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Box: 12 Fold: 7 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
February 7, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: TLS dated 2/7/1957 attaching typescript of excerpts from letters by Mina Curtiss and itemization of costs for purchase and repair of "Les Vigneaux."

Box: 12 Fold: 8 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
November 27, 1958

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 11/27/1958 with envelope (4 pages/2 sheets). Reference to lunch Rene Char and Albert Camus; to visiting Georges Braque with Jean Paulhan; to meeting Andre Maurois; and to meeting Henri Michaux and Pieter Seuren through Alain Bosquet.

Box: 12 Fold: 9 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
June 10, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS with envelope 6/10/1959 with news of the award of France's Grand Prix National des Lettres to Alexis Leger.

Box: 12 Fold: 10 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
June 17, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: TLS 6/17/1959 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to enjoying "Les Vigneaux"; and to prospective visits from Pierre Emmanuel, Friedhelm Kemp, and Claude Vigee.

Box: 12 Fold: 11 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
June 20, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 6/20/1959 (4 pages/2 sheets). Reference to Archibald MacLeish and Mina Curtiss.

Box: 12 Fold: 12 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
July 15, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 7/15/(1959) (2 pages/2 sheets). Reference to enjoying life at "Les Vigneaux"; and to prospective visit from Friedhelm Kemp.

Box: 12 Fold: 13 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
August 14, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 8/14/1959 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to visit to "Les Vigneaux" from Eliane Leger (sister of Alexis Leger); and to doings of Marthe Comtesse de Fels.

Box: 12 Fold: 14 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
September 2, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 9/3/1959 (3 pages/2 sheets).

Box: 12 Fold: 15 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
September 12, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 9/12/1959 (2 pages/2 sheets). Reference to visit from Robert and Mildred Bliss; and to official announcement of the award of the French Grand Prix National des Lettres to Alexis Leger.

Box: 12 Fold: 16 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
October 6, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 10/6/1959 (3 pages/3 sheets). Reference to Alexis Leger's latest poem, "Chronique."

Box: 12 Fold: 17 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
October 8, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: TLS 10/8/1959 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to the death of Bernard Berenson; to the French Grand Prix National des Lettres awarded to Alexis Leger; and to an article on Leger by Alain Bosquet.

Box: 12 Fold: 18 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
October 5, 1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 10/5/1961 with envelope (3 pages/2 sheets). Reference to death of Dag Hammerskjold.

Box: 12 Fold: 19 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
October 18, 1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 10/18/1961 with envelope (2 pages/2 sheet). Reference to a visit from Mina Curtiss.

Box: 12 Fold: 20 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
October 30, 1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 10/30/1961 with envelope (4 pages/2 sheets). Reference to Francis Biddle's biography, "A Casual Past"; visit from Pierre Guerre.

Box: 12 Fold: 21 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
November 14, 1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 11/14/1961 with envelope (4 pages/2 sheets). Reference to visit from Marthe Comtess de Fels; visit from Pierre Guerre; tour of the French countryside by De Gaulle; a new book by Alain Bosquet; and Andre Malraux.

Box: 12 Fold: 22 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
April 16, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 4/16/1965 with envelope (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to Iris Origo during a visit by the Legers to Rome.

Box: 12 Fold: 23 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
April 21, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 4/21/1965 with envelope (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to Nannina Fossi.

Box: 12 Fold: 24 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
April 30, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 4/30/1965 with envelope (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to continued sojourn in Italy; to meeting Armand Berard and Moravia Rufini "who translated Iris' (Origo) article on Marguerite Caetani..."

Includes telegram from Biddle.

Box: 12 Fold: 25 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
May 7, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 5/7/1965 with envelope (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to visiting Giuseppe Ungaretti.

Box: 12 Fold: 26 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
May 11, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 5/11/1965 with envelope (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to Mary McCarthy; Robert Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson on Vietnam.

Box: 12 Fold: 27 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
May 27, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 5/27/1965 (aerogramme). Reference to Walter Lippmann and to Jean Paulhan.

Box: 12 Fold: 28 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
June 6, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 6/6/1965 (aerogramme). Reference to Lyndon B. Johnson.

Box: 12 Fold: 29 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
July 31, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 7/31/1965 with envelope (2 pages/1 sheet), with news of return home to "Les Vigneaux." Reference to Eliane Leger and to Marthe Comtesse de Fels.

Box: 12 Fold: 30 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
October 30, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 10/30/1966 with envelope (2 pages/1 sheet).

Box: 12 Fold: 31 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
November 20, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 11/20/1966 with envelope (4 pages/2 sheets). Reference to visit from Robert Fitzgerald; and to Mina Curtiss.

Box: 12 Fold: 32 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
November 11, 1967

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 11/11/1967 with envelope (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to an article (on Leger?) by Kathleen Raine.

Box: 12 Fold: 33 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
January 26, 1968

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 1/26/1968 with envelope and clipping of a review of Marguerite Caetani's French review journal "Commerce."

Box: 12 Fold: 34 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
February 3, 1968

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: TLS 2/3/1968 with envelope (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to Allen Tate; to the Vietnam War and Charles Bohlen.

Box: 12 Fold: 35 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
February 8, 1968

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 2/8/1968 with envelope (2 pages/1 sheet).

Box: 12 Fold: 36 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
September 16, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 9/16/1970 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to prospective visit to France by the Biddles.

Box: 12 Fold: 37 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
December 15, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 12/15/1971 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to reading biography on Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt and recollections of being presented to Theodore Roosevelt.

Box: 12 Fold: 38 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
September 15, 19?

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger: ALS 9/15/19? (2 pages/2 sheets).

Box: 12 Fold: 39 Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle
undated

DESCRIPTION: Envelope (empty) addressed to Katherine Biddle from Dorothy Leger.

Box: 12 Fold: 40 Dorothy Leger to Mina Curtiss
December 18, 1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Mina Curtiss from Dorothy Leger: ALS 12/18/1960 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Alexis Leger.

Box: 12 Fold: 41 Dorothy Leger - Miscellaneous
undated

DESCRIPTION: Blank postcard originally included in the correspondence from Dorothy Leger to Katherine Biddle.

Box: 12 Fold: 42 Dorothy Leger from Katherine Biddle
1971

DESCRIPTION: Typed carbons from Katherine Biddle to Dorothy Leger dated 5/6/1971 and 10/29/1971 with reference to an article on Valery Larbaud written by William Jay Smith who wished to used quotations from correspondence from Alexis Leger to Larbaud.

Box: 12 Fold: 43 Eliane Leger
December 24, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Eliane Leger (sister of Alexis Leger): ACS with envelope postmarked 12/24/1956, sending New Year's greetings and thanking the former for her support of Alexis Leger.

Box: 12 Fold: 44 Eliane Leger
December 16, 1958

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Eliane Leger: ACS 12/16/1958 with envelope, sending New Year's greetings and expressing regret at being unable to spend time with the Biddles that summer at "Les Vigneaux."

Box: 12 Fold: 45 Eliane Leger
December 20, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Eliane Leger: ACS 12/20/1965 with envelope bearing season's greetings and prayer card.

Box: 12 Fold: 46 Eliane Leger
December 11, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Eliane Leger: ACS 12/11/1966 with season's greetings.

Box: 12 Fold: 47 Eliane Leger from Katherine Biddle
September 22, 19?

DESCRIPTION: Autograph letter draft from Katherine Biddle to Eliane Leger dated September 22, 19? With reference to the successful restoration of "Les Vigneaux."

Box: 12 Fold: 48 Eliane Leger - Reference
September 1, 19?

DESCRIPTION: Autograph letter draft by Katherine Biddle (to Francis Biddle?) with reference to Eliane Leger.

Box: 12 Fold: 49 Francoise Renee Leger to Katherine Biddle
January 2, 1946

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Francoise Renee Leger (mother of Alexis Leger): ALS 1/2/1946 with envelope. Reference to a visit from Francis Biddle.

Box: 12 Fold: 50 Francoise Renee Leger to Katherine Biddle
July 1, 1949(?)

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Francoise Renee Leger to Katherine Biddle: ALS 7/1/1949? Reference to receiving a package of woolens from the latter.

Box: 12 Fold: 51 Francoise Renee Leger to Katherine Biddle
August 19, 19?

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Francoise Renee Leger to Katherine Biddle: ALS 8/19/19? Reference to staying in Montmorency, and thanking the latter for the gift of a shawl.

Box: 13 Fold: 1 Henry McCarter
1928

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from artist Henry McCarter (1864-1942): - ALS with envelope postmarked 1/16/1928 (6 pages/3 sheets), requesting assistance from Biddle in supporting an art exhibition by Christine Chambers.

- ALS with envelope postmarked 2/21/1928 (2 pages/1 sheet), with reference to experiments with light and color with George and Hazel Crampton.

Note: Many of McCarter's letters are actually written on cards although they are referred to here as "pages/sheets." In some instances, he wrote on blank envelopes (which is noted accordingly).

Box: 13 Fold: 2 Henry McCarter
March & October 1928

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ALS with envelope postmarked 3/26/1928 (4 pages/2 sheets), with reference to a dinner once at the home of Katharine and Struthers Burt. Also reference to lunching at the home of Caroline Lewis together with Christine Chambers(?), Caroline Sinkler, and Mrs. Leverett Bradley.

- ALS with envelope postmarked 10/28/1928 (4 pages/2 sheets), with reference to seeing George Biddle and enjoying a visit to the Biddles' home.

Box: 13 Fold: 3 Henry McCarter
December 22, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ALS with envelope postmarked 12/22/1929 (3 pages/2 sheets), reference to dining and lively conversation at home of William Bullitt with Gertrude Ely also as guest.

Box: 13 Fold: 4 Henry McCarter
February 8, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ANS with envelope postmarked 2/8/1930 (note written on the front of a blank envelope), with reference to opening letters he has written and not sent to her.

Box: 13 Fold: 5 Henry McCarter
April 1930

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ALS with envelope postmarked 4/13/1930 (4 pages/2 sheets), with reference to working with Adolphe Borie to mount the John Lambert Memorial Exhibition for the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts.

- ALS with envelope postmarked 4/26/1930 (3 pages/2 sheets).

Box: 13 Fold: 6 Henry McCarter
1930

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ALS with envelope postmarked ?/?/1930 (5 pages/3 sheets), with reference to work on drawings during one of his sojourns on a farm in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country (see reference by Francis Biddle in "A Casual Past," p.394); also to dinner with Sturgis and Marion Ingersoll; and to visiting Sharswood Brinton.

Box: 13 Fold: 7 Henry McCarter
March 1, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ALS dated 3/1/1931 with envelope (4 pages/3 sheets), reference to giving a presentation of lantern slides of his work to students. Also reference to Caroline Sinkler, George Howe, and dinner at Sam White's.

Box: 13 Fold: 8 Henry McCarter
December 1931

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- 2 ACS Christmas postcards postmarked 12/21/1931, addressed each to Katherine and to Francis Biddle.

- 2 ALS (one addressed to Francis Biddle) with envelope postmarked 12/29/1931 (6 pages/3 sheets total), with thanks for a Christmas gift from the Biddles. Reference also to paintings of Henri Matisse.



Box: 13 Fold: 9 Henry McCarter
1932

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ALS with envelope postmarked 1/19/1932 (4 pages/2 sheets), with reference to his feelings about selling his paintings.

- ALS with envelope dated 8/11/1932 (6 pages), with reference to Cecilia Beaux, Caroline Sinkler, Bernard (Barney?) Davis, and to his summer on farms in the Pennsylvania Dutch country.

Box: 13 Fold: 10 Henry McCarter
September 1932

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ACS postcard with envelope postmarked 9/1/1932.

- ALS with envelope postmarked 9/7/1932 (7 pages/2 folios), with reference to ending the summer painting on a tobacco farm, to lunch with Cecilia Beaux.

Box: 13 Fold: 11 Henry McCarter
December 18, 1933

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter: ALS dated 12/18/1933 (6 pages/2 folios), with reference to his philosophy on painting, to artist Marcel Dechamps(sp?), and to playing chess with Richard Melchers.



Box: 13 Fold: 12 Henry McCarter
March 24, 1935?

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter: ALS with envelope postmarked 3/24/1935 (1 page).

Box: 13 Fold: 12.1 Henry McCarter
March 25, 1936 & undated c.1936

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ALS (dated 3/25/1936)(4 pages/2 sheets). Note: pagination is from pages 1,2,9,10 (with pages 3-8 missing?). Reference to being unable to sell paintings at his exhibitions.

- ALS undated (possibly written in 1936)(4 pages/2 sheets), with reference to drinks with Barney Davis; to enjoying the ballet performances he'd been to; and to Cornelia Chapin.

Box: 13 Fold: 13 Henry McCarter
1937

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ALS (dated 5/27/1937)(4 pages/1 folio), enclosing an ALS 5/26/1937 from Sarah Sergeant. Includes reference to Gertrude Ely and Sturgis Ingersoll.

- ALS (dated 12/23/1937)(2 pages/1 sheet), with Christmas greeting and anecdote of an aborted visit to the shops.

Box: 13 Fold: 14 Henry McCarter
September 16, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter: ALS dated 9/16/1939 with envelope (4 pages/2 sheets), writing from Storm Mountain, West Virginia and reporting great productivity in his painting.

Box: 13 Fold: 15 Henry McCarter
December 13, 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter: ALS with envelope dated 12/13/1940 (6 pages/3 sheets).

Box: 13 Fold: 16 Henry McCarter
April 1, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter: ALS dated 4/1/1941 with envelope (4 pages/2 sheets). Reference to Weeks Hall, Paul Cret and George Howe, as well as to being invited to show his paintings at the annual fellowship exhibition of the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts.

Box: 13 Fold: 17 Henry McCarter
April & October 1942

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ALS dated 4/9/1942 with envelope (2 pages/1 sheet), with reference to an outing with Sturgis and Marion Ingersoll, and to knowing Mark Twain.

- ALS dated 10/18/1942 with envelope (6 pages/3 sheets), with reference to Cecilia Beaux. Includes printed notice of an exhibition of McCarter's paintings to be shown at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (November 15-30, 1943).

Box: 13 Fold: 18 Henry McCarter
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter: ALS undated with envelope, the first of three letters (4 pages/4 sheets), with reference to Katharine Schuyler Chambers, Gertrude Ely, Sarah Sergeant.

Box: 13 Fold: 19 Henry McCarter
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter: ALS undated with envelope the second of three letters (10 pages/10 sheets), with reference to dining with Janet Scudder and Adolphe and Edith Borie; and to dining at Caroline Sinkler's with Herman and Mamie Viele.

Box: 13 Fold: 20 Henry McCarter
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter: ALS undated with envelope the third of three letters (7 pages/7 sheets), with reference to Cecilia Beaux, Katharine Schuyler Chambers, Gertrude Ely, and to meeting Malvina Hoffman. Reference also to an exhibition of his works arranged by Barney Davis.

Box: 13 Fold: 21 Henry McCarter
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter: ALS undated with envelope, the first of three letters (4 pages/4 sheets), with reference to Charlotte Mason, and to his friendship with Katherine and Francis Biddle.

Box: 13 Fold: 22 Henry McCarter
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter: ALS undated with envelope, the second of a series of three letters (3 pages/3 sheets), with reference to enjoying a dinner with Francis Biddle, and reference also to Marie Beale (Mrs. Truxton Beale; a.k.a. "Nannie").

Box: 13 Fold: 23 Henry McCarter
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter: ALS undated with envelope, the third in a series of three letters (6 pages/6 sheets), with reference to a successful exhibition of his work.

Box: 13 Fold: 24 Henry McCarter
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ALS undated (with envelope), written on a blank envelope, expressing the hope of seeing her soon.

- ACS undated.

Box: 13 Fold: 25 Henry McCarter
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ALS with envelope dated "Thursday 11:30 p.m." With reference to painting flowers for "only the second time..."

- ALS dated "Sunday" (5 pages/3 sheets), with reference to Cornelia Chapin, and to an exhibition of his work.

- ALS dated "Thursday" (1 page), sending a gift "of a picture of some amiable prophets."

Box: 13 Fold: 26 Henry McCarter
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Henry McCarter:

- ACS dated "Friday," encouraging the Biddles to take a vacation abroad.

- ACS dated "Saturday," with envelope (postmarked date unclear).

- ACS dated "Sunday," with envelope (not postmarked).

Box: 14 Fold: 1 Charlotte Mason
1931, 1936 & undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Charlotte Mason:

(The letters are probably all dictated)

- Autograph letter thanking Biddle for a book (undated; 1 page).

- Autograph letter, signed "Godmother," enclosing a check (undated, 2 pages/1 sheet).

- Dictated letter in the hand of Katherine Biddle to Katherine Biddle, dated 4/2/1931, with reference to Biddle's poetry.

- Telegram 11/20/1936 thanking Biddle for flowers.

Box: 14 Fold: 2 Charlotte Mason from Katherine Biddle
undated

DESCRIPTION: ALS undated from Katherine Biddle to Charlotte Mason. With reference to Francis Biddle, possibly before their marriage in 1917.

Box: 14 Fold: 3 Charlotte Mason from Katherine & Francis Biddle?
1930-31

DESCRIPTION: Autograph letters written by Francis and Katherine Biddle (?) to Charlotte Mason. Reference to the formers' sons (Edmund) Randolph Biddle and Garrison Chapin Biddle, as well as to Katherine Biddle's poem, "Outside of the World" (1930).

Box: 14 Fold: 4 Charlotte Osgood Mason from "Barbara"
Christmas 1935

DESCRIPTION: ACS to Charlotte Mason, signed "Barbara," dated Christmas 1935.



Box: 14 Fold: 5 Charlotte Mason - "The Passing of a Prophet"
undated, c.1907

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript by Charlotte Mason entitled, "The Passing of a Prophet: A True Narrative of Death and Life" (5 pages plus title page).

Box: 14 Fold: 6 Charlotte Mason - "The Passing of a Prophet"
Published August 16, 1907

DESCRIPTION: Xerox copy of printed article by Charlotte Mason, "The Passing of a Prophet: A True Narrative of Death and Life," (in The North American Review, August 16, 1907). Includes a copy of the autograph inscription: "For our dear Margaret. In glad memory of my Husband Osgood Mason & our glorious life & work together. From Godmother. 1907-1940."

Box: 14 Fold: 7 Charlotte Mason - Poems from Katherine Biddle
1914 & 1937

DESCRIPTION: - Autograph poem by Katherine Biddle, dedicated to Charlotte Mason, dated May 1914.

- Typed poem inscribed to Charlotte Mason from Katherine Biddle, entitled, "Between Us and Peril," dated May 1937.

Box: 15 Fold: 1 Marion Merrell
December 5, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from poet Marion Merrell (a.k.a., Clinch Calkins): ALS 12/5/1931 (4 pages/1 folio). Reference to Biddle's poetry, particularly, "The Honeymooners," and "To a Little boy at Dancing Class."

Box: 15 Fold: 2 Marion Merrell
February 1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell (a.k.a. poet Clinch Calkins, 1895-1968): ALS February 1935 (1 page). Includes autograph poem, "Afternoon Nap (in Philadelphia)" (2 pages).

Box: 15 Fold: 3 Marion Merrell
June 17, 1936

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: TLS 6/17/1936 (2 pages). Reference to preparations for sailing to England, and to her husband Mark Merrell.

Box: 15 Fold: 4 Marion Merrell
June 11, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: ALS 6/11/1941 (8 pages/2 folios). With reference to a sojourn by the ocean, and her thoughts on "war vs. peace, officialdom vs anarchy..."

Box: 15 Fold: 5 Marion Merrell
October 23, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: ALS 10/23/1953 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to Mark Childs.

Box: 15 Fold: 6 Marion Merrell
July 1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- ALS 7/3/1960 (4 pages/2 sheets). Reference to Merrell's health and recent surgery.

- ALS 7/16/1960 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to current politics and John F. Kennedy, and to her health.

Box: 15 Fold: 7 Marion Merrell
September 1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- ALS 9/11/1960 (6 pages/3 sheets). Reference to settling into a new house. Reference also to Biddy Childs, and to reading various books including "Mount Olive" by Lawrence Durrell.

- ALS 9/29/1960 (6 pages/3 sheets). Reference to Alexis and Dorothy Leger, Marguerite Caetani(?), the Countess Martha Andre de Fels. Includes ALS 9/29/1960 (2 pages/1 sheet) from Merrell to "Margaretta."



Box: 15 Fold: 8 Marion Merrell
June 23, 1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: ALS 6/23/1961 (3 postcards).



Box: 15 Fold: 9 Marion Merrell
July 6, 1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- ALS 7/1/1961 (7 pages/4 sheets). Reference to domestic events, to Mark Childs, and to the death of her friend of Beatrice Stein Steegmuller.

- ACS 7/6/1961 (postcard).

Box: 15 Fold: 10 Marion Merrell
September 4, 1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: ALS 9/4/1961 (8 pages/4 sheets). Reference to reading an article on "B.B." (Bernard Berenson?) by Iris Origo, as well as other works including "Seamarks" by Alexis Leger. Other references to family.



Box: 15 Fold: 11 Marion Merrell
September 1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- ALS undated (circa September 1961, 4 pages/2 sheets). Includes P.S. addendum dated 9/11/1961 (2 pages/1 sheet).

- TLS 9/25-26/1961 (2 pages/1 sheet). Reference to dinners given by various friends including Mark and Biddy Childs.

Box: 15 Fold: 12 Marion Merrell
January- February 1962

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- ACS postcard postmarked 1/26/1962 written from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

- ALS 1/28/1962 (4 pages/2 sheets) written from San Juan.

- ACS postcard postmarked 2/4/1962 written from the Virgin Islands.

Box: 15 Fold: 13 Marion Merrell
June-July 1962

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- ALS 6/27/1962 (4 pages/2 sheets), with reference to seeing various movies.

- ALS 7/11/1962 (5 pages/3 sheets), with reference to her writing.

- TLS 7/18/1962 (2 pages/2 sheets), with reference to household matters, revising her story, "The Piano," and to Mark and Biddy Childs.



Box: 15 Fold: 14 Marion Merrell
August 1962

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- TLS 8/2/1962 (2 pages/2 sheets), with reference to domestic happenings, as well as to sending poems and her story, "The Piano" to publishers.

- TLS 8/29/1962 (2 pages/1 sheet), with news of a driving tour to Wisconsin, her home state.

Box: 15 Fold: 15 Marion Merrell
October 1, 1962

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- ALS 10/1/1962 (8 pages/4 sheets). Includes reference to Archibald MacLeish and Stephen Benet.

Box: 15 Fold: 16 Marion Merrell
July 1963

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- ALS 7/1/1963 (5 pages/3 sheets), acknowledging a check from Biddle sent to assist an acquaintance of Merrell's.

- TLS 7/14/1963 (3 pages/3 sheets), with domestic news, and sending poems to "Poetry" magazine and the "Sewanee Review."

- TLS 7/18/1962 (1 page), with reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, "Tender is the Night."

Box: 15 Fold: 17 Marion Merrell
September 1963

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- ALS 9/1/1963 (8 pages/4 sheets), reporting on domestic news, and the summer season in Virginia.

- ALS 9/11/1963 (6 pages/3 sheets). Includes attached 2-page letter designated by Merrell as "Letter 2."

Box: 15 Fold: 18 Marion Merrell
October 11, 1963

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: ALS 10/11/1963 (5 pages/3 sheets). Reference to enjoying Francis Biddle's autobiography, to Mark and Biddy Childs, to Richard Nixon and Barry Goldwater, and to Leo Sowerby.



Box: 15 Fold: 19 Marion Merrell
July 1964

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- ALS 7/10/1964 (4 pages/2 sheets), with reference to attending a round of social events including the 70th birthday of William Shafroth; and the celebration of Merrell's birthday by Philip and Emilie Amram.

- ALS 7/13/1964 (4 pages/2 sheets), with reference to a proposed anthology of works from Marguerite Caetani's literary review, "Botteghe Oscure." Reference also to having tea with Lisa Sergio.

Box: 15 Fold: 20 Marion Merrell
September 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell:

- ALS 9/12/1965 (consists of 8 pages/4 sheets with 2 postcards). Reference to meeting Oliver Wendell Holmes.

- ALS 9/18/1965 (2 pages/2 sheets).

Box: 15 Fold: 21 Marion Merrell
October 18, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: ALS 10/18/1966 (3 pages/3 sheets). Reference to 40th wedding anniversary of Mark and Biddy Childs.



Box: 15 Fold: 22 Marion Merrell
1967

DESCRIPTION: TLS 11/28/1967 from Marion Merrell to Robert Evett enclosing typed manuscript poems, "Office for the Dead" (3 copies) and "Hue and Cry." Includes autograph draft of a letter from Katherine Biddle to Evett recommending the poems.

Also includes empty envelope addressed to Katherine and Francis Biddle from Merrell, postmarked 11/24/1967.

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