Contents and Arrangement

Correspondence and documents relating to the unit of the Spanish government against Craig and Oliver, 2 merchants who were represented by Biddle, 1804-1813

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of material, primarily correspondence, relating to Nicholas Biddle. There are financial documents and letters by explorer William Clark concerning Biddle's role as Clark's lawyer relating to the publication of the Lewis and Clark expedition history and the disposition of specimens and journals to President Thomas Jefferson. In addition, the collection contains Biddle's correspondence with John Sargeant, John Cumming, General S. Smith, and Samuel L. Southard regarding the Bank of the United States, and with Biddle's brother and his friend "Watts" from Athens, Greece. Also included are correspondence and documents relating to a suit of the Spanish government against Craig and Oliver, two merchants who were represented by Biddle, and a three-page manuscript signed by Biddle, titled "A valedictory oration on the part of the Cliosophic Society, composed and delivered on the twenty fifth day of Sept. [1800] by Nicholas Biddle."

Collection History

Acquisition:

AM13610

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Correspondence and documents relating to the unit of the Spanish government against Craig and Oliver, 2 merchants who were represented by Biddle; Nicholas Biddle Collection, C1013, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1