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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2018-06-21
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]
Date added: 2017-09-19
1868
Creator:
Durang, Charles
Westcott, Thompson
Extent: 2 linear feet (6 volumes)
A native of Philadelphia, Thompson Westcott (1820-1888) was one of the city’s leading journalists and historians of his generation. Westcott's scrapbooks consist of the complete series of the 267 chapters of Charles Durang’s history of theater in Philadelphia between the years 1749 and 1855, published as weekly installments in the Sunday Dispatch from 1854 to 1863. Including page numbers, indexes, and lists of illustrations, the six volumes are interleaved with images of theaters and portraits of famous actors and artists, as well as with personal correspondence, playbills, and additional clippings on theatrical subject.
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Thompson Westcott scrapbooks of Charles Durang's history of Philadelphia theater between the years 1749 and 1855
creator
Durang, Charles Westcott, Thompson
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1316
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2 linear feet (6 volumes)
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1868
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A native of Philadelphia, Thompson Westcott (1820-1888) was one of the city’s leading journalists and historians of his generation. Westcott's scrapbooks consist of the complete series of the 267 chapters of Charles Durang’s history of theater in Philadelphia between the years 1749 and 1855, published as weekly installments in the Sunday Dispatch from 1854 to 1863. Including page numbers, indexes, and lists of illustrations, the six volumes are interleaved with images of theaters and portraits of famous actors and artists, as well as with personal correspondence, playbills, and additional clippings on theatrical subject.
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Durang, Charles Westcott, Thompson Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Clothier, Morris L. (Morris Lewis), 1868- Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Autographs (manuscripts) Correspondence Engravings (prints) Scrapbooks