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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1709-2017 (bulk: 1776-1952)
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Biddle family.
Extent: 14.5 linear feet (32 boxes)
The Biddle family has a long history on American land with Quaker ancestors emigrating in 1681 and settling in Philadelphia around 1725. This collection documents the family relationships, and to a lesser extent, the work and military service of six generations of one branch of that family, starting with Clement Biddle (1740-1814), and following the descendants of two of his sons: Thomas Alexander Biddle (1776-1857) and Clement Cornell Biddle (1784-1855). These papers tell the stories, to varying degrees, of more than 30 individual Biddle family members through correspondence, financial records, professional papers, diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs.
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Biddle family papers
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Biddle family.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1351
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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14.5 linear feet (32 boxes)
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1709-2017 (bulk: 1776-1952)
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The Biddle family has a long history on American land with Quaker ancestors emigrating in 1681 and settling in Philadelphia around 1725. This collection documents the family relationships, and to a lesser extent, the work and military service of six generations of one branch of that family, starting with Clement Biddle (1740-1814), and following the descendants of two of his sons: Thomas Alexander Biddle (1776-1857) and Clement Cornell Biddle (1784-1855). These papers tell the stories, to varying degrees, of more than 30 individual Biddle family members through correspondence, financial records, professional papers, diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs.
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Biddle family. Barclay, John, 1749-1816 Biddle, Alfred Alexander, 1885-1967 Biddle, Arthur, 1852-1897 Biddle, Christine Williams, -1861 Biddle, Edith F. Biddle, George W. (George Washington), 1818-1897 Biddle, Gertrude Heckscher, 1894-1942 Biddle, Julia, 1819-1896 Biddle, Julia, 1858-1952 Biddle, Julian Cornell, 1890-1917 Biddle, Maria Cox McMurtrie, 1818-1901 Biddle, Thomas, 1776-1857 Biddle, Thomas, 1814-1888 Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 Thos. A. Biddle & Co. University of Pennsylvania. Yale University.
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Business records Correspondence Diaries Estate records Family papers Financial records Military records Photographs School records Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1712-1914
Creator:
Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921, Creator
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 slip-case)
J.G. Rosengarten (1835-1921) was a Philadelphia lawyer, philanthropist, and history enthusiast with special interests in the role of German and French individuals in the development of and early wars of the United States. He wrote several books and articles on these subjects, and in the course of his research assembled the eponymous collection. The collection will likely be of interest to scholars, particularly those studying the American Revolutionary War and German involvement on both the British and American sides, and French and German foreign relations at the end of the 18th century.
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J.G. Rosengarten collection
creator
Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921, Creator
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 959
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 slip-case)
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1712-1914
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J.G. Rosengarten (1835-1921) was a Philadelphia lawyer, philanthropist, and history enthusiast with special interests in the role of German and French individuals in the development of and early wars of the United States. He wrote several books and articles on these subjects, and in the course of his research assembled the eponymous collection. The collection will likely be of interest to scholars, particularly those studying the American Revolutionary War and German involvement on both the British and American sides, and French and German foreign relations at the end of the 18th century.
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1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s
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Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921 United States. Army. United States. Continental Army.
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Correspondence Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1787-1883
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Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons (later the Pennsylvania Prison Society) was formed in 1787 to correct the issues of the city jail where prisoners were held together with little to no regard for age, gender, or nature of crime. This collection includes the Society's administrative records, case reports, and visiting reports.
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Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons records
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Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 741
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1787-1883
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The Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons (later the Pennsylvania Prison Society) was formed in 1787 to correct the issues of the city jail where prisoners were held together with little to no regard for age, gender, or nature of crime. This collection includes the Society's administrative records, case reports, and visiting reports.
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Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons.
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Account books Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Minute books Receipts (financial records) Reports Scrapbooks