (1856-1931) was a classicist and teacher who was born in Burlington, N. J., the son of Quakers William James Allinson and Rebecca Hinchman Allinson. Francis Greenleaf Allinson graduated from Haverford College in 1876 and received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1880. In 1885, he married Mary Irwin Carey. Allinson taught Greek and Latin at Haverford College. He also became Headmaster at the University School in Baltimore MD and taught at Williams College, Brown University, University of California and in Athens.

Samuel Allinson (1739-1791) was an attorney and Surveyor-General of N. J. A Quaker, he married Elizabeth Smith in 1765. He was the author of Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New Jersey... from 1702 to...1776 in 1776.

Samuel Allinson (1808-1883) was a farmer born in New York City, the son of Quakers James Allinson and Bernice Chattin Allinson. He married, first, Elizabeth Alsop in 1839 and second, Anne Tatum in 1855. Allinson helped establish reform schools for boys and girls in 1875 and was the author of some works on Native Americans in New Jersey.

William James Allinson (1810-1874) was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Quakers James Allinson and Bernice Chattin Allinson. He married Rebecca Webb Hinchman. He apprenticed, then became a druggist, in Burlington, N. J. William Allinson was the author of several works and was editor of the journal Friends' Review in 1867.

Biographical information from the Dictionary of Quaker Biography, biographical sketches in typescript, Special Collections, Haverford College Library.


0.26 Linear Feet (2 volumes)




The Allinson family scrapbook was donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1940 by Caroline Allinson.

Related Materials

  • MC 968 Allinson family papers
  • MC.975.03.001 Elizabeth Allinson commonplace book
  • MC.975.06.005 Francis G. Allinson photograph album
  • MC.975.03.002 Martha Allinson commonplace book
  • MC.975.03.003 Samuel Allinson commonplace book

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.
Allinson family scrapbook, 1832-1870
Kara Flynn
September 2015
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