BIDDLE FAMILY LETTERS, SERIES 3:
Miscellaneous Family Correspondence


Box Folder Title Date Description . . . .

3 1 Algernon Sydney Biddle to George Washington Biddle 1886-1878 Description: Correspondence from Algernon Sydney Biddle (1847-1891) to his father, George Washington Biddle (1818-1897): 4 ALS dated 1/4/1886, 4/26/1886, 5/5/1886, 9/26/1886. Includes typed transcriptions of letters for 5/5/1886, 3/30/1886, 4/7/1886 and 9/4/1878 (the originals for the latter three are not included). References prospective birth of Francis Biddle and to Aunt Caroline Lewis.

3 2 Algernon Sydney Biddle to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle 1863-80 Description: Correspondence form Algernon Sydney Biddle to his mother Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle: 1 ALS dated 8/27/1880 and 2 typed transcriptions of letters dated 5/20/1863 and 5/20/1866 (originals not included). References to brother George Biddle (1843-1886) and courses in his education.

3 3 Algernon Sydney Biddle from George Washington Biddle 1863 Description: Correspondence to Algernon Sydney Biddle from his father George Washington Biddle (1818-1897): ALS dated 6/25/1863. Reference to George Biddle (1843-1886).

3 4 Algernon Sydney Biddle - Correspondence Received 1863-65 Description: Correspondence to Algernon Sydney Biddle from friend O.A. K________: 2 ALS dated 4/4/1863 and 12/12/1865.

3 5 re Algernon Sydney Biddle 1862-1952 Description: ALS from Phyllis Wheelock to Francis Biddle, dated 6/29/1952 with reference to a letter (not included) from Algernon Sydney Biddle to Yale college friend Charles de Kay. Typed transcriptions of 3 letters from Algernon Sydney Biddle to Charles de Kay with a typed foreword. Letters dated 11/27/1869, 3/23/1870, and 3/31/1870. References to the former's trip to Europe to study at the University of Berlin. References also to some of his professors include physicist Elias Loomis and Theodor Mommsen.

3 6 by Algernon Sydney Biddle - "The Poetry of Tennyson" March 1868 Description: Issue of the Yale Literary Magazine (March 1868) featuring an essay by Algernon Sydney Biddle, entitled, "The Poetry of Tennyson."

3 7 Algernon Sydney Biddle - School Reports 1862-66 Description: Reports on the recitations and conduct of Algernon Sydney Biddle at the Limited School near Philadelphia. 9 reports from 1862 to 1866.

3 8 Alice Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence from Alice Biddle to Francis Biddle: 8 ALS undated. References to the latter's books, including, "The Fear of Freedom" (1951); death of Sydney Geoffrey Biddle, wife Cornelia Trowbridge Biddle ("Neale") and son Christopher Stark Biddle; George Biddle; health of Moncure Biddle, wife Brenda (Fenollosa), and son Owen Biddle.

3 9 Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr. c.1951-61 Description: Correspondence from Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., to Francis Biddle: 2 ALS undated, 2 TLS dated 4/7/1961 and 8/25/1961 with TL carbon reply from Francis Biddle (dated 9/6/1961). References to Francis Biddle's books, "The Fear of Freedom," (1951) and "A Casual Past," (1961); Nikita Khrushchev.

3 10 Brenda (Fenollosa) Biddle c.1956 Description: Correspondence from Brenda Biddle (nee Fenollosa) to Francis Biddle: 1 ALS undated (c.1956) and 1 ALS dated 4/25/1956. Reference to health of her husband Moncure Biddle.

3 11 Charles J. Biddle 1955 Description: Correspondence from Charles J. Biddle to Francis Biddle: TLS 3/23/1955. Reference to Arthur Chitty and the Biddle family genealogy, particularly relating to Richard Biddle.

3 12 Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle 1956-58 Description: Correspondence from Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle: 3 TLS. Includes typed transcription by Cornelia Trowbridge Biddle ("Neale") of a letter from Christopher Stark Biddle dated 3/7/1958.

3 13 Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle 1960-61 Description: Correspondence from Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle: 2 TLS with 2 TL carbons from Francis Biddle. Reference to birth of daughter Ann Randolph Biddle (February 1961).

3 14 Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle 1962 Description: Correspondence from Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle: 5 ALS. Reference to the second volume of Francis Biddle's autobiography, "In Brief Authority" (1962).

3 15 Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle 1963 Description: Correspondence from Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle: 4 ALS, 2 TLS. Reference to brother Oliver Biddle and wife Barbara.

3 16 Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle 1964-66 Description: Correspondence from Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle: 2 ALS and 1 lengthy TLS (12/19/1966) detailing a trip to Bangkok, Thailand. Includes 2 TL carbons from Francis Biddle.

3 17 Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle 1967 Description: Correspondence from Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle: 8 TLS, 4 ALS with TL carbons from Francis Biddle. Includes a photocopy of a TLS 5/15/1967 from Kenneth Wernimont, Rockefeller Foundation.

3 18 Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle 1968 Description: Correspondence from Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle: 2 ALS.

3 19 Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence from Christopher Stark Biddle to Francis Biddle: 19 ALS, 7 TLS. Includes 2 copies of TL to cousin Michael Biddle. Also includes resume for wife Toyo Ann Biddle.

3 20 Christopher Stark Biddle to Katherine Biddle 1968-72 Description: Correspondence from Christopher Stark Biddle to Katherine Biddle: 6 ACS postcards, 3 ALS and 1 ANS. Includes photograph of his three daughters. Also includes ALS from Ludy Blundon (7/21/1972).

3 21 Christopher Stark Biddle to George Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence from Christopher Stark Biddle to George Biddle: ALS with photograph of his three daughters and photocopies of 3 ALS from Sydney Geoffrey Biddle to him mother Frances Robinson and to brother George Biddle, dated 6/10/1899, 2/7/1900 and undated.

3 22 re Christopher Stark Biddle - Recommendation Letters 1967 Description: Drafts of recommendation letters written by Francis Biddle for his nephew Christopher Stark Biddle.

3 23 re Christopher Stark Biddle - Resume & Misc. Undated Description: - Resume for Christopher Stark Biddle (includes photo image). - TL carbon of a letter of recommendation from Francis Biddle for application of Christopher Stark Biddle to Wesleyan University. - Check stub from the Sydney G. Biddle Trust for Christopher Stark Biddle.

3 24 Clement Biddle (1740-1814) June 14, 1777 Description: Photocopy of "Order of March" signed by General Clement Biddle (1740-1814) dated June 14, 1777, during the Revolutionary War (1775-83). 2 pages.

3 25 Clement Biddle to George Washington Biddle (1818-1897) 1879 Description: Correspondence from Clement Biddle (a nephew) to his uncle George Washington Biddle (1818-1897): ALS 1/10/1879. Reference to life at sea and ship's passengers including Ulysses Grant and Adolph Borie.

3 26 Clement Cornell Biddle to George Washington Biddle 1833 Description: Correspondence from Clement Cornell Biddle (1784-1855) to his son George Washington Biddle (1818-1897) who was then attending St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Maryland: 3 ALS dated 11/11/1833, 12/10/1833, 12/18/1833 (the last includes ALS from Mary S. Barclay Biddle (the latter's mother). Reference to Aunt Charlotte (Biddle?).

3 27 Clement Cornell Biddle to George Washington Biddle 1834 Description: Correspondence from Clement Cornell Biddle to his son George Washington Biddle at St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Maryland: ALS 2/14/1834. Includes typed transcription.

3 28 Clement Cornell Biddle from James Forten 1941 Description: Correspondence from James Forten (1766-1842) to Clement Cornell Biddle: ANS 3/8/1841 sending a gift of a "mezzotint likeness of Cingue, the "Hero of the Amistad Captives."

3 29 Clement Cornell Biddle - Ship's Manifest/Account Record 1810 Description: Autograph document: ship's manifest or account record, entitled, "In the case of the ship Mercury Christopher O'Conner Master from Calcutta for Philadelphia, captured by the French, abandoned by the size Crew, restored or repossessed put into St. Helena arrived at Philadelphia..." Showing port charges, hands hired, crew wages, provisions for crew and cabin stores.

3 30 Clement Cornell Biddle - Sketch by George W. Biddle Undated Description: Offprint of a biographical sketch of Clement Cornell Biddle by George Washington Biddle. (2 copies)

3 31 Constance Biddle to Francis Biddle 1915 Description: Correspondence from Constance Biddle* to Francis Biddle: ALS dated 7/21/1915. * Constance Biddle was Francis Biddle's cousin, the third daughter of George Biddle (1843-1886) and Mary Hosack Rodgers (a.k.a., "Aunt Minnie").

3 32 Constance Biddle to Katherine Biddle 1928 Description: Correspondence from Constance Biddle to Katherine Biddle: ALS dated 2/18/1928.

3 33 Constance Biddle to Katherine Biddle 1939 Description: Correspondence from Constance Biddle to Katherine Biddle: ALS 3/2/1939.

3 34 Constance Biddle to Francis Biddle 1942-49 Description: Correspondence from Constance Biddle to Francis Biddle: 7 ALS, 1 ACS and 1 TL carbon from Francis Biddle. Reference to the death of Henry McCarter and to Sturgis Ingersoll (ALS 2/21/1942); and family members including Sydney Geoffrey Biddle, Cornelia Trowbridge Biddle, and sons Peter and Christopher Stark Biddle.

3 35 Constance Biddle to Francis Biddle 1950-52 Description: Correspondence from Constance Biddle to Francis Biddle: 6 ALS and 1 ACS with a TL carbon from Francis Biddle. Reference to family members including George Biddle, Alice Biddle, Georgina Biddle, Brenda and Moncure Biddle, Sydney Geoffrey Biddle and Edmund Randolph Biddle.

3 36 Constance Biddle to Francis Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence from Constance Biddle to Francis Biddle: 3 ALS undated. References to sisters Alice, Georgina and Eleanor, as well as the latter's husband John Hampton Barnes ("Jack"). References also to George Howe, George and Moncure Biddle.

3 37 Constance Biddle to George and Helene Biddle 1952 Description: Correspondence from Constance Biddle to George and Helene Biddle: ALS 2/24/1952 with reference to the death of Aunt Julia Biddle, wife of Arthur Biddle.

3 38 Constance Biddle from Nathan Haskell Dole Undated Description: Correspondence Constance Biddle from Nathan Haskell Dole: ALS 4/28/19? Includes clipping of an article by Dole.

3 39 Cordelia Frances Fenton Biddle ("Egie") Undated Description: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Cordelia Frances Fenton Biddle ("Egie") wife of Livingston Ludlow Biddle, Jr.: ALS undated.

3 40 Cornelia Trowbridge Biddle ("Neale") 1954-68 Description: Correspondence to Katherine and Francis Biddle from Cornelia Trowbridge Biddle ("Neale") wife of Sydney Geoffrey Biddle: 5 ALS/TLS dated 1954-65 and 9 ALS undated.

3 41 Edmund Randolph Biddle to Francis Biddle 1936-46 Description: Correspondence from Edmund Randolph Biddle to Francis Biddle: 4 ALS dated 10/17/1936, 7/19/1939, undated c.1939, and 5/20/1946.

3 42 Edmund Randolph Biddle - Forwarded Letter from Francis Biddle October 1945 Description: Typed transcription of a letter by Francis Biddle describing his journey and activities as a member of the American delegation to the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, October 1945. Forwarded to his Edmund Randolph Biddle by Katherine Biddle.

3 43 Edmund Randolph Biddle to Katherine Biddle 1939, 1940s and post-war Description: Correspondence from Edmund Randolph Biddle to Katherine Biddle: 2 ALS, 3 typed transcriptions, 2 ACS, 1 telegram, and 2 TL carbons from Katherine Biddle. Written during and after the Second World War.

3 44 Edmund Randolph Biddle to Frances Robinson Biddle 1937 Description: Correspondence from Edmund Randolph Biddle to his grandmother, Frances Robinson Biddle: typed transcription of a letter dated 8/8/1937, Pass Creek Ranch.

3 45 Edmund Randolph Biddle - Related Correspondence 1937-45 Description: Miscellaneous correspondence to/about Edmund Randolph Biddle. Includes: - Mars Baumgardt to Edmund Randolph Biddle, 2 TLS undated. - Henry Collard to Francis Biddle, 1 ALS 7/5/1937, re Edmund Randolph Biddle. - Margaretta Wright from Edmund Randolph Biddle, ALS 3/26/1940.

3 46 Edmund Randolph Biddle - Wedding Invitation 1951 Description: Two printed invitations with envelopes for the wedding of Edmund Randolph Biddle and Frances Edith Disner on June 27, 1951.

3 47 Edmund Randolph Biddle - Manuscripts 1940s Description: Miscellaneous autograph and typed manuscripts of prose and verse by Edmund Randolph Biddle.

3 48 re Edmund Randolph Biddle - Notes by Katherine Biddle 1930 Description: Autograph notes by Katherine Biddle relating to finding a tutor for her sons Edmund Randolph and Garrison. Reference to their personalities and needs.

3 49 re Edmund Randolph Biddle - Schools 1931-49 Description: Items include certificate of passing from the William Penn Charter School, grade report from the University of Pennsylvania (1949), and programs for the closing assembly of the Junior School of the William Penn Charter School.

3 50 Eric H. Biddle 1949 Description: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Eric H. Biddle: TLS 1/12/1949 with attached resume and report.

3 51 Frances Disner Biddle to Francis Biddle 1968 Description: Correspondence from Frances Disner Biddle to Francis Biddle: 2 ALS dated 1/9/1968, and 4/3/1968.

3 52 Frances Disner Biddle to Francis Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Frances Disner Biddle: ALS, undated. Reference to Edmund Randolph Biddle.

3 53 Frances Disner Biddle to Frances Robinson Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence from Frances Disner Biddle to Frances Robinson Biddle: 1 ALS dated 9/2/19?

3 54 Frances Disner Biddle to Katherine Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence from Frances Disner Biddle to Katherine Biddle: 1 ALS dated 2/20/19?

3 55 Frances Robinson Biddle from Francis Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence to Frances Robinson Biddle from her son Francis Biddle: 2 ALS undated, written from the Groton School (attended 1899-1905).

3 56 Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis Biddle 1899 Description: Correspondence from Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis Biddle: ALS 2/27/1899 re a holiday in Magnolia Springs, Florida.

3 57 Frances Robinson Biddle from Francis Biddle 1910 Description: Correspondence to Frances Robinson Biddle from Francis Biddle: 1 ALS 7/10/1910 and 1 ACS postcard.

3 58 Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis Biddle 1913 Description: Correspondence from Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis Biddle: 2 ALS 7/27/1913 & 9/23/1913.

3 59 Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis Biddle 1919 Description: Correspondence from Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis Biddle: ALS 9/20/1919.

3 60 Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis Biddle 1920-23 Description: Correspondence from Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis and Katherine Biddle: 4 ALS dated 9/13/1920, 2/23/1921 w/ envelope, 3/1921 (postmark), 12/11/1923.

3 61 Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence from Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis Biddle: 11 ALS undated with references to her travels across country and abroad.

3 62 Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence from Frances Robinson Biddle to Francis Biddle: 8 ALS undated. Reference to travels abroad, to Edmund Randolph Biddle, and to Charlotte Mason.

3 63 Frances Robinson Biddle to Katherine Biddle 1928-30 Description: Correspondence from Frances Robinson Biddle to Katherine Biddle: 2 ALS postmarked 2/6/1928 and 10/14/1930.

3 64 Frances Robinson Biddle to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence from Frances Robinson Biddle to her mother-in-law Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle: 2 ALS undated.

3 65 Frances Robinson Biddle to Charlotte Mason Undated Description: Correspondence from Frances Robinson Biddle to Charlotte Mason: ALS undated, with reference to the engagement of Katherine Garrison Chapin and Francis Biddle.

3 66 Frances Robinson Biddle to Charlotte Taylor Robinson Undated Description: Correspondence from Frances Robinson Biddle to her mother Charlotte Taylor Robinson: ALS 7/4/?

3 67 Frances Robinson Biddle from Alfred Irwin 1901 Description: Correspondence to Frances Robinson Biddle from Alfred Irwin: ALS 3/26/1901.

3 68 George Biddle (1843-1886) to Algernon Sydney Biddle 1868 Description: Correspondence from George Biddle (1943-1886) to his brother Algernon Sydney Biddle: ALS 7/23/1868. Includes typed transcription. Reference to a visit to Paris, Arthur Morrison and Benjamin Disraeli.

3 69 George Biddle (1843-1886) to George Washington Biddle 1858 Description: Correspondence from George Biddle (1943-1886) to his father George Washington Biddle: 2 ALS dated 9/29/1858 & 10/13/1858 with reference to his studies at school.

3 70 George Biddle (1843-1886) to George Washington Biddle 1863 Description: Correspondence from George Biddle (1943-1886) to George Washington Biddle: ALS dated 7/21/1863 re his studies.

3 71 George Biddle (1843-1886) to Maria C.M. Biddle 1858 Description: Correspondence from George Biddle (1843-1886) to his mother Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle: 3 ALS dated 9/28/1858, 10/13/1858 (with 3 typed copies), & 11/4/1858. Reference to his studies.

3 72 George Biddle (1843-1886) to Maria C.M. Biddle 1860 Description: Correspondence from George Biddle (1843-1886) to his mother Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle: ALS 10/24/1860.

3 73 George Biddle (1843-1886) to Maria C.M. Biddle c.1868? Description: Correspondence from George Biddle (1843-1886) to his mother Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle: ALS 11/5/1868? Includes 3 typed copies. Reference to election of Foratio Seymour as governor of New York.

3 74 George Biddle (1843-1886) from Elizabeth McMurtrie 1859 Description: Correspondence to George Biddle (1843-1886) from his grandmother Elizabeth McMurtrie: ALS 3/3/1859 conferring spiritual advice.

3 75 re George Biddle (1843-1886): Philadelphia Bar Association Resolution 1886 Description: Resolution and remarks by members of the Philadelphia Bar Association honoring George Biddle (1843-1886) on his death: Autograph and typed manuscripts.

3 76 George Washington Biddle to George Biddle (1843-1886) August 28, 18? Description: Correspondence from George Washington Biddle to his son George Biddle (1843-1886): ALS dated 8/28/18?

3 77 George Washington Biddle to Mary S. Barclay Biddle 1872 Description: Correspondence from George Washington Biddle to his mother Mary S. Barclay Biddle: 2 ALS dated 7/15/1872 and 8/27/1872.

3 78 George Washington Biddle to Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl 1874 Description: Correspondence from George Washington Biddle to sister-in-law Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl ("Lizzie"). Reference to his son Algernon Sydney's riding accident.

3 79 George Washington Biddle to Dr. John Biddle 1872 Description: Correspondence from George Washington Biddle to brother Dr. John B. Biddle: ALS 8/30/1872. Reference to health of their mother Mary S. Barclay Biddle and to wife Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle and son Arthur Biddle.

3 80 George Washington Biddle to Emily & Elizabeth McColl 1872-74 Description: Correspondence from George Washington Biddle to his nieces Emily and Elizabeth McColl (?) - 2 ALS dated 7/21/1872 and 6/23/1874.

3 81 George Washington Biddle from John Barclay 1833 Description: Correspondence to George Washington Biddle from his uncle John Barclay: ALS 11/17/1833. Includes typed transcription.

3 82 George Washington Biddle from Gabriella Chapman 1897 Description: Correspondence to George Washington and Maria C.M. Biddle from Gabriella Chapman, a cousin: 2 ALS dated 3/29/1897 and 4/23/1897.

3 83 George Washington Biddle - Correspondence Received c.1848-68 Description: Miscellaneous correspondence to George Washington Biddle.

3 84 George Washington Biddle - re Biddle & Ward 1882-91 Description: Legal correspondence relating to Biddle & Ward, counselors at law.

3 85 Georgina Biddle 1949-58 Description: Correspondence from Georgina Biddle to her cousin Francis Biddle: 3 ALS dated 10/4/1949, 2/17/1953, and 6/28/1958.

3 86 John B. Biddle to George Washington Biddle 1834 Description: Correspondence from John B. Biddle to his brother George Washington Biddle: ALS 6/15/1834. Includes typed transcription.

3 87 Julia Biddle 1936 & undated c.1961 Description: Correspondence from Julia Biddle to Katherine Biddle: ALS 4/1/1936 with reference to the latter's poetry. Includes ALS dated 9/13/c.1961? to Francis Biddle re information on George Washington Biddle (1779-1811/12) who was a merchant seaman and died in Macao (probably written to provide information for Francis Biddle's autobiography, "A Casual Past," published in 1961).

3 88 Livingston Ludlow Biddle 1938 Description: Correspondence from Livingston Ludlow Biddle to Katherine Biddle: ALS 6/23/1938 with reference to the latter's poetry.

3 89 Livingston Ludlow Biddle, Jr. 1962-68 Description: Correspondence from Livingston Ludlow Biddle, Jr. ("Liv") to Francis Biddle: 3 ALS (1967-68). Includes TLS 12/11/1962 from wife Cordelia Frances Fenton Biddle (a.k.a. "Egie"). Also correspondence regarding an entry for Livingston Ludlow Biddle, Jr., in Marquis Who's Who.

3 90 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle to George Biddle (1843-1886) Undated Description: Correspondence from Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle to her son George Biddle (1843-1886): ALS undated. Reference to (great "Aunt") Charlotte Biddle, sister of Clement Cornell Biddle (?) and to ("Grandmamma") Mary S. Barclay Biddle.

3 91 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle to Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl Undated Description: Correspondence from Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle to her sister Mrs. Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl ("Lizzie"): ALS undated. Reference to enjoying a visit from her niece Elizabeth McColl (a.k.a. "Bessie"/"Betsy"), and to meeting Emily Cadwalader.

3 92 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Elizabeth McM. McColl Undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her sister Mrs. Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl ("Lizzie"): 4 ALS undated.

3 93 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Harriet Coxe Bledsoe Undated Description: Correspondence Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her aunt Harriet Coxe Bledsoe: ALS undated. Reference to ill health and to the latter's sister Anne Coxe Colton (here referred to as "Aunt Colton").

3 94 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Ann Coxe Colton 1847 Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her aunt Ann Coxe Colton: ALS dated 6/4/1847. Reference to the running of a school with her husband Rev. Chauncey Colton, and to her other sisters Margaret Coxe and Emily Coxe.

3 95 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Emily Coxe 1858 & undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her aunt Emily Coxe: 2 ALS dated 1858 and undated. References to health and family.

3 96 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Margaret Coxe Undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Margaret Coxe: ALS undated. Reference to the running of a school and to the cultivation of children.

3 97 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Coxe Family Undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from the Coxe family: - S.B. Coxe (an aunt; a sister of Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie's; cf. Biddle Family Letters, 4:1), ALS undated. - Susan R. Coxe? (an aunt?), undated.

3 98 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Elizabeth C.McMurtrie 1834 Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle* from her mother Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: 2 ALS dated 3/14/1834 and 5/27/1834 (includes ANS from sister Emily McMurtrie). Reference to engagement of (aunt) Harriet Coxe to Albert Taylor Bledsoe; the new baby (sister) Ellen McMurtrie. * Note: Maria Coxe McMurtrie married George Washington Biddle in 1842. Her married name is given here to facilitate indexing.

3 99 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Elizabeth C. McMurtrie Undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her mother Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: 4 ALS undated sent to "Miss McMurtrie, c/o Miss Hawks" in Philadelphia. Reference to family news and to the matter of Holy Communion. Letter dated "Washington, Tuesday" includes ANS from (aunt) Harriet Coxe Bledsoe* offering advice in matters of faith. * Note: Married names are given, when known, in order to facilitate indexing.

3 100 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Elizabeth C. McMurtrie Undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her mother Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: 4 ALS undated, addressed to "Miss McMurtrie, c/o Miss Hawks" in Philadelphia. Reference to family finances and to her husband William McMurtrie; health of sisters Elizabeth and Emily, and baptism of the baby Ellen McMurtrie.

3 101 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Elizabeth C. McMurtrie Undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her mother Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: 4 ALS undated, addressed to "Miss McMurtrie" in Philadelphia. Reference to family, including (uncle) James McMurtrie; health; and advice on going out to public places of refreshment.

3 102 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Elizabeth C. McMurtrie Undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her mother Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: 2 ALS undated, addressed to "Miss McMurtrie" in Washington, D.C., and in Charlestown. Reference to (brother) Richard Coxe McMurtrie/

3 103 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Elizabeth C. McMurtrie 1838 & undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her mother Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: 1 ALS dated 3/16/1838, 4 ALS undated, addressed to "Miss McMurtrie" c/o Richard S. Coxe, in Washington, D.C. Reference to family including (Maria's sisters) Ellen, Julie, Emily, Florence and Margaret McMurtrie.

3 104 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Elizabeth C. McMurtrie Undated / after marriage Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her mother Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: 3 ALS undated (c. 1842/after marriage), addressed to "Mrs Biddle."

3 105 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Elizabeth C. McMurtrie Undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her mother Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: 6 ALS undated.

3 106 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from Richard Coxe McMurtrie Undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from her brother Richard Coxe McMurtrie: ALS undated.

3 107 Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle - Correspondence Received (misc) 1844, 1882, & undated Description: Correspondence to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle from friends: 3 ALS dated 1844, 1882 and undated.

3 108 Mary S. Barclay Biddle to George Biddle (1843-1886) Undated Description: Correspondence from Mary S. Barclay to her grandson George Biddle (1843-1886): ALS undated. Includes typed transcription.

3 109 Mary S. Barclay Biddle to George Washington Biddle 1833-71 Description: Correspondence from Mary S. Barclay Biddle to her son George Washington Biddle: 4 ALS dated 11/24/1833, 12/23/1833, 5/16/1834 (with typed transcription), 7/3/1871 (with typed transcription). Includes 2 ALS undated. References to marriages and deaths of family and friends; to Emily Chapman; (aunt) Harriet Coxe Bledsoe; John Cadwalader.

3 110 Mary S.C. Biddle to Maria C. McMurtrie Biddle 1851 Description: Correspondence from Mary S.C. Biddle to (sister-in-law?) Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle: 2 ALS dated 3/13/1851 (with autograph copy of the second letter written the same day); ALS dated "Friday" (3/14/1851?). Includes 2 undated ALS from Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle in reply and ALS 12/12/1851? from Mary S.C. Biddle to the latter's mother Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie. Reference to a misunderstanding between Mary S.C. Biddle and Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle.

3 111 Michael Biddle - Correspondence 1940s Description: Typed note by Michael Biddle announcing his own newspaper "The Daily Squawk." Includes TL carbon 4/4/1949 from Francis Biddle.

3 112 Michael Biddle - Correspondence 1950-51 Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle* to his uncle Francis Biddle. * Michael Biddle, son of George S. Biddle, brother of Francis Biddle.

3 113 Michael Biddle - Correspondence 1952 Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle to Francis and Katherine Biddle.

3 114 Michael Biddle - Correspondence 1954-55 Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle to his uncle Francis Biddle.

3 115 Michael Biddle - Correspondence 1956 Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle to Francis and Katherine Biddle.

3 116 Michael Biddle - Correspondence 1957 Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle to Francis and Katherine Biddle.

3 117 Michael Biddle - Correspondence to George & Helene Biddle 1957 Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle to his parents George Biddle and Helene Sardeau. Includes typed copy of a letter from James Rowe to Walter Jenkins re Michael Biddle (1/25/1957). Includes 1 typed letter undated, describing life at school.

3 118 Michael Biddle - Correspondence 1958 Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle to Francis and Katherine Biddle. Includes reference to meeting Lincoln Kirstein (TLS 4/6/1958).

3 119 Michael Biddle - Correspondence 1959 Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle to Francis and Katherine Biddle.

3 120 Michael Biddle - Correspondence 1960 Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle to Francis and Katherine Biddle.

3 121 Michael Biddle - Correspondence 1961 Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle to Francis and Katherine Biddle.

3 122 Michael Biddle - Correspondence 1962 & 1969 Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle to Francis & Katherine Biddle.

3 123 Michael Biddle - Correspondence Undated Description: Correspondence from Michael Biddle to his uncle Francis Biddle.

3 124 Michael Biddle - Drawings 1955-61 Description: Original and printed drawings by Michael Biddle.

3 125 Moncure Biddle to Francis Biddle 1911-12 Description: Correspondence from Moncure Biddle to his brother Francis Biddle: 3 ALS, 1 TLS.

3 126 Moncure Biddle to Francis Biddle 1934-37 Description: Correspondence from Moncure Biddle to his brother Francis Biddle: TLS 8/7/1934 forwarding enclosures (ALS 4/21/1919 from Francis Biddle and bill dated 4/14/1917). Includes TLS undated (c.1934/35) from Francis Biddle to Moncure Biddle. Also includes TL 12/26/1937 from Moncure Biddle to George Biddle acknowledging receipt of the latter's book on Adolph Borie.

3 127 Moncure Biddle to Francis Biddle 1941-47 Description: Correspondence from Moncure Biddle to his brother Francis Biddle: 3 ALS and 1 TLS. Reference to the latter's appointment as U.S. attorney general (ALS 9/16/1941); and to genealogical information regarding their parents Algernon Sydney Biddle and Frances Robinson Biddle. Reference also to (aunt) Nathalie Robinson. Includes ALS 4/25/1947 from Moncure Biddle to (cousin?) Philip ______?.

3 128 Moncure Biddle to Francis Biddle 1950-56 Description: Correspondence from Moncure Biddle to his brother Francis Biddle: TLS 2/2/1950 and ALS 3/7/1952, with TL carbon from Francis Biddle. Reference to Biddle family plots in the St. Thomas churchyard, Whitemarsh, Maryland. Includes carbon copy of a typed letter from Moncure Biddle to Constance Biddle (dated 1/28/1950 with drawing/map of the plots).

3 129 Moncure Biddle - Manuscript Undated Description: Autograph manuscript by Moncure Biddle re a war game?

3 130 Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844) 1805 Description: Correspondence to Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844): photocopy of an autograph letter dated 8/30/1805 (pages including signature page missing) written to Biddle during his appointment in Paris as secretary to John Armstrong, U.S. minister to France. Probably written by a sibling or other family member, giving family news, including reference to (cousin) Clement Biddle (1740-1814).

3 131 Nicholas Biddle (1862-?) c.1879 Description: Typed transcription of a petition to President Rutherford B. Hayes by Nicholas Biddle (b.1862) to enter the Westpoint Military Academy. Forwarded to Francis Biddle with a TLS dated 11/20/1941 from Daniel Shields, nephew of James Shields, U.S. senator, Missouri (1878-79).

3 132 Nicholas Biddle 1959-63 Description: Correspondence from Nicholas Biddle to Francis Biddle.

3 133 Oliver Biddle to Francis Biddle 1950s Description: Correspondence from Oliver Biddle* to Francis Biddle: * Oliver Biddle, son of Sydney Geoffrey Biddle.

3 134 Oliver Biddle to Francis Biddle 1961-62 Description: Correspondence from Oliver Biddle to Francis Biddle. Includes 2 copies of Oliver Biddle resume (1962). Reference to death of John F. Kennedy (ALS 11/26/1961).

3 135 Oliver Biddle to Francis Biddle 1963 Description: Correspondence from Oliver Biddle to Francis Biddle. Includes autograph draft of a letter (5/14/1963) from Oliver Biddle to Theodore Voorhees re application for admission to the Philadelphia Bar Association.

3 136 Oliver Biddle to Francis Biddle 1967-68 Description: Correspondence from Oliver Biddle to Francis Biddle.

3 137 Oliver Biddle to Francis Biddle Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Oliver Biddle to Francis Biddle.

3 138 re Oliver Biddle - Related Correspondence 1962-68 Description: Correspondence relating to Oliver Biddle. Includes: - Sturgis Ingersoll to Francis Biddle, TLS 3/25/1963 re recommendation of Oliver Biddle for membership in the Philadelphia Club. - Cornelia Trowbridge Biddle to Francis Biddle, TLS 3/27/1968 (with carbon copy of a letter to Oliver Biddle, 3/27/1968). - Thomas Corcoran, typed carbon from Francis Biddle (11/20/1962) recommending his nephew Oliver Biddle.

3 139 Owen Biddle to Francis Biddle 1957-67 Description: Correspondence from Owen Biddle* to Francis Biddle. Reference to family letters including those of Algernon Sydney Biddle to George Washington Biddle, of William McMurtrie to wife Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie, of George Biddle (1843-1886) to Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle, of Arthur Biddle (1852-97). Includes references to Robinson family history and to (aunts) Agnes Robinson and Nathalie Robinson, as well as to Tyson Morris (cf. also reference by Francis Biddle, in "A Casual Past," pp.61-62.) Also references to (mother) Brenda Fenollosa Biddle and to wife Marion Biddle, as well as to friends William and Janet Shafroth, and Francis Boyer. * Owen Biddle, the son of Moncure Biddle.

3 140 Peter Biddle to Francis Biddle 1945 & undated Description: Correspondence from Peter Biddle to his uncle Francis Biddle: ALS dated 2/27/1945 and ALS undated.

3 141 re Rebekah Cornell Biddle 1942 Description: Transcription of biographical entry regarding Rebekah Cornell Biddle (b.1755), wife of Clement Biddle (1740-1814). From "Notable Women of Pennsylvania" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1942).

3 142 Sydney Francis Biddle to Francis Biddle 1952 and undated Description: Correspondence from Sydney Francis Biddle* to his uncle Francis Biddle. * Note: Sydney Francis Biddle, son of Sydney Geoffrey Biddle, brother of Francis Biddle.

3 143 Sydney Geoffrey Biddle to Francis Biddle Undated Description: Correspondence from Sydney Geoffrey Biddle to his brother Francis Biddle: 2 ALS undated & 2 TLS undated.

3 144 Sydney Geoffrey Biddle from Peter Biddle 1950 Description: Correspondence to Sydney Geoffrey Biddle from son Peter Biddle: ALS dated 12/4/1950.

3 145 Sydney Geoffrey Biddle - Death: Related Correspondence 1954 Description: Correspondence to Francis Biddle regarding the death of Sydney Geoffrey Biddle (on 10/28/1954). Includes: Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr. (TLS); Marie Beale ("Nannie")(ALS); Schuyler Chapin (ALS); Lelia Howard (ALS); Eleanor Lix (ALS); Dorothy William Runell (ALS); and Herbert Wechsler (ALS).

3 146 Sydney Geoffrey Biddle Memorial Library - Related Corres. 1958-68 Description: Correspondence to Francis Biddle regarding the Sydney Geoffrey Memorial Library, established by the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis. Includes correspondence with association presidents John E. Eichholtz and Mitchell L. Dratman and member Paul Sloane.

3 147 re Thomas Biddle: Duel with Spencer Pettis (1831) Undated Description: Typed account of the duel, in 1831, between Spencer Pettis and Thomas Biddle, brother of banker Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844), both sons of Charles Biddle, merchant and vice president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania.

3 148 Toyo Biddle 1966-68 Description: Correspondence to Katherine and Francis Biddle from Toyo Biddle, wife of Christopher Stark Biddle: 1 TLS and 2 ALS.

3 149 Biddle/Chapin Family Correspondence c.1930-71 Description: Correspondence to Katherine and Francis Biddle from various family members including "Henry," "John" and "Aunt Sue" (Biddle?).

3 150 Katherine and Francis Biddle - Christmas Cards Undated Description: Preprinted Christmas greeting cards from Katherine and Francis Biddle (unsent, unsigned).

3 151 Cornelia Chapin to Francis Biddle 1961-68 Description: Correspondence from Cornelia Chapin (a.k.a., "Corno"/"Corny") to Francis Biddle: 2 ALS dated 9/10/1961 & 11/18/1962; 1 telegram (c.1968). Includes TL carbon from Francis Biddle 5/9/1968.

3 152 Cornelia Chapin to Katherine Biddle 1936-38 Description: Correspondence from Cornelia Chapin to her sister Katherine Biddle: telegram dated 2/25/1936, ALS dated 12/26/1938; 2 ALS undated. Includes printed notice card for a talk on poetry by Katherine Biddle (at the National Arts Club, 2/1/1937), addressed to Cornelia Chapin.

3 153 Cornelia Chapin - Related Items c.1936-41 Description: Miscellaneous items relating to Cornelia Chapin including biographical accounts, transcription of an article, storage receipt for her "Granite Frog" sculpture.

3 154 Cornelia Chapin - Exhibition Pamphlet 1938 Description: Printed pamphlet for an exhibition of works by Cornelia Chapin: "Sculpture Carved Directly from Life," (The Fifteen Gallery, New York, April 4-16, 1938).

3 155 Cornelia Chapin - Articles about (clippings) c.1938-40 Description: Clippings of news articles about Cornelia Chapin.

3 156 Cornelia Chapin - Articles about (clippings) 1939-48 Description: Clippings of newspaper articles about Cornelia Chapin.

3 157 re Hank Chapin 1973 Description: Clipping of a news article featuring Hank Chapin, son of Schuyler Garrison Chapin.

3 158 John Griswold Chapin 1942-45 Description: Correspondence to Francis and Katherine Biddle from nephew John Griswold Chapin, son of Paul and Leila Chapin: 5 ALS, 1 TLS dating from 1942 to 1945 during military service in the U.S. Navy.

3 159 Leila Chapin 1945 & undated Description: Correspondence from Leila Chapin, wife of (Lindley Hoffman) Paul Chapin, brother of Katherine Biddle: ALS 3/27/1945 to Francis Biddle and ALS 8/30/19? to Katherine Biddle. Includes ALS fragment and a newspaper clipping regarding Leila Chapin, her mother Cornelia Garrison (Van Auken) Chapin, and the latter's sisters (referred to here as the "Garrison sisters").

3 160 Miles W. Chapin 1970-73 Description: Correspondence from nephew Miles W. Chapin to Katherine Biddle: 3 ALS dated 1/6/1970, 1/7/1971, /1973.

3 161 Paul Chapin to Francis Biddle 1913 Description: Correspondence from Paul Chapin* to Francis Biddle: ALS dated 1/13/1913. * Note: Full name for Paul Chapin, son of Lindley Hoffman Chapin and Cornelia Garrison (Van Auken) Chapin, is Lindley Hoffman Paul Chapin. Indexed here as "Chapin, Paul." Not to be confused with his son, Paul D. Chapin.

3 162 Paul Chapin to Katherine Biddle 1917-31 Description: Correspondence from Paul Chapin to his sister Katherine Biddle: 2 ACS postcards dated 5/27/1917 and 8/9/1931.

3 163 Paul Chapin to Cornelia Garrison Chapin 1917-20 Description: Correspondence from Paul Chapin to his mother Cornelia Garrison Chapin: 3 ACS postcards dated 5/28/1917, 10/18/1920, and undated.

3 164 Paul D. Chapin to Francis Biddle 1941 Description: Correspondence from Paul D. Chapin to Francis Biddle.

3 165 Paul D. Chapin to Francis Biddle 1942 Description: Correspondence from Paul D. Chapin to Katherine and Francis Biddle.

3 166 Paul D. Chapin to Francis Biddle Undated Description: Undated correspondence from Paul D. Chapin to Katherine and Francis Biddle.

3 167 Paul D. Chapin - Manuscripts Undated Description: Typed manuscripts of prose and poetry by Paul D. Chapin.

3 168 Samuel G. Chapin 1964-73 Description: Correspondence from nephew Samuel G. Chapin* to Katherine and Francis Biddle. * Note: Samuel G. Chapin, brother of Theodore S. Chapin (cf. Biddle Family Letters, Folder 3:175).

3 169 Schuyler G. Chapin 1930s Description: Correspondence from Schuyler G. Chapin to Francis Biddle: 1 ALS dated 11/16/1937.

3 170 Schuyler G. Chapin 1942-46 Description: Correspondence from Schuyler G. Chapin to Francis Biddle: 5 ALS, 3 TLS. Includes TL carbon from Francis Biddle to Robert P. Patterson re his nephew Schuyler G. Chapin (dated 4/10/1945).

3 171 Schuyler G. Chapin 1951-58 Description: Correspondence from Schuyler G. Chapin to Katherine and Francis Biddle: 4 ALS, 1 TLS and 1 TL carbon from Francis Biddle.

3 172 Schuyler G. Chapin 1961-67 Description: Correspondence from Schuyler G. Chapin to Katherine and Francis Biddle: 5 TLS and 1 ANS. Includes TL carbons from Francis Biddle. Reference to the former's son John Griswold Chapin (TLS 6/13/1967). Includes newspaper clipping of photograph showing a Schuyler G. Chapin planning a benefit performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York (New York Times, July 5, 1961).

3 173 Schuyler G. Chapin Undated Description: Correspondence from Schuyler G. Chapin to Francis Biddle: 1 ALS, 1 TLS, 1 TL unsigned.

3 174 Theodore S. Chapin 1971-73 Description: Correspondence from nephew Theodore S. Chapin* to Katherine Biddle: 4 ALS. * Theodore S. Chapin, brother of Samuel G. Chapin (cf. Biddle Family Letters, Folder 3:169).

3 175 Chapin Family Correspondence - Unidentified 1931-34 Description: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from ___________ Chapin: 2 ALS dated 1/10/1931 and 2/27/1934. Includes 1 ALS to (Lindley Hoffman) Paul Chapin, dated 12/23/1933.

3 176 Chapin Family Christmas Card Undated Description: Christmas greeting card with autograph note: "Merry Christmas and great love from us all - Chapins." Undated.

4 1 S.B. Coxe to Rachel Coxe Undated Description: Correspondence from S.B. Coxe to her mother Rachel Coxe (nee Smith): ALS dated 5/7/?

4 2 Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl Undated Description: Correspondence to Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl ("Lizzie")* from friend Sally Trapini: ALS dated 1/15/? * Sister of Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle.

4 3 Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to Elizabeth McColl Undated Description: Correspondence from Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to her daughter Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl ("Lizzie"): 3 ALS undated*. References to health and family. * Note: Most of the correspondence from Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to Elizabeth McColl includes references to the latter's siblings Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle and Richard Coxe McMurtrie.

4 4 Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to Elizabeth McColl Undated Description: Correspondence from Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to her daughter Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl: 4 ALS undated.

4 5 Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to Elizabeth McColl Undated Description: Correspondence from Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to her daughter Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl: 4 ALS undated.

4 6 Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to Elizabeth McColl Undated Description: Correspondence from Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to her daughter Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl: 4 ALS undated.

4 7 Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to Elizabeth McColl Undated Description: Correspondence from Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to her daughter Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl: 3 ALS undated.

4 8 Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to Ellen McMurtrie Undated Description: Correspondence from Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to her daughter Ellen McMurtrie, a sister of Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle's: ALS undated.

4 9 Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to Richard Coxe McMurtrie 1871-72 Description: Correspondence from Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie to her son Richard Coxe McMurtrie: 2 ALS dated 9/17/1871 and 10/14/1872. The latter refers to the death of his wife.

4 10 Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie from Ann Coxe Colton 1848 Description: Correspondence to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie from her sister Ann Coxe Colton: ALS dated 7/6/1848 sent via another sister, Margaret Coxe who would be visiting the former. Reference also to her children and to sister Emily Coxe.

4 11 Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie from Maria Coxe Undated Description: Correspondence to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie from her sister Maria Coxe (1796-1831): ALS dated 3/18/18? Reference to the birth of the former's daughter Elizabeth (later Elizabeth McMurtrie McColl). Includes references to the former's other children Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle, Richard Coxe McMurtrie, and Emily McMurtrie. Also reference to brother Richard S. Coxe and household news.

4 12 Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie from Richard S. Coxe 1827 Description: Correspondence to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie her brother Richard S. Coxe: ALS dated from Washington, 3/25/1827. Reference to his work.

4 13 J. McMurtrie Undated Description: Correspondence from J. McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: ALS undated re "a shipment of sundry articles."

4 14 William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie January 14, 1825 Description: Correspondence from William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: 1 ALS dated 1/14/1825 written from Gibraltar. Includes typed transcription of extracts of this letter and of letter dated 2/12/1825 (see folder 4:16). Note: William McMurtrie was an officer in the U.S. Navy. The following letters were written to his wife during a tour of duty in Italy and the Mediterranean. (See also an account of the McMurtrie family by Francis Biddle in his autobiography, "A Casual Past" (1961; pp.90-93).

4 15 William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie January 21, 1825 Description: Correspondence from William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: ALS dated 1/21/1825 written from Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey. Includes typed transcription of an extract of the letter.

4 16 William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie February 12, 1825 Description: Correspondence from William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: ALS dated 2/12/1825 written from Messina, Italy. Includes typed transcription of excerpts of the letter. Note: original letter appears to be missing the last page(s)/signature page.

4 17 William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie March 25, 1825 Description: Correspondence from William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: ALS dated 3/25/1825 written from Gibraltar and giving a lively description of passage through the Lipari Islands off the coast of Sicily. Includes typed transcription of the letter.

4 18 William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie March 27, 1825 Description: Correspondence from William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: ALS dated 3/27/1825 written from Gibralter aboard the USS Ontario. Includes typed transcription (with carbon copy).

4 19 William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie July 8, 1825 Description: Correspondence from William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: ALS dated 7/8/1825 written from the USS Ontario in Gibraltar Bay.

4 20 William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie October 11, 1825 Description: Correspondence from William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: ALS dated 10/11/1825 written from Smyrna, Turkey. A lengthy letter describing his experiences in Turkey.

4 21 William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie January 31, 1826 Description: Correspondence from William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: ALS dated 1/31/1826 from Gibraltar. Includes typed transcription (with carbon copy).

4 22 William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie October 17, 1826 Description: Correspondence from William McMurtrie to Elizabeth Coxe McMurtrie: ALS dated 10/17/1826 from the Gulf of Smyrna. Reference to the revolution in Greece (1821-29).

4 23 William McMurtrie from Dudley Walker 1829 Description: Correspondence to William McMurtrie from Dudley Walker regarding fellow officers Lieutenants Hall and Smith: ALS dated 1/17/1829 written from the USS St. Louis in Norfolk, Virginia.

4 24 re Sir John Randolph of Roanoke (1693-1737) - Notes Undated Description: Autograph notes by Francis Biddle on Sir John Randolph (1693-1737). See chapters 1 and 2 regarding the Biddle-Randolph genealogy in Biddle's autobiography, "A Casual Past" (1961, pp.15-46)

4 25 re John Randolph of Roanoke and Nancy Randolph 1952-59 Description: Correspondence to Francis Biddle containing information regarding his ancestors Edmund Randolph, John Randolph of Roanoke, his cousin Nancy Randolph, and brother Richard Randolph.. Includes letters from Russell Kirk (TLS 5/12/1952); Jay and Audrey Walz (3 TLS 1959); and Julian P. Boyd (TLS 12/4/1959, includes a typed transcription of a letter from Thomas Jefferson to his daughter Martha Jefferson containing a reference to John Randolph of Roanoke (dated 4/28/1793).

4 26 re John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833) 1962 & undated Description: Items include: Printed information re the dueling pistols of John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833) by the Virginia Historical Society (October 1962). Bibliographic and note cards regarding John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833).

4 27 Paul H. Randolph 1962 Description: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Paul H. Randolph re the Randolph family genealogy: TLS dated 4/11/1962.

4 28 Peyton & Betty Randolph - Estate & Will 1776 & 1780 Description: Typed transcription of the Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Peyton Randolph, Esq., in York County taken January 5th 1776; and of the Will of Mrs. Betty [Peyton] Randolph (June 1, 1780).

4 29 Lydia S. Robinson 1946-61 Description: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from his aunt, Lydia S. Robinson ("Mona") wife of his uncle Moncure Robinson: ALS dated 9/20/c.1946; TLS dated 1/29/1961; and ACS 3/20/1961. Includes TL carbons from Francis Biddle. Reference to the Robinson family genealogy.

4 30 re Moncure Robinson - Biographical Information Undated Description: Three typed biographical accounts of Moncure Robinson (1802-1891), probably sent to Francis Biddle by Lydia S. Robinson. One account is almost certainly by Lydia S. Robinson. The other two are transcriptions from the National Cyclopedia of American Biography and from the History of Norwich University (1819-1911).

4 31 re Moncure Robinson - Related Correspondence 1961 Description: Typed carbons by Francis Biddle regarding biographical information on his grandfather, Moncure Robinson (1802-91). Includes letter from the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company (4/4/1961) regarding positions held in that company by Moncure Robinson, his brother Edwin Robinson, and his son John Robinson (1834-1878).

4 32 Wirt Robinson 1962 Description: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from cousin Wirt Robinson: TLS & ALS dated 4/2/1962 and 4/19/1962. Includes autograph drawing of genealogical tree showing relationship of the Robinson and Biddle families.

4 33 Biddle Family Genealogy: William & Thomas Biddle c.1947-55 Description: Typed and autograph notes regarding the early Biddle family members, including an ALS dated 2/26/1951 to Francis and Katherine Biddle from a Biddle relation, Irwin C. Ruttman re ancestors William Biddle (1630-1712) and Thomas Biddle of Maryland.

4 34 Biddle Family Genealogy: George Washington Biddle Descendants Undated Description: Autograph and typed notes re George Washington Biddle (1818-1897) and his descendants. Includes typed genealogy.

4 35 Biddle Family Genealogy: Coxe-McMurtrie Families Undated Description: Autograph genealogy for the descendants of William Coxe and William McMurtrie (1787-1836).

4 36 Biddle Family Genealogy: Notes by Francis Biddle 1944 & undated Description: Autograph and typed notes re the Biddle family genealogy by Francis Biddle.

4 37 Biddle Family Genealogy: Trees (Misc.) Undated Description: Miscellaneous autograph and typed genealogical trees showing descendants of 1. the families of Biddulph, Byrche and Fisher; 2. William Biddle (1630-1712) and Sarah Kemp; 3. John Biddle (1707-1789) and Sarah Owen*; and 4. William Randolph of Turkey Island (c.1651-1711). * Includes autograph note about a portrait of George Washington Biddle (1179-1812) by Gilbert Stuart and given to a member of the Biddle family by a cousin, Sophie Cadwalader.

4 38 Biddle Family Genealogy: Pedigree 1891 Description: Typed genealogical tree showing the "pedigree of the Philadelphia Biddles descended from John Biddle who married Sarah Owen, 3rd of March 1736. compiled from Browning's Americans of Royal Descent, 1891." (Tree shows descent from Alfred the Great of England.)

4 39 Biddle Family Coat of Arms Undated Description: Printed illustration of the Biddle family coat of arms.

4 40 Biddle Family - Miscellaneous 1906-7 Description: Photocopies of two dividend checks paid out to Spencer F.B. Biddle (10/24/1906) and to Christine W. Biddle (1/22/1907)

4 41 Garrison/Chapin Family Mausoleum 1938 Description: Carbon copies of 3 typed letters by Katherine Biddle regarding the memorial stone for her brother Lindley Hoffman Paul Chapin and the maintenance of the Garrison family mausoleum and Chapin family cemetery plots.


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