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Allinson family scrapbooks


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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Francis Greenleaf Allinson (1856-1931) was a classicist and teacher who was born in Burlington, New Jersey, 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, Maryland, and taught at Williams College, Brown University, University of California, and in Athens.

Samuel Allinson (1739-1791) was an attorney and Surveyor-General of New Jersey. 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 Elizabeth Alsop in 1839 and Anne Tatum in 1855. Allinson helped establish reform schools for boys and girls in 1875, and was the author of some works on Indigenous peoples in New Jersey.

William James Allinson (1810-1874) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Quakers James Allinson and Bernice Chattin Allinson. He married Rebecca Webb Hinchman. He apprenticed, then became a druggist, in Burlington, New Jersey. 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.

This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of the Allinson family. The scrapbook is largely comprised of clippings on poetry, temperance, prison reform, 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 12 pages of signatures. The volume also includes an obituary for Samuel Allinson.

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

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Vol. 1, 1829-1836. 08 linear ft..
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

This scrapbook is comprised of silhouettes of the Allinson family. Included are silhouettes of: Samuel Allinson, Rebecca Allinson, Sybil Allinson, Mary Allinson, John Chattin, Bernice Chattin, James Chattin, Rebecca Chattin, Rebecca Jones, Jacob Alsop, John Alsop, Elizabeth Alsop, William Savery, James Pemberton, Sarah Haydock, and Hannah Cathrall.

Physical Description

0.08 linear ft.

Vol. 2, 1832-1870. 0.18 linear ft..
Volume 2
Physical Description

0.18 linear ft.

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