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Haverford College
Quaker and Special Collections

Allinson Family Papers, 1710-1939

Ms. Coll. 968
19 boxes. ca. 2,681 items.

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Scanned Image Manumission of Belinda Pash to take effect on her 21st birthday, 10th month 1, 1777, signed by Joseph and Rebecca Lippincott, 8th mo. 24, 1776. (approx. 59K).
Scanned Image Letters to Martha Allinson. [Letter of 10mo. 21, 1793, tells of plague in Philadelphia.] Page 1 | Page 2 (approx. 137K each).
Scanned Image Silhouettes of Rebecca Jones and Hannah Cathrall (approx. 20K).

Summary of collection

Papers include correspondence, poetry, commonplace books, journals and diaries, deeds, marriage certificates, diplomas, legal and financial papers, genealogical material, memorials, pictures, silhouettes, maps, scrapbooks, and clippings.

Letters include those of thirty-one members of the Allinson family, plus those of related members of the Carey, Chattin, Cooper, Hinchman, Parker, and Taylor families, and others. Among those represented are Caroline Allinson (box 1), Francis Greenleaf Allinson (box 1+13-18), Samuel Allinson, 1739-1791 (box 3), Samuel Allinson, 1784-1859 (box 3), Samuel Allinson, 1808-1883 (box 4), Sybil Allinson (box 4), William Allinson (box 4), William James Allinson (box 5); James Carey, 1821-1894 (box 7), John E. Carey (box 7), Martha (Evans) Carey (box 7-A), Samuel Carey (box 7-A); Elizabeth Chattin (box 7-B), Rachel Chattin (box 7-B); David Cooper (box 7-B); Eliza (Webb) Hinchman (box 8); Margaret (Allinson) Parker (box 9); Joseph Wright Taylor (box 10). Correspondents include Joseph Gurney Bevan (box 6), Joseph Bonaparte (box 6), Elias Boudinot (box 6), Moses Brown, 1738-1836 (box 6), Hannah Cathrall (box 7-B), and George Dillwyn (box 7-B) John Elliott (box 8), Sarah Moore Grimke (box 8), and James E. Sterling (box 10), concerning temperance work; Anthony Benezet (box 6), Patrick Henry (box 8), Joseph Parrish (box 9), and Theodore Dwight Weld (box 10), about Negro slavery; Samuel Rhoads (box 9), about the Free Produce Association of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting; Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (box 8), George Brinton McClellan (box 9), Joel Parker (box 9), and Marcus Lawrence Ward (box 10), about the New Jersey State Reform School for Boys at Jamesburg; Julia Ward Howe (box 8), about the woman's peace movement; Joseph Scattergood, d.1824 (box 10) and Thomas Scattergood, 1748-1814 (box 10), about the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793; George Washington (box 10), about unlawful billeting of Army officer in Samuel Allinson's house.

Poetry consists of 85 items, 1768-l924, on miscellaneous subjects, including 21 by William James Allinson (boxes 5 and 6). Commonplace books include vol. 3 of Anne (Tatum) Allinson's, containing extracts from Samuel Allinson's journals, 1879-1883 (box 11). Journals and diaries include diary of Martha (Cooper) Allinson, 1786-1799 (box 2); journal of Rebecca Allinson, 1827 (box 2); Samuel Allinson, 1784-1859, Journal of a journey to Gibraltar, 1820 (box 3); Samuel Allinson, 1808-1883, Journal of a journey to New York, 1828 (box 4); copy of Martha Routh's journal kept on her passage from London to America, 1794 (box 9); William Allinson's Notes of a tour into Sussex, 10th mo., 1804, in company with Josiah Reeve and Gershom Craft, and Notes of a tour to Flemington, 10th mo., 1805, to attend the Circuit Court on the trial for the freedom of Flora, granddaughter of Jane Carr; also his Journal describing visit to Indians in New York State in 1809 (box 11); William James Allinson's Familiar notes of a journey to Niagara Falls, 9mo., 1843 (box 11); Rebecca Jones' journal, 1788-89, and her Diary aboard the Pigou, 1788 (box 12).

Deeds include one from William Biddle to John Biddle, Aug. 5, 1724 (box 6); fourteen deeds and assignments, 1834-1861, of Martha (Evans) Carey (Box 7-A); draft of deeds for burial ground of Cropwell Meeting, 1793 (box 7-B); drafts of deeds for burial ground, 1816, lot for Meeting House, 1816, and lot for Meeting House and stables, 1826, of Mansfield Meeting (Box 9); copy of deed for land of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends for the Southern District, 1819 (box 9); copy of deed, 1699, from Christopher Wetherill to Thomas Scattergood, conveying land as dowry of Phebe (Wetherill) Scattergood (box 10). Deeds of the Burlington Company, covering purchase of land in the Province of New York, signed by Friends from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, are stored in 990-A.

Marriage certificates include those of Francis Greenleaf Allinson and Mary Irwin Carey, 1885 (stored in 990-B); Joseph Allinson and Elizabeth Scattergood, 1721 (box 2); Samuel Allinson, 1739- 1791, and Elizabeth Smith, 1765 (box 3); Samuel Allinson, 1739-1791, and Martha Cooper, 1773 (box 3); Charles Shoemaker Taylor and Rebecca Hughes, 1873 (stored in 990-B); Charles Shoemaker and Gertrude Allinson, 1894 (stored in 990-B).

Diplomas are those of Francis Greenleaf Allinson for B.A. degree, 1876, and L.L.D., 1931, from Haverford College (stored in 910-I). Legal and financial papers include 19 wills, notably that of Richard Allison [Allinson] 1731 (box 2).

Genealogical material consists of 69 items on Allinson, Cooper, Hinchman, Matlack, Scattergood, and Tatum families (boxes 6 and 8).

Memorials include those to Bernice (Chattin) Allinson (box 1), James Allinson, 1778-1811 (box 1), John Cooper Allinson (box 1), Samuel Allinson, 1739-1791 (box 3), Samuel Allinson, 1808-1883 (box 4), William Allinson (box 4), William James Allinson (box 5), David Cooper (box 7-B), and Margaret Wistar Haines (box 8).

Pictures are those of members of the family and friends, including an autographed photograph of David Bispham, 1897 (box 6).

Maps include rough sketch of Burlington Company's tract of land at Otego, Albany County, New York (box 7); map showing general survey of Burlington Tract (land owned by Burlington Company), 1769, plus a copy entitled, "Col. Croghan's Patent" (both stored in 995R under the name Burlington Tract - Otego patent); maps of real estate holdings of Martha (Evans) Carey, in papers of Samuel Carey ( box 7-A); map of Friends Meetings in New York State, near the North River [ca. 1811] (box 9).

Scrapbooks, one containing newspaper clippings and miscellaneous autographs, one containing silhouettes of the Allinson family, relatives, and friends, are stored in 975-C.

Other papers in this collection include those of the Burlington Company, concerning settlement of lands in New York (box 7); miscellaneous items concerning Burlington Monthly Meeting (box 7), Burlington Quarterly Meeting (box 7), Chesterfield Monthly Meeting (boxes 4 and 7-B), Cropwell Meeting (box 7-B), London Yearly Meeting (box 8), Mansfield Meeting (box 9), Nantucket Monthly Meeting (box 9), New York Yearly Meeting (box 9), Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (box 9), Philadelphia Yearly Meeting - Meeting for Sufferings (box 9), Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Women Friends (box 9), Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends for the Southern District (box 9), Trenton Meeting (box 10), Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting (box 10), and various minutes of transfer, minutes for traveling in the ministry, letters of commendation, etc.; papers from Baltimore, New York, and Philadelphia Meetings, concerning the Separation of 1827-28 (box 10); 38 miscellaneous items concerning Indians, 1758-1932 (box 8); Proceedings of the New Jersey State Temperance Society, 1834 (box 9); papers of the New Jersey Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, 1797-1803 (box 9), also membership certificate and picture of Bassa Cove, Liberia (both stored in 988-E); Articles of the New Jersey Association for Helping the Indians, 1757 (ms. book stored in 975-B); arithmetic book, copy book, almanac, memorandum books, and receipt book of Rebecca Jones (7 items, 1766-1809, in box 12); pocket notebook of Debbie M. Kimber, "Record of dates and events,"1860-1883 (box 12).

Arrangement and description of collection

Box 1 | Table of Contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7a | Box 7b | Box 8 | Box 9 | Box 10 | Box 11 | Box 12 | Box 13 | Box 14 | Box 15 | Box 16 | Box 17 | Box 18 | Box 19

  1. Aaron, Samuel. Letter to W.J. Allinson. Norristown, Pa., Dec. 1, 1852. [Introduces William L. Judd, missionary]
  2. Acrell, William. "Lines on return of Barclay's Apology." [n.d.]
  3. Alexander, William (Lord Stirling) Correspondence with Samuel Allinson. 3 items, New York - Burlington [N.J.], Mar. 9, 1772 - May 7, 1772. [To and from; Lord Stirling asks help in promoting a lottery; S.A. refuses on religious grounds.]
  4. Allen, Martha (Allinson) 3 letters: Burlington, 12mo. 25, 1851; [n.p.] 9mo. 3, 1880; [n.p.] 5mo. 2, 1881.
  5. Allinson, Anne (Tatum) 1818-1913: 8 items:
    • 2 calling cards, in envelope, addressed to "Ann Tatum" from Susanna B. Kimber and James Carey [n.d.] [Engagement or wedding announcement?]
    • Letter (envelope), Locust Hill, 3/6/59;
    • Poem, Locust Hill, 6mo. 28, 1871;
    • Will, 3mo. 14, 1884.
    • Commonplace book, No. 3. (Stored in Box 11) [Contains extracts from Samuel Allinson's journals, 1879-1883.
    • Laid in: 3 items.
  6. Allinson, Bernice (Chattin ) 1781-l858. 16 items:
    • Letters to her family, 1806-1847;
    • Will, 1mo. 9, 1858, proved, 9mo. 27, 1859.
    • Memorandum accompanying will;
    • List of bequests;
    • Accounts of executors of estate:
    • Memorial in Friends' Review , 3mo. 19, 1859.
  7. Allinson, Caroline, 1859-1949. 55 items:
    • Letters concerning her gifts of historical materials to various institutions and individuals, 1902-1938. Plus photograph, added 1967
  8. Allinson, David, 1774-l858. 14 items:
    • Letters and legal papers, 1807-48. See also Box 11.
  9. Allinson, David Cooper. 3 items [apparently by 3 different people of this name]:
    • Letters, Westfield, Mass., Oct. 10, 1837; Amenia Seminary [Dutchess Co., N.Y.] May 13, 1849 Trenton, N.J., May 11, 1883.
  10. Allinson, Edward Pease, 1852-l901. 1 item:
    • Letter, Westtown, 2mo.27, 1868.
  11. Allinson, Elizabeth, 1775-1856. 6 items:
    • 3 receipts, 1807;
    • 2 letters: To Mary Allinson, Fayetteville, N.C.
    • Burlington, 12mo., 1829; To Samuel Allinson, Jr.
    • Burlington, 6mo. 6, 1850.
    • Will, 1856.
  12. Allinson, Elizabeth (Hall) Welsh, 1782-1857.
    • 2 pictures: Elizabeth H.W. Allinson and John Welsh.
    • Deposition by her as to births and baptisms of her 3
    • Welsh children (Notarized by Clement Biddle)
  13. Allinson, Elizabeth (Scattergood), 1678-1768.
    • Letter to [Jacob Allinson] from Burlington, 9mo. 8,1757.
    • Will, 1mo. 30, 1765, proved, 1768.
  14. Allinson, Elizabeth (Smith), 1738-1768.
    • Copy of letter to husband, Saml. Allinson, Dec., 1767.
    • Account of her death, 8mo. 20, 1768.
    • Note of her death.
    • Poem on her death by sister Katharine Smith.
  15. Allinson, Francis Greenleaf, 1856-1931. (See pages 21-26 for 667 additional items.)
    • 2 photographs of him [ 1 sure, 1 not positive]
    • 3 letters: To his mother, Rebecca (Hinchman) Allinson, from Haverford College, 12mo. 16, 1874; To his Uncle Samuel, from Cambridge [Mass.], 4/11/77, and Heidelberg, 7/15/1879.
    • Memorial to him, by R.C. Archibald, published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 75, no. 6, 1944. (3 copies: carbon of ms. and 2 reprints)
    • Diploma from Haverford College (B.A.) 1876. Stored in 910 I
    • Diploma from Haverford College (L.L.D.) 1931.Stored in 910I
    • Marriage certificate with Mary Irwin Carey, of Baltimore. Married, Baltimore, 9mo. 10. 1885. Stored in 990 B
    • Photograph album [ca.1876] Stored in 975 C
    • Photograph of Burlington, N.J., Monthly Meeting (Ortho.), dated 1898. Stored in 912.
  16. Allinson, Hetty [later Hughes]
    • Letter to Rebecca Allinson, Burlington, N.J., from Gibraltar, Oct. 15, 1826.
    • 2 pictures of Hughes ladies, 1862-1870.
  17. Allinson, James, 1778-1811. 59 items:
    • Piece book, 1792;
    • Copy book [n.d.]
    • Indenture as apprentice to a tailor in Phila., 1794;
    • Letter from Evesham Monthly Meeting to Phila. Monthly Meeting of the Northern District, commending him to its care. 10mo. 5, 1794.
    • Letter to mother, Martha Allinson, Waterford. [Phila.] 10mo. 26, 1794;
    • Letter of commendation for him from Phila. Monthly Meeting of the Northern District, to Burlington M.M., 5mo. 28,1799.
    • Letters to wife and family; draft of marriage certificate; 2 receipts for money from father's estate; lease on property in Phila. 43 items, 1800-1811;
    • Account of his last illness, 1811;
    • Account of his life by sister, Margaret Allinson, 1811;
    • Extract from Freeman's Journal, Aug. 21, 1811, giving obituary;
    • Inventory and appraisal of domestic goods, 1811;
    • Executors' accounts;
    • Inventory and appraisal of shop goods;
    • Accounts of final settlement of estate, 1813;
    • Letter to his father [n.p., ca.1807?]
    • Versification of Psalm 23. Printed.
    • Receipt from Samuel Allinson, son of James, for his share of father's estate.
    • Letters to him. 3 items, 1801-1810.
  18. Allinson, James, 1841-l887.
    • Letter to sister, Mary E. Allinson, East Whiteland, from Locust Hill, 2mo. [7?] 1850.
  19. Allinson, John Cooper, 1786-l8l2.
    • Letters, receipts, will, account of his life and death, executor's account of his estate. 9 items, 1793-1814.

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  1. Allinson, Joseph, d.l756.
    • 2 mortgages, 1737, and wedding certificate with Elizabeth Scattergood of Mancefield, Burlington Co., N.J., 2mo. 20, 1721. 3 items in 1.
    • Certificate of commendation on his removal from Larkington (Yorkshire) Meeting (Preparative Meeting?) 3mo. 18, 1718. (Original and copy);
    • Certificate from Raby Monthly Meeting in County of Durham, 4mo. 24, 1718. (Original and 2 copies);
    • Will, 1755. Registered, 1756. (Original and copy)
  2. Allinson, Margaret (later Parker), 1781-1857. 10 items:
    • Letters, receipts, wedding invitation (Benjamin Parker, 1831). Burlington, 1806-1831.
  3. 22. Allinson, Martha (of London, Eng.)
    • 2 pictures.
    • Power of attorney. London, 1879.
  4. Allinson, Martha (Cooper) 1747-1823. 54 items:
    • letters, receipts. 51 items, 1773-ca.1822;
    • Account of last illness, 1823;
    • Poem to her;
    • Diary, 1786-1795.
  5. Allinson, Mary, 1768-1859. 43 items, 1795-1859:
    • Letters, 3 receipts, 1 lease, 1 notebook containing copy of her will, and estate business records.
  6. Allinson, Mary Elliott, b.l840.
    • Letters to parents. 2 items, Westtown, 11mo. 20, 1855, and Philadelphia, 4mo. 11, 1876.
  7. Allinson, Peter, b.1725.
    • Legal opinion on a controversy over the purchase of a meadow. Initialed by J. K[insey] [ca.1771]
  8. Allinson, Rebecca, 1807-1829. 9 Items, 1824-1828:
    • 1 poem; letters; 1 receipt; journal, 1827; account of her death.
  9. Allinson, Rebecca Webb (Hinchman) 1829-1878. 38 items:
    • Letters; will; 2 accounts of her death. 1844-1879.
  10. Allison [Allinson] Richard, d. 1731.
    • Will, Feb. 19, 1730. Proved, Sept. 11, 1731.

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  1. Allinson, Samuel, 1739-1791.:
    • License to practice law in New Jersey, 1760;
    • Appointment as Surrogate in New Jersey Court, 1761;
    • Appointment as Keeper of the Seal of New Jersey Supreme Court, 1762 (signed by Robert H. Morris);
    • Commission as Solicitor and Counsellor in the Province of New Jersey, 1765;
    • Commission as Clerk of Chancery Court in New Jersey, Apr. 24, 1772;
    • Commission as Register of Chancery Court in New Jersey, May 13, 1772;
    • Release from appointment as Overseer of the Poor, Waterford Township, 1788;
    • Proposals for Printing...a New Edition of the Laws of... New Jersey, plus authorization to proceed with printing, Jan. 18, 1775. See also box 11.
    • Articles of agreement with Charles Read, May 4, 1761.
    • Bond to Mary Allinson of Mt. Holly, 1 mo. 19, 1773.
    • Silhouette of;
    • Letters, 1 page of accounts, 1 prayer. (Letters during Revolution contain interesting material)
    • Allison, Samuel, 1739-1791, cont.: 49 items, 1777-1833:
    • Letters; will; account of his death by daughter Mary; memorial by wife Martha; final receipt from residuary legatees of his estate.
    • Miscellaneous letters to. 7 items, 1762-1786.
    • Business and legal papers. 62 items, 1764-1800.
    • Marriage certificate, to Elizabeth Smith, 1765.
    • Marriage certificate, to Martha Cooper, 1773
  2. Allinson, Samuel, 1784-1859. 27 items (2 enclosures), 1798-1865:
    • Picture of;
    • Letters; Marriage settlement; copy of marriage certificate, with Susanna Dillwyn Smith, 1814; 2 receipts; 4 notices of fruit trees for sale; power of attorney from his heirs to Samuel Allinson of Burlington.
    • Diary kept for wife, on voyage to Europe and South America, 1820. "Journal of a Journey to Gibraltar."

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  1. Allinson, Samuel, 1808-1883. 43 items:
    • Picture;
    • Letters from. 30 items, 1819-1832. [Letter of 2mo. 21, 1825, speaks of anti-slavery bill before Pennsylvania legislature; Letter of 8mo. 31, 1827, speaks of Hicksite controversy; also, 9mo. 4, 1828, and 3mo. 4, 1829]
    • 1 receipt;
    • 1 indenture (2 copies);
    • Journal of a journey to New York, 1828 (plus 2 typescript copies and picture of Flushing Meeting);
    • Account of his life;
    • Clipping about his Silver Wedding Anniversary, 1880;
    • Clippings about his death (3).
    • Letters from, 1833-1883. 40 items:
    • [Include notification of appointment to Bd. of Managers of Haverford College, 1863, and letter of 4/23/1866, discussing plans for New Jersey Reformatory.]
    • Statement of property taken from Friends of Chesterfield
    • Monthly Meeting for non-compliance with military requisitions: 2mo. 22, 1834. Signed by Gov. Sherman;
    • Bills and checks, 1848-1862. 4 items;
    • 2 insurance policies;
    • 1 bond; 2 bills; 1 accounts; a receipt;
    • Notice of death;
    • 3 Minutes of regret about death, 1883-84.
    • Letters to [Largely concerning his project of establishing a Reformatory for boys, at Jamesburg, [N.J.]
  2. Allinson, Sybil, 1779-1855. 17 items, 1797-1855:
    • 13 letters, 3 receipts, 1797-ca.1842;
    • Will, 1855.
    • [Letter of 6mo. 11, 1798, describes trip to New York and its appearance then.]
  3. Allinson, William, 1766-1841. 31 items:
    • Letters, business papers, 20 items, 1795-1838;
    • Instructions to his executors and inventory of stocks, etc., in his possession, 1841;
    • Account of his life and death, by sister [Mary] (Last page, 7mo. 11, 1856, contains account of death of Elizabeth Allinson also by M[ary]);
    • Will, 1841;
    • Invitation to his funeral. Burlington, 10mo. 2, 1841;
    • Legal papers connected with settling his estate, 1841- 1860. 7 items. See also Box 11.

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  1. Allinson, William James, 1810-1874:
    • Picture;
    • Memorial to him (printed);
    • Letters, 1824-1836. 40 items. [Letter of 1829, to sister Mary in New York, gives amusing anecdote about a Hicksite called "Skipping Phoebe".]
    • Letters, 1837-1841.
    • Letters, 1842-1846;
    • Letters, 1847-1858;
    • Letters, 1859-1874, and undated;
    • Poems and addresses. See also Box 11.

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  1. Allinson family. Legal documents. 17 items, 1732-1855:
    • Miscellaneous bonds, wills, copies of marriage certificates, indentures, power of attorney to Wm. Allison, and 2 papers concerning Burlington Monthly Meeting.
  2. Allinson family. Memorials, miscellaneous, of Friends in Wales and in Pennsylvania. 14 items, 1743-1794. [Include remarks of John Griffith about Susanna Morriss, with his account of her journeys to Great Britain.]
  3. Allinson family. Poems. 55 items, 1702-1836.
  4. Allinson family. Genealogical material on the Allinson, Chattin, Cooper, Hughes, Matlack, Scattergood, and Tatum families. 67 items, See #97 for Hinchman.
  5. Barker, Abigail. ca.1773-1840, 2 items:
    • Letters to Margaret (Allinson) Parker, Shrewsbury.
    • Burlington, 3mo. 28 - 5mo. 6, 1831.
  6. Benezet, Anthony, 1713-1784.
    • Letters to Samuel Allinson, Burlington. Philadelphia,
    • 2mo. 25, 1767 - 10mo. 23, 1774. 11 items.
    • [Include, "An Argument in defence of those persons who think it their duty to protect Slaves that have escaped from their Masters."] Also here: Clipping from The Pennsylvania Evening Post and Public Advertiser, Mon., June 17, 1782, containing letter from A[nthony] B[enezet] to Abbot Raynal, Brussels, and the Abbot's answer.
  7. Bevan, Joseph Gurney, 1753-1814.
  8. Biddle, William, 1669-ca.1743.
    • Indenture (deed to land in New Jersey) from Wm. Biddle to his son John Biddle. Aug. 5, 1724.
  9. Bispham, David, 1857-1921.
    • Photograph (autographed), 1897.
  10. Bloomfield, Joseph, 1753-1823.
    • Letter to Robert Smith, Jr. Trenton, N.J., Sept. 4, 1802. [Concerns work of Abolition Society of New Jersey]
  11. Bonaparte, Joseph, 1768-1844.
    • Letter to Samuel Allinson, Bordentown, N.J. Bordentown, Jan. 16, 1836.
  12. Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821.
    • Letter to Samuel Allinson, Burlington. E. Town, Jan. 25, 1774. (Also ms. copy of same)
    • Mortgage deed, from David Allinson to Elias Boudinot.
    • Burlington, July 13, 1812. Discharged, 10mo., 1816.
  13. Brown, Moses (of Providence), 1738-1836.
    • Letter to [Samuel?] Allinson. Providence, 11mo. 11, 1785. [Mentions wish that all American Meetings could agree on a general Code of Laws (Discipline)]

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  1. Burlington Company: 34 items: (These papers, also on microfilm, 1 roll, neg)
    • Advertisement for settlers to occupy a tract of land in Albany County, N.Y. [n.d.]
    • List of assessments to defray the charge of 10 settlements;
    • Articles of agreement (draft) between proprietors and settlers;
    • Articles of agreement between Henry Hill and others and
    • John Hicks and others, to make a settlement at Otego Patent, N.Y.;
    • Account of Monies paid to and for the Settlers of Lands at Otego and Otsego;
    • Copy of agreement given Christian Derrick on behalf of the Company, permitting him to settle on the Company lands. Sept. 9, 1771;
    • 16 receipts for monies paid the settlers in advance, to defray costs of travel and settlement in Otego;
    • List of settlers' monies;
    • Account of money laid out at New York for Tools, etc.;
    • Correspondence between the Company and the settlers, 1771. 10 items.
    • Surveyor's records, map, description of lots, etc.
    • 20 items, ca. 1768-69.
    • Legal documents. 35 items, 1768-1814.
    • Correspondence concerning loan to Wm. Trent and Colonel Croghan. 7 items, 1768-72.
    • Report of the Executive Committee, 1836 (printed)
    • Abstract of the Proceedings of Annual Meeting, 1839 (2 copies, printed)
  2. 50. Burlington Monthly Meeting.
    • Legal papers. 16 items, 1797-1838.
  3. Burlington Quarterly Meeting.
    • Draft of a plan for Friends School at Ancocas, sent to the several Monthly Meetings in Burlington Quarter. [ca. 1780?]
  4. Callender, Katherine, 1711-1789.
    • Will of. 1783.
  5. Carey, George
    • Bill, Aug., 1834. Receipted, Sept. 15, 1834.
  6. Carey, James, ca.1753-1835. 28 items:
    • 1 bill, 1820;
    • 1 receipt, 1825;
    • Bills, receipts, etc., connected with settling his Estate. 25 items, 1833-1841;
    • Executor's account of his Estate, 1841.
  7. Carey, James, 1821-1894. (Grandfather of Susanne (Allinson) Wulsin) 12 items, 1834-1874:
    • Picture (photograph) [n.d.]
    • Letters from him to his mother and father. 9 items, 1834-1841;
    • Letter to Charles Evans, Buffalo, N.Y. Phila. 9mo. 16, 1874;
    • Letter to him from Janney, Hopkins & Hull, Baltimore. 2mo. 6, 1841.
  8. Carey, John E. (father of James, 1821-1894) 43 items:
    • 4 letters to him, 1835-1841. [3 ordinary business; the 4th., from Henry Clay, Ashland, May 4, 1841, saying he cannot interfere in official appointments.]
    • Receipted bills, 1819-1836. [Bills for 1819-20, mainly for purchases for setting up a new home]
  9. Carey, Martha (Evans) d. 1868. 19 items:
    • Receipted bills. 5 items, 1820-1837;
    • Deeds and assignments. 14 items, 1834-1861.
    • Mortgages, bonds, and related papers. 12 items, 1844-53.
    • Title papers, used in lawsuit about land along Erie Canal. 22 items, 1831-1855.
    • Will and codicils, 1841-1868, and printed record of lawsuit between Samuel Carey and Henry B. Evans et al, 1869. 7 items. Note: See also papers of Samuel Carey for interrelated items.
  10. [Carey, Mary I.?]
    • "Reminiscence at Louden." Poem, unsigned, written on back of paper bearing examination grades for Mary I. Carey, dated Baltimore, Dec. 15, 1871. 1 item (with envelope)
  11. Carey, Samuel, ca. 1801-1874.
    • Letters to [business] 27 items, 1838-1874;
    • Bills and receipts, 1816-1872. 30 items. [Receipt for legal advice, Buffalo, Nov. 4, 1843, signed by M[illard] Fillmore (later Pres. U.S.)]
    • Powers of attorney. 2 items (1 envelope) 1868-1872;
    • Leases, 1833-1868. 11 items;
    • Maps of real estate holdings inherited by his wife, Martha (Evans) Carey. 3 items, 1830-l852.
    • Miscellaneous legal and financial papers, 1811-1874. 44 items. [Include copy of his marriage certificate; inventory of goods of mother-in-law, Letitia Evans.
      NOTE: See also papers of Martha (Evans) Carey for interrelated items

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  1. Cathrall, Hannah, 1736-1806.
    • Letter to Samuel and Martha Allinson. Philadelphia, 3mo. 10, 1787.
  2. Chattin, Elizabeth, 1792-1875. 13 items (1 enclosure)
    • Picture;
    • 10 letters, 1821-1841;
    • Bequests under the will of;
    • Will, made, 1872; proved, 1875.
    • letter: To Bernice Allinson, Locust Hill, N.J. Phila. [n.d] [Tells of cholera epidemic]
  3. Chattin, Rebecca (Nicholson) 1760-1804.
  4. Chesterfield Monthly Meeting.
    • Record book, 1767-1838, containing entries when Bernice Allinson and Samuel Allinson were received from Philadelphia Meeting (1830 and 1838, respectively).
  5. Colley, Thomas, 1742-1812.
  6. Cooper, David, 1724-1795. 34 items:
    • Moan on losing his Wife, ca. 1759;
    • 19 letters, 8 miscellaneous items, 1761-1793;
    • Will, made 1790; codicil, 1791; proved, 1795. 3 copies;
    • Testimonial to him by daughter, Martha Allinson;
    • Testimony from Woodbury M.M. about him, 1796;
    • Account of him (incomplete).
    • Marriage certificate, with Sybil Matlack of Phila.; married at Phila., 2mo. 3, 1747.
  7. Cooper, Sybil (Matlack) 1730-1759.
    • Account of vision, recorded by David Cooper, 1749.
    • Account of death.
    • 2 poems by David Cooper, one on her vision, one on her death.
  8. Cooper, William, 1632-1710.
    • Copy, 1762, of certificate of removal of Wm. and Margaret
    • Cooper from Coleshill Monthly Meeting, Hertfordshire, to West New Jersey, 1678.
    • Copy of copy [n.d.]
  9. Cox, John, 1754-1847.
    • 9 letters, including one signed A.C. [Ann Cox?] 1821- [1831?]
  10. Craft, Samuel, 1771-1846.
    • Letter to Samuel Allinson, Jr., Notingham, N.J. Stony Brook, 5mo. 21, 1838.
    • Letter to Wm. Allinson, Burlington, N.J. [n.p.] 5mo. 3, 1839. (Letter from Saml. Allinson, Jr., to Wm. added at bottom of page. Trenton, 5mo. 7, 1839.)
  11. Cropwell Meeting.
    • Draught of a Deed for a Burial Ground at Cropwell, 1793.
    • Draught of a Declaration of Trust for a Meeting-house Lot and Burial Ground for Friends of Cropwell Meeting, 1793.
  12. Dickinson, Sally Norris, 1774-1855.
    • Leases, accounts, other business papers. 40 items, 1793- 1825.
  13. Dillwyn, George, 1738-1820.
    • Picture.
    • 5 letters,1770-1806.
    • Plan of a chimney.
    • "Strictures on Water Baptism, the Outward Supper, Perfection, and Women's Preaching." 1 item [n.d.], (copy, 5mo., 1807)
  14. Dillwyn, Sarah, 1738-1826.
    • Letter to Martha Allinson, Waterford, N.J. London, 2mo. 1, 1796.
  15. Dillwyn, William, 1743-1824.
    • Letter to Samuel Allinson, Burlington. Houghton, 9mo. 3, 1768.
  16. Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887.
    • Letter to [Samuel Allinson?] Trenton [Jan. 8, 1875]
  17. Drinker, John, 1733-1800.
    • 3 letters to Samuel Allinson, Burlington. Phila., 11mo. 1, 1770 - 12mo. 31, 1771.

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  1. Elliott, John, 1777-1855.
    • 3 letters to Samuel and Elizabeth (Alsop) Allinson, Locust Hill, N.J. Phila., 3mo. 10, 1840 - 1mo. 26, 1850. [Writes about the temperance movement]
  2. Emery, Henry Crosby, 1872-1924.
    • 4 photographs.
    • Poem on his death, "H.C.E.," by W.W.L.
  3. Emlen, Samuel, 1766-1837.
    • 2 letters: To Saml. Allinson. Burlington, 12mo. 23,1831, To Wm. Allinson, Burlington. [n.p.], 11mo., 1800.
  4. Emlen, Susanna Dillwyn, 1769-1819.
    • Letter to Margaret Allinson. [n.p., n.d.]
  5. Evans, Thomas, 1798-1868.
    • Letter, signed by him, Robert Smith, and John Richardson, soliciting funds for The Friend. Phila., 2mo. 28, 1831.
  6. Excrutiator, The. Ms. paper, "Published Weekly by the J.B.A." Haverford, Saturday, Nov. 28, 1857.
  7. Ferris, Benjamin, 1780-1867.
    • Letter to James Allinson, Burlington. Phila., 2mo. 25, 1802.
  8. Fortnight Chronicle, The. Ms. newspaper edited by Saml. Allinson et al. March, 1825, plus one half copy, undated.
  9. Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
    • Copy [n.d.] of letter to Anthony Benezet. London, Aug. 22,1772. Article on Negroes, published in the London Chronicle , 8mo. 22, 1772. Ms. copy of copy; photostatic copy. (All one item).
  10. Frelinghuysen, Frederick Theodore, 1817-1885.
    • Letter to Samuel Allinson. Newark, N.J., May 11, 1865. [Concerns appointment of trustees for Jamesburg Reformatory.]
  11. Gardiner, Thomas, d.1712.
    • Bill for beer, 1710-1712. Settled by executor of his estate in 1715.
  12. Grellet, Rebecca, 1675-1749.
    • Note to Samuel Allinson. [n.p.] 1mo. 17, 1841.
  13. Grellet, Stephen, 1773-1855.
    • Minute from Burlington, N.J., Monthly Meeting, giving S.G. permission to visit North Carolina Yearly Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting. 8mo. 5, 1839.
    • Extract from Minutes of N.C.Y.M., 8mo., 1839, saying he was there and ministered well.
    • Extract from Minutes of Baltimore Y.M., same, 10mo., 1839.
  14. Grimke, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873.
    • Letter to Samuel and Wm. J. Allinson, Burlington, N.J. Belleville [N.J.] May, 12 [n.d.] [Discusses temperance work ]
    • Letter to Samuel Allinson, Yardville, N.J. Belleville, 1/10/[18]47.
  15. Grubb, Sarah (Tuke) 1756-1790. See also Box 12.
    • Letter from Sarah Tuke, when about 20 years old, to R. Shackleton. [n.p., n .d.]
    • Letterbook [n.d.] of Bernice Allinson, containing copies of letters of Sarah Grubb, 1785-1790.
  16. Haines, Margaret Wistar, 1729-1793.
    • 2 letters; To Martha Cooper [later Allinson] [n.p.,1772?]
    • To Samuel Allinson for Martha C.A., Burlington. Phila., 11mo. 1, 1774.
    • Testimony of Phila. M.M. about M. Haines, after her death.
  17. Hall, David, 1683-1756. 3 items:
    • Letter, Newport, Isle of Wight, 4mo. 24, 1738; 2 copies.
  18. Hattersley, Carrie Foster.
    • Photograph, taken in Trenton, N.J., 1866.
  19. Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799.
    • 2 copies (one [n.d.], one July 6, 1819) of letter from him to Robert Pleasants. Hanover, January 18, 1773.
    • Draft of letter to him from Samuel Allinson. Burlington, 10mo. 17, 1774.
      [Both items concern slave trade.]
  20. Hinchman, Eliza (Webb) 1796-1871. [Mother-in-law of William James Allinson] 61 items:
    • Letters, copy of will; letters, accounts, and receipts of children and executors in settling her estate. 1832-1881;
    • Newspaper account of lawsuit, 1849, about sanity of Morgan Hinchman;
    • Obituary notice for Eliza W.H., in Friends Review, 1mo. 28, 1871.
  21. Hinchman Family.
    • Genealogical data. 2 items:
    • Pedigree of Rebecca Webb Hinchman, who married Wm. James Allinson;
    • Chart of Hinchman family, with extract from Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. XXV. London, 1891.
  22. Hopkinson, Joseph, 1770-1842.
    • Depositions of witnesses in a lawsuit, The State of New Jersey vs. William Haight, for which Joseph Hopkinson was commissioned to examine witnesses. April 7, 1804.
  23. Howe, Julia Ward, 1819 - 1910.
    • Letter to Samuel Allinson and wife. Newport, R.I., Sat., Aug. 12, 1871. [Concerns Woman's Peace Movement]
  24. Indians. 33 items:
    • Miscellaneous papers, 1758-1932.
  25. Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1818. 38 items; 1782-1907:3 silhouettes of Rebecca Jones;
    • 3 silhouettes of Rebecca Jones;
    • Some Experiences of Rebecca Jones of Philadelphia. Copy, 8mo. 24, 1799;
    • Wedding invitations to her; letters from her; will; printed account of her by Ruth E. Chambers, from The Westonian, 1907.
      NOTE: See also Box 12.
  26. Kinsey, James, 1731-1803. 1 item. Opinion about a deed for Meeting House lot at Otego.
  27. London Yearly Meeting.
    • Tender Advice and Caution from Second Day Morning Meeting, 3mo. 10, 1760.

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  1. McClellan, [General] George Brinton, 1826-1885.
    • 2 letters to Samuel Allinson. Orange [N.J.], 1878. [One about daughter's death; one about Jamesburg Reformatory]
  2. MacLean, John, 1800-1886.
    • Letter. Princeton, N.J., Mar. 22, 1865.
  3. Mansfield Meeting. 4 items:
    • Draft of Deed for Burial Ground; 1816;
    • Draft of Declaration of Trust for use of land in Mansfield Twp for the poor. 1816;
    • Draft of Deed for lot where Meeting House stands. 6mo.3, 1816:
    • Draft of Deed for lot where Meeting House and stables stand. 1826.
  4. Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829.
    • 2 letters: To Samuel Allinson, Burlington. Lancaster, April 1, 1778;
    • To Anne Wood, Greenwich. Philadelphia, Oct. 15, 1781.
  5. Matlack, White, 1745-
    • 6 letters, 1780-1823.
    • [Letter of May 27, 1780, to Samuel Allinson, describes
    • operation for cataract on eye of Elizabeth Allinson, Samuel's daughter.]
  6. Mifflin, Lloyd, 1846-1921.
    • An Elegy on African Slavery. Ms. and 2 copies.
  7. Morris, Robert Hunter, ca.l700-1764. [Chief Justice (of New Jersey Court?)]
    • Receipt for fees of May term, 1763.
  8. Morris, Samuel, 1827-1905.
    • Letter to Samuel Allinson. Olney, 11mo. 29, [18]78.
  9. Mount Holly Preparative Meeting. 5 items:
    • Minutes appointing Trustees; drafts of deeds, 1837-1838.
  10. Nantucket Monthly Meeting.
    • Report of Nantucket Committee to Dartmouth, N.S., 1789; [Concerns establishing of 5th. Day Meeting and appointment of Overseers for Dartmouth Meeting]
  11. Negro Slavery. 10 items: 1775-1863.
    • Manumissions and other papers concerning slaves;
    • Picture of a whipped slave.
    • Scanned Image Manumission of Belinda Pash to take effect on her 21st birthday, 10th month 1, 1777, signed by Joseph and Rebecca Lippincott, 8th mo. 24, 1776. (approx. 59K).
  12. New Jersey Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery.
    • 16 items: Papers, 1797-1803. See also Box 12.
  13. New Jersey State Reform School (Jamesburg Reformatory).
    • 7 items, ca. 1864-1879:
    • Draft of Report of Commission appointed by the Governor to consider establishment of Reform School for young people. [ca.1864];
    • Other papers, including 3rd. Annual Report.
  14. New Jersey State Temperance Society. 1 item.
    • Proceedings, 1834.
    • (New York Yearly Meeting. Map of Meetings in New York State, near the North River. [ca.1811]
    • See also #141.
  15. Parker, Joel, 1816-1888.
    • 2 letters to Samuel Allinson. Trenton, July 3, 1865, and Freehold, Jan. 27, 1866. [Concern N.J. State Reform School]
  16. Parker, Margaret (Allinson) 1781-1857. 14 items:
    • Draft of marriage certificate; letters; will; papers connected with settling of her estate. [ca.1812?]- 1859.
  17. Parrish, Joseph, 1779-1840.
    • Letter to Samuel Allinson, Shrewsbury, N.J. Oxmead, 2mo. 22, 1837. [Concerns anti-slavery legislation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  18. Pemberton, James, 1724-1809.
    • 3 items, 1780-ca.1809.
  19. Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends for the Southern District.
    • Copy of deed for land where Phila. M.M. for Southern District was located, 1819.
  20. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. See also #141.
    • Copy of deed for rents granted in trust for Phila. Y.M. [ca.1806];
    • Draft of address to Gov. Richard Penn, 10mo. 1, 1772.
  21. Phila. Yearly Meeting of Women Friends.
    • Notes of Yearly Meeting, 1838. Written by Elizabeth (Alsop) Allinson.
  22. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting - Meeting for Sufferings.
    • Address to Monthly and Quarterly Meetings in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 1mo. 19, 1775.
  23. Read, Charles, ca.l713-1774. 5 items, 1766-1789:
    • Copies of letters from Charles Reid to New Jersey attorney. 1 item, 10mo. 25, 1766;
    • Power of attorney, connected with will of Alice Read, deceased wife of Charles Read. 1769;
    • Page from diary of Samuel Allinson, referring to conviction of Charles Read, Jr., for murder. 1mo. 30, 1789;
    • Draft and copy of petition of Samuel Allinson to the President and Council of the State of Pennsylvania, in behalf of Charles Read, Jr. 3mo., 1789.
  24. Redman, Thomas.
    • Some Observations on the Manner of Conducting Friends Schools. 4mo. 4, 1786.
  25. Rhoads, Samuel, 1806-1868.
    • 3 letters to Samuel and William J. Allinson, and to Samuel Allinson, concerning formation of Free Produce Association of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Blockley, 2mo. 8, 1843 - 10mo. 11, 1845.
  26. Richardson, Thomas R. and Rebecca.
    • Photograph, at 16 and 14, respectively.
  27. Routh, Martha Winter, 1743-1817.
    • 2 letters: To William Winter and Wife. Manchester [Eng.] 6mo. 27, 1782; [Tells of psychic experience] To M.H. Manchester, 7mo. 19, 1789.
    • Copy [by Mary Rotch for Rebecca Jones] of Journal kept by Martha Routh on her Passage from London to America, 1794.
  28. Rusling. James Fowler, 1834-1918.
    • 2 letters to Samuel Allinson: Trenton, N.J., Sept. 9, 18?_ Yardville, Sept. 16, 1872.

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