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Biddle Family Papers

1766 - 1943
(bulk dates 1870-1927)

Manuscript Collection Number: 327
Accessioned: Gift of Barry and Sue Moyerman, 1972.
Extent: 8 linear ft. and oversize.
Content: Correspondence, photographs, receipts, bank books, wills and deeds.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1995 - 1996 by J. Andrew Armacost and Jennifer Paul.

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Table of Contents


Contents List

  • Series I.: Decendants of William Biddle (1697-1712) and Mary Scull
  • Series II.: Wharton and Lippincott papers
  • Series III.: Decendants of John Biddle (1707-1789) and Sarah Owen

  • + Biographical Note + Bibliography + Scope and Contents Note + Related Collections + Arrangement Note + Series Outline
    + Series IV.1 - IV. 5: The Alexander Biddle family: Alexander Biddle (1819-1899); Julia Williams Rush (1856-1879); Alexander W. Biddle (1856-1879); Julia Biddle (1859-1885); James Wilmer Biddle (1861-1927)

    + Series IV.6 - IV.9, V: The Alexander Biddle family (continued): Louis Biddle (1863-); Marianne Biddle (1865-); Lynford Biddle (1871-c. 1943; Lynford and Louis A. Biddle material; Miscellaneous Biddle family materials

    + Genealogy Charts


    Contents List

    Box -- Folder -- Contents

    
           Series I.  Descendants of William Biddle (1697-1756) and Mary Scull
              William Biddle was the first son of William Biddle (1669-1712) and Lydia
              Wardell.  His descendants form one branch of the Biddle family (see genealogical
              chart 1).  
    
              Series I.1.  James Biddle (1731-1797)
              First child of William Biddle and Mary Scull.  (gen. chart 1)
    1
         1    Business correspondence, 1766-1790
              Deeds and a letter regarding work as an attorney and notary public.
    
    
              Series I.2.  Charles Biddle (1745-1821)
              Sixth child of William Biddle and Mary Scull; married to Hannah Shepard.  (gen.
              chart 1)
    
         2    Business correspondence, 1783-1799
              Deed polls, indenture contracts, and miscellaneous legal items.
    
              Correspondence and papers
         3    1801-1807
         4    1810-1828, n.d.
    
         
              Series I.3.  William Shepherd Biddle (1781-1835)
              First child of Charles Biddle and Hannah Shepard.  (gen. chart 1)
    
              Correspondence and papers
         5    1804-1811
         6    1812-1831
         7    n.d.
    
              Series I.4.  Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844)
              Fourth son of Charles Biddle and Hannah Shepard; married to Jane M. Craig. 
              (gen. chart 1)
    
              Correspondence and papers
         8    1808-1815  Correspondents include Charles Chauncey (1777-1849)
    
              1808  Mar 04        John Poultney       to   Nicholas Biddle
              1809  Jan 20        John Poultney       to   Nicholas Biddle
              1810  Feb 26        Samuel Meeker       to   Nicholas Biddle
              1810 Feb 27         Samuel Meeker       to   Nicholas Biddle
              1811 Jan 12         Charles Chauncey    to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Nov 25         Nicholas Biddle     to   M. De la Erange
                   Dec 2          [illegible]         to   Nicholas Biddle
              1815 Jan 1          Nicholas Biddle     to   Charles Chauncey
    
         9    1821-1838  Correspondents include John Sergeant (1799-1852), Tobias Watkins
                   (1780-1855), and Joseph Cowperthwaite, assistant cashier of the United
                   States Bank.  Drafts of letters from Nicholas Biddle as well as incoming
                   correspondence.  
    
              1821 Feb 28         Nicholas Biddle     to   Joseph Kingsberry
                   Mar 17         Nicholas Biddle     to   Joseph Kingsberry
                   Mar 23         Nicholas Biddle     to   Joseph Kingsberry
                   Mar 27         Nicholas Biddle     to   Joseph Kingsberry
              1824 Feb 25         John Sergeant       to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Oct 28         Balth de Hart       to   Nicholas Biddle
              1825 Jun 9          Nicholas Biddle     to   Tobias Watkins
              1827 Nov 23         Nicholas Biddle     to   J. P[illegable]
              1837 Feb 13         Edward Byrne        to   Nicholas Biddle
              1838 Apr 27         Nicholas Biddle     to   J.K. Mitchell
                   Jun 6          Nicholas Biddle     to   Joseph Cowperthwaite
    
         10   1842-1849, n.d.  Correspondents include the stockbrokerage firm of Charnley and
                   Whelan, and Thomas Hewson, M.D. (1773-1848)
    
              1842 Mar 25         A.D. Cash and
                                  Charles Harlow      to   Nicholas Biddle
              1843 Mar 6          James Campbell      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 20         Charnley & Whelan   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 24         Herman Cope         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Nov 21         Lewis S. Coryell    to   Nicholas Biddle
              n.d.                F.L. Sarmiento      to   Nicholas Biddle
              n.d.                F.L. Sarmiento      to   Nicholas Biddle
              n.d. Dec 19         F.L. Sarmiento      to   Nicholas Biddle
              n.d. Jul 11         Thomas Hewson       to   Nicholas Biddle
    
    
    
    
              Series I.  Descendants of William Biddle (cont'd)
              
              Series I.5.  Craig Biddle (1823-after 1907) 
              Fourth child of Nicholas Biddle and Jane M. Craig.  (gen. chart 2)
    1
         11   Lawyer's commonplace book, 1878
              With a printed introductory index by J.B. Lippincott (1876); bears the inscription
              "Craig Biddle from Adele, Christmas 1878."  Adele Biddle was Craig's sister.
    
    
              Series I.6.  Charles Biddle (fl. 1884-1908)
              Grandson of Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844); son of Charles John Biddle (1819-1873) and Emma Mather.  (gen. chart 2)
    
         12   Correspondence and papers, 1884-1912, n.d.
         
    
              Series I.7.  Nicholas Biddle (1893-after 1975) 
              Second child of Edward Biddle and Lilian H. Lee (gen. chart 2) Spanning the
              years 1919-1934 contains papers of Nicholas Biddle, as well as correspondence
              addressed to his wife Sarah Lippincott Biddle.  Major correspondents include
              Nicholas's father Edward Biddle, and Sarah's sister-in-law Elizabeth Lippincott.  
              
              Correspondence and papers
         13   1919 - 1921
    
              1919 Apr 22         Elizabeth Lippincott to   Nicholas Biddle
              1921 Jun 19         Euimia C. Lesher     to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 18         Nicholas Biddle      to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 19         Nicholas Biddle      to   Sarah L. Biddle
    
         14   1923  Includes photographic postcard of cottages at Capitol Hill, Maine.
                   Jul 1          Dave [P. Stoever]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 17         JW, Jr.             to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 21         Dave [P. Stoever]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 23         Edward Biddle       to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 26         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 26         Dave [P. Stoever]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 7          Edward Biddle       to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 7          [illegible]         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 8          Sade [Sarah Biddle] to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 23         Sade [Sarah Biddle] to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Dec 11         Edward Biddle       to   Sarah L. Biddle
    
              Series I.  Descendants of William Biddle (cont'd)
              Series I.7.  Nicholas Biddle (cont'd)
    1
              Correspondence (cont'd)
         15   1924 May 3          Edward Biddle       to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   May 19         Lucy [Lee]          to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jun 7          E.A. Angus          to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jun 10         Lucy [Lee]          to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jun 10         Edward Biddle       to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         16   1924 Jul 15         Joey [Joanna Lippincott]to    Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 16         Clement B. Wood     to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 17         Nicholas Biddle     to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 18         Harold              to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 21         Harold              to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 21         Nicholas Biddle     to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 23         Nicholas Biddle     to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 26         R. L. Grill         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 28         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 30         Nicholas Biddle     to   Sarah L. Biddle
    
         17   1924      
                   Aug 2     Harold                   to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 3     Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 9     Harold                   to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 9     Alice                    to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 10    Harold                   to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 12    Edward Biddle            to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 13    Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Shriver  to    Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 13    [illegible]              to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 16    Edward Biddle            to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 20    Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 20    Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 21    Gubby [Stockton Townsend]to  Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 21    Harold                   to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 25    Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 25    Edward Biddle            to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 27    Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 30    Edward Biddle            to   Nicholas Biddle
              
         18   1924 Sep - Dec
              
                   Sep 3     Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Sep 4     Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 5     Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Sep 24    Gubby [Stockton Townsend]     Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 29    Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Dec 4     Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Dec 6     Hubert P. Earle          to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Dec 13    Harriet P. Maxfield      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Dec 15    Marie P.H. Raber         to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         19   1925 * Joanna Biddle's letter of June 12 contains lyrics to "Jumbo Song"
                   Jan 12    Chasbleuy Sidney         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jan 16    Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jan 21    Bey                      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jan 24    Allen [Butler?]          to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jan 27    Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Mar 10    Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Apr 9     Lilian Biddle            to   Nicholas Biddle
                   May 16    Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   May 27    Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jun 12    Joanna W. Biddle         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jun 18     Fanis F. Daily          to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jun 24    Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jun 26    Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         20   1925 Jul - Includes Mary C. Cummings, secretary at Biddle, Towsend and Co.
                   Jul 3          Elizabeth [Lippincott] to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 9          George H. Frazier   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 10         Dave [P. Stoever]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 11         Nicholas Biddle     to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 11         Sade [Sarah Biddle] to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 13         Nicholas Biddle     to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 13         Nicholas Biddle     to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 14         Sade [Sarah Biddle] to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 15         Nicholas Biddle     to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 18         Elizabeth [Lippincott] to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 21         Nicholas Biddle     to   Nicholas Jr.
                   Jul 21         Sade [Sarah Biddle] to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 21         Nicholas Biddle     to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 21         Mary C. Cummings    to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 22         [illegible, Jamestown] to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 22         Sarah L. Biddle          to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 22         Elizabeth Lippincott     to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 22         DPS [Dave P. Stoever]    to  Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 23         Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 29         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 29         Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jul 29         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         21   1925 Aug  Includes newly designed Biddle, Townsend & Co. stationery
                   Aug 2          Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 3          Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 4          Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 14         Fred Beauvois            to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 23         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 24         Nicholas Biddle          to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 24         Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 26         Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 27         Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Aug 30         Dave [P. Stoever]        to   Nicholas Biddle
              
         22   1925 Sep - Dec  Includes a clipping from House Beautiful.  Correspondents
                   include Elsie Lippincott, Sarah Biddle's sister-in-law
                   Sep 1          Winthrop L. Biddle       to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 2          Joanna W. Biddle         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 2          Nicholas Biddle, Jr.     to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 7          Nicholas Biddle          to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Sep 13         Elsie [Lippincott]       to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 28         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 28         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 29         Annette Haskell          to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Oct 1          Dave [P. Stoever]        to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Oct 8          Gertrude S. Biddle       to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Oct 15         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Nov 21         Louise Cc.  Bodman       to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Nov 26         Paul                     to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   [Nov 26]       Sarah [niece]            to   Sarah L. Biddle
    
    
    
              Series I.  Descendants of William Biddle (cont'd)
              Series I.7.  Nicholas Biddle (cont'd)
    1
              Correspondence (cont'd)
         23   1926 Jan - Feb
                   Jan 5          Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jan 20         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jan 23         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jan 27         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Feb 1          Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Feb 2          Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Feb 18         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         24   1926 Apr - May
                   Apr 6          Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Apr 22         Arthur [illegible]       to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Apr 25         Rosalie                  to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Apr 30         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   May 6          Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   May 14         Alice G. Brock           to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         25   1926 Jul Includes Helen Shields, secretary at Biddle, Townsend, Co. since 1925
                   Jul 1          Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 9          Susan                    to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 10         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 13         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 14         H[elen] Shields          to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 21         Joanna W. Biddle         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 21         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 21         Sarah Lee Biddle         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 26         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         26   1926 Aug - Sep 
                   Aug 2          Alice Schyler            to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 10         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 13         Nicholas Biddle, Jr.     to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 13         Joanna W. Biddle         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 18         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 23         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 30         Edward Biddle            to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 30         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 31         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 1          Gubby [S. Townsend]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 3          Sarah Roberts            to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 5          Gubby [S Townsend]       to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 7          Nicholas Biddle, Jr.     to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 7          Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 12         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 19         Helly R. Ruiton          to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 22         Elsie [Lippincott]       to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 24         Schuyler                 to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 24         Baucker                  to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         27   1926 Oct - Dec
                   Oct 26         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Oct 27         Gubby [S Townsend]       to  Nicholas Biddle
                   Oct 28         Nicholas Biddle, Jr.     to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Oct 31         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Nov 8          Marguerite Townsend      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Dec 1          Charles B. Jennings      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Dec 13         Edward Biddle            to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Dec 20         Dave [P. Stoever]        to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Dec 21         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         28   1927  Jan - Mar
                   Jan 23         [illegible]              to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Feb 4          Edward Biddle            to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Feb 7          Edward Biddle            to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Feb 13         AAB                      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Feb 15         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Feb 23         James E. Loder           to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Mar 4          [illegible]              to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Mar 9          Dave [P. Stoever]        to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Mar 16         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Mar 21         Mary Schuyler Mills      to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         29   1927  May - Jul
                   May 2          Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   May 17         Dave [P. Stoever]        to   Nicholas Biddle
                   May 17         Mary E. Cummings         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   May 17        Elizabeth [Lippincott]    to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jun 15         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle 
                   Jul 11         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 12         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 19         Joanna W. Biddle         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 19         Nicholas Biddle, Jr      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 19         Elizabeth Lippincott     to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 19         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 21         Sarah Lee Biddle         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 22         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 25         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
              
              
         30   1927 Aug - Nov
                   Aug 2          Dave [P. Stoever]        to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 17         Sade [Sarah L. Biddle]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 27         Stockton Townsend        to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 28         Bei, Jamestown           to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Aug 28         Mrs. Edward Biddle       to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Sep 12         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 23         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Sep 27         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Oct 25         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Oct 27         Charles O'Donnell        to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Nov 3          Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Nov 23         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Nov 25         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         31   1928
                   Jan 3          Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Feb 7          Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Feb 13         Elizabeth [Lippincott]   to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         32   1934 Includes wife Sarah and daughter Sarah Lee, who were staying in Paris
                   May 20         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   May 9          Joanna W. Biddle         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jul 25         [illegible]              to   Sarah L. Biddle
                   Jun 6          Joanna W. Biddle         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jun 8          Sarah Lee Biddle         to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jun 9          Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
                   Jun 11         Sade [Sarah Biddle]      to   Nicholas Biddle
    
         33   Correspondence between Nicholas and Sarah Biddle, n.d. (7 letters)
    
         34   Correspondence from Elizabeth Lippincott, n.d. (4 items to Nicholas Biddle)
    
         35   Correspondence, n.d.
              From Craig Biddle, Marguerite Townsend, Mary E. Cummings, and Vinton
                   Pierce, an old Princeton friend who relates many negative experiences of
                   his college life.  
    
         36   Correspondence, n.d.
              From Rosalie, Aubrette, Mabel Dixon, Mrs. Snowden Samuel, and others
    
               Series II.  The Lippincott and Wharton Families
              Includes material of the Wharton and Lippincott families related to Nicholas
              Biddle and his wife Sarah Lippincott Biddle (gen. chart 3)
    
              Series II.1. George Mifflin Wharton (1806-1870)
    2
         37   Receipt, 1858
              One receipt for improvements at the Orphans Asylum.
    
    
              Series II.2.  J. Ballinger Lippincott (1813-1886)
              Grandfather of Sarah L. Biddle  (gen. chart 3)
    
         38   Correspondence, 1826-1828
              Two letters addressed to his aunt Susan Ballinger
    
              1826 Aug 23    J.B. Lippincott          to   Susan Ballinger
              1828 Apr 20    J.B. Lippincott          to   Susan Ballinger
    
         39   Architectural agreement, 1867
              Agreement between Joshua B. Lippincott and the builder John Ketcham to erect a
                   dwelling on the west side of 19th Street fronting on Rittenhouse Square,
                   based on designs of the architectural firm Sloan and Hutton.  The
                   agreement includes detailed description of materials and specifications to
                   be employed by Ketcham and the document is signed by him at the end. 
                   Demolished in 1972, the structure once stood at 204 S. 19 Street, on the
                   west side of Rittenhouse Square.  It is listed on the Historic American
                   Buildings Survey as PA-1515.
    
    
              Series II.3.  J. Bertram Lippincott (1857-1940)
              Father of Sarah L. Biddle and father-in-law Nicholas Biddle (gen. chart 3)
    
              Correspondence and papers
         40   1900-1908
              Correspondence from the London publishing house of Sampson, Low, Marsden,
                   and Co. relative to an agreement to publish Lippincott's Dictionary in
                   Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries.  Correspondents include
                   Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912), the noted Shakespearian scholar. 
    
              1900 Feb 20          Joseph P. Remington to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jun 20          Sampson, Low,       to   J.B. Lippincott
              1903 Dec 24          William Forse Scott to   J.B. Lippincott
    
              Series II.  The Lippincott and Wharton Families (cont'd)
              Series II.3.  J. Bertram Lippincott (cont'd)
    2
    
         40   Correspondence (cont'd)
              1904 Aug 26         JW                  to   J.B. Lippincott
                   n.d.           H.J. Rhetl          to   J.B. Lippincott
              1905 Jun 6          Eli Townsend        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jun 15         Eli Townsend        to   J.B. Lippincott
              1907 Dec 6          Horace H Furness    to   J.B. Lippincott
              1908 Jan 7          H.J. Rhetl          to   J.B. Lippincott
    
         41   1910 and 1912
              1910 Feb 15         J.B. Lippincott     to   
                   Aug 22         William C. Prichett to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 3          E.S. Lurpin         to   J.B. Lippincott
              1912 Jan 27         A.L. Wharton        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 8          mother              to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 11         JWL                 to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 18         Joey [Joanna Wharton] to J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 16         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 23         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 25         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 30         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 1          JWL                 to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 11         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
    
         42   1913
                   Jan 13         Joe [Lippincott]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jan 27         Joe [Lippincott]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Mar 27         E.S. Lurpin         to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jun 26         Joe [Lippincott]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jun 27         Bertram Lippincott  to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 7          Elizabeth Shuyler Mills to    J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 21         Joey [Joanna Wharton] to J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 23         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 24         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 29         Elizabeth [S Mills] to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 29         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 31         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 26         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 28         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Oct 1          Bertram Lippincott  to   mother
    
         43 1914  Jan 11          E.S. L[urpin]       to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Apr 24         E.S. L[urpin]            to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 9          Joey [Joanna Wharton]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 14         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 23         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 28         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 29         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 30         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 10         Sarah [Lippincott]       to   Joanna
                   Aug 12         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 16         Joe [Lippincott]         to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 19         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 20         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 24         Mary Wallace             to   Joanna
                   Aug 2?         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 1          Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 3          Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 13         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
    
         44   1915 Jul 8          Joey [Joanna Wharton]    to J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 14         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 8          Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 17         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 19         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 31         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 1          Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 24         Joe [Lippincott]         to   J.B. Lippincott
                   n.d.           Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
    
         45   1916-1917  Nov 9, 1917 letter includes a photograph of Joanna W. Biddle
    
              1916 Jun 10         Joey [Joanna Wharton]    to J.B. Lippincott
                   Jun 16         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 28         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 6          Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 3          Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 5          Edward P. Gosling        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Nov 9          Henry R. Coxe            to   J.B. Lippincott
    
    
              Series II.  The Lippincott and Wharton Families (cont'd)
              Series II.3.  J. Bertram Lippincott (cont'd)
    2
              Correspondence (cont'd)
         45   1917 Sep 7          Joey [Wharton]        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Nov 9          Sarah L. Biddle       to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Mar 29         Kobam Mftg. Co.       to   J.B. Lippincott
    
         46   1918 Jan 19         Joey [Joanna Wharton] to J.B. Lippincott
                   Jan 26         Joey [Wharton]        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jun 28         E.P. Gosling          to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 11         Joey [Wharton]        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 12         Joey [Wharton]        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 14         Joey [Wharton]        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 6          Joey [Wharton]        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 12         [Nicholas Biddle?]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Oct 25         Joe [Lippincott]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Oct 28         Ephraim Lederer       to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Nov 5          Joe [Lippincott]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Nov 6          Ephraim Lederer       to   J.B. Lippincott
    
         47   1919 Jan 12         Bertram [Lippincott]  to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jan 28         Albante W. Laiylsme   to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Feb 5          Ephraim Lederer       to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Feb 7          J.B. Lippincott       to   Ephraim Lederer
                   Apr 23         G. Elmer Messmore     to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 28         Joey [Joanna Wharton] to J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 12         Joey [Wharton]        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 27         Joey [Wharton]        to   J.B. Lippincott
    
              Series II.  The Lippincott and Wharton Families (cont'd)
              Series II.3.  J. Bertram Lippincott (cont'd)
    2
              Correspondence (cont'd)
         48   1920  Correspondents include Thomas Alden Shields (1885-1931)
                   Jan 30         Sallie                   to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Apr 5          J. Feldman               to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Mar 12         Thomas A. Shields        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Mar 19         Thomas A. Shields        to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 17         Joey [Joanna Wharton]    to J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 19         [Joanna Wharton]         to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 4          Susan L. Pemberton       to   Joanna Wharton
                   Aug 6          Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 10         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 10         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 12         JWL [Joanna Wharton]     to  J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 31         Joey [Wharton]           to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Nov 18         G.V. Newton/M.R.Clute    to J.B. Lippincott
    
         49   1921 May 25    Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 8     Pete                to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 4     Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 23    Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 24    Sallie              to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Sep 8    Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Dec 29    Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   n.m. 11   Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   n.d.      Pete                to   J.B. Lippincott
    
         50   1922 Also includes J. Bertram Lippincott real estate assessments for 1922
                   Feb 11         Joe [Lippincott]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Feb 16         Joe [Lippincott]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Feb 19         Joe [Lippincott]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Feb 19         Joe [Lippincott]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Feb 24         Joe [Lippincott]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Mar 4          Joe [Lippincott]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jul 31         Joey [Joanna Wharton] to J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 1          Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 8          Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug ?          Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
    
              Series II.  The Lippincott and Wharton Families (cont'd)
              Series II.3.  J. Bertram Lippincott (cont'd)
    2
              Correspondence (cont'd)
         51   1923-1925  Also contains real estate assessments for 1923 and 1924
              1923 Aug 22         JWL [Joanna Wharton] to  J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 27         Joey [Wharton]       to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 28         Joey [Wharton]       to   J.B. Lippincott
    
              1924 Jan 14         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Jan 17         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 2          Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 8          [Joanna Wharton]    to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 31         Sallie              to   Joanna W. Lippincott
    
              1925 Jul 24         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 1          Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 11         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
                   Aug 12         Joey [Wharton]      to   J.B. Lippincott
    
              Correspondence, n.d.
         52   Cards, correspondence and a page of calculations from Joanna Wharton
              Lippincott to J. Bertram Lippincott (8 items)
         
         53   Joanna Wharton Lippincott to J. Bertram Lippincott (18 items)
              Partially dated letters, July - August, most written on Jamestown, RI, stationery  
    
         54   Cards from Joanna W. Lippincott to J. Bertram Lippincott (24 items) 
    
         55   Joanna Wharton Lippincott to J. Bertram Lippincott (9 items)
              Jul - Sep [1920s?], written on Jamestown, RI, stationery 
    
              Series III.  Descendants of John Biddle and Sarah Owen
              Second major branch of the Biddle family, descendants of John Biddle (1707-1789), 
              sixth son of William Biddle (1669-1712) and Lydia Wardell (gen. chart 4)
    
              Series III.1.  William Biddle (1806-1887)
              Great-grandson of John Biddle (1707-1789), sixth child of John Biddle (1763-1815) 
              and Elizabeth Canby (d. 1832)  (gen. chart 4)
    2
         56   Correspondence and papers, 1895-1909
    
    
              Series III.2.  Clement Biddle (1740-1814)
              Second child of John Biddle (1707-1784) (gen. chart 4)
    
              Business correspondence, attorney and notary public
         57   1777-1779
         58   1800-1809 
    
    
              Series III.3.  Thomas A. Biddle (1776-1857)
              Second child of Clement Biddle and Rebekah Cornell (gen. chart 5)
    
              Business correspondence of Thomas Biddle & Co., including materials from the
                   business which continued long after his death in 1857  
         59   1822-1839
         60   1840-1894
         61   n.d.
    
    
              Series III.4.  Clement Biddle (1810-1879)
              First child of Thomas A. Biddle and Christine Williams (gen. chart 5)
    
              Business correspondence, attorney and notary public
         62   1830-1832
         63   1843-1864
    
              Account books, for accounts with tea merchant James R. Webb & Son
         64   1872-1873
         65   1873-1875
    
    
         
              Series III.  Descendants of John Biddle and Sarah Owen (cont'd)
    
              Series III.5.  William Lyman Biddle (1853-1920)
              Son of Thomas Alexander Biddle (1814-1888) and Julia Cox (gen. chart 5)
    2         
         66   Correspondence and papers, n.d.    
    
    
              Series III.6.  Henry J. Biddle (1817-1862)
              Third child of Thomas A. Biddle (1776-1857) (gen. chart 5)
    
         67   Unbound account book, 1858-1859    
              
              Series III.7.  Alexander Biddle and family (1819-1899)
              Fourth child of Thomas A. Biddle (1776-1857) (gen. charts 5 and 6).  Papers
              removed to become series IV.
    
    
              Series III.8.  George Washington Biddle (1818-1879)
              Second child of Clement C. Biddle (1784-1855) and Mary Barclay (gen. chart 8) 
    
         68   Diary, 1850
         69   Business correspondence, 1860-1891
         70   Dairy, 1890
         71   Day book, 1891
    
              Legal essays authored by George W. Biddle
         72   Bound book, 1843-1889
         73   Publications removed from collection, 1857-1897
    
    
              Series III.9.  Algernon Sydney Biddle (1847-1891)
              Second child of George Washington Biddle (1818-1879) and Mary C. McMurtrie
     
         74   Receipts, 1880-1890 
    
    
              Series III.10.  Francis Beverly Biddle (1886-1968)
              Third child of Algernon Sydney Biddle and Frances Robinson (gen. chart 8)
    
         75   Pennsylvania Bar admittance certificate, 23 Nov 1912
         
    
              Series III.  Descendants of John Biddle and Sarah Owen (cont'd)
    
              Series III.11.  Chapman Biddle (1822-1880)
              Third child of Clement C. Biddle (1784-1855) and Mary Barclay (gen. chart 8)
    2
         76   Legal papers, 1871
    
    
              Series III.12.  Caldwell Keppelle Biddle (1829-1862)
              Second child of James Cornell Biddle and Sarah C. Keppelle (gen. chart 9)
    
         77   Legal and academic papers, 1843-1859    
    
    
              Series III.13.  Caldwell Keppelle Biddle (1863-after 1903)
              Son of Thomas Biddle and Sarah White, named for his uncle (gen. chart 9)
    
         78   Academic papers and correspondence, 1883-1884      
    

    Contents List

    + Series IV.1 - IV. 5: The Alexander Biddle family: Alexander Biddle (1819-1899); Julia Williams Rush (1833-1898); Alexander W. Biddle (1856-1879); Julia Biddle (1859-1885); James Wilmer Biddle (1861-1927)

    + Series IV.6 - IV.9, V: The Alexander Biddle family (continued): Louis Biddle (1863-); Marianne Biddle (1865-); Lynford Biddle (1871-c. 1943; Lynford and Louis A. Biddle material; Miscellaneous Biddle family materials


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