Allinson and Taylor family papers
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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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.
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.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.
- Taylor, Hannah
- Allinson, William J., 1810-1874
- Taylor, Gertrude Allinson, 1862-1948
- Allinson family
- Taylor family
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- January, 2016
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
Six monthly reports from the Friends School at Providence, R.I., which include average grades, number in class, rank in class, and deportment for each subject.
Single volume academic notebook.
Handwritten biography of Hannah Taylor, written in 1912 by Charles S. Taylor.
Pamphlet with biographical information about William J. Allinson, and a clipped poem written by Allinson.