Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814

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Revolutionary patriot.

From the description of Document signed : [n.p.], 1792 July 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874585

Army officer and merchant.

From the description of Clement Biddle correspondence, 1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450649

Biddle informs Wharm that he is going to advertise in Washington and Philadelphia newspapers for a missing letter he sent to Wharm containing two certificates of transfer to General Pinckney.

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to William Wharm, 1807 Oct. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525152

Clement Biddle (1740-1814) was a Quaker businessman in Philadelphia both before and after the American Revolution. He entered into his father's import/export firm at an early age, but from 1765 on pursued patriotic interests. In 1775 he helped to organize a Philadelphia volunteer regiment, the "Quaker Blues." Then in July 1776, he accepted a congressional appointment as deputy quartermaster-general in the Army with the rank of colonel. Serving under both General Washington and General Greene, Biddle participated in several battles. Biddle resumed life as a Philadelphia merchant in 1780, though he did also assume several government posts over the years. As a friend of Washington, he was a natural person to assist the General as his factor.

From the description of Biddle letter book #45, 1785-1788 [microform]. (George Washington Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens). WorldCat record id: 707738488

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Fair American collection, 1801-1802 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913,. Collection, ca. 1644-1884. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn John de Neufville & Son (Amsterdam, Netherlands). Records, 1780-1853 (bulk 1780-1786). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. ALS : to Thomas Mifflin, 1792 Jan. 19. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927,. Autograph collection, ca. 1663-1890. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Nathanael Greene Papers, 1777-1780 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Dutilh & Wachsmuth (Philadelphia, Pa.). Records, 1772-1875. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824. Jonathan Dayton papers, 1788-1821. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Maass, Richard, 1919-1998,. The Richard Maass collection of Westchester and New York State, 1645-1910 (bulk 1770-1783). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. Clement Biddle correspondence, 1786. Library of Congress
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume III, Miscellany, 1756-1807. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Southard Hay autograph collection, 1750-1885 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Religious Society of Free Quakers records, 1781-1975, 1781-1975 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn James Hutchinson papers, 1771-1928, 1771-1928 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Hay, Southard, 1875-1951,. Southard Hay autograph collection, 1750-1885 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791. Order : to Clement Biddle, 1786 July 5. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. Papers, 1743-1835. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. Document signed : [n.p.], 1792 July 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Elderkin, Jedediah, 1717-1793. Letter, 1773 January 22, Windham, Conn., to Clement Biddle, Philadelphia, Penn. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. Letterbook, 1789-1792. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1786, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Biddle-Rush family. Papers, 1776-1876. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815. Power of attorney : Philadelphia, 1795 July 23. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. Emlen-Jones family papers, ca. 1767 - ca. 1976. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Biddle-Williams family. Papers, 1773-1862. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800. ALS : to Clement Biddle, 1792 Feb. 7. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. ALS : Philadelphia, to George Washington, Mount Vernon, 1799 Feb. 5. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Clement Biddle, U.S. Marshal of Pennsylvania, 1793 Dec. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Reed and Forde. Papers, 1759-1823. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Dawes Collection of Documents on American History, 1681-1921 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn North American Land Company ledger, 1795-1805, 1795-1805 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume III, Miscellany, 1756-1807. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Dawson, James, fl. 1793. Washington County, Georgia, land grant, 1793-1794. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Hutchinson, James, 1752-1793. Papers, 1771-1928. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. Affidavit : Philadelphia, 1797 Feb. 15. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1877. Houghton Library
referencedIn Stevens family. Papers, 1663-1959. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library
referencedIn Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Letter : to Clement Biddle, 1792 Jan. 19. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Bassore, George. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1793-1834. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Clement Biddle letters and legal documents, 1771-1810 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Richard Maass Collection of Westchester and New York State, Bulk, 1645-1910, 1645-1995 (Bulk: 1645-1910) Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844. Nicholas Biddle papers, 1681-1933 (bulk 1775-1846). Library of Congress
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. Biddle letter book #45, 1785-1788 [microform]. Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
referencedIn Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800. ALS : Philadelphia, to Clement Biddle, 1795 Apr. 9. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Nicholas Biddle Papers, 1681-1933, (bulk 1775-1846) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800. Letters from Thomas Mifflin, 1785, 1792-1793. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904. [Album of original documents and correspondence pertaining to the engraving of Edward Savage's "The Washington Family"]. National Gallery of Art Library
referencedIn Society of Free Quakers. Records, 1781-1975. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Hopkinson, Francis. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Clement Biddle, Esq., 1786 Sept. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. ALS : Philadelphia, to General Nathanael Greene, 1785 Nov. 5. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. ALS : Philadelphia, to William Wharm, 1807 Oct. 14. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Knox, Henry, 1750-1806. Papers III, 1777-1807. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. Emlen-Jones family papers, ca. 1767 - ca. 1976. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Page, John, 1744-1808. John Page letters to James Monroe and an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1792, 1803. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Benjamin Randolph ledger, 1768-1787 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. ALS : Philadelphia, to Thomas Truxtun, 1802 July 19. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Abeel, James, 1733-1825. James Abeel letterbook and correspondence, 1778-1780. Library of Congress
creatorOf Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. Petition to Philadelphia City Council, Philadelphia, [not after 1814]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn SIA RU000026, Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary, Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Nicholson, John, 1757-1800. Papers, 1772-1819 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Letter : to Clement Biddle, 1792 Jan. 19. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Biddle family. Papers, 1775-1919. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Ledger of Philadelphia merchants, 1768-1787. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824. Papers, 1789-1821. New Jersey Historical Society Library
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correspondedWith Abeel, James, 1733-1825. person
associatedWith Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848. person
associatedWith Anonymous person
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associatedWith Bassore, George. person
associatedWith Biddle family. family
associatedWith Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844. person
associatedWith Biddle-Rush family. person
associatedWith Biddle-Williams family. person
associatedWith Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. person
associatedWith Cornell, Gideon. person
associatedWith Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. person
associatedWith Dawes, Elizabeth F., collector. person
associatedWith Dawson, James, fl. 1793. person
associatedWith Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824. person
associatedWith Dutilh & Wachsmuth (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Elderkin, Jedediah, 1717-1793. person
associatedWith Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927, person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Glazier, William S. (William Simon), 1907-1962, person
associatedWith Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. person
associatedWith Hay, Southard, 1875-1951, person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Hopkinson, Francis. person
associatedWith Hutchinson, James, 1752-1793. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith John de Neufville & Son (Amsterdam, Netherlands) corporateBody
associatedWith Knox, Henry, 1750-1806. person
associatedWith Kountze, De Lancey, d. 1946, person
associatedWith Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816. person
associatedWith Maass, Richard, 1919-1998, person
associatedWith Maass, Richard (collector) person
associatedWith Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800, person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831. person
associatedWith Morris, Robert, 1743-1806. person
associatedWith Nicholson, John, 1757-1800. person
associatedWith North American land company corporateBody
associatedWith Page, John, 1744-1808. person
associatedWith Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Glazier Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825. person
associatedWith Randolph, Benjamin, . 1791 person
associatedWith Reed and Forde. corporateBody
associatedWith Rodgers, William. person
associatedWith Society of Free Quakers. corporateBody
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913, person
correspondedWith Stevens family. family
correspondedWith Stewart, Charles, 1729-1800 person
associatedWith Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822, person
associatedWith United States. Continental Army. Commissariat. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Washington, George Augustine, 1763-1793. person
associatedWith Wharm, William, person
associatedWith Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
England
United States
United States
Sainte-Domingue
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)
United States
Virginia
Subject
Plantations--Economic aspects
Plantations--History--18th century
Occupation
Army officers
Merchants
Generals
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Birth 1740-05-10

Death 1814-07-14

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