Pennsylvania paper manufacturer.
Directed Brandywine paper mills in partnership with his brother Thomas Gilpin. Promoted the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal. Member of the American Philosophical Society (1804).
Son of Thomas and Lydia (Fisher) Gilpin of Philadelphia. Married Mary Dilworth (1800).
First letter in correspondence: April 30, 1788; Elaine Forman Crane, ed., The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker (3 vols., Boston, 1991), iii, 2154; Early Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society . . . from 1744 to 1838 (Philadelphia, 1884), p. 347.