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Meta C. Biddle Account Book

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 26 Jul 2010

Biographical History

Meta Craig Biddle (1825-1913) was the eldest daughter of Nicholas and Jane Craig Biddle; she had two younger sisters, Adele (1828-1909) and Jane (1830-1915). Meta married her cousin, Lt. James Stokes Biddle (1818-1900) of Philadelphia, with whome she had three children: Nicholas (1850-1888), Jane Craig (1847-1922), and Meta Craig (1853-1934). According to the Philadelphia Social Register of 1904, the couple lived at 1714 Locust Street in Philadelphia.

[Sources: gravestone transcriptions from St. Peter's Churchyard at 4th and Pine St., Philadelphia, available online at Philadelphia.htm; The life and works of Thomas Sully 1783-1872 (Philadelphia:1921); researcher Connie Houchin.]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Meta C. Biddle Account Book consists of one volume, an account book of estate of Meta C. Biddle and trusts for Adele Biddle and Jane Biddle, recording income from investments and expenses of each. The volume is handwritten and 144 pages.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single bound volume.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Biddle family.
Biddle, Adele, 1828-1909.
Biddle, Jane, 1830-1915.
Biddle, Meta C., 1825-1918.


Administration of estates -- United States -- 19th century.


Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Account books.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Meta C. Biddle Account Book,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1966.

Table of Contents

Financial records