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William Phillips Biddle Papers

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William Phillips Biddle was a Baptist pastor in the New Bern-Lenoir County area of North Carolina. The William Phillips Biddle Papers is a collection of biographical information, a manuscript, and reference cards.

Biographical and Historical Note

William Phillips Biddle was born in Princess Ann County, Virginia, on January 7, 1788. Biddle devoted himself to the Christian Ministry at an early age and in 1808 he was ordained as a Baptist minister. From there he travelled with his ministry to eastern parts of Virginia and North Carolina where he met and married Mary N. Simpson of Craven County in 1810. Biddle was the President of the Baptist State Convention for several years and he was one of the earliest and most liberal contributors to Wake Forest College and served upon its Board of Trustees for many years.

Collection Overview

The William Phillips Biddle Papers is comprised of biographical information, reference cards and catalogue cards, and a manuscript called "Articles and Essays on Roman Catholicism" from the New York Express.

Collection Inventory

  • Biographical materials (1787-1853) / Box 1 Folder 1 (Biographical information, reference cards to other publications that feature William Phillips Biddle, and a manuscript on his thoughts titled "Articles or Essays on Roman Catholicism" by W.P. Biddle January 22, 1847.)

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator - Creator
Biddle, William P., (William Phillips), 1787-1853
William Phillips Biddle Papers
Date [inclusive]
0.21 linear feet  1 half-document box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2014
Conditions Governing Access Note
Collection is open for research. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation Note
William Phillips Biddle Papers, MS6, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Wake Forest College. Board of Trustees.

Personal Name(s)

  • Biddle, William P., (William Phillips), 1787-1853


  • Baptists--North Carolina--Clergy

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