BIDDLE FAMILY LETTERS SERIES 1:
Katherine & Francis Biddle Correspondence


Box Folder Title Date Description . . . .

1 1 Katherine Biddle to Francis Biddle 1912-16 Description: Correspondence from Katherine Biddle to Francis Biddle: 9 ALS. References to Cornelia Chapin and to Charlotte Mason ("Godmother").

1 2 Katherine Biddle to Francis Biddle 1917 Description: Correspondence from Katherine Biddle to Francis Biddle: 7 ALS. References to Charlotte Mason ("Godmother").

1 3 Katherine Biddle to Francis Biddle 1918 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 2 ALS. Letter dated 4/20/1918 refers to her thoughts about their wedding (4/27/1918). References also to "Godmother," Charlotte Mason.

1 4 Katherine Biddle to Francis Biddle 1920 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 4 ALS with references to "Godmother" Charlotte Mason and to her pregnancy with first son Edmund Randolph, referred to in early letters as "Peter."

1 5 Katherine Biddle to Francis Biddle 1921 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 2 ALS. Reference to birth of Edmund Randolph Biddle and to Charlotte Mason.

1 6 Katherine Biddle to Francis Biddle 1922 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 3 ALS. References to Charlotte Mason and to the development of son Edmund Randolph*. * Note: Edmund Randolph Biddle is referred to as "Randy" by Katherine Biddle.

1 7 Katherine Biddle to Francis Biddle 1923 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 2 ALS with references son Edmund Randolph and to Charlotte Mason. Includes ALS 4/12/1923 (2 pages/1 sheet) from Charlotte Mason to Francis Biddle regarding payment of her rent and expresses concerns about Biddle's work as an assistant U.S. district attorney (1922-26) and about enforcement of prohibition.

1 8 Francis Biddle to Katherine Biddle 1924 Description: Correspondence from Francis to Katherine Biddle: 5 ACS postcards.

1 9 Katherine Biddle to Francis Biddle 1930 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 2 ALS. References to sons Edmund Randolph and Garrison Chapin, Charlotte Mason, Cornelia Chapin and Genevieve Taggard's book on Emily Dickinson.

1 9.1 Francis to Katherine Biddle 1935 Description: Correspondence from Francis to Katherine Biddle: ALS undated (c.May 1935). Refers to his resignation from the National Labor Relations Board, Edwin Smith, and the National Labor Relations Board Bill (Wagner Act) of February 1, 1935. (cf. full reference in "In Brief Authority," 1962, pp.42-51).

1 10 Katherine Biddle to Francis Biddle 1940-44 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 6 ALS. Letters dated 3/24/1940 and 3/28/1940 recount experiences of a trip through New Mexico with son Edmund Randolph. Letter dated 8/16/1942 discusses prospects of a position in the military for Edmund Randolph Biddle. Letter dated 8/21/(1942) refers to visiting Cornelia Chapin, "Aunt Sue," and Ruth Steinway. 2 letters dated 4/27 and 4/18/(1944).

1 11 Francis to Katherine Biddle - from Nuremberg November-December 1945 Description: Correspondence from Francis to Katherine Biddle, written from Nuremberg during the war trials: 6 typed carbons. References to George Biddle, Norman Birkett, Emmet Lavery, Gen. William D. Mitchell (general secretary of the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg), and to reading a manuscript of Katherine Biddle's play, probably, "Sojourner Truth."

1 12 Francis to Katherine Biddle - from Nuremberg January-February 1946 Description: Correspondence from Francis to Katherine Biddle, written from Nuremberg during the war trials: 3 typed carbons with a carbon copy of a letter to Gen. Joseph T. McNarney re preparations for a visit by Katherine Biddle and Elzie Wechsler. Includes 1 ALS 2/24/1946 (6 pages with envelope), with some reference to the progress of the trials, particularly relating to those of Hermann Goering, Wilhelm Keitel, and Joachim von Ribbentrop; a dance held by the Russian prosecutors in celebration of Red Army Day; preparation for Katherine Biddle's visit; and to colleagues of the tribunal and their spouses, including Herbert Wechsler, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Falco, and Billy Birkett.

1 13 Francis to Katherine Biddle - from Nuremberg March 1946 Description: Correspondence from Francis to Katherine Biddle, written from Nuremberg during the war trials: 3 ALS and 1 typed carbon. - ALS 3/13/1946 (6 pages with envelope). Reference to anticipation of visit of Katherine Biddle and Elzie Wechsler (both to stop first in Paris); to concerns about son Edmund Randolph's career in the army; and to frustrations relating to the trials. - ALS 3/17/1946 (6 pages with envelope). Reference to progress of the trials; Norman Birkett; Hermann Goering; visit by Willis Smith, president of the American Bar Association and by Tappan Gregory, chairman of the House of Delegates; and to son Edmund Randolph. - ALS 3/19/1946 (5 pages with envelope). Expresses disappointment at the delay of Katherine Biddle's visit due to ill health. Reference also to visit to Nuremberg by Willis Smith and Tappan Gregory; to the cross-examination of Hermann Goering by Justice Robert Jackson; and to Norman Birkett. - Typed carbon (3/27/1946), with reference to Katherine Biddle's intended visit to Paris, and plans for her to meet Herbert Wechsler, Mme. Leger (Francoise-Renee Dormoy, mother of Alexis Leger) and gift for sculptor Mateo Hernandez under whom Cornelia Chapin had studied.

1 14 Francis to Katherine Biddle - from Nuremberg May 1946 Description: Correspondence from Francis to Katherine Biddle, written from Nuremberg during the war trials: 3 ALS. - ALS written over several days (5/11, 5/16, 5/17/1946) (4 pages). References to friends Norman and Billy Birkett; departure of Harold Wiley and possible replacement by Walter Gilkyson; trial defendant Erich Raeder. - ALS 5/20/1946 (2 pages). - ALS 5/22/1946 (5 pages). Reference to Justice Geoffrey Lawrence (Baron Oaksey), Norman Birkett, Telford Taylor, Robert Jackson. Includes TLS (1/11/1946) from Francis Biddle to Thomas Gardiner Corcoran with reference to a visit from Bernard Sheil and Edmund Walsh, S.J.

1 15 Francis to Katherine Biddle - from Nuremberg June-July 1946 & Christmas 1946 Description: Correspondence from Francis to Katherine Biddle written while serving on the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg: 2 typed carbons dated 6/18/1946 and 7/16/1946. Reference to visits and dinners with various international dignitaries and American colleagues including John Wheeler-Bennett, James Rowe, and Geoffrey Lawrence. Also reference in letter of 6/18/1946 to an intelligence incident involving John Wheeler-Bennett, Franz von Papen and Paul von Hindenburg before the Beerhall Putsch of 1923. Includes typed poem by Francis Biddle: "For Katherine - Christmas, 1946."

1 16 Katherine to Francis Biddle September 1945 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle during the latter's service on the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg. 3 ALS. References to the trials; her health; Norman Birkett; John Wheeler-Bennett; Marthe Andre de Fels; Edmund Randolph Biddle; John Biggs, Jr.; Emilie Amram; Julia Biddle. Includes autograph transcription of a letter and a poem from Edmund Randolph Biddle to Katherine Biddle (from Calcutta, 9/12/1945).

1 17 Katherine to Francis Biddle October 1945 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 13 ALS and 3 telegrams. These are the first letters written after the departure of Francis Biddle to the Nuremberg war trials. - ALS 10/1/1945. A farewell letter. - ALS 10/4/1945. References to family news, including Edmund Randolph Biddle, Leila, son Paul D. and Cornelia Chapin; and to friends including Marion and Felix Frankfurter and William and Marion Wasserman. - ALS 10/6/1945. References to Edmund Randolph Biddle; dining at the French Embassy with Frederick Vinson, Bernard Berenson, Paul Claudel, and Hebert Elliston, among others. - ALS 10/7/1945. Reference to attending a family wedding and to seeing many members of the Biddle clan including Helene Sardeau, Georgina, Constance, Sydney Francis, Brenda (Fenollosa), Moncure, Sydney Geoffrey* and Cornelia ("Neale"), Christopher Stark, among others. - ALS 10/8/1945. References to visiting Constance and Alice Biddle. - ALS 10/10/1945 and 10/12/1945. References to Edmund Randolph Biddle, and dining with friends on various occasions including Alexis Leger, Charles E. Bohlen ("Chip"), Robert Patterson, William Bullitt and Kenneth Young. - ALS 10/14/1945. Reference to a dinner she hosted which included guests Robert Patterson and William Bullitt. - ALS 10/16/1945. Reference to Elzie Wechsler and to Edmund Randolph Biddle. - ALS 10/25/1945. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle. - ALS 10/20/1945. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle and to attending various social activities. - ALS 10/27/1945. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle. - ALS 10/29/1945. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle, and to seeing Ada and Archibald MacLeish. * Note: Sydney Geoffrey Biddle, married to Cornelia Trowbridge (a.k.a. "Neale"), is referred to by Katherine Biddle as "Geoffrey" or "Geoff." Not to be confused with references to Sydney and Dorothea Biddle, the latter probably being Sydney Francis Biddle, a son of Sydney Geoffrey Biddle.

1 18 Katherine to Francis Biddle November 1945 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 11 ALS, 1 TLS (11/14/1945) listing financial transactions, and 2 telegrams. - ALS 11/3/1945, letter #12. Reference to health of Edmund Randolph Biddle. Also reference to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Catherine Drinker Bowen ("Kitty"), and planning a dinner with Alexis Leger for James Byrnes. - ALS 11/3/1945, letter #13. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle, George Biddle returning from Mexico, and Elzie Wechsler. - ALS 11/9/1945, letter #14. Reference to visit from Jane Ickes and remarks about her husband Harold Ickes; dining with Emilie Amram; Alexis Leger; and to Edmund Randolph Biddle. - ALS 11/11/1945, letter #16. Written from the Cosmopolitan Club, New York. Reference to plans to dine with George Biddle and Charlotte Mason ("Godmother"); exhibitions by Cornelia Chapin; visiting Leila Chapin and children John Griswold* and Schuyler Chapin; and talking on the telephone with Helene Sardeau. - ALS 11/13/1945, letter #16. Reference to journal subscriptions and various other business transactions for Francis Biddle. - ALS 11/17/1945,letter #17. Reference to dining with Felix and Marion Frankfurter and discussing Oliver Wendell Holmes and Robert Jackson. Reference also to Mildred Bliss, Maude Byrnes (Mrs. James Byrnes), and to Katherine Biddle's play on Sojourner Truth. - ALS 11/19/1945, letter #19. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle; Herbert Elliston; Margaretta and Graham Wright (?); George Biddle. - ALS 11/21/1945, letter #20. Reference to opening of the play, "The Magnificent Yankee," by Emmet Lavery based on the biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Francis Biddle. - ALS 11/24/1945, letter #21. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle; news of the opening of the Nuremberg trials, statement by Judge Robert H. Jackson, and to talking to his wife, Irene Jackson. Includes typed list of guests for the first night party of Emmet Lavery's play, "The Magnificent Yankee." - ALS 11/26/1945, letter #22. Brief references to Lavery's play and to the Nuremberg trials. - ALS 11/29/1945. Written from Tucson, Arizona. Reference to news of the Nuremberg trials; Edmund Randolph Biddle; Alexis Leger; Gabriela Mistral; and Emmet Lavery. * Note: John Griswold Chapin, son of Leila and Paul Chapin, often referred to by Katherine Biddle simply as "Griswold." Also known as "Gris."

1 19 Katherine to Francis Biddle December 1945 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 11 ALS and 1 telegram. Most written from Tucson, Arizona. References to Emmet Lavery's play, "The Magnificent Yankee"; Edmund Randolph Biddle; progress of her own play about Sojourner Truth; and news about various activities while in Tucson.

1 20 Katherine to Francis Biddle January 1946 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 10 ALS and a telegram. - ALS 1/6/1946, letter #36. Reference to seeing a performance of Emmet Lavery's play about Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Magnificent Yankee"; and to the progress of her own play, "Sojourner Truth." Also reference to a dinner with Alexis Leger, Herbert and Elzie Wechsler. - 4 ALS dated 1/8/1946, letter #37; 1/11/1946, letter #38; 1/13/1946, letter # 38; and 1/15/1946, letter #39. Reference to trying to arrange for a visit to Nuremberg with Elzie Wechsler; to Leila and Paul D. Chapin; to the progress of Edmund Randolph Biddle; and to a supper with Alexis Leger. - ALS 1/19/1946, "letter # 40 or 39." Reference to Charlotte Kellogg; Charlton Ogburn; Robert Jackson; Harry S. Truman; Elizabeth Roberts (Mrs. Owen Roberts); Drew Pearson; Dean Acheson; Roberta Vinson; Mark Childs; Edmund Randolph Biddle; reading translations of Gabriela Mistral; and meeting with Morris Ernst and Abram Hill about her play, "Sojourner Truth." - ALS 1/22/1946, letter #40. Reference to attending a performance of "The Magnificent Yankee," by Emmet Lavery, with Charlton Ogburn and John Griswold Chapin, among others; actors Louis Calhern and Dorothy Gish; and meeting Orson Welles and Emmet Lavery after the performance. Reference also to Catherine Drinker Bowen ("Kitty"); Charles C. Burlingham; and to meeting with Abram Hill and Osceola Archer about her play, "Sojourner Truth." - ALS 1/24/1946. Reference to Helene Sardeau and George Biddle; Ada MacLeish; Gertrude Ely; Leila, Paul D. and Griswold Chapin, among others. - ALS 1/28/1946, letter #42. Reference to her play, "Sojourner Truth." - ALS 1/28/1946, letter #43. Reference to "Sojourner Truth."

1 21 Katherine to Francis Biddle February 1946 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 10 autograph and typed letters. Includes 6 telegrams. - ALS 2/2/1946, letter #44. Reference to Sydney Francis Biddle and wife Dorothea; Edmund Randolph Biddle; Alex Biddle; Alexis Leger; Secretary of War Robert Patterson; and to a luncheon at the White House where she sat next to Mary Margaret Truman, talked with Mamie Eisenhower, and met Laura Berge (Mrs. Wendell Berge). - ALS 2/4/1946, letter #45. Reference to trying to make an appointment to see Dwight D. Eisenhower; health and progress of son Edmund Randolph Biddle. - TLS 2/5/1946. Provides an update on household financial transactions, utility bills, etc. - ALS 2/8/1946. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle starting college; an appointment to see Eisenhower about arranging for a visit to Nuremberg for herself and Elzie Wechsler; reception for Harry S. Truman hosted by Maude Byrnes; a dinner with guests including Frederick and Roberta Vinson, Edward and Dorothy Halifax, Herbert Elliston, Sam Rayburn, and Kenneth and Margaret Royall. - ALS 2/12/1946. Includes autograph notes signed by Roberta Vinson, Dorothy Halifax, Alexis Leger, Margaret Royall, Frederick Vinson, Sam Rayburn, and Kenneth C. Royall, who were the guests at the dinner mentioned in ALS 2/8/1946. - ALS written over several days: 2/14, 2/15, 2/17, 2/18, 2/19, 2/20, 2/21, 2/22/1946, letter #47 (includes carbon copies for letters dated 2/15 and 2/18). Reference to her visit with Eisenhower; Jane and Harold Ickes; Alexis Leger; Leon Blum; Margaret Royall; Herbert Elliston; Archibald MacLeish; her play, "Sojourner Truth," and interest of Abram Hill, director of the American Negro Theatre, New York; dinner with Archibald and Ada MacLeish, Felix and Marion Frankfurter, James and Katharine Warburg and Joseph Alsop; and a visit from Marion Merrell. - 3 ALS 2/25/1946, letter #48; 2/26/1946, letter #49; and 2/28, letter #50. Reference to progress of efforts to arrange a visit to Nuremberg and of getting her play "Sojourner Truth" produced. - ALS 2/28/1946, letter #51. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle, her play, and continued efforts to arrange a visit to Nuremberg.

1 22 Katherine to Francis Biddle March 1946 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 8 ALS and 6 telegrams. - ALS 3/2/1946, letter #52. Reference to Francis Biddle's biography on Oliver Wendell Holmes; meeting with Millicent Todd Bingham to discuss Emily Dickinson; friend Charlotte Kellogg; visit of W.H. Auden to the Library of Congress; friends Marion and William Wasserman; tea with Marion Merrell; Chester Bowles; Edmund Randolph Biddle; radio talk by Edward Levi, Harold Ickes and Thurman Arnold. - 3 ALS dated 3/6/1946, letter #53; 3/6/1946; and 3/7/1946. Reference to continued efforts to arrange a trip to Nuremberg with Elzie Wechsler; to friends Samuel Rosenbaum and Margaret and Walter Rullman. - ALS 3/8/1946, letter #54. Reference to Gertrude Ely spending the night; Samuel Rosenbaum; Thomas Corcoran's comments on Thomas Clark and Sir Winston Churchill. - 2 ALS dated 3/12/1946, letter #55; and 3/15/1946, letter #56. Reference to ill health, delay in arrangements to visit Nuremberg, Marie ("Nannie") and Leonard Beale. - ALS 3/18/1946, letter #57. Reference to luncheon with Alice Acheson, Jane Ickes and Marjorie Phillips; meeting with poet Gabriela Mistral at a party organised by Francisco Aguilera which included Alexis Leger and Juan Ramon.

1 23 Katherine to Francis Biddle April to May 1946 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 7 ALS. - 2 ALS 4/29/1946 and 5/15/1946. Written airborne on her way home from an April visit to Nuremberg. - ALS 5/17/1946, Paris. Reference to having tea with Mme. Leger (Francoise-Renee Dormoy); lunch with Marthe (Comtesse) Andre de Fels . - ALS 5/18/1946, over Newfoundland, with continuation on 5/19/1946. Reference to meeting with Robert Jackson; and to Mateo Hernandez. - ALS 5/21/1946, letter #3, new series. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle particularly in relation to his health and influence of Charlotte Mason. Reference also to Marion Wasserman; Emilie Amram; a cocktail party hosted by William Donovan also attended by Walter Lippmann and Joseph Alsop; and lunch with Gabriela Mistral. - ALS 5/24/1946, letter #5. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle; Arthur Krock; Philip Boyer, Alexis Leger; Julia Biddle; Gabriela Mistral; Ilo Wallace (Mrs. Henry Wallace); Alice Acheson; and Archibald MacLeish. - ALS 5/27/1946, letter #7. Reference to dining with Herbert and Elzie Wechsler; Alexis Leger's views on the French elections; Edmund Randolph Biddle; Felix Frankfurter; and George Biddle.

1 24 Katherine to Francis Biddle June 1946 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 10 ALS. - ALS 6/1/1946, letter #8. Reference to death of friend Charles Malcolmson; Julie Merrell; sorting out with Cornelia Chapin the personal effects of Charlotte Mason (recently deceased); Edmund Randolph Biddle; and Walter Gilkyson. - ALS 6/3/1946, letter #9. Reference to Thomas Corcoran; Catherine Drinker Bowen and son; and James Boyd, Jr. - ALS 6/7/1946, letter #10. Reference to dining with Sumner Welles and Alexis Leger; Walter Lippmann; Norman Armour; Leger's opinion of Charles De Gaulle; progress of Edmund Randolph Biddle; and Charles Malcolmson. - ALS 6/10/1946. Reference to discussion with friends including Marion Merrell, Mark Childs and Katharine Schuyler Chambers Munoz about British Intelligence tactics in the U.S.; statement by Edmund Walsh, S.J. re Nuremberg trials; Walter Lippmann; Charlton Ogburn; and various dinners with friends including Harold and Jane Ickes; Alexis Leger; Rifat Tirana, Libby Rowe* Reference also to family news about George Howe, Sydney Francis and Dorothea Biddle; Leila Schuyler, and Paul D. Chapin. - ALS 6/16/1946 letter #12. Reference to Robert and Irene Jackson; funeral of Charles Malcolmson; Walter Gilkyson; a cocktail party given by Henry Hart also attended by Allen Barth, Philip Graham, Felix and Marion Frankfurter; a cocktail party given by Herbert Elliston; dinner with Alexis Leger; John Lafarge, S.J.; Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood; Russian author Victor Kravenko; Max Eastman. - ALS 6/18/1946, letter #13. Reference to friends and family including Mary Winslow, Gertrude Ely, Drew Pearson, Cornelia Chapin, William and Marion Wasserman, George Howe. - ALS 6/21/1946, letter #14. Reference to visiting Edmund Randolph Biddle with Emilie Amram. - 2 ALS 6/24/1946, letter #14; and 6/27/1946. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle. - ALS 6/30/1946, letter #16. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle, and to a speech to Congress by John Gilbert Winant* on Franklin Delano Roosevelt. * Notes: - re Libby Rowe is referred to many times by Katherine Biddle as "Libby." - re John Gilbert Winant is sometimes referred to as "Gil Winant" by Katherine Biddle.

1 25 Katherine to Francis Biddle July 1946 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 10 ALS and 1 telegram. - ALS 7/4/1946, letter #17. Reference to health of Edmund Randolph; receiving old letters written to Charlotte Mason from Cornelia Chapin who was sorting the latter's posthumous effects; friends Jane Ickes, Charlotte Kellogg, Alexis Leger. - 2 ALS 7/6/1946, letter #18; and 7/8/1946, letter #19. Reference to Kenneth Young, Alexis Leger, William Bullitt, and Edmund Randolph Biddle. Also reference to Charlotte Mason's will; Katharine Schuyler Chambers Munoz; Charlton Ogburn; Harold and Jane Ickes. - 2 ALS 7/9/1946, letter #20; and 7/14/1946, letter #22. Reference to progress of Edmund Randolph Biddle; Charlton Ogburn; Alexis Leger; Marion Wasserman; Charlotte Kellogg; and Emilie Amram. - 3 ALS 7/17/1946, letter #23; 7/19/1946, letter #24; and 7/23/1946, letter #25. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle; Elwyn Jones; Leila, Paul D., Schuyler, and John Griswold Chapin; Marie ("Nannie") Beale; Justice Hugo Black; Robert Jackson; Harry S. Truman; Drew Pearson; Charlton Ogburn; George Howe. - 2 ALS 7/29/1946, letters #26 and 27. Reference to Sydney Geoffrey and Cornelia Biddle ("Neale"); and to Edmund Randolph Biddle. Also references to Charlotte Kellogg; a meeting between Francis Biddle and Rebecca West; Edward Levi; James and Marie Bennett; Marion and Mark Merrell; Philip and Emilie Amram; Marthe Andre de Fels and Alexis Leger; and news about Biddle family members including Sydney Francis and Dorothea Biddle, Julia Biddle, Oliver Biddle, Peter Biddle, Constance and Alice Biddle.

1 26 Katherine to Francis Biddle August 1946 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 9 ALS and 1 telegram. - 2 ALS dated 8/3/1946, letter #28; and 8/4/1946, letter #29. Reference to a telephone conversation Justice Robert Jackson about Francis Biddle in Nuremberg. also reference to Jackson's wife, Irene. Also reference to Ruth Birkett ("Billy"); a dinner given for Emilie and Philip Amram and other guests including William and Janet Shafroth; her play, "Sojourner Truth," Marion and Mark Merrell; Owen Roberts; William Bullitt. - ALS 8/6/1946 letter #30. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle, and to a meeting between Francis Biddle and Rebecca West. - ALS 8/10/1946 and 8/11/1946, letter #31. Reference to Rebecca West; Sydney Geoffrey and Cornelia Biddle ("Neale"); Edmund Randolph Biddle; the Chapin family including Leila, Schuyler and John Griswold; Marion and Mark Merrell; Herbert and Elzie Wechsler; meeting Josephine Hull to discuss her play "Sojourner Truth." - 2 ALS 8/14/1946, letter #32; and 8/16/1946, letter #32. Reference to John Auchincloss; Edmund Randolph Biddle; and to receiving a postcard signed by Samuel Barber, Gian Carlo Menotti, Paul Horan, Lelia Howard, Marguerite and Roffredo Caetani, Arthur Honneger, Paul Claudel and Fiorello LaGuardia. - ALS 8/20/1946, letter #33. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle. - ALS 8/24/1946, letter #34. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle; Alexis Leger. - ALS 8/26/1946, letter #35. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle.

1 27 Katherine to Francis Biddle September 1946 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 8 ALS and 1 telegram. - 2 ALS dated 9/4/1946, letter #36; and 9/5/1946, letter #37. Reference to ill health and a delayed visit; Rebecca West; visit of Sydney Geoffrey, Cornelia and Christopher Stark Biddle on account of Edmund Randolph Biddle. - 2 TLS dated 9/7/1946, letter #38; and 9/10/1946. Reference to continued ill health. - 2 ALS dated 9/12/1946, letter #40; and 9/15/1946, letter #41. Reference to health; Edmund Randolph Biddle; Herbert Wechsler; Marthe Andre de Fels. - 2 ALS dated 9/17/1946, letter #42; and 9/20/1946, letter #43. Reference to improved health and to Edmund Randolph Biddle.

1 28 Katherine to Francis Biddle October 1946 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 4 ALS with an autograph transcription of a letter from Edmund Randolph Biddle (10/9/1946). - ALS 10/4/1946, letter #47. Reference to health; sentencing at the Nuremberg trials and media reaction in the U.S.; a banquet attended with John Biggs and including John Parker, Robert Patterson, Frederick Vinson, Felix Frankfurter, and others. Also Alexis Leger, and Bernice Gilkyson. - ALS 10/4/1946, letter #48. Reference to the Nuremberg trials and reaction in U.S.; Bernice Gilkyson; Marthe Andre de Fels; Marion Merrell; Edmund Randolph Biddle. - ALS 10/6/1946, letter #48. Reference to career prospects for Francis Biddle after the Nuremberg trials, particularly in relation to Julian Huxley, John G. Winant, William Benton and a position in what would eventually be UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation); interest of Pare Lorenz in producing a film on the trials; Marthe Andre de Fels; Alexis Leger; John Biggs; and Edmund Randolph Biddle. - ALS 4/8/1946, letter #49. Reference to Alexis Leger and Marthe Andre de Fels.

1 29 Katherine to Francis Biddle Nuremberg Correspondence Undated (c.1945-46) Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle (undated), written during the Nuremberg war trials (1945-46): 1 telegram, 2 ALS.

1 30 Katherine & Francis Biddle Correspondence 1950-59 Description: Correspondence between Katherine and Francis Biddle: 11 ALS from Katherine Biddle dated 9/1/1950, 9/9/1950, 7/1/1952, 7/3/1952, 7/4/1952, 7/15/1952, 7/20/1952, 7/21/1952, 7/22/1952, 7/24/1952, 5/9/1959; 1 telegram dated 7/26/1952. Also, 1 TL carbon from Francis Biddle dated 2/26/1958. References to Conrad Aiken, Alexis and Dorothy Leger, Ada MacLeish, Iris Origo(?), Adlai Stevenson, Katharine Schuyler Chambers Munoz, Margaretta Wright, Gertrude Ely, Alice and Constance ("Connie") Biddle, Edmund Randolph and Frances ("Fran") Biddle and the birth of their son Stephen Garrison Biddle (see especially, ALS 7/4/1952 & 7/15/1952).

1 31 Katherine and Francis Biddle Correspondence 1966-69 Description: Correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 3 ALS dated 12/25/1966, Christmas 1967, and 4/27/1968 (each with envelope, no postmarks). Includes ALS 5/25/1969(?) from Francis Biddle. Reference to Dorothy and Alexis Leger, Gertrude Ely, and Edmund Randolph Biddle.

1 32 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 9 ALS, probably dating prior to their marriage. Almost every letter refers to the influence of "Godmother" (Charlotte Mason).

1 33 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 5 ALS, probably dating from early years of their relationship, prior to 1918. References in every letter to Charlotte Mason.

1 34 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 3 ALS, dating from before 1918. Reference to Charlotte Mason, Cornelia and Paul Chapin.

1 35 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 3 ALS, including a fragment of a letter. All probably dating from before marriage. References to Charlotte Mason.

1 36 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 1 ALS written from Yosemite Valley, describing a cross-country journey with Charlotte Mason. The itinerary included New Mexico (8 pages).

1 37 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 1 ALS with envelope. A hand delivered farewell letter written on the latter's departure for London.

1 38 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 2 ALS, dating from 1918 or later. Includes references to Charlotte Mason.

1 39 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 8 ALS. References to Henry McCarter, Katharine Schuyler Chambers, Edmund Randolph Biddle, Archibald MacLeish, Alexis Leger, Thornton Wilder, Allen Tate, Conrad Aiken, Kenneth Clark, Harold Ickes, and her play, "Sojourner Truth."

1 40 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 6 ALS written while on travel at various times. References to Edmund Randolph Biddle and friends Emilie Amram, Peggy Meigs, Arthur Newbold, Ruth Steinway.

1 41 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 3 ALS probably written in July of the same year. Reference to health, Margaret Rullman and son Edward Rullman, Edmund Randolph Biddle, and to a rejection of her play, "Sojourner Truth," by Warner Brothers.

1 42 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 7 ALS, probably written in August of the same year (c.1940s). References to an enjoyable evening with George Biddle, Helene Sardeau, and Samuel Barber; seeing Charlotte Mason; Leila and son Paul D. Chapin; Ruth Steinway; Edmund Randolph Biddle; sending music (probably for her ballad poems, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree" and "Plain Chant for America") to Mexico where it would be performed; "Aunt Sue" and Dorothea Biddle; T.S. Eliot; Marguerite Caetani; Bernard Berenson.

1 43 Katherine to Francis Biddle - Undated Correspondence Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Katherine to Francis Biddle: 7 ANS.

1 44 Katherine & Francis Biddle - 20th Wedding Anniversary 1938 Description: Correspondence to Katherine and Francis Biddle regarding their twentieth wedding anniversary. Includes Spencer Nauman (ALS) and George Howe to Constance Biddle (TLS 5/2/1938, with attached typed and autograph manuscripts of celebratory poems by friends Austin K. Gray and Katharine Schuyler Chambers and remarks by Max Eastman.)

1 45 Francis Biddle: Death - Corres. to Katherine Biddle c.1968-71 Description: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle regarding the death of her husband Francis Biddle (October 4, 1968). Includes: Virginia Bacon, Adolf * Beatrice Berle, Ruth Birkett ("Billy"), Randolph Chetwynd (2 ALS), Gladys & Jan Ciechanowski, Rosamond & Edward Corbett, Ben Curry, Jonathan Daniels (2 TLS), Robert Dechert, Paul H. Douglas, Elizabeth B. Drewry, Marthe Andre de Fels, Dwight D. Eisenhower family (printed card), Sergio & Bruna Fenoaltea, Mariana Fitzpatrick, Laura & Adrian Fisher, Alfred Friendly, Walter & Bernice Gilkyson, Caroline Hogue, Lelia & Hubert Howard, Jack Kahn, Eugene J. McCarthy (telegram), Katharine McCook Knox, Alexander Matsas, Umberto Morra, Katharine Schuyler Chambers Munoz, Eugene G. Kraetzer, Jr., Pierre LePaulle, Helen & Walter Lippmann, Robert D. Novak, Marjorie Oaksey, John de J. Pemberton, Jr., John A. Prince, Marjorie Post, Edna & Samuel Rosenbaum, Rosalind Wilson.


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Francis Biddle and Katherine Biddle Correspondence
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Miscellaneous Family Correspondence
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