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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 IV.1. The Alexander Biddle family: Alexander Biddle (1819-1899)
  • Series IV.2. Julia Williams Rush (1833-1898)
  • Series IV.3. Alexander W. Biddle (1856-1879)
  • Series IV.4. Julia Biddle (1859-1885)
  • Series IV.5. James Wilmer Biddle (1861-1927)

  • + Biographical Note + Bibliography + Scope and Contents Note + Related Collections + Arrangement Note + Series Outline

    Contents List

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

    + 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 IV.  Alexander Biddle (1819-1899) and family
              Removed from series III.7 because of size, this series houses the papers of the
              Alexander Biddle family (gen. chart 6)  
    
              Series IV.1.  Alexander Biddle (1819-1899) 
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              Correspondence and papers, 1857-1897
         79   1857-1868
              Includes 1866 stock holder's ticket to the Academy of Fine Arts, and material
              related to the Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from
              Loss by Fire.  Correspondents include James Murray Rush (1813-1862), Benjamin
              Rush (1811-1877), and Henry J. Williams (1791-1879).
    
              1857 Apr 22         Christine W. Biddle to   AB, c/o
              1858 Jan 4          A. Montmallin       to   AB
              1860 Jan 11         J.P. Wilson         to   AB
                   Jan 19         J.P. Wilson         to   AB
                   Feb 7          Wilmer Worthington  to   AB
                   Apr 19         [J.] Murray Rush    to   AB
                   Apr 22         Benjamin Rush       to   AB
              1862 Jul 7          Henry J. Williams   to   AB
                   Jul 8          Lydia M. Baird      to   [AB]
                   Aug 6          Alexander Biddle    to   [unidentified]
                   Sep 21         Alexander W. Biddle to   AB
                   Dec 30         Alexander Biddle    to   Uncle
              1863 Mar 23         Rev. Roger Owen     to   AB
                   May 17         Chapman Biddle      to   AB
                   May 24         Chapman Biddle      to   AB
                   Aug 8          George O. Lambdin   to   AB
              1866 Jul 20         Henry J. Williams   to   AB
              1867 May 24         A.A. Hankey         to   AB
                   Sep 9          Clement Biddle      to   AB
                   Oct 14         Emily M. Biddle     to   AB
              1868 Sep 28         J.R. Olmstead       to   AB
    
         80   1872-1875
              Includes materials related to the 1874 Assemblies, and a May 1874 Fłte
              Champłtre at Springbank.  Correspondents include Craig Biddle (1823- c. 1907);
              political scientist and educator Francis Lieber (1800-1872); the rector of St. Paul's
              school in Concord, New Hampshire, Henry A. Coit (1830-1895); and Philadelphia
              lawyers Horace Binney (1780-1875) and Charles Henry Tuckey Collis.  
    
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.1.  Alexander Biddle (cont'd) 
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              Correspondence and papers (cont'd)
              1872 Jun 18         Francis Lieber           to   [AB]
         80   1872 Jul 29         Richard Norris           to   AB
              1873 Feb 3          Horace Binney            to   AB
                   Oct 27         H.F. Olmstead            to   AB
                   Dec 3          Charles H.T. Collis      to   AB
                   Dec 9          Craig Biddle             to   AB
              1874 May 7          Henry A. Coit            to   AB
                   Jun 13         AB                       to   Uncle
                   Jul 8          Julia R. Biddle          to   AB
                   Dec 5          J. Wilmer Biddle         to   AB
              1875 Jun 4          Louis A. Biddle          to   AB
                   Jun 10         J Hargall                to   AB
    
         81   1876-1879
              Includes an invitation to the golden anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Wister, a grade
              report from Louis A. Biddle who was then attending St. Paul's, and an invitation
              to a reception in honor of John Welsh held at the Academy of Fine Arts.  
              1876 Jun 19         [lost page]         to   AB
                   Dec 3          Louis A. Biddle     to   AB
              1877 Mar 10         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   AB
              1878 Feb 10         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   AB
                   Feb 15         Louis A. Biddle     to   AB
                   Oct 10         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   AB
              1879 May 7          J. Wilmer Biddle    to   AB
                   Jul 2          J.H. Halstead       to   AB
                   Jul 18         G.P. Olmstead       to   AB
                   Aug 9          J.B. [illegible]    to   AB
                   Oct 2          Susan A. Comur      to   AB
    
         82   1880-1881
              Includes receipts and responses to Biddle invitations to a party held September 30,
              1880.  Responses were received from the Lippincott, Chew, Booth, and Tilghman
              families.  Correspondents include Philadelphia lawyer Charles Henry Tuckey
              Collis; Francis Wharton (1820-1889) who later served in the U.S. Department of
              State; Frank Lamson-Scribner (1851-1938); President of Girard College Adam H.
              Fettenolf (1841-1912); and George L. Harrison (1811-1885).  
              1880 Mar 8          Louis A. Biddle     to   AB
                   Mar 9          William P. Tatham   to   AB
                   Oct 10         Charles H.T. Collis to   AB
                   Nov 13         Francis Wharton     to   AB
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.1.  Alexander Biddle (cont'd) 
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              Correspondence and papers (cont'd)
         82   1881 Apr 4          George L. Harrison  to   AB
                   Sep 20         A.H. Fetterolf      to   AB
                   Oct 27         Thomas Hankey       to   AB
                   Oct 30         F. Lamson Scribner  to   AB
                   Dec 19         George L. Harrison  to   AB
    
         83   1882
              Includes cancelled checks; correspondents include Rush relatives Richard Rush
              (b. 1848) and E.O. Cuthbert, and Charles Austin Robinson (b. 1837)  
                   Jan 17         Rev. Roger Owen     to   AB
                   Jan 25         Arthur Biddle       to   AB
                   Apr 13         E.O. Cuthbert       to   AB
                   Jul 21         J.A. Harris         to   AB
                   Jul 25         William S.Blight    to   AB
                   Jul 27         Richard Rush        to   AB
                   Aug 18         C. Prevost Grayson  to   AB
                   Oct 18         Rich. M. Cadwalader to   AB
                   Oct 18         F. Gutekunst Co.    to   AB
                   Nov 18         Charles A. Robinson to   AB
    
         84   B - F, Responses to Biddle invitations, to September 21, 1882, party at the
                   Midsummer Club
    
              Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Biddle
              Mr. and Mrs. Buckley
              Miss Bohlen
              Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Butcher
              Dr. and Mrs. Camas
              Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Cadwalader
              Mr. and Mrs. George W. Carpenter
              Mr. William Carter
              Mr. and Mrs. Cassatt
              Mr. Benjamin Chew
              The Misses and Mr. Coleman
              The Misses Dixon
              Miss Donaldson
              Mr. and Mrs. Drayton
              Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Drayton
              Mr. J.R. Drexel
              Mr. and Mrs. John H. Easby
              Mrs. J. Francis Fisher
              Mr. Henry M. Fisher
    
         85   H - P, Responses to Biddle invitations, September 1882
              Mr. and Mrs. George L. Harrison
              Mr. and Mrs. Heckscher
              Mr. A.D. Hepomen
              Mrs. and the Misses Ingersoll
              Mr. Gregory B. Keen
              The Misses Lammot
              Admiral and Mrs. Lardner
              Mr. and Mrs. George Mead
              Rev. Meigs
              The Messrs Meiss
              Dr. and the Messieurs Neilion
              The Messrs Newbold
              Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Page
              General and Mrs. Parke
              Mr. and Mrs. Parker
    
         86   R - Z, Responses to Biddle invitations, September 1882
              The Messrs Ralston
              Miss Agnes P. Roberts
              Mr. and Mrs. Edward Roberts, Jr.
              Miss Robinson
              Mr. J.G. Rosengarten
              Mr. John M. Scott
              Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Smith
              Miss Stevenson
              Mr. and Mrs. R. May Stevenson
              Mr. John B. Thayer, Jr.
              Mr., Mrs., and Miss John B. Thayer
              Mr. and Mrs. Tilghman
              The Misses and Messrs Tilghman
              Mr. Townsend Ward
              Mr. and the Misses Thomas Wharton
              Mr. and Mrs. Young
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.1.  Alexander Biddle (cont'd) 
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              Correspondence and papers (cont'd)
         87   1883-1884
              Includes materials related to the Board of Commissioners of the Philadelphia Fire
              Department, the Girard estate, and an 1884 membership card for the Philadelphia
              Horticultural Society.  Correspondents include Newton L. Orrick, the Secretary
              and Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Company for Insurance on Lives.  
              1883 Feb 3          John D. Lankeneau   to   AB
                   Jun 12         Julia R. Biddle     to   AB
                   Jun 23         Louis A. Biddle     to   AB
                   Aug 27         Alexander Biddle    to   General Devens
                   Oct 8          Sophia Euphrat      to   Girard Col Committee
              1884 Nov 10         Francis Biddle      to   AB
                   Dec 15         M.B. Ketchum        to   AB
                   Dec 23         Newton L. Orrick    to   AB
    
         88   1885-1888
              Includes two letters of introduction from Francis Wharton (1820-1889), who
              served in the United States Department of State under President Cleveland; one
              addressed to Edward J. Phelps (1822-1900), then minister to Great Britain, and
              the other to Isaac Bell (1846-1889), who was minister to the Netherlands.  This
              folder also contains an inventory of porcelain which Alexander Biddle shipped
              aboard the British steamer Mosses, received by Richard Rush (b. 1848) in 
              Shanghai, China.  
              1885 Mar 23         Alfred Cromrlier    to   AB
                   Jun 20         Francis Wharton     to   E.J. Phelps
                   Jun 20         Francis Wharton     to   Isaac Bell
              1886 May 10         A. Grossman         to   AB
              1887 Dec 10         Rev. Roger Owen     to   AB
              1888 Feb 6          George W. Biddle    to   AB
    
         89   1889
              Includes receipts and materials related to the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of
              the Revolution, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, and
              Pennsylvania Day at Gettysburg. 
              1889 Mar 20         Robert Gamble       to   AB
                   Apr 13         Hamilton Fiske      to   AB
                   Apr 20         Henry Brown         to   AB
                   May 31         Alexander W. Biddle to   AB
                   Jul 6          B.F. Duane          to   AB
                   Aug 29         S. Bonnaffon, Jr.   to   AB
                   Nov 26         Charles McKeone     to   AB
                   Dec 3          Percy C. Madeira    to   AB
    
         90   1890
              Includes lease agreements with Mary Freemen which were witnessed by Lynford
              Biddle.  Correspondent Helen Field Conover included a newspaper clipping
              describing Samuel W. Stockton's sale of property in Princeton, New Jersey.
              1890 Sep 26    Alexander W. Biddle      to   AB
                   Sep 29    Helen F. Conover         to   AB
    
         91   1891
              Receipts and records of coal expenditures at the Bethesda Home, and material
              related to the Fairmont Park Art Association.  
              1891 Mar 11         J.B. Anderson       to   Robert Gamble
                   Apr 29         Robert Gamble       to   AB
                   Jun 24         F.S. Farmer         to   AB
                   Sep 3          Kline Van Winkle    to   AB
                   Sep 16         A.B. Kerper         to   AB
                   Oct 8          Edward A. Gebliy    to   AB
    
         92   1892
              Also contains receipts from London clothiers and harness makers, and material
              related to the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Children's Hospital of
              Philadelphia.  Correspondents include future U.S. Senator and Biddle relative
              Boies Penrose (1860-1921)  
              1892 Mar 17         William Potter      to   AB
                   Apr 30         Pauline Biddle      to   AB
                   May 9          Milton Morris       to   AB
                   Jun 10         Thomas D. Cuyler    to   AB
                   Jul 16         Lynford Biddle      to   AB
                   Sep 2          F.S. Farmer         to   AB
                   Sep 14         Alexander W. Biddle to   AB
                   Nov 17         Alia E. Thomas      to   AB
                   Nov 14         Boies Penrose       to   AB
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.1.  Alexander Biddle (cont'd) 
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              Correspondence and papers (cont'd)
         93   1893
              Includes an 1893 railroad pass for the Pennsylvania Railroad, report of the
              Chinese Guild Room, and receipts.  Correspondents include Adam H. Fetterolf
              (1841-1912), president of Girard College; John Clarke Sims (b. 1845), Secretary
              of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company; Richard Rush (b. 1848); William Lyman
              Biddle (1853-1920); and A.J. Alexander.  
    
              1893 Jan 25         Walter E. Rea       to   AB
                   Mar 4          A.H. Fetterolf      to   AB
                   Mar 16         J.A. Godwin         to   AB
                   Mar 17         A.H. Fetterolf      to   AB
                   Mar 28         John Clarke Sims    to   AB
                   Apr 28         R. Parish           to   AB
                   Jun 20         J.C. Strawbridge    to   AB
                   Jul 22         Richard Rush        to   AB
                   Oct 7          W. Lyman Biddle     to   AB
                   Oct 5          A.J. Alexander      to   AB
                   Oct 3          Edward A. Sibley    to   AB
                   Nov 25         J. William White    to   AB
                   Dec 1          W.D. Sheldon        to   AB
                   Dec 18         Madison Rush        to   AB
                   Dec 20         Boies Penrose       to   AB
    
         94   1894
              Includes director's cards for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and material
              related to the Law and Order Society of Philadelphia.  Correspondents include
              Harrison S. Morris (1856-1948), managing director of the Pennsylvania Academy
              of Fine Arts.
    
              1894 Jan 1          A.H. Fetterolf      to   AB
                   Jan 25         Henry Whelan, Jr.   to   AB
                   Apr 12         Herman L. Duhring   to   AB
                   Apr 18         H. Potter           to   AB
                   May 31         Harrison S. Morris  to   AB
                   Oct 8          T.S. Stevenson      to   AB
                   Oct 19         James A. Bradin     to   AB
                   Nov 20         J.H. Michener       to   AB
                   Dec 17         Louis Wagner        to   AB
    
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.1.  Alexander Biddle (cont'd) 
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              Correspondence and papers (cont'd)
         95   Jan-Aug 1895 
              Includes material related to London clothiers, seed merchant David Landreth, the
              Rittenhouse Club, and the Mask and Wig Club of the University of Pennsylvania. 
              Correspondents include G.E. Kirkpatrick, superintendent of Minor City Trusts;
              Adam H. Fetterolf (1841-1912); and Boies Penrose (1860-1921).
              1895 Jan 7          A.H. Fetterolf      to   AB
                   Feb 16         C.H. Thompson        to   AB
                   Feb 27         G.E. Kirkpatrick    to   AB
                   Mar 8          G.E. Kirkpatrick    to   AB
                   Mar 13         W. Meehan           to   AB
                   Mar 20         [mutilated]         to   AB
                   Apr 4          Boies Penrose       to   AB
                   Apr. 15        C.M. Raguet         to   AB
                   Apr 20         A.H. Fetterolf      to   AB
                   Apr 26         J.P. Anshutz        to   AB
                   Apr 27         C. Salle
                                  J.T. Mitchell
                                  F.D. Stone          to   AB
                   May 2          Charles H. Raguet   to   AB
                   May 3          B.H. Shoemaker      to   AB
                   May 14         F. Carroll Brewster to   AB
                   May 18         F. Carroll Brewster to   AB
                   Jun 26         Christine A. Biddle to   AB
                   Jun 29         Alexander W. Biddle to   AB
                   Jul 11         Alexander W. Biddle to   AB
                   Aug 16         AB   to   [unknown]
                   Aug 19         Pauline Biddle      to   AB
    
         96   1896-1897
              Includes material related to the Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of
              America, the Schuylkill Haven Railroad Company, and the Pennsylvania
              Academy.  Correspondents include cousin A.J. Alexander, Adam H. Fetterolf
              (1841-1912), and the Philadelphia lawyer and author Francis Rawle (1846-1930).  
              1896 Aug 15        George Simpson       to   AB
              1897 Jan 13         A.J. Alexander      to   AB
                   Jan 16         A.H. Fetterolf      to   AB
                   Sept 3         Isabel Biddle       to   AB
                   Nov 26         Francis Rawle       to   AB
                   Dec 2          Sarah L. Fell       to   Mr. & Mrs. B.
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.1.  Alexander Biddle (cont'd) 
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              Account books, including accounts kept for AB by the agent James S. Farmer.  
         97   Estate of Henry J. Williams, daybook, no. 5
              January 1, 1894 - February 18, 1886 (28 pp.)
    
         98   Items removed from the estate ledger of H.J. Williams.
              Advertisements, including an elaborately printed advertising card for the Library
              of American Literature, five miniature photographs of an elderly Alexander
              Biddle, notes, and calculations.
    
         99   Household account book, 1890-1899, and diary 1885
              Purchased in Berlin, this volume seems to have been used first as a travel diary for
              a trip through Germany and France between November 10 and December 18,
              1885.  Although the author is not identified, handwriting and textual references
              suggest Louis A. Biddle.
    
              Account books kept by James F. Farmer, agent of Alexander Biddle
         100  Financial Journal, no.1, Mar 16, 1881 - May 1, 1882 (36 pp)
    
         101  Financial journal, no. 2, May 1, 1882 - Jun 2, 1884 (48 pp)  
    
         102  Financial journal, no. 3, Jul 1, 1884 - Aug 1, 1883 (48 pp)
    
         103  Financial journal, no. 4, Mar 1, 1886 - Mar 12, 1887 (32 pp)
    
         104  Financial journal, no. 5, Mar 16, 1887 - Jan 1, 1890 (32 pp)
    
         105  Financial journal, no. 6, Jan 1, 1890 - Jan 1, 1893 (32 pp)  
    
         106  Financial journal, no. 7, Jan 1, 1893 - Jun 1, 1896 (32 pp)  
    
         107  Checkbook, no. 4, with annotated stubs, Mar 3, 1885 - Mar 1, 1887
    
         108  Account book, no. 2, Jan 15, 1883 - Sep 6, 1892
              Alexander Biddle's account with the Pennsylvania Company for Insurance on
              Lives and Granting Annuities 
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.1.  Alexander Biddle (cont'd) 
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              Written materials
              Other writings by Alexander Biddle are preserved in Mss 314 Rush family
              papers, including Alexander Biddle's drafts for his unpublished Dr. Benjamin
              Rush in the opinion of his revolutionary contemporaries, a reply to the interested
              prejudice of a recent writer, and the typescripts for his published (1892) Old
              family letters copied from the originals for Alexander Biddle, series A.
    
         109  Speech for Girard College, n.d. (13 pp.)
              This manuscript may relate to the 1893 speech Alexander Biddle gave at Girard
              College, which was mentioned by Cheesman A. Herrick in his History of Girard
              College (Philadelphia: Girard College, 1927).
    
         110  Speech for the Pennsylvania Hospital, n.d. (2 pp.)
              Discusses period since May 1890
    
         111  Civil War narrative, [draft A], n.d.
              Thirteen leaves, paginated A-M, with one FF 1/2.  Some of the text is written on
              stationery of the Hotel Continental, Biarritz, dated 188-.  This complete draft, with
              limited annotations, is the Civil War narrative of Alexander Biddle published on
              pages 119-125 of History of the 121st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers
              (Philadelphia: Burke and McFetridge, 1899)
    
         112  Civil War narrative, [draft B], n.d.
              Another draft of the above text, this copy is incomplete and consists of eleven
              leaves paginated A-K.  This draft bears light annotations and is written entirely on
              the stationery of the Hotel Continental, Biarritz, dated 188-  
    
         113  Civil War narrative, [various pages], n.d.
              Three pages from another draft of the above text: A, F, and G.  These pages also
              bear light annotations and two were written on stationery of the Hotel Continental,
              Biarritz, dated 188-
    
         114  Other Civil War writings, n.d.
              Includes three half-pages on Pennsylvania Railroad stationery dated 188-,
              describing an unidentified battle; one draft of an undated letter addressed to
              "General," and two pages of a Civil War draft covering Sep-Oct 1862, which
              appears to be Biddle's account of the Battle of Fredericksburg, as was published in
              the History of the 121st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers (Philadelphia:
              Burke and McFetridge, 1899).  
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.1.  Alexander Biddle (cont'd) 
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              Written materials (cont'd)
         115  Draft for a biography, n.d. (5 pp)
              Annotated; this may be a more developed version of the biography of Alexander
              Biddle which appeared in William Bender Wilson's second volume of his History
              of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company (1899).  The third page of this manuscript
              bears a strong resemblance to the printed biography.
    
    
              Miscellaneous materials
    
         116  Thirteen poems by George Wilson, n.d., addressed to the Biddle family
                   "Chestnut Hill" in Autumn
                   Fourth of July
                   Petition for help to buy a coat
                   The Children's seashore house
                   Sound Gospel Doctrine
                   In God I confide
                   The Temperance tent
                   Phases of the human face
                   Woman's rights, inscribed to Mrs. Alexander Biddle
                   Autumn tints
                   The Guitean trial
    
         117  Correspondence, n.d.
              Drafts of letters to Charles M. Raguet, as well as correspondence from George P.
              Smith, Francis A. Jackson, Charles W. Henry, Pauline Biddle, Louis A. Biddle,
              Julia Dunlap, and Nannie Dunlap.  
    
         118  Papers, n.d.
              Contains calling cards, the Biddle coat of arms, material related to the Franklin
              and Bristol Turnpike Road and the Roslyn Heights Stock Farm.  Invitations are
              included from General George Cadwalader and Arthur Biddle.
    
         119  Civil War photographs, n.d.
              One photograph recognizable as captain William White Dorr, photographed by F.
              Gutekunst, Philadelphia.
              Two identical, later, portraits of Alexander Biddle in his uniform, also taken by F.
              Gutekunst and which retain their original glassine envelopes.  These two portraits
              may have been related to the production of History of the 121st Regiment of
              Pennsylvania Volunteers (1893) for which F. Gutekunst did much of the 
              photographic work.  This image of Alexander Biddle, however, was never
              included.  
    
         120  Photographs of family art, n.d. (4 items)
              Three identical photographs represent two portrait paintings, and one other
              photograph depicts the same two portrait paintings and one other.  One of the
              paintings is identifiable as a portrait of Clement Biddle (1740-1814) painted by
              Bernard Uhle.  The other two individuals represented are presumably his first and
              second wives, Mary Richardson (d. 1773), and Rebekah Cornell.  These are
              presumably the paintings that Alexander Biddle lent to the Pennsylvania Academy
              of Fine Arts in 1887 and 1888 for their Loan Exhibition of Historical Portraits,
              and are represented as catalog numbers 29-30.  
    
         121  Estate of Alexander Biddle (d. May 2, 1899), 1901-1911, 1943
              Program to memorial service held in Girard College Chapel June 3, 1899; receipts
              for material credited to the estate; statements covering 1901-1903 and 1910-1911
              from the Pennsylvania Company for Insurance on Lives and Granting Annuities. 
              Auction catalog for "Alexander Biddle Papers" from Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.,
              May 24-25 (part 1) and October 12-13 (part 2), 1943.
    
              Series IV.2.  Julia Williams Rush Biddle (1833-1898)
              Second child of Samuel Rush (1795-1859) and Anne Wilmer, married on October
              11, 1855 to Alexander Biddle (1819-1899)  (see genealogical charts 5, 6, and 7).
               This series contains the papers of Julia Williams Rush from her childhood to the
              year before her death.  Major correspondents include her father, her brother
              William Rush (1837-1860), friend Helen Field (later Conover), and relatives Anna
              Maria Rush (1820-1887), Sarah Catherine Rush (1823-1905), and Nannie Dunlap
              (b. 1830).  
    
              Correspondence and papers
    
         122  Correspondence and papers, 1841-1850, n.d.
              Contains a childhood letter, and one letter from her father, Samuel Rush, dated
              June 30, 1847 where he conveys his reaction to a speech given by President Polk
              at Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
    
              n.d. Jul 31         Julia Rush          to   Samuel Rush
    
              1841 Jun 17         Julia Rush          to   Samuel Rush
              1842 Jul 18         Julia Rush          to   Samuel Rush
              1844 Feb 14         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Mar  8         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
              1847 Jun 30         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   n.d.           [illegible]         to   Julia Rush
              1849 Jan 12         [lost page]         to   Julia Rush
                   Jul  3         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Aug 27         [lost page]         to   Julia Rush
                   Sep  8         Helen Field         to   [Julia Rush]
              1850 Mar 18         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   May  6         E.H. Biddle         to   Julia Rush
                   May 12         Julia R. Williams   to   Julia Rush
                   Jun 17         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Jul 16         William Rush        to   Julia Rush c/o R.S. Field
                   Jul 16         [unidentified]      to   [Julia Rush]
                   Jul 17         Samuel Rush         to   [Julia Rush]
                   Sep  4         Francis Lowber      to   Julia Rush
                   Oct 31         Charlotte           to   Julia Rush
                   Nov 20         E.H. Biddle         to   Julia Rush
    
         123  1851 Jan 8          Helen Field         to   Julia Rush
                   Feb 18         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Mar 25         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Apr 25         William Rush        to   Julia Rush c/o R.S. Field
                   May 5          Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   May 17+19      [Helen Field]       to   Julia Rush
                   May 28         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Jul 9          Helen Field         to   Julia Rush
                   Jul 12         William Rush        to   Julia Rush
                   Jul 14         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Jul 23         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Aug 13         [Helen Field]       to   Julia Rush
                   Sep 1          Georgina [cousin]   to   Julia Rush
                   Sep 9          Julia R. Williams   to   Julia Rush
                   Sep 29         Mary Olmstead       to   Julia Rush
                   Nov 24         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
    
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.2.  Julia Williams Rush Biddle (cont'd)
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              Correspondence and papers (cont'd)
         124  Exercise Book, Dec 13, 1852
              This paper-bound volume contains exercises written in Spanish filling eighteen
              pages.  
    
         125  1852 Jan 5          Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Jan 13         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Mar 1          William Rush        to   Julia Rush
                   Mar 22         Samuel Rush         to   [Julia Rush]
                   Mar 28         Samuel Rush         to   [Julia Rush]
                   Apr 5          Samuel Rush         to   [Julia Rush]
                   Jun 21         Julia S. Rush       to   Julia Rush
                   Jul 8          S. Catherine Rush   to   Julia Rush
                   Aug 4          Samuel Rush, and    to   Julia Rush
                                  William Rush             c/o T. Hankey, London
                   Aug 20         Susan Allibone      to   Julia Rush
                   Sep 10         Samuel Rush, and    
                                  William Rush        to   Julia Rush
                   Sep 13         A[nna] M[aria] Rush,
                                  and J[ulia] S. Rush to   Julia Rush
                   Nov 15         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Dec 11         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
    
         126  1853-1856
              In addition to correspondence this folder includes receipts.  
              1853 Mar 3          [lost page]         to   Julia Rush
                   May 3          Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Oct 10         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush, William Rush
                   Nov 15         Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   n.d.           Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
              1854 Jul 20         William Rush        to   Julia Rush
                   Aug 12         Helen Field         to   Julia Rush
                   Oct 18         William Rush        to   Julia Rush
              1855 Feb 7          Samuel Rush         to   Julia Rush
                   Oct 11         S. Catherine Rush   to   Julia Rush
                   Oct 11         Anna M. Rush        to   Julia Rush
                   Dec 31         Julia W. Biddle     to   Samuel Rush
              1856 Apr 4          Samuel Rush         to   J.R. Williams
                   Aug 26         William Rush        to   Julia W. Biddle
    
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.2.  Julia Williams Rush Biddle (cont'd)
    3
              Correspondence and papers (cont'd)
         127  1858-1867
              Correspondence, receipts, and the forty-ninth Annual Report of the Philadelphia
              Orphan Society (1863).  Correspondents include prominent Philadelphia socialite
              and founder of the Orphan's Society Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869), Elizabeth Fisher
              a member of the Orphan's Society, and husband Alexander Biddle who in 1864
              was living in a camp South West of Culpepper, Virginia.  
              1858 Sep 26         Alexander Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Oct 3          Alexander Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
              1859 Nov 2          G.E. Eaton [cousin] to   Julia W. Biddle
              1860 Aug 10         [lost page, JRW?]   to   Julia W. Biddle
              1861 Oct 12         Georgy G[illegable] to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Sep 30         G.E. Eaton [cousin] to   Julia W. Biddle
              1862 Mar 11         Rebekah Gratz       to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jun 10         [unreadable]        to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jul 14         G. Clark [cousin]   to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jul 16         Elizabeth Fisher    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Sep 17         H.A. Biddle         to   Julia W. Biddle
              1864 Jan 8          Alexander Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jan 22         G. Clark            to   Julia W. Biddle
              1867 Sep 11         H.J. Williams       to   Julia W. Biddle
              1869 May 8          Susan B. Collet     to   Julia W. Biddle
    
         128  Account Book, 1860-1865
              Records household expenses, and mentions Sarah Rittenhouse, Mary Fulton,
              Martha Stewart, Catherine Welsh, and others.  Fills 11 pages.
    
         129  1870-1874
              Correspondence and receipts.  Correspondents include son J. Wilmer Biddle who
              was then attending Cheltenham Academy in Shoemakertown, Pennsylvania.  
              1871 Jun 29         Alexander Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jun 30         Alexander Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jul 1          Alexander Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
              1873 Dec 6          A[nna] M[aria] Rush to   Julia W. Biddle
              1874 Apr 17         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   May 25         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jun 9          Catherine M. Bohlen to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jun 29         Elizabeth D. Wells  to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Sep 19         Eleanor H. Smith    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Sep 30         EMB                 to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Oct 10         J. Biddle           to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Oct 17         Eleanor H. Smith    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Dec 17         Julia               to   Julia W. Biddle
    
         130  1875-1879
              Correspondence, receipts, and material related to the Chapel of the Church Home
              for Childern, Cheltenham Academy, and the First Annual State Convention of the
              Woman's Christian Temperance Union of New Jersey.  Correspondents include
              husband Alexander Biddle, who in 1878 was staying at the Lake Mohonk House
              in New York.  
              1875 Feb 16         C.S. Olmstead       to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Mar 25         E.L. Whittaker      to   Julia W. Biddle
                   May 15         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
              1876 Jun 1          Nannie [D. Conarroe] to  Julia W. Biddle
                   Sep 29         H.J.O[lmstead?]     to   Julia W. Biddle
              1877 Apr 10    F. Gordon Wickham        to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Nov 21         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
              1878 Jul 2          Susie Waller        to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Aug 1          Alexander Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Nov 24         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
              1879 May 6          Bessie Ashhurst     to   Julia W. Biddle
    
         131  Correspondence and papers, 1880-1884, n.d.
              Also contains receipts from Paris, Vienna, and a Philadelphia corset manufacturer;
              and material related to the Woman's Christian Association.  Correspondents
              include Elizabeth Fisher of the Orphan's Society, and son Louis A. Biddle, who in
              1883 was traveling in London, Dresden, and Paris.
              1880 Mar 3          Peggy               to   Julia W. Biddle
                   May 13         Cornelia Calhoun    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   May 27         Marg. A. Ravened    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jun 29         Elizabeth Fisher    to   Julia W. Biddle
              1882 Jul 19         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Sep 30         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Oct 14         Sidney Howell Jenks to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Nov 26         Julia Mayer Kliner  to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Dec 22         J. Wilmer           to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Dec 26         Uncle Rinbold       to   Julia W. Biddle
              1883 Jan 29         R.H. Bond           to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jun 11         [Elizabeth Fisher]  to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Aug 18         [lost page, child]  to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jul 26         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Sep 20         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Oct 25         Alexander Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Nov 10         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
    
         132  1885-1889
              Receipts from Berlin and Paris, and a printed commemoration of the death of her
              daughter Julia Biddle (1859-1885).  
              1886 Jun 17         Sallie F. Rewley    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Aug 3          Ellen Landers       to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Aug 19         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
              1889 Jun 6          [unreadable]        to   Julia W. Biddle
              188- Aug 30         Rosalie Morris      to   Julia W. Biddle
    
         133  1890-1891
              Contains newspaper clipping of the marriage of Henry Ridgway and Ellen Munroe
              which took place in Paris.  Correspondents include son Louis A. Biddle, who was
              traveling through Grand Rapids and Pittsburgh; and daughter-in-law Anne M.
              Biddle, who was traveling through Ouchy, Switzerland, and Paris, France.  
              1890 Apr 15         E.F. Kane           to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jun 19         Anne M. Biddle      to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Oct 18         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Oct 26         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
              1891 Apr [?]        Anne M. Biddle      to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Aug 13         Alexander Biddle    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Sep 8          EMB                 to   Julia W. Biddle
    
         134  1892
              Contains receipts.  Correspondents include Rush-relative Richard Henry Rush
              (1825-1893), son Louis A. Biddle who was in Halifax, Nova Scotia, probably to
              play in the Halifax Cup cricket match  
              1892 Jan 1          [Louis A. Biddle?]  to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Apr 11         Grace K[illegable]  to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Apr 20         Margaret s. G[illg] to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Mar 2          Louis, Cairo        to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Apr 29         Pauline Biddle      to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jul 7          Agnes K. Chapman    to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jul 26         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Aug 2          Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Sep 3          Anne M. Biddle      to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Dec 3          Eliza B. Kirkbride  to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Dec 28         Richard Henry Rush  to   Julia W. Biddle
                   n.d.           Marion Biddle       to   Julia W. Biddle
    
         135  1893-1894
              Contains one receipt.  Correspondents include Alexander Charles Garrett, a
              Biddle relative and Bishop of Northern Texas, and son Louis A. Biddle, who in
              1894 was in London.  
              1893 Aug 12        Ruth S. Kenwood      to   Julia W. Biddle
              1894 Feb 1          Pauline Biddle      to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Mar 20         Apolline A. Blair   to   Julia W. Biddle
                   May 27         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Nov 26         A.C. Garrett        to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Nov 2         Julia S. Cuetia      to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Dec 26        Marie Dormer         to   Julia W. Biddle
    
         136  1895
              Contains receipts and material related to the Franklin Reformatory Home. 
              Correspondents include Rush relative Catherine Elisa Murray Rush (1853-1895).
              1895 Jan 15         Catherine M. Rush   to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Feb 27         C.J. Gibbons        to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Apr 11         Mary Eva Camae      to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Mar 8          Katherine Packard   to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Mar 20         Catherine M. Rush   to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Mar 28         Helen Field Conover to   Julia W. Biddle
                   May 16        Mary H. Dudes?       to   Julia W. Biddle
                   May 20         Sarah B. Wister     to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jun 19         Anna Whelement      to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jun 25         Pauline Biddle      to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Jul 1          Anna M. Biddle      to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Dec 9          Anna Tilghman       to   Julia W. Biddle
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.2.  Julia Williams Rush Biddle (cont'd)
    3
              Correspondence and papers (cont'd)
         137  1896-1897
              With one receipt from the Bishop White Parish Library Association of
              Philadelphia.
              1896 Jul 24         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia W. Biddle
                   Dec 30         H. Boudiuot Stryker to   Julia W. Biddle
              1897 Jan 6          H. Boudiuot Stryker to   Julia W. Biddle
    
         138  A-C. Biddle
              Including Caroline B. Alexander, Susan B. Barton, Anne E. Biddle, Arthur
              Biddle, and Cora R. Biddle.
    
         139  E. Biddle-M. Biddle
              Including Emily L. Biddle, eight items from Emily M. Biddle, and Mary Biddle.  
    
         140  Bi-E
              Including Appoline Blair, J.M. Bohlen, B. Campbell, Mary J.B. Chew, and Anna
              Williams Dreer.  
    
         141  Helen Field (early)
              Contains correspondence written mostly from Princeton on stationery appearing to
              be from an earlier date.  
    
         142  Helen Field (later)
              Some of this correspondence postdates her marriage and is signed Helen Field
              Conover.  
    
         143  Fr-M
              Including Ella W. Frazer, Rebecca Gratz, Caroline B. Ingrahm, Ellen Lardner,
              Margaret Lardner, Julia McAllister, Ellen Morris, and R.E. Morris.
    
         144  N-Ro
              Including M. Olmstead, seven items from H.F. Olmstead, Julia Rush Olmstead,
              Mary Owen, Sarah R. Parker, Anne Ralston, E.C. Ralston, and Cora Rowland.  
    4
         145  Rush
              Includes two pieces of correspondence from brother William Rush, six from
              cousin Sarah Catherine Rush, two from cousin Anna Maria Rush, four from Susan
              B. Rush, and one letter from Ella Day Rush (1876-after 1905), and Elizabeth M.
              Rush (d. 1877).  
    
         146  S-W
              Including E.M. Sims, Ellen S.R. Smith, S.R. Smith, M.B. Stevens, cousin Richard
              Stockton, Maria Tilghman, Ellen Wilmer, and Henry J. Williams.  
    
         147  Unidentified individuals
              Includes one anonymous poem, an invitation to the marriage of the daughter of
              Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Houston, a unfilled dance-card, a recipe for muffins, a
              certificate from the Presbyterian home for Widowed and Single Women, and four
              pieces of correspondence.  
    
              
              Material related to Julia W. Biddle's children
    
         148  Exercise book, 1873-1876
              This volume was apparently used first by Julia R. from November 1873 to April
              1874, for German exercises, and then by Marion Biddle from March to November
              1876 for French exercises.  Contains a child's drawing of an elegantly dressed
              woman on the endpaper.
    
         149  Exercise book, n.d.
              Contains exercises in Greek history.  Fills ten pages.  
    
         150  Book of grades, 1868-1873
              This volume consists of weekly grade reports mostly from Dr. Faires Classical
              Institute pasted into a volume that bears the monogram of Henry J. Williams. 
              Approximately twenty-two pages of material belonging to Williams has been cut
              out of the volume, however one page containing financial accounts from
              1818-1819 remains.  Grade reports are contained from Henry R. Biddle from 
              1868-1872, with one report from the University of Pennsylvania; 
              Alexander W. Biddle 1869-1872, Louis A. Biddle 1873, and monthly 
              reports from Julia R. Biddle from an unknown school.
    
         151  Photographs of her childern, n.d.
              Includes eleven photographs, identified and unidentified.  Two are tin-type
              photographs of her childern as a group.  Identifiable in these images are Louis A.
              Biddle and Julia Biddle (1859-1885).  Three photos are by the Concord, N.H.,
              photographer W.C. Kimball.  Two of these are unidentified portraits and the third
              is a group image depicting four Biddle childern and two others.  Other
              unidentified portraits are by Philadelphia photographers F. Gutekunst and D.
              Henkle.  
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.2.  Julia Williams Rush Biddle (cont'd)
    4
              Material related to Juila Rush Biddle's children (cont'd)
    
         152  Unidentified photographs, n.d.
              Contains three photographs, two portraits of an unidentified individual by F.
              Gutekunst, and one photograph of the same individual with a woman
              photographed by R. Guler of St. Moritz.  
    
    
              Series IV.3.  Alexander W. Biddle (1856-1879)
              First child of Alexander Biddle (1819-1899) and Julia W. Rush (1833-1898). 
              (gen. chart 6)
    
              Correspondence and papers
         153  1872-1883
              Also contains material related to the Delta Psi fraternity
              1872 Jul 31         Alexander W. Biddle      to   Henry R. Biddle
              1873 Jul 1          Robert W. Lesley         to   Alexander W. Biddle
              1878 Nov 8          Alexander W. Biddle      to   [sister]
              1883 Jun 25         Louis A. Biddle          to   Alexander W. Biddle
    
         154  1889
              Correspondents include brother Lynford Biddle, who at the time was in London,
              and father Alexander Biddle, who was traveling Europe.  His letters are sent from
              London, Lucerne, Constanz, and Paris.  Included as well is a letter from John
              Clarke Sims (b. 1845), Secretary of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.  
              1889 Jun 5          John Clarke Sims    to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Jul 13         Alexander Biddle    to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Jul 20         Alexander Biddle    to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Jul 24         Alexander Biddle    to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Aug 5          [illegible]         to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Aug 30         Alexander Biddle    to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Sep 8          Alexander Biddle    to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Sep 22         Lynford Biddle      to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Sep 24         M.B. Dudes          to   Alexander W. Biddle
    
         155  1891-1893
              Includes receipts.  Correspondents include brother Louis A. Biddle who was
              traveling in Cairo.  
              1892 Jan 11         Louis A. Biddle     to   Alexander W. Biddle
    
    
              Series IV.  Alexander Biddle and family (cont'd)
              Series IV.3.  Alexander W. Biddle (1856-1879)
    4
              Correspondence and papers (cont'd)
         156  1894-1895
              Includes material related to the United Singers of Philadelphia, the Gynecean
              Hospital, the Moyamensing Soup Society, and the Philadelphia Country Club.  
              1894 Apr 9          Edward N. Bush      to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Jun 8          [illeg] Bradford    to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Jun 26         J.S. Vanzandt       to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Jun 30         John W. Breen       to   Alexander W. Biddle
                   Jul 16         John W. Breen       to   Alexander W. Biddle
    
         157  1902-1908
              Contains receipts, a 1903 will of Alexander W. Biddle, and 1908 patent A.W.
              Biddle received for orthopedic footwear.  
    
         158  Book of rhymes, n.d.
              Contains five pages of rhymes, including "Mary had a little lamb," "Yankee
              Doodle," and others.
    
         159  School Journal, n.d.
              Contains the February number of a handwritten periodical entitled School Journal,
              published by Pauline Biddle, Christine A. Biddle, Louise Johnson, and Nannie
              Johnson.  Consists of poetry, riddles, and essays including "My Adventures with a
              goat (A True story)."
    
    
              Series IV.4.  Julia Rush Biddle (1859-1885)
              Third child of Alexander Biddle and Julia W. Rush.  (gen. chart 6)
    
              Correspondence and papers
    
         160  1870-1878
              Contains an 1870 school essay on the "Birth of the Redeemer," Christmas 1870.
              1874 Jul 7          Alexander Biddle    to   Julia R. Biddle
                   Jul 8          Alexander Biddle    to   Julia R. Biddle
                   Oct 31         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   Julia R. Biddle
                   Nov 29         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   Julia R. Biddle
              1875 Sep 27         Henry R. Biddle     to   Julia R. Biddle
              1877 Feb 2          Amimia C. Knorr     to   Julia R. Biddle
                   Dec 9          Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia R. Biddle
                   Dec 12         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   Julia R. Biddle
              1878 Sep 8          Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia R. Biddle
              1879 Nov 20         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   Julia R. Biddle
    
         161  School essays, 1875
              Includes seven essays which date from September 25 to November 18, 1875. 
              Topics include "Famine," "Living within your means," as well as other moralistic
              and religious topics.  
    
         162  1880-1889, n.d.
              1880 Jul 22         J. Wilmer Biddle    to   Julia R. Biddle
              1884 Nov 20         Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia R. Biddle
              1887 Feb 4          Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia R. Biddle
              n.d.                Louis A. Biddle     to   Julia R. Biddle
    
         163  Photograph, Aug 1884
              Albumen photograph of Julia Rush Biddle in gypsy costume taken at York.
    
    
              Series IV.5.  James Wilmer Biddle (1861-1927)
              Fourth child of Alexander Biddle and Julia W. Rush.  (gen. chart 6)
    
              Correspondence and papers
         164  1873-1876
              Contains two grade reports from Cheltenham Academy, dated 1873 and 1874.  
              1873 Dec 13         Louis A. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
              1875 Dec 13         Alexander Biddle    to   J. Wilmer Biddle
              1876 Mar 13         Alexander Biddle    to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   Sep 26         Alexander Biddle    to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   Nov 9          Alexander Biddle    to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   Nov 11         Louis A. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
    
         165  1877-1878
              Correspondents include his sisters, Julia and Mariamne (Marion), younger brother
              Louis, and father Alexander.
              1877 Jan 27         Julia R. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   Sep 23         Julia R. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   Sep 30         Julia R. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   Oct 14         Julia R. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   Nov 5          Julia R. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   Dec 12         Alexander Biddle    to   J. Wilmer Biddle
              1878 Jan 20         Marion Biddle       to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   Feb 3          Julia R. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   Mar 25         Julia R. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   May 10          Alexander Biddle   to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   May 14         Louis A. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
                   May 28         Marion Biddle       to   J. Wilmer Biddle
    
         166  1880-1889, n.d.
              Includes a report card from St. John's School in Sing Sing, New York, from 1880. 
              Includes correspondence from his brother Louis while attending Harvard, and his
              father Alexander Biddle who was staying in the Berkeley Hotel, London.  Includes
              as well an undated dinner invitation from R.C.H. Brock
              1883 May 20         Louis A. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
              1889 Jul 3          Alexander Biddle    to   J. Wilmer Biddle
              n.d. Mar 4          Henry R. Biddle     to   J. Wilmer Biddle
              n.d.                Alexander Biddle    to   J. Wilmer Biddle
    
         167  Bank book, 1883-1890
              Records J. Wilmer Biddle's balance with The Pennsylvania Company for
              Insurance on Lives and Granting Annuities.
    

    Contents List

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

    + 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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