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Allinson and Taylor family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-001

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the papers of the Quaker Allinson and Taylor families. The collection includes a handwritten biography of Hannah Taylor, a pamphlet and poem about William J. Allinson, and the monthly reports and notebook of Gertrude Allinson from the Friends' School Rhode Island.


  • Creation: 1876-1912

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

William James Allinson (1810-1874) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of James and Bernice Chattin Allinson. He was a druggist in Burlington, New Jersey, and from 1825 to 1831, was apprenticed to William Scattergood. He married Rebecca Webb Hinchman, and the couple had one son, Francis Greenleaf Allinson, who inspired John G. Whittier's poem, "My Namesake." Allinson was the editor of the Friends' Review in 1867, and wrote and published a number of works, including: "Meorials of Rebecca Jones," Memorials of the Life and Character of John Gummere," "The Early Church (1863). William J. Allinson died June 11, 1874, in Burlington, New Jersey.

Hannah Taylor (1808-1889) was born on March 21, 1808, in Burlington, New Jersey, the daughter of Edward and Sara Taylor. She never married, and died on April 10, 1889, in Burlington, New Jersey.

Gertrude Allinson (1862-1948) was born on September 16, 1862, the daughter of William James Allinson and Rebecca W. Hinchman. She married Charles S. Taylor and had two children, Margaret Wood Taylor (b. 1898), and Edward Allinson (b. 1900). She died on November 17, 1948.


.1 linear ft. (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is comprised of the papers of the Quaker Allinson and Taylor families.


Acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.

Allinson and Taylor family papers, 1876-1912
Kara Flynn
January, 2016
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