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Isaac Collins financial records


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Isaac Collins (1746-1817) was a printer, publisher, and bookseller and merchant. He was born in Centerville, Delaware on February 16, 1746, the son of Charles Collins and Sarah Hammond. He was educated in Quaker schools. After the death of his parents, he was indentured to the printer James Adams in 1761. After his indenture was over, he moved to Philadelphia and was accepted as a member of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1770. He published the New Jersey Gazette and the New Jersey Almanac. Collins married Rachel Budd in 1771, and the couple had fourteen children. In 1796, the family moved to New York City. After the death of his first wife in 1805, Collins married Deborah Smith in 1809. Collins died in Burlington, N.J. in March, 1817.

This collection is comprised of the financial records of Isaac Collins, and includes handwritten receipts of payments, and Samuel Allinson's account with Isaac Collins.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
January 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Financial records, 1774-1776.
Box 8 Folder 1

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