Samuel Allinson commonplace book
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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.
- Allinson, Samuel, 1739-1791 (Person)
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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 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.
0.06 Linear Feet (1 volume)
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.
The Samuel Allinson commonplace book was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1936 by Margaret MacIntosh.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
- Samuel Allinson commonplace book, 1761
- Kara Flynn
- August, 2015
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