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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (A)
Allin, Benjamin C., Jr.

b. 1886 - Son of Benjamin Casey Allin. Educated at the Univ of Chicago, he engaged in railroad engineering work until early in 1907 when he went to the Philippine Islands as surveyor for the U.S. government. During the subsequent four years, he traveled extensively in Asia, Africa and Europe, twice circumnavigating the globe. While in the Philippines he compiled and copyrighted a dictionary of the most widely spoken dialects of those islands. It was published in 1910 under the name of Allin's Standard English-Visayan Dictionary. Member: Columbia Club of Manila, Masonic fraternity, National Geographic Society, the Geographic Society of Chicago and Sons of the American Revolution.

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