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Accession 2317.I

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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Descriptive Summary

Title: William du Pont papers
Dates: 1863-1945, bulk 1880-1928
Accession Number: 2317.I
Creator: du Pont, William, 1855-1928.
Extent: 84 linear feet and 13 oversize folders
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: William du Pont was the youngest son of General Henry du Pont (1812-1889) and Louisa Gerhard du Pont (1816-1900). He worked for the first DuPont dynamite manufacturer, Repauno Chemical Company, as secretary and treasurer (1880-1884) and after the tragic death of Lammot du Pont (1831-1884), as president (1884-1892). The William du Pont papers primarily encompass the years of his active business life from the early 1880s to his death in 1928. There are also some papers from his early life and after his death.
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Biographical Note

William du Pont, the youngest son of General Henry du Pont (1812-1889) and Louisa Gerhard du Pont (1816-1900), was born on August 21, 1855, near Wilmington, Delaware. His father was the third president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. From 1869 to 1872, William attended the Lake Mohegan boarding school in New York State, and in 1872, he was admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. However, he left MIT at the beginning of the 1873 spring semester due to medical problems with his eye.

In 1878, William du Pont married his cousin May Lammot du Pont (1854-1927), the daughter of Victor du Pont (1828-1888) and Alice Hounsfield du Pont (1833-1904.) The couple divorced in 1892 in South Dakota. William du Pont spent six month in that state in order to have residency for the divorce. In June 1892, William du Pont married Annie Rogers Zinn, the daughter of the locomotive maker Theodore Rogers (d. November 18, 1871) and Mary Andrews Rogers (d. March 11, 1918). Annie was the divorced wife of George Zinn of New Castle, Delaware. William and Annie, alienated by the du Pont family and Wilmington society, left the United States and settled in Europe for ten years. At first, they spent a few months in Paris and then moved to England where they lived in several rented mansions: Arborfield Hall, Reading (1892-1894); Yewhurst, East Grinstead, Sussex (1895); Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey (1895-1897); and Binfield Park, Bracknell (1897-1901). Their daughter Marion was born on May 3, 1894, in Wilmington during their visit home, and their son William Jr. was born on February 11, 1896 in England. They also supported Annie's son from her first marriage, George Zinn (d. July 7, 1929) and his family.

While living abroad, the family kept their official United States residency at Bellevue Hall, near Wilmington, Delaware, which William du Pont had inherited from his father. With the help of Charles King Lennig, who was his personal secretary in the United States, William du Pont sought an alternative place to live upon their return. In November 1900, the Montpelier mansion near Orange, Virginia--the former house of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States--was bought by Lennig, and the family moved there in the beginning of 1902. In 1913, William du Pont bought an estate called Altama, near Brunswick, Georgia, where the family spent winter months. William and Annie du Pont's daughter Marion du Pont Somerville Scott (1894-1983) inherited Montpelier and lived there until her death in 1983, while William du Pont Jr. (1896-1965) owned Bellevue Hall in Delaware.

William du Pont became involved in the family business in 1876. As an assistant to his father, DuPont Company president Henry du Pont, he managed the company's farms, developing skills instrumental in his future activities in horse and cattle breeding. His work in explosives manufacturing began in 1880, when he was appointed to help his cousin Lammot du Pont (1831-1884) in the first du Pont high explosives (dynamite) enterprise, Repauno Chemical Company. At first, William was the company's secretary and treasurer (1880-1884); then, after Lammot's tragic death on March 29, 1884, he became president (1884-1892). At the same time, he performed treasurer and presidential duties for the Hercules Powder Company and the Torpedo Company, which were also associated with Lammot du Pont.

After the death of his father Henry du Pont in 1889, William gave up his partnership in the DuPont Company and resigned from Repauno, Hercules and the Torpedo companies. In 1914, he returned for a short period of time to active duty as the director and the chairman of the Financial Committee of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company. However, in March 1916, together with his cousin Alfred I. du Pont (1864-1935), he was expelled from the committee and the board due to their conflict with the company's new president Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954). William's last involvement with the explosives industry was his investment and directorship, from 1919 through 1926, in the U.S. Flashless Powder Company (a.k.a. U.S.F. Powder Company), a company organized by his cousins Francis I. du Pont (1873-1942) and Ernest du Pont (1880-1944) to develop and manufacture powder for night gunfire.

In 1916, William du Pont, together with his cousin Alfred I. du Pont, bought the Delaware Trust Company. He remained affiliated with it for the next twelve years as its vice president (1916-1920), president (1920-1922), and chairman of the board (1923-1928). From 1917, he was on the board of directors of the United States Fidelity and Guarantee Company of Baltimore, also. His previous involvement in the banking business included service on the board of directors and on the Executive Committee of the Equitable Guarantee & Trust Company of Wilmington, Delaware in the late 1880s through the early 1890s.

One of William du Pont's investment interests was in the locomotive industry. He was one of the organizers and major stockholders of the Hinckley Brake Company (New Jersey), which was formed in 1892, and he became company president in 1895. The company tried to promote its railroad car brake adjuster to the national market. It did not succeed and was dissolved in 1900. In 1911, William du Pont became involved with the Miller Train Control Corporation (Virginia) as a major stockholder and director. The company developed an automatic train stop device and then later, in 1928, developed Trafilator for controlling street traffic signals. William du Pont was involved in lobbying the United States Railroad Administration for new legislation on government regulation of railways.

William du Pont played a significant role in the American horse and cattle breeding industry. Jersey cattle and Hackney and Percheron horses raised at his breeding farm at Montpelier were sold nationwide, participated in shows, and won numerous awards. He served as vice president of the American Hackney Horse Association (1918-1928) and of the National Horse Show Association of America (1927), was on the board of directors of both of these organizations, and served as a chairman of the executive committee of the latter. From 1917, he was a chairman of the board of directors of the Delaware State Fair, Inc., and served on its Finance and Horse Show committees in 1921 and 1923; was a member of Devon Horse Show Association (Devon, Pennsylvania), Philadelphia Indoor Horse Show, the Orange Horseman's Association (Orange, Virginia), Delaware Horse Show Association, Bryn Mawr Horse Show Association, Horse Association of America, Percheron Society of America, American Berkshire Association, the American Jersey Cattle Club; served as honorary vice president of Monmouth County Horse Show Association (New York) and as the director of Association of American Horse Shows from its organization in 1917.

William du Pont performed judging duties at numerous horse shows around the country and financed prizes and awards. Also, he was a member of various hunting, yachting, and social clubs: United Hunts Racing Association, Delaware Setter and Pointer Club, Wilmington Trapshooting Association, Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club (Pennsylvania), The New York Farmers, Atlantic and New York yacht clubs, and Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia. He was the director and chairman of the executive committee of the Wilmington Country Club; was elected to the board of directors of The Agricultural Press, Inc. (publisher of Agricultural Digest) and of the Advanced Agricultural Publishing Company. (at that time publisher of The Field Illustrated magazine).

As a member of the American Game Protective and Propagation Association, William du Pont worked in support of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

William du Pont died on January 20, 1928, at his estate Altama, near Brunswick, Georgia. His wife, Annie Rogers du Pont, had died in London a year earlier on January 22, 1927.

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Scope and Content

The William du Pont papers primarily encompass the years of his active business life from the early 1880s to his death in 1928. There are also some papers from his early life and after his death. This includes some early personal correspondence from his school years, agreements regarding tracts of land which constituted his property in Brandywine and Christiana Hundreds in New Castle County, Delaware, and business papers related to the companies whose activities started before William du Pont's involvement or lasted after his death. There is also a gap in his general correspondence and for invoices and receipts for the first decade of the twentieth century when the family lived at Montpelier, Virginia.

Series I., Subseries C. contains correspondence with lawyers and family members concerning William du Pont's inheritance from his parents and the estate of his late wife Annie Rogers du Pont. A draft of William du Pont's last will is stored with miscellaneous financial papers in Series VI.

The majority of business-related correspondence of William du Pont is in Series II: General Correspondence. The series covers the entire period of du Pont's business life, except for the years from 1902 to 1912, when his main residence was at Montpelier, Virginia. Correspondence reflects his major activities: involvement with powder and dynamite companies; investments in railroads, transportation, utilities, and banking enterprises; membership in horse and cattle breeding societies and clubs, horse show organizations, and hunting clubs; contacts with horse breeders and dealers; relations with publishers of periodicals and books on horse and cattle breeding and races (subscription, advertising, photograph contribution); and construction, renovations, and repairs at personal properties and business buildings. Many letters pertain to charity requests and donations.

William du Pont's business contacts were both local and national. Among his Delaware, Virginia, and Georgia correspondents are contractors, farm, and construction suppliers, utility companies, personal secretaries, farm managers, and employees (Robert H. Blain, J. S. Burtsfield, Hugh B. Craig, S. Sharp Craig, Edmund C. McCune, Earl E. Edinger, F. M. Modena). His involvement with the horse industry is documented in correspondence with organizations such as the American Jersey Cattle Club, Percheron Society of America, the National Horse Show Association of America, Advanced Agricultural Publishing Company, The Agricultural Press, Inc., and the British publishing house Welbecson Press, Ltd. His contacts with horse breeders and dealers included Lehman House (Philadelphia), Madison Street Club Stable (Wilmington), Henry F. Michell Company (Philadelphia), and Trumans' Pioneer Stud Farm (Illinois).

Other business contacts of William du Pont were predominantly with the companies in which he invested or operated. These contacts appear in Series II: General Correspondence and in Series IV: Business Papers.

William du Pont's role as an associate of Lammot du Pont's in the high explosives enterprises Repauno Chemical Company, Hercules Powder Company and the Torpedo Company is well documented in this collection. Records of the Repauno Chemical Company include extracts from the minute meetings of the board of directors, financial statements, patent specifications, technical and operational materials, agreements between members of the Gunpowder Trade Association on price adjustments and production and sales quotas by regions, and correspondence of William du Pont as the company's secretary, treasurer, and president. His correspondence about companies and the Gunpowder Trade Association financial and organizational issues is complemented by the papers of Repauno's first president Lammot du Pont (1880-1884, about 2 linear ft.). These include business correspondence, notes and memoranda concerned with preparation of agreements, litigation with California Giant Powder Company regarding dynamite patents, negotiations with railroad companies on explosives transportation, and company operations and experiments with dynamite ingredients, especially with sulphuric and nitric acids. This material supplements the collection of the Lammot du Pont Papers at Hagley Library (Accession 384, Papers of Lammot du Pont).

William du Pont became involved in the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company at the time of its reorganization under the antitrust decree of December 15, 1912. In 1914, he was elected to the board of directors and became chairman of the Financial Committee, but was expelled from both in March 1916 after Pierre S. du Pont took control of the company. William du Pont's papers contain reports, circular letters, financial estimates and forecasts for this short period, and related correspondence.

Another family business which is well documented in the William du Pont Papers is the U.S.F. Powder Company (also known as the U.S. Flashless Powder Company), which was started in 1919 by William du Pont's second cousins, Ernest du Pont (1873-1942) and Francis I. du Pont (1880-1944). William du Pont and, later his son William du Pont Jr., were the company's stockholders and members of the board of directors. The material from their collection represents the company business in its entirety and is probably the most comprehensive source of information on the development and manufacture of flashless powder by the du Ponts. Documents show U.S.F. Powder Company activities from the time when the flashless powder experiments started at the Ball Grain Explosives Company's Granogue plant in early 1918 up to the U.S.F. Powder Company's dissolution in 1945. These records include administrative, financial and technical documents, correspondence, and subject files; numerous patents of Francis I. and Ernest du Pont for their inventions and improvements in the field of smokeless and flashless powder manufacture, with applications and technical specifications; agreements with Atlas Powder Company, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Nobel Industries, Ltd., and the United States Navy Ordnance Department. Records documenting laboratory experiments with flashless powder samples and results of firing tests performed at Granogue in 1918-1926 are accompanied with glass negatives of the shots of firings, which have been transferred to the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department in Accession 2007.205.

William du Pont's role with the Delaware Trust Company--which he bought with Alfred I. du Pont in 1916 and was consecutively vice president (1916-1920), president (1920-1922), and chairman of the board (1923-1928)--is documented in his papers by a small amount of his correspondence with Alfred I. du Pont and company directors. Letters discuss the company's financial statements and reports, banking operations, stockholders issues, employment, and salaries.

The collection contains some papers pertaining to the Montpelier Supply Company, which was organized in 1911 by William du Pont and his associates at his estate in Montpelier, Virginia. The company's business was to buy and sell general merchandise to employees and farmers. Papers contain minute book, store inventories, monthly farm payrolls, du Pont's recapitulations with the company, and lists of local expenses. Correspondence between William du Pont and other members of the board of directors discusses financial and operational matters. The company was reincorporated in Delaware in 1940 by William du Pont Jr., and material pertaining to the later period of company's existence is part of Group 2. Papers of William du Pont Jr.

There are records of the Hinckley Brake Company and Miller Train Control Corporation in William du Pont's papers. Both companies manufactured and sold railroad car brake and stop control devices. William du Pont was a major stockholder and a director of both firms and was one of the organizers and a president of Hinckley Brake Company from 1895. Papers consist of patents for the devices with related correspondence, promotion and reference materials, minute books, and bookkeeping records (Hinckley Brake Company). Additional material for the Miller Train Control Corporation is in the files of Bernard T. Converse (Group 2. Series VII: Business Papers, Sub-series W: Shapdale, Inc., Sub-subseries 4: B.T. Converse Subject Files, folder "Miller Traffic Control").

William du Pont's papers contain material of primarily financial content related to other companies in whose business he was involved, either as a stockholder or a member of the boards of directors: Vacuum Refrigeration Company, United States Refrigeration Company, Virginia Haloid Company, Electro Company, and Brandywine Granite Company.

The files of William du Pont contain numerous enclosures. There are financial statements of many companies (E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Atlantic Mining Company, Hercules Powder Company, United States Fidelity and Guarantee Company of Baltimore, Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company of Baltimore, Wilmington Country Club, Delaware State Fair, Inc., National Horse Show Association of America, United Light and Railways Company); prospectuses of banks and investment firms; informational leaflets of the Horse Association of America (more than fifty issues, 1921-1927); of the National Parks Association, 1922-1923; catalogs and advertisements for agricultural products, domestic goods, clothing, and wine; horse and cattle show programs; photographs of horses, dogs, prize items, and buildings of mansions offered for sale; estate auction announcements; blueprints and drawings related to William du Pont's estates; newspaper clippings; restaurant menus; and Christmas cards.

Among individual items, of note are the genealogy of Annie Rogers du Pont on her mother's side (a letter from law offices of Ward, Gray, and Neary, March 10, 1920, shows her remote family connection to the American painter Mary Cassatt); a short history of the American-Russian enterprise Lied Incorporated, organized by Jonas Lied in 1918; and an outline of William du Pont's presentation at a horse show: "Scenario. Thirty Years of Hackney Breeding. By William du Pont" (in Miscellaneous Enclosures).

The William du Pont Papers provide an invaluable source of information about the life and times of an enterprising and successful member of the du Pont family. The papers document his business activities as a participant in the du Pont family enterprises, as a prominent banker and financier, and as an entrepreneur in the American horse industry. His papers contain unique material on one of the lesser-known du Pont family-related explosives enterprises, U.S.F. Powder Company. The collection also provides much information for those interested in the local history of New Castle County, Delaware (Bellevue Hall), Hanover County, Virginia (Montpelier estate) and Glynn County, Georgia (Altama estate).

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Separated Material

William du Pont and William du Pont, Jr. photographic materials (Accession 2007.205), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Personal Correspondence, 1869-1928 1869-1901
2 linear feet, 1 oversize folder
Scope and Content
The personal correspondence of William du Pont covers his school and college years (1869-1873) and the period of 1892-1901, when his family lived in Europe, mostly in England. Personal correspondence of those years, when the family moved back to the United States until William du Pont's death (1901-1928), is not separated from his business correspondence and is kept in the Series II. General Correspondence.
A. Family Correspondence, 1869-1901
Scope and Content
Consists of young William's correspondence with his parents, sisters, and aunts. Letters discuss family matters such as William's education, his impressions of overseas travel in 1873, family members' illnesses, parents' deaths, children's births, and family visits.
1. Lake Mohegan School, 1869-1872
Scope and Content
Letters written by William du Pont from the Lake Mohegan boarding school in New York State to his parents.
Box
1 William du Pont to Louisa du Pont, September 1869-May 1872; 16 letters
1 William du Pont to Henry du Pont, December 1869-October 1871; 4 letters
1 Sara (Sallie) du Pont Duer to William du Pont, May-June 1872; 1 letter
1 Charles D. Morris to Henry du Pont, November 13, 1869; October 16, 1871; October 19, 1871; 3 letters
2. College Years (Boston, Newport), 1872-1873
Scope and Content
Letters, written by William du Pont to his parents while he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the 1872 and 1873 semesters.
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1 William du Pont to Henry du Pont, January 1872-February 1873, undated; 7 letters
1 William du Pont to Louisa Gerhard du Pont, July 14, 1872; December 28, 1872; January 26, 1873; 3 letters
3. Traveling Abroad, June-September 1873
Scope and Content
Letters to his parents and sisters were written by William du Pont in summer of 1873 while he was traveling in Europe under the supervision of his aunt Eleu (Eleuthera du Pont, 1806-1876). In these letters, William described highlights of their travel through England, France, Germany, and Switzerland, listed people they met, and expressed his reactions to family news received from home. Among places and events he emphasized were Rugby School and Furness Abbey in England, Villa Pallavicini (near Genoa), and the French Army parade in honor of the Shah in Paris.
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1 William du Pont to Henry du Pont, June 19, 1873-August 24, 1873; 4 letters
1 William du Pont to Louisa Gerhard du Pont, June 22, 1873-September 4, 1873; 3 letters
1 William du Pont to Sister Bessie [Victorine Elizabeth?], July 13, 1873; 1 letter
1 William du Pont to Evelina (Lynx) du Pont, August 15, 1873; 1 letter
4. Europe, 1892-1901
Scope and Content
Letters to William du Pont and his wife Annie Rogers du Pont from their family members and two letters from Annie to William were written during the period from the summer of 1892 to 1901. After William and Annie had divorced their first spouses and married each other in June 1892, the family spent most of their time in rented mansions in England, occasionally visiting the United States. Correspondence is mostly concerned with family events, such as William's wedding to his second wife Annie Rogers (June 5, 1892); birth of their children Marion (May 3, 1894) and William (February 11, 1986); deaths of Louisa Gerhard du Pont (March 8, 1900) and of Henry du Pont Irving (March 26, 1875-September 21, 1895), the son of William's sister Ellen Eugenia du Pont Irving; family health issues, relations, visits, etc.
Of a special interest are two letters from Ellen Eugenia du Pont Irving. In one of May 12, 1896, she informs her brother that her husband Alexander Duer Irving inherited the house, Sunnyside, which his grand-uncle, author Washington Irving, had established in Tarrytown, New York, in 1835. Eugenia tells about her husband's presumed Scottish ancestors of the sixteenth century. Three cyanotypes of the Sunnyside house are enclosed with the letter of August 30, 1896, which also describes parts of the house. Eugenia's letter of March 1, 1901, describes "time relics of the dear old house in its careless happy days"--things from Eugenia and William's parents' house she was sending to her brother: grandfather's (company founder Eleuthère Irénée) spoons; a decanter of the set of four sent to Irénée by Albert Gallatini in 1814, the first set made at Gallatini's glass works in Pittsburgh. The letter also mentions a brass-mounted secretary, which Pierre Samuel du Pont brought from France for his son Irénée, and which William inherited from his father.
Sophie Madeline du Pont Chandler's letter of January 28, 1896, contains a pencil drawing of Sophie (?) sketched by her husband, prominent Philadelphian architect Theophilus Parsons Chandler; and in her letter of May 3, 1898, is enclosed a page from the April 24 issue of New York Herald with the article "The DuPont Powder Colony, of Delaware, Unique Among American Industries".
A small watercolor, found among the letters of this period and depicting a dohead titled "Rockridge Lonesome" and signed with initials "MJ.P", was probably an enclosure with a letter.
Two letters are addressed to Annie Rogers du Pont by members of her family: son from the first marriage, Roger Zinn, and mother Mary Andrews Rogers.
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1 Louisa Gerhard du Pont to William du Pont, 1892, 1894, 1896 [First letter is addressed to Elk Point, South Dakota, where William and Annie stayed after they had left Wilmington before leaving for Europe.] ; 4 letters
1 Ellen Eugenia du Pont Irving to William du Pont, 1894, 1895; 4 letters
1 Ellen Eugenia du Pont Irving to William du Pont, 1896; 4 letters
1 Ellen Eugenia du Pont Irving to William du Pont, 1900, 1901; 5 letters
1 Ellen Eugenia du Pont Irving to Annie Rogers du Pont, October 15, 1900, undated ; 2 letters
1 Sophie Madeleine du Pont Chandler to William du Pont, 1895, undated; 5 letters
1 Sophie Madeleine du Pont Chandler to William du Pont, 1896; 17 letters
1 Sophie Madeleine du Pont Chandler to William du Pont, 1897; 4 letters
1 Sophie Madeleine du Pont Chandler to William du Pont, 1898; 10 letters
1 Sophie Madeleine du Pont Chandler to William du Pont, 1899; 3 letters
1 Sophie Madeleine du Pont Chandler to William du Pont, 1900; 9 letters
1 Victorine Elizabeth du Pont Foster to William du Pont, 1894; 2 letters
1 Alexander Duer Irving Jr. to William du Pont, December 20, 1895; 1 letter
1 Annie Rogers du Pont to William du Pont, 1896; 2 letters
1 George Zinn to Annie Rogers du Pont, September 27, 1896; 1 letter
1 [Mary Andrews Rogers] to Annie Rogers du Pont, undated; 1 letter
1 "Rockridge Lonesome" Watercolor, 1890s, undated
B. Correspondence with C.K. Lennig, 1892-1900
Arrangement
Subject files retain their original arrangement by subject. Letters within each subject file are arranged alphabetically by their main subject, then by the name of correspondent, and finally are divided chronologically within each file. The remaining correspondence between du Pont and Lennig is organized by the name of correspondent within the year.
Scope and Content
Information about William du Pont's business activities during his stay in Europe can be found in correspondence with his personal secretary Charles (Chas) King Lennig. Letters contain instructions and accounts on conducting du Pont's estates and businesses: horse breeding, care, sale, and transferring overseas; repairs, innovations, and gardening at the Bellevue Hall; purchase of Montpelier estate; sale of yacht Anita in 1893 and construction of a new yacht Au Revoir, and performance of the farm and estate personnel.
1. Subject Files
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1 "Aunt Marion" (Montpelier Mansion), 1899-1900
1 William du Pont to Charles K. Lennig, 1899-1900
1 Charles K. Lennig to William du Pont, 1900
1 Alex. Yearly & Son to Charles K. Lennig, 1900
1 "Business", 1892-1900
1 William du Pont to Charles K. Lennig, 1892-1900; 9 folders
1 William du Pont to Frederick Lennig, August 13, 1898
1 Charles K. Lennig to William du Pont, 1897-1899
1 Frederick Lennig to William du Pont, May-August 1898
1 Miscellaneous, 1884-1900
1 "Children", 1883-1901
1 William du Pont to Charles K. Lennig, 1895-1897 1899-1900; 5 folders
1 Miscellaneous, 1883-1901
1 "Horses", 1882-1900
1 William du Pont to Charles K. Lennig, 1892-1899; 4 folders
1 Charles K. Lennig to William du Pont, 1897-1899
1 Miscellaneous, 1882-1884
1 Miscellaneous, 1891-1900
1 "Personnel", 1892-1900, undated
1 William du Pont to Charles K. Lennig, 1892-1893, 1895-1900; 4 folders
1 C.K. Lennig to William du Pont, 1897, 1900
1 Frederick Lennig to William du Pont, 1898-1899
1 Miscellaneous, 1894, 1897-1900, undated
1 "Property", 1889-1900, undated
1 William du Pont to Charles K. Lennig, 1892-1893, 1895-1899, undated; 3 folders
1 Charles K. Lennig to William du Pont, 1897-1900
1 Frederick Lennig to William du Pont, 1898
1 Miscellaneous, 1889-1900
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2 "Yachts", 1890-1900
2 William du Pont to Charles K. Lennig, 1892-1893 1895-1899; 2 folders
2 Charles K. Lennig to William du Pont, April 22, 1898 [The blueprint of the decks of yacht Anita, November 21, 1892, sent to du Pont by the Manning's Yacht and Ship Agency, was transferred to Oversize Folder 1.]
2 A-N, P-U, W-Y, 1890-1899; 16 folders
2. Chronological Files, 1892-1900
Box
2 Correspondence between William du Pont and C.K. Lennig, 1892-1895
2 Charles F. Lennig to Charles K. Lennig, 1894
2 Annie Rogers du Pont to Charles K. Lennig, 1895
Oversize
1 "Plot of drive-way and tree at Bellevue Hall" drawing, 1895
Box
2 Correspondence between William du Pont and Charles K. Lennig, 1896-1897
2 Correspondence among William du Pont, C.K. Lennig, and Frederick Lennig, 1898
2 Correspondence among William du Pont, C.K. Lennig, and Frederick Lennig, 1899
2 Correspondence between William du Pont and Charles K. Lennig, 1900
2 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, 1895, 1900, undated
C. Correspondence and Papers Related to the Estate of Deceased Family Members
1. Henry du Pont (1812-1889), 1887-1893, 1900
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically
Scope and Content
Henry du Pont appointed his sons, Colonel Henry A. du Pont and William du Pont, as executors of his will. After fulfilling part of his duties as an executor, William du Pont petitioned to be relieved of his duties. This subseries consists of correspondence regarding that subject
Box
2 Bradford, E.G. to Executors of Will, January-March 1891
2 du Pont Irving, Ellen Eugenia to William du Pont, February 7, 1891
2 du Pont, Henry A. to William du Pont, 1889-1892
2 du Pont Gerhard, Louisa to Charles K. Lennig, 1892-1894
2 du Pont, William to E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company - Draft, undated
2 du Pont, William to D. Lammot, September 2, 1889
2 du Pont, William to Charles K. Lennig, March 29, 1900
2 I.E. du Pont de Nemours & Co. to Charles K. Lennig, 1892-1893
2 Irving, Alexander Duer to William du Pont, 1890, 1891, 1893
2 Saulsbury, W. Jr. to William du Pont, 1889-1891
2 Ward, H.H. to William du Pont, 1893
2 Wittenmyer, A.P. to William du Pont, 1889
2 List of Securities in Box of Philadelphia National Bank Account of Henry du Pont, December 9, 1887
2 Insurance Policy for a Farm on Rockland Rd., 1889
2 Letter from Elliott S. Rice to Henry du Pont re Property at Superior City, Wisconsin, May 8, 1889; copy
2 First Account of Executors of the Will, February 13, 1891
2 List of Cash, Securities, Evidence of Indebtedness and Personal Property Belonging to the Estate of Henry du Pont, July 31, 1891
2 Final Account of Executors of the Will, August 1, 1891
2 Consent of Beneficiaries of the Will for the Relief of William du Pont from His Duties, 1891, undated
2 Last Will and Testament, August 12, 1889 [Certified Copy, May 16, 1893.]
2. Louisa Gerhard du Pont (1816-1900), 1900
Box
2 J.S. Gerhard to William du Pont, March 27, 1900
2 J.S. Gerhard to Charles K. Lennig, 1900
2 Henry A. du Pont to Sophie Madeleine du Pont Chandler, October 23, 1926
3. Annie Rogers du Pont (1858-1827), 1913-1928
Box
2 Incoming Correspondence, 1913
2 Incoming Correspondence, 1922
2 Annie Rogers du Pont to William du Pont, undated
2 Annie Rogers du Pont to Will Executors, August 1926
2 Condolence letter to William du Pont, 1927
2 Letter on estate and heritage to William du Pont, 1927
2 William du Pont - Receipts and Cancelled Checks, 1922-1928
2 William du Pont - Death Certificate, January 24, 1927
2 William du Pont - draft of funeral announcement, 1927
2 Lists of Items of the Annie Rogers du Pont Estate, 1927, undated
2 List of Securities for Zinn Trust, September 1, 1927
2 Litigation Document Related to Annie Rogers du Pont's Property in Brooklyn, NY, April 5, 1898
D. Miscellaneous
Box
2 American Shetland Pony Club - Certificate of Registration for Shetland pony bought by William du Pont in Lafayette, Indiana, August 16, 1902
II. General Correspondence, 1880-1901, 1913-1927
31 linear feet, 5 oversize folders
Scope and Content
Contains correspondence of a more business nature with family members: with daughter Marion regarding their mutual interest in horse care, breeding, and races; with his cousin Alfred I. du Pont discussing financial affairs in which they were jointly involved; and with his cousin Edward G. Bradford Jr. an attorney in Wilmington, who performed legal services for William du Pont. There is a noteworthy letter of April 22, 1919, from William's nephew Alexander Duer Irving, written in Paris, where he served as a junior naval aide to President Wilson on his trip to the Paris Peace Conference. The letter contains some vivid details on the American Army of Occupation Headquarters in Koblenz.
A. Incoming, 1880-1900, 1913-1927
21 linear feet, 7 oversize folders
Scope and Content
The incoming correspondence contains numerous enclosures documenting William du Pont's activities. There are financial statements (E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Atlantic Mining Company, Hercules Powder Company, United States Fidelity and Guarantee Company of Baltimore, Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company of Baltimore, Wilmington Country Club, Delaware State Fair, Inc., English Jersey Cattle Society (London), National Horse Show Association of America, Ltd., Sulgrave Institution of the United States, United Light and Railways Company, and Ferris Industrial School of New Castle County); prospectuses issued by various companies, banks, and investment firms; by-laws and/or articles of incorporation (Percheron Horse Society, Ball Island Gun Club, Atlantic Yacht Club, American Junior Naval & Marine Scout, Inc., Delaware State Fair., Inc.); informational leaflets of the Horse Association of America (over fifty issues); bulletins of the National Parks Association, 1922-1923 (Nos. 24, 25, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35), catalogs and advertisements of agricultural products, domestic goods, clothing, wine, etc.; horse and cattle show programs; various printed materials (Association of American Horse Shows, Inc., North Jersey Agricultural Society, Percheron Society of America, Eastern States Exposition [Springfield, Massachusetts], Kentucky State Fair Horse Show, Graham Scientific Breeding School [Kansas City, Missouri], Southern Railroad (United States), Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, Philadelphia Riders and Drivers Association, clubs, etc.); blueprints and drawings (maps of estate in Georgia and William du Pont's land in Virginia near Montpelier purchased by Southern Railway; plan of properties near Bellevue; arrangement of electrical lighting plant in power house at Montpelier, 1917); photographs of horses, dogs, prize items, and buildings of mansions offered for sale; estate auction announcements; descriptive circulars for books printed by Charles Scribner's Sons, J. B. Lippincott Company, and other publishers, predominantly on American history and horse breeding; newspaper clippings; restaurant menus; Christmas cards; bills of lading; receipts; business cards; and copies of outgoing letters related to the subject.
Individual items of note include a short history of the American-Russian enterprise Lied Incorporated organized by Jonas Lied in 1918; genealogy of Annie Rogers du Pont on her mother's side (letter from law offices of Ward, Gray, and Neary, March 10, 1920, shows her distant family tie to the American painter Mary Cassatt); a short biography of the painter Charles Lewis Fox (1854-1927), written by his friend and schoolmate John R. Freeman, 1927; a proposed issue of the Livestock Pictorial, mid-month rotogravure section of Syndicated Farm Papers (enclosure with the letter of the publisher P. C. Long, 1925); an outline of William du Pont's presentation at a horse show "Scenario. Thirty Years of Hackney Breeding. By William du Pont" (Miscellaneous enclosures).
A number of letters collected in this subseries are addressed to members of William du Pont's immediate family: his father Henry du Pont, his wife Annie Rogers du Pont, daughter Marion du Pont (Somerville), and son William du Pont Jr.; and to his secretaries Chas K. Lennig, E. C. McCune, G. H. Montgomery, Earl E. Edinger, and F. M. Modena.
The subseries is organized chronologically by year (by parts of the year for 1917-1919, according to the original arrangement) and subdivided alphabetically by the name of the correspondent. Enclosures were kept with the letters with the exception of the oversize materials. Loose enclosures which were kept with the correspondence files were placed in Miscellaneous Enclosures folder.
Box
3 Correspondence, 1880
3 B-C, 1881
3 du Pont, Francis G., 1881
3 du Pont, Mrs. Samuel Francis, 1881
3 du Pont, Victor, 1881
3 D-H, J-M, P-S, W, 1881
3 H, J-M, P-S, W, 1881
3 B-C, 1882
3 du Pont, Charles I., 1882
3 du Pont, Victor, 1882
3 D-G, J-M, P-T, W, 1882
3 Y, 1882
3 A-C, 1883
3 du Pont, Charles I., 1883
3 du Pont, Henry R., 1883
3 du Pont, Francis G., 1883
3 du Pont, Victor, 1883
3 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1883
3 F, H, K-M, P-S, 1883
3 The Torpedo Company, 1883
3 U, 1883
3 W, 1883
3 A-C, 1884
3 du Pont, Francis G., 1884
3 du Pont, Henry R., 1884
3 D, 1884
3 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1884
3 E-G, 1884
3 Hercules Powder Company, January-September, 1884
3 Hercules Powder Company, October-December, 1884
3 H, J-N, P-S, 1884
3 The Torpedo Company, January-March, 1884
3 The Torpedo Company, April-June, 1884
3 The Torpedo Company, July-August, 1884
3 The Torpedo Company, September, 1884
3 The Torpedo Company, October, 1884
3 The Torpedo Company, November-December, 1884
3 T-U, 1884
3 Wilmington & Northern Railroad, 1884
3 W, 1884
3 A-C, 1885
3 du Pont, Charles I., 1885
3 du Pont, Eugene, 1885
3 D-G, 1885
3 Hercules Powder Company, January-February, 1885
3 Hercules Powder Company, March-April, 1885
3 Hercules Powder Company, May, 1885
3 Hercules Powder Company, June, July, October, 1885
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4 H, J-P, S, 1885
4 The Torpedo Company, January-March, 1885
4 The Torpedo Company, April-June, 1885
4 The Torpedo Company, August, 1885
4 T-U, W, 1885
4 A-B, E, 1886
4 Hazard Powder Company, 1886
4 J-M, O-S, W, 1886
4 A-C, F, 1887
4 Hecla Powder Company, 1887
4 Hercules Powder Company, 1887
4 J, P-S, W, 1887
4 J, W, 1888
4 B, 1889
4 du Pont, Francis G., 1889
4 du Pont, Victor Jr., 1889
4 D, 1889
4 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1889
4 E-G, 1889
4 Hercules Powder Company, 1889
4 H, J, M, P-T, W, 1889
4 A-C, 1890
4 du Pont, Alfred I., 1890
4 du Pont, Charles I., 1890
4 du Pont, Eugene, 1890
4 du Pont, Francis G., 1890
4 D, 1890
4 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1890
4 E-G, 1890
4 Hazard Powder Company, 1890
4 Hecla Powder Company, 1890
4 H, K, 1890
4 Laflin & Rand Powder Company, 1890
4 N-U, W, 1890
4 A-B, 1891
4 Chandler, T. P. Jr., 1891
4 C, 1891
4 du Pont, Charles I., 1891
4 du Pont, Henry R., 1891
4 du Pont, Francis G., 1891
4 du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1891
4 D, 1891
4 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1891
4 E, 1891
4 F, 1891
4 G, 1891
4 Hecla Powder Company, 1891
4 Hercules Powder Company, 1891
4 H, 1891
4 L, 1891
4 M, 1891
4 N, 1891
4 O, 1891
4 P, 1891
4 S, 1891
4 The Torpedo Company, 1891
4 U, 1891
4 V, 1891
4 W, 1891
4 B, 1892
4 C, 1892
4 du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1892
4 D, 1892
4 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1892
4 E, 1892
4 F, 1892
4 G, 1892
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5 Hazard Powder Company, 1892
5 Hecla Powder Company, 1892
5 Hercules Powder Company, 1892
5 H, 1892
5 K, 1892
5 L, 1892
5 Manning's Yacht Agency, 1892
5 M, 1892
5 N, 1892
5 P, 1892
5 Rice, E.S., 1892
5 R, 1892
5 S, 1892
5 The Torpedo Company, 1892
5 U, 1892
5 V, 1892
5 W, 1892
5 Y, 1892
5 A, 1893
5 B, 1893
5 C, 1893
5 D, 1893
5 E, 1893
5 F, 1893
5 G, 1893
5 Hazard Powder Company, 1893
5 Hecla Powder Company, 1893
5 Hercules Powder Company, 1893
5 H, 1893
5 I, 1893
5 J, 1893
5 K, 1893
5 Laflin & Rand Powder Company, 1893
5 L, 1893
5 Manning's Yacht Agency, 1893
5 M, 1893
5 N, 1893
5 O, 1893
5 P, 1893
5 Repauno Chemical Company, 1893
5 Rice, E.S., 1893
5 R, 1893
5 S, 1893
5 T, 1893
5 U, 1893
5 V, 1893
5 W, 1893
5 A, 1894
5 B, 1894
5 C, 1894
5 D, 1894
5 E, 1894
5 F, 1894
5 G, 1894
5 Hecla Powder Company, 1894
5 Hercules Powder Company, 1894
5 H, 1894
5 I, 1894
5 J, 1894
5 K, 1894
5 Laflin & Rand Powder Company, 1894
5 L, 1894
5 Manning's Yacht Agency, 1894
5 M, 1894
5 N, 1894
5 O, 1894
5 P, 1894
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6 Repauno Chemical Company, 1894
6 Rice, E.S., 1894
6 R, 1894
6 S, 1894
6 T, 1894
6 U, 1894
6 V, 1894
6 W, 1894
6 Y, 1894
6 A, 1895
6 B, 1895
6 C, 1895
6 D, 1895
6 E, 1895
6 F, 1895
6 G, 1895
6 Hazard Powder Company, 1895
6 Hecla Powder Company, 1895
6 Hercules Powder Company, 1895
6 H, 1895
6 J, 1895
6 K, 1895
6 Laflin & Rand Powder Company, 1895
6 L, 1895
6 M, 1895
6 N, 1895
6 O, 1895
6 P, 1895
6 Repauno Chemical Company, 1895
6 R, 1895
6 S, 1895
6 T, 1895
6 U, 1895
6 W, 1895
6 A, 1896
6 B, 1896 [Blueprint of the mid section of the yacht of J.G. Cassatt, from the letter of Alfred H. Brown, was transferred to Oversize Folder 1.]
6 C, 1896
6 D, 1896
6 E, 1896
6 F, 1896
6 G, 1896
6 H, 1896
6 I, 1896
6 J, 1896
6 K, 1896
6 L, 1896
6 M, 1896
6 N, 1896
6 O, 1896
6 P, 1896
6 R, 1896
6 S, 1896
6 T, 1896
6 W, 1896
6 A, 1897
6 B, 1897
6 C, 1897
6 D, 1897
6 E, 1897
6 F, 1897
6 G, 1897
6 H, 1897
6 K, 1897
6 L, 1897
6 M, 1897
6 N, 1897
6 R, 1897
6 S, 1987
6 T, 1897
6 W, 1897
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7 A, 1898
7 B, 1898
7 C, 1898
7 D, 1898
7 E, 1898
7 H, 1898
7 J, 1898
7 K, 1898
7 L, 1898
7 M, 1898
7 O, 1898
7 P, 1898
7 Repauno Chemical Company, 1898
7 S, 1898
7 T, 1898
7 U, 1898
7 W, 1898
7 A, 1899
7 B, 1899
7 C, 1899
7 D, 1899
7 E, 1899
7 G, 1899
7 H, 1899
7 J, 1899
7 L, 1899
7 M, 1899
7 N, 1899
7 O, 1899
7 P, 1899
7 S, 1899
7 T, 1899
7 U, 1899
7 W, 1899
7 A, 1900
7 B, 1900
7 C, 1900
7 D, 1900
7 E, 1900
7 F, 1900
7 G, 1900
7 H, 1900
7 L, 1900
7 M, 1900
7 N, 1900
7 O, 1900
7 P, 1900
7 R, 1900
7 S, 1900
7 T, 1900
7 U, 1900
7 W, 1900
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8 A, 1913
8 C, 1913
8 D, 1913
8 E, 1913
8 G, 1913
8 H, 1913
8 J, 1913
8 M, 1913
8 N, 1913
8 O, 1913
8 P, 1913
8 W, 1913
8 A, 1914
8 B, 1914
8 C, 1914
8 D, 1914
8 E, 1914
8 F, 1914
8 G, 1914 [Blueprint "Map showing locations of Carr's Island, Liberty County, GA" from the letter of Georgia Land & Securities Co. was transferred to Oversize Folder 1.]
8 H, 1914
8 I, 1914
8 K, 1914
8 L, 1914
8 McCune, E.C., 1914
8 M, 1914
8 N, 1914
8 O, 1914
8 P, 1914
8 R, 1914
8 S, 1914
8 T, 1914
8 V, 1914
8 W, 1914
8 A, 1915
8 B, 1915
8 C, 1915
8 D, 1915
8 E, 1915
8 F, 1915
8 G, 1915
8 H, 1915
8 I, 1915
8 J, 1915
8 K, 1915
8 L, 1915
8 McCune, E.C. to Montgomery, George, 1915
8 M, 1915
8 N, 1915
8 O, 1915
8 P, 1915
8 Q, 1915
8 R, 1915
8 S, 1915 [Two blueprints: maps of the property to be acquired by Southern Railway from William du Pont for Orange-Charlottesville Double Track, were transferred to Oversize Folder 1.]
8 T, 1915
8 U, 1915
8 V, 1915
8 W, 1915
8 Z, 1915
8 A, 1916
8 B, 1916
8 C, 1916
8 Delaware Trust Company, 1916
8 du Pont, 1916
8 D, 1916
8 E, 1916
8 F, 1916
8 G, 1916
8 H, 1916
8 I, 1916
8 J, 1916
8 K, 1916
8 L, 1916
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9 McCune, E.C., 1916
9 M, 1916
9 N, 1916
9 O, 1916
9 P, 1916
9 R, 1916
9 S, 1916
9 T, 1916
9 U, 1916
9 V, 1916
9 W, 1916
9 Y, 1916
9 Z, 1916
9 A, 1917 July-October
9 B, 1917 July-October
9 C, 1917 July-October
9 Delaware Trust Company, 1917 July-October
9 du Pont, 1917 July-October
9 D, 1917 July-October
9 E, 1917 July-October
9 F, 1917 July-October
9 G, 1917 July-October [Blueprint showing the arrangement of electrical lightning plant in the power house at Montpelier, from the letter of Garrett, Miller & Co., October 10, 1917, was transferred to Oversize Folder 1.]
9 H, 1917 July-October
9 I, 1917 July-October
9 J, 1917 July-October
9 K, 1917 July-October
9 L, 1917 July-October
9 M, 1917 July-October
9 N, 1917 July-October
9 O, 1917 July-October
9 P, 1917 July-October
9 R, 1917 July-October
9 S, 1917 July-October
9 T, 1917 July-October
9 U, 1917 July-October
9 V, 1917 July-October
9 W, 1917 July-October
9 Y, 1917 July-October
9 Z, 1917 July-October
9 A, 1917 January-June
9 B, 1917 January-June
9 C, 1917 January-June
9 Delaware Trust Company, 1917 January-June
9 du Pont, 1917 January-June
9 D, 1917 January-June
9 E, 1917 January-June
9 F, 1917 January-June
9 G, 1917 January-June
9 H, 1917 January-June
9 J, 1917 January-June
9 K, 1917 January-June
9 L, 1917 January-June
9 McCune, E.C., 1917 January-June
9 M, 1917 January-June
9 N, 1917 January-June
9 O, 1917 January-June
9 P, 1917 January-June
9 R, 1917 January-June
9 S, 1917 January-June
9 T, 1917 January-June
9 U, 1917 January-June
9 V, 1917 January-June
9 W, 1917 January-June [Blueprint plan showing property of Daniel Cauffiel at Bellevue, formerly known as the Lore property, from letter of W.B. Weston, was transferred to Oversize Folder 1.]
9 Y, 1917 January-June
9 Z, 1917 January-June
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10 A, 1917 November-December
10 B, 1917 November-December
10 C, 1917 November-December
10 Delaware Trust Company, 1917 November-December
10 du Pont, 1917 November-December
10 D, 1917 November-December
10 E, 1917 November-December
10 F, 1917 November-December
10 G, 1917 November-December
10 H, 1917 November-December
10 J, 1917 November-December
10 K, 1917 November-December
10 L, 1917 November-December
10 M, 1917 November-December
10 N, 1917 November-December
10 O, 1917 November-December
10 P, 1917 November-December
10 R, 1917 November-December
10 S, 1917 November-December
10 T, 1917 November-December
10 U, 1917 November-December
10 V, 1917 November-December
10 W, 1917 November-December
10 Y, 1917 November-December
10 Z, 1917 November-December
10 A, 1918 January-March
10 B, 1918 January-March
10 C, 1918 January-March
10 Delaware Trust Company, 1918 January-March
10 du Pont, 1918 January-March
10 D, 1918 January-March
10 E, 1918 January-March
10 F, 1918 January-March
10 G, 1918 January-March
10 H, 1918 January-March
10 I, 1918 January-March
10 J, 1918 January-March
10 K, 1918 January-March
10 L, 1918 January-March
10 M, 1918 January-March
10 N, 1918 January-March
10 O, 1918 January-March
10 P, 1918 January-March
10 R, 1918 January-March
10 S, 1918 January-March
10 T, 1918 January-March
10 U, 1918 January-March
10 V, 1918 January-March
10 W, 1918 January-March
10 Y, 1918 January-March
10 Z, 1918 January-March
10 A, 1918 April-June
10 B, 1918 April-June
10 C, 1918 April-June
10 Delaware Trust Company, 1918 April-June
10 du Pont, 1918 April-June
10 D, 1918 April-June
10 E, 1918 April-June
10 F, 1918 April-June
10 G, 1918 April-June
10 H, 1918 April-June
10 I, 1918 April-June
10 J, 1918 April-June
10 K, 1918 April-June
10 L, 1918 April-June
10 M, 1918 April-June
10 N, 1918 April-June
10 O, 1918 April-June
10 P, 1918 April-June
10 R, 1918 April-June
10 S, 1918 April-June
10 T, 1918 April-June
10 U, 1918 April-June
10 V, 1918 April-June
10 W, 1918 April-June
10 Y, 1918 April-June
10 Z, 1918 April-June
10 A, 1918 July-September
10 B, 1918 July-September
10 C, 1918 July-September
10 Delaware Trust Company, 1918 July-September
10 du Pont, 1918 July-September
10 D, 1918 July-September
10 E, 1918 July-September
10 F, 1918 July-September
10 G, 1918 July-September
10 H, 1918 July-September
10 I, 1918 July-September
10 J, 1918 July-September
10 K, 1918 July-September
10 L, 1918 July-September
10 M, 1918 July-September
10 N, 1918 July-September
10 O, 1918 July-September
10 P, 1918 July-September
10 R, 1918 July-September
10 S, 1918 July-September
10 T, 1918 July-September
10 U, 1918 July-September
10 V, 1918 July-September
10 W, 1918 July-September
10 Y, 1918 July-September
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11 A, 1918 October-December
11 B, 1918 October-December
11 C, 1918 October-December
11 Delaware Trust Company, 1918 October-December
11 du Pont, 1918 October-December
11 D, 1918 October-December
11 E, 1918 October-December
11 F, 1918 October-December
11 G, 1918 October-December
11 H, 1918 October-December
11 I, 1918 October-December
11 J, 1918 October-December
11 K, 1918 October-December
11 L, 1918 October-December
11 M, 1918 October-December
11 N, 1918 October-December
11 O, 1918 October-December
11 P, 1918 October-December
11 R, 1918 October-December
11 S, 1918 October-December
11 T, 1918 October-December
11 U, 1918 October-December
11 V, 1918 October-December
11 W, 1918 October-December
11 A, 1919 January-March
11 B, 1919 January-March
11 C, 1919 January-March
11 Delaware Trust Company, 1919 January-March
11 du Pont, 1919 January-March
11 D, 1919 January-March
11 E, 1919 January-March
11 F, 1919 January-March
11 G, 1919 January-March
11 H, 1919 January-March
11 I, 1919 January-March
11 K, 1919 January-March
11 J, 1919 January-March
11 L, 1919 January-March
11 M, 1919 January-March
11 N, 1919 January-March
11 O, 1919 January-March
11 P, 1919 January-March
11 R, 1919 January-March
11 S, 1919 January-March
11 T, 1919 January-March
11 U, 1919 January-March
11 V, 1919 January-March
11 W, 1919 January-March
11 Y, 1919 January-March
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12 A, 1919 July-October
12 B, 1919 July-October
12 C, 1919 July-October
12 Delaware Trust Company, 1919 July-October
12 du Pont, 1919 July-October
12 D, 1919 July-October
12 E, 1919 July-October
12 F, 1919 July-October
12 G, 1919 July-October
12 H
12 I
12 J
12 K
12 L
12 M
12 N
12 O, 1919 July-October
12 P, 1919 July-October
12 R, 1919 July-October
12 S, 1919 July-October
12 T, 1919 July-October
12 U, 1919 July-October
12 V, 1919 July-October
12 W, 1919 July-October
12 Y, 1919 July-October
12 Z, 1919 July-October
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11 A, 1919 April-June
11 B, 1919 April-June
11 C, 1919 April-June
11 Delaware Trust Company, 1919 April-June
11 du Pont, 1919 April-June
11 D, 1919 April-June
11 E, 1919 April-June
11 F, 1919 April-June
11 G, 1919 April-June
11 H, 1919 April-June
11 I, 1919 April-June
11 J, 1919 April-June
11 K, 1919 April-June
11 L, 1919 April-June
11 M, 1919 April-June
11 N, 1919 April-June
11 O, 1919 April-June
11 P, 1919 April-June
11 R, 1919 April-June
11 S, 1919 April-June
11 T, 1919 April-June
11 U, 1919 April-June
11 V, 1919 April-June
11 W, 1919 April-June
11 Y, 1919 April-June
11 Z, 1919 April-June
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12 A, 1919 November-December
12 B, 1919 November-December
12 C, 1919 November-December
12 Delaware Trust Company, 1919 November-December
12 du Pont, 1919 November-December
12 D, 1919 November-December
12 E, 1919 November-December
12 F, 1919 November-December
12 G, 1919 November-December
12 H, 1919 November-December
12 I, 1919 November-December
12 J, 1919 November-December
12 K, 1919 November-December
12 L, 1919 November-December
12 M, 1919 November-December
12 N, 1919 November-December
12 O, 1919 November-December
12 P, 1919 November-December
12 R, 1919 November-December
12 S, 1919 November-December
12 T, 1919 November-December
12 U, 1919 November-December
12 V, 1919 November-December
12 W, 1919 November-December
12 Y, 1919 November-December
12 A, 1920
12 Blain, R.H., 1920
12 B, 1920
12 C, 1920
12 Delaware Trust Company, 1920
12 du Pont, 1920
12 D, 1920
12 E, 1920
12 F, 1920
12 G, 1920
12 H, 1920
12 I, 1920
12 J, 1920
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13 K, 1920
13 L, 1920
13 M, 1920
13 N, 1920
13 O, 1920
13 P, 1920
13 Q, 1920
13 R, 1920
13 S, 1920
13 T, 1920
13 United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, é
13 United States Refrigeration Company, Inc., 1920
13 U, 1920
13 Vacuum Refrigeration Company, 1920
13 V, 1920
13 W, 1920
13 Y, 1920
13 Z, 1920
13 American Hackney Horse Society, 1921
13 Association of American Horse Shows, Inc., 1921
13 A, 1921
13 Blain, H.R., 1921
13 B, 1921
13 Craig, H.B., 1921; 2 folders
13 C, 1921
13 Delaware Trust Company, 1921
13 du Pont, 1921
13 D, 1921
13 E, 1921
13 F, 1921
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14 G, 1921
14 H, 1921
14 I, 1921
14 J, 1921
14 K, 1921
14 L, 1921
14 Modena, F.N., 1921
14 M, 1921
14 N, 1921
14 O, 1921
14 P, 1921
14 Q, 1921
14 R, 1921
14 S, 1921
14 T, 1921
14 United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, 1921
14 United States Refrigeration Company, 1921
14 U, 1921
14 Virginia Haloid Company, 1921
14 V, 1921
14 W, 1921; 2 folders
14 Y, 1921
14 Z, 1921
14 American Hackney Horse Society, 1922
14 Association of American Horse Shows, Inc., 1922
14 A, 1922
14 B, 1922; 2 folders
14 Craig, H.B., 1922; 2 folders
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15 C, 1922; 2 folders
15 Delaware State Fair, Inc., 1922
15 Delaware Trust Company, 1922
15 du Pont, 1922
15 D, 1922
15 E, 1922
15 F, 1922
15 G, 1922
15 H, 1922
15 I, 1922
15 J, 1922
15 K, 1922
15 L, 1922
15 Modena, F.N., 1922
15 M, 1922
15 National Horse Show Association of America, 1922
15 N, 1922
15 O, 1922
15 P, 1922
15 Q, 1922
15 R, 1922
15 S, 1922
15 T, 1922
15 United States Refrigeration Company, 1922
15 U, 1922
15 V, 1922
15 W, 1922
15 Y, 1922
15 Z, 1922
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16 A, 1923; 2 folders
16 Benedict & Benedict Insurance, 1923
16 B, 1923
16 Craig, H.B., 1923; 2 folders
16 C, 1923; 2 folders
16 Delaware State Fair, 1923
16 Delaware Trust Building Office - Mail Register, 1923
16 Delaware Trust Company, 1923
16 du Pont, 1923
16 D
16 Edinger, E.E., 1923
16 E, 1923
16 F, 1923
16 G, 1923
16 H, 1923
16 Inquiries - Sale of Horses, 1923
16 I, 1923
16 Jones, M. Ap-Catesby's Estate, 1923
16 J, 1923
16 K, 1923
16 L, 1923
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17 Modena, F.N, 1923
17 M, 1923
17 National Horse Show Association, 1923
17 N, 1923
17 O, 1923
17 P, 1923; 2 folders
17 Q, 1923
17 R, 1923
17 S, 1923; 2 folders
17 T, 1923
17 United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, 1923
17 U, 1923
17 V, 1923
17 W, 1923; 2 folders
17 Y, 1923
17 Z, 1923
17 American Hackney Horse Society, 1924
17 Association of the American Horse Show, 1924
17 A, 1924
17 B, 1924
17 Craig, H.B., 1924; 2 folders
17 Craig S. Sharpe, 1924
17 C, 1924
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18 Delaware State Fair, 1924
18 Delaware Trust Building Office - Mail Register, 1924
18 Delaware Trust Company, 1924
18 du Pont, 1924
18 D, 1924
18 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1924
18 Edinger, E.E., 1924
18 E, 1924
18 F, 1924
18 G, 1924
18 Horse Sales and Inquiries, 1924
18 H, 1924
18 I, 1924
18 J, 1924
18 K, 1924
18 L, 1924
18 Modena, F.B., 1924
18 Moxham, A.J., 1924
18 M, 1924
18 National Horse Show Association of America, 1924
18 N, 1924
18 O, 1924
18 P, 1924
18 Q, 1924
18 R, 1924
18 S, 1924; 2 folders
18 T, 1924
18 U, 1924
18 V, 1924
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19 W, 1924; 2 folders
19 Y, 1924
19 Z, 1924
19 A, 1925; 2 folders
19 B, 1925
19 Craig, H.B., 1925; 2 folders
19 Craig, S. Sharpe, 1925; 2 folders
19 C, 1925; 2 folders
19 Delaware Trust Building Office - Mail Register, 1925
19 Delaware Trust Company, 1925
19 du Pont, 1925
19 D, 1925; 2 folders
19 Edinger, E.E., 1925
19 E, 1925
19 F, 1925
19 Gloucester House, 1925
19 G, 1925
19 H, 1925; 2 folders
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20 I, 1925
20 J, 1925
20 K, 1925
20 L, 1925 [Copy of the proposed issue of the Livestock Pictorial from the letter of P.C. Long, September 14, 1925, was transferred to Oversize Folder 2.]
20 Modena, F.N., 1925
20 Moxham, A.J., 1925
20 M, 1925; 2 folders
20 N, 1925
20 O, 1925
20 P, 1925 [Copy of May 15, 1925 issue of the Percheron Society's Breeders News was transferred to Oversize Folder 2.]
20 Q, 1925
20 R, 1925
20 S, 1925; 2 folders
20 T, 1925 [Copy of the November 29, 1924 issue of the Saturday Evening Post with the article "Dolly Madison. An Informal Biography, " by Meade Minnigerode was transferred to Oversize Folder 2.]
20 U, 1925
20 V, 1925
20 W, 1925; 2 folders
20 Y, 1925
20 Z, 1925
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21 A, 1926; 2 folders
21 Benedict & Benedict, 1926
21 B, 1926; 2 folders
21 Craig, H.B., 1926; 2 folders
21 C, 1926 [A descriptive circular of Lawrence Park's Gilbert Stuart book printed by William Edwin Rudge, NY, 1926, from a letter of W.J. Campbell, was transferred to Oversize Folder 2.] ; 2 folders
21 Delaware Land Development Company, 1926
21 Delaware Title Insurance Company, 1926
21 Delaware Trust Company, 1926
21 du Pont, 1926
21 D, 1926
21 Electro Company, 1926
21 Edinger, E.E., 1926
21 E, 1926
21 F, 1926
21 G, 1926
21 H, 1926
21 I, 1926
21 J, 1926
21 K, 1926
21 L, 1926
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22 Modena, F.N., 1926
22 Moxham, A.J., 1926
22 M, 1926
22 N, 1926
22 O, 1926
22 P, 1926
22 R, 1926
22 S, 1926
22 Tax Collectors, 1926
22 T, 1926
22 U, 1926
22 V, 1926
22 W, 1926; 2 folders
22 Y, 1926
22 Z, 1926
22 A, 1927
22 B, 1927
22 Craig, H.B., 1927; 4 folders
22 C, 1927
22 Delaware Trust Company, 1927
22 du Pont, 1927
22 D, 1927
22 Edinger, E.E., 1927
22 E, 1927
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23 F, 1927
23 G, 1927
23 H, 1927
23 I, 1927
23 J, 1927
23 K, 1927
23 L, 1927
23 Modena, F.N., 1927
23 M, 1927; 2 folders
23 N, 1927 [Nine pages of newspapers regarding the National Horse Show, 1927 that was sent by Publicity Director R.J. Kennedy, were transferred to Oversize Folder 2.] ; 2 folders
23 O, 1927
23 P, 1927
23 R, 1927
23 S, 1927; 2 folders
23 T, 1927
23 U, 1927
23 V, 1927
23 W, 1927; 2 folders
23 Y, 1927
23 Z, 1927
B. Outgoing, 1880-1885, 1890-1892, 1900-1901, 1913-1927
10 linear feet
1. Letterpress Copybooks, 1880-1885, 1890-1892, 1900-1901
Scope and Content
Copybooks contain the outgoing correspondence of William du Pont for 1880-1885, 1890-1892, and 1900-1901. There are also a few letters from other years in between these periods, as well as letters sent by his secretary Charles K. Lennig to England in September 1892-October 1893 and July 1894-October 1895. The copybooks are arranged chronologically by the date of the first letter.
Box
24 "Letters", January 11, 1880-January 22, 1884 March 27, 1882 [Contains business letters and includes a few letters from Lammot du Pont.]
24 "Letters", January 22, 1884-December 7, 1885 July 17, 1889 [Business letters, Repauno and as executive with other companies.]
24 [Letters], March 17, 1884-July 31, 1885 October 2, 1889 [Business, mostly letters to the Hercules Powder Co. plant in Cleveland, OH.]
24 "William du Pont - Personal Letters", January 4, 1890-February 18, 1891 [Contains personal and business letters.]
24 "William du Pont - Personal - No.2", February 18, 1891-August 31, 1892
24 "General Letters 98", April 1890 July 2, 1890-February 24, 1892 March 6-April 6, 1893 June 18, 1894 January 8, 1895 (?)
24 "William du Pont - General Letters - No.1", September 8, 1892-November 30, 1900
24 "William du Pont - Personal Letters - No.1", September 12, 1892-September 26, 1895 May 2, 1898 December 12, 1900-October 12, 1901
2. Alphabetical Files, 1913-1927
Arrangement
Alphabetical Files are organized by the name of correspondent within the year or part of the year.
Box
25 Correspondence, 1913
25 Correspondence, 1914
25 Correspondence, 1915
25 Correspondence, 1916
25 Correspondence, 1917
25 A, 1918 January-July
25 B, 1918 January-July
25 C, 1918 January-July
25 D, 1918 January-July
25 E, 1918 January-July
25 F, 1918 January-July
25 G, 1918 January-July
25 H, 1918 January-July
25 I, 1918 January-July
25 J, 1918 January-July
25 K, 1918 January-July
25 L, 1918 January-July
25 M, 1918 January-July
25 N, 1918 January-July
25 O, 1918 January-July
25 P, Q, 1918 January-July
25 R, 1918 January-July
25 S, 1918 January-July
25 T, 1918 January-July
25 U, V, 1918 January-July
25 W, 1918 January-July
25 Y, Z, 1918 January-July
25 A, 1918 August-December
25 B, 1918 August-December
25 C, 1918 August-December
25 D, 1918 August-December
25 E, F, 1918 August-December
25 G, 1918 August-December
25 H, 1918 August-December
25 I, J, 1918 August-December
25 K, 1918 August-December
25 L, 1918 August-December
25 M, 1918 August-December
25 N, O, 1918 August-December
25 P, Q, 1918 August-December
25 R, 1918 August-December
25 S, 1918 August-December
25 T, 1918 August-December
25 U, 1918 August-December
25 V, 1918 August-December
25 W, 1918 August-December
25 Y, Z, 1918 August-December
25 A, 1919 January-August
25 B, 1919 January-August
25 C, 1919 January-August
25 D, 1919 January-August; 2 folders
25 E, F, 1919 January-August
25 G, 1919 January-August
25 H, 1919 January-August
25 I, J, 1919 January-August
25 K, 1919 January-August
25 L, 1919 January-August
25 M, 1919 January-August
25 N, O, 1919 January-August
25 P, 1919 January-August
25 R, 1919 January-August
25 S, 1919 January-August
25 T, 1919 January-August
25 U, V
25 W, 1919 January-August
25 Y, Z, 1919 January-August
25 A, 1919 September-December
25 B, 1919 September-December
25 C, 1919 September-December
25 D, 1919 September-December
25 E, F, 1919 September-December
25 G, 1919 September-December
25 H, 1919 September-December
25 I, J, 1919 September-December
25 K, 1919 September-December
25 L, 1919 September-December
25 M, 1919 September-December
25 N, O, 1919 September-December
25 P, 1919 September-December
25 R, 1919 September-December
25 S, 1919 September-December
25 T, 1919 September-December
25 U, V, 1919 September-December
25 W, 1919 September-December
25 Y, Z, 1919 September-December
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26 A, 1920
26 Blain, H.R., 1920
26 B, 1920
26 C, 1920
26 D, 1920
26 E, F, 1920
26 G, 1920
26 H, 1920
26 I, J, 1920
26 K, 1920
26 L, 1920
26 M, 1920
26 N, O, 1920
26 P, 1920
26 R, 1920
26 S, 1920
26 T, 1920
26 U, 1920
26 V, 1920
26 W, 1920
26 Y, 1920
26 Z, 1920
26 A, 1921
26 B, 1921
26 Craig, H.B., 1921
26 C, 1921
26 Delaware Trust Company, 1921
26 DuPont, 1921
26 E, 1921
26 F, 1921
26 G, 1921
26 H, 1921
26 I, 1921
26 J, 1921
26 K, 1921
26 L, 1921
26 M, 1921
26 N, 1921
26 O, 1921
26 P, 1921
26 R, 1921
26 S, 1921
26 T, 1921
26 U, 1921
26 V, 1921
26 W, 1921
26 Y, 1921
26 Z, 1921
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27 A, 1922
27 B, 1922
27 Craig, H.B., 1922
27 C, 1922
27 D, 1922
27 E, 1922
27 F, 1922
27 G, 1922
27 H, 1922
27 I, 1922
27 J, 1922
27 K, 1922
27 L, 1922
27 Modena, F.N., 1922
27 M, 1922
27 N, 1922
27 O, 1922
27 P, 1922
27 R, 1922
27 S, 1922
27 T, 1922
27 U, 1922
27 V, 1922
27 W, 1922
27 Y, 1922
27 Z, 1922
27 A, 1923
27 B, 1923
27 Craig, H.B., 1923
27 C, 1923
27 D, 1923
27 Edinger, E.E., 1923
27 E, 1923
27 F, 1923
27 G, 1923
27 H, 1923
27 I, 1923
27 J, 1923
27 K, 1923
27 L, 1923
27 M, 1923
27 N, 1923
27 O, 1923
27 P, 1923
27 R, 1923
27 S, 1923
27 T, 1923
27 U, 1923
27 V, 1923
27 W, 1923
27 Y, 1923
27 Z, 1923
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28 A, 1924
28 B, 1924
28 Craig, H.B., 1924
28 Craig S. Sharpe, 1924
28 C, 1924
28 DuPont, 1924
28 D, 1924
28 E, 1924
28 F, 1924
28 G, 1924
28 H, 1924
28 I, 1924
28 J, 1924
28 K, 1924
28 L, 1924
28 Modena, F.N., 1924
28 Moxham, A.J., 1924
28 M, 1924
28 N, 1924
28 O, 1924
28 P, 1924
28 R, 1924
28 S, 1924
28 T, 1924
28 U, 1924
28 V, 1924
28 W, 1924
28 Y, 1924
28 Z, 1924
28 A, 1925
28 B, 1925
28 Craig, H.B., 1925; 2 folders
28 Craig, S.Sarpe, 1925
28 C, 1925
28 D, 1925
28 Edinger, E.E., 1925
28 E, 1925
28 F, 1925
28 G, 1925
28 H, 1925
28 I, 1925
28 J, 1925
28 K, 1925
28 L, 1925
28 Modena, F.N., 1925
28 Moxham, A.J., 1925
28 M, 1925
28 N, 1925
28 O, 1925
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29 P, 1925
29 R, 1925
29 S, 1925
29 T, 1925
29 U, 1925
29 V, 1925
29 W, 1925
29 Y, 1925
29 Z, 1925
29 A, 1926
29 B, 1926
29 Craig, H.B., 1926; 2 folders
29 C, 1926
29 D, 1926
29 Edinger, E.E., 1926
29 E, 1926
29 F, 1926
29 G, 1926
29 H, 1926
29 I, 1926
29 J, 1926
29 K, 1926
29 L, 1926
29 M, 1926
29 N, 1926
29 O, 1926
29 P, 1926
29 Q, 1926
29 R, 1926
29 S, 1926
29 T, 1926
29 U, V, 1926
29 W, 1926
29 Y, 1926
29 Z, 1926
29 B, 1927
29 Craig, H.B., 1927; 2 folders
29 C, 1927
29 D, 1927
29 E, 1927
29 F, 1927
29 G, 1927
29 H, 1927
29 I, 1927
29 J, 1927
29 K, 1927
29 L, 1927
29 M, 1927
29 N, 1927
29 O, 1927
29 P, 1927
29 R, 1927
29 S, 1927
29 T, 1927
29 U, 1927
29 V, 1927
29 W, 1927
29 Y, 1927
29 Z, 1927
3. Chronological Files, 1922-1926
Scope and Content
Chronological Files contain copies of letters sent from William du Pont's office in Wilmington and by the Montpelier Supply Company, some of which are signed by William du Pont Jr. Copies are arranged by the month of a year, in reverse order within the month.
Box
30 Correspondence, 1922; 12 folders
30 Correspondence, 1923; 12 folders
Box
31 Correspondence, 1924; 12 folders
31 Correspondence, 1925 January-September; 9 folders
Box
32 Correspondence, 1925 October-December; 3 folders
32 Correspondence, 1926; 12 folders
32 Correspondence, 1927 January-April; 4 folders
Box
33 Correspondence, 1927 May-December; 8 folders
C. Miscellaneous, 1880s-1920s
Scope and Content
Undated letters, letters from unknown correspondents, and loose enclosures. Includes Correspondence, Enclosures, Oversize Enclosures.
Oversize
10 Newspaper Clippings, 1882, 1890, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1927
Oversize
11-12 Estate Sale Posters, 1894
Oversize
13 Unidentified Land Plan, undated
III. Invoices and Receipts, 1880, 1882-1889, 1891-1901, 1908-1928
13 linear feet
Scope and Content
This series contains receipts and other financial papers documenting William du Pont's expenses from the 1880s through 1927. While the papers for the 1880s (about 0.1 linear ft.) pertain to business, the rest of the series documents William du Pont's personal and family expenses.
During the 1880s, William du Pont was secretary and treasurer of the Repauno Chemical Company (and president after the death of his cousin Lammot du Pont in March 1884) and was also the treasurer of Hercules Powder Company and the Torpedo Company. He kept track of the financial dealings between these companies and E.I. du Pont de Nemours Company. Documents from the 1880s include monthly statements of accounts, salary receipts, receipts of contractors involved in the Repauno mill construction, and statements of materials bought by Repauno Company.
For the decade while the family lived in England, documents reflect William du Pont's activities in the United States, which were either controlled by du Pont himself or by his personal secretary Charles (Chas.) K. Lennig. Only a small portion of the receipts for 1900 were from England.
In 1902, the family returned from England and moved into their new house in Montpelier, Virginia. There is a gap in the chronologically organized material for the period of 1902-1912, which is partly covered by the files of the Special Project section (see below). For the years 1913-1928, there are numerous documents and, together with the Special Projects files, they present a comprehensive picture of the family expenses.
The documents consist of:
1) Statements, payrolls and personal receipts for residence maintenance and farm workers; statements of business expenses from William du Pont's personal secretaries Chas. K. Lennig, E. C. McCune and E. E. Edinger; Elk Point (South Dakota) property agent J. T. Martin; and manager of the Altama estate in Georgia, F. N. Modena. Files of 1922-1925 include William du Pont's accounts with Montpelier Supply Company. Files from the 1920s contain expenses of du Pont's adult children Marion du Pont (Somerville) and William du Pont Jr. and William du Pont's stepson Captain George Zinn, as well as educational and medical bills for Annie Rogers du Pont's relative Theodore B. Rogers.
2) Personal financial documents:
a) tax receipts for personal properties;
b) bank deposit confirmations from the Chemical National Bank of New York, Philadelphia National Bank, Wilmington Trust Company, National Bank of Brunswick (Georgia); Central Union Trust Company (New York, New York);
c) dividend notices (beginning in 1916) which include among others: Atlas Powder Company, Consolidated Gas Company of New York, Delaware Railroad Company, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company, Equitable Trust Company (Wilmington, Delaware), Hercules Powder Company, Pennsylvania Railroad, Western Union Telegraph Company, Wilmington Trust Company;
d) receipts from bond and stock brokers and investment bankers: George P. Bissell, Laird & Company, Baker, Watts & Company, United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, Paul & Company; J. P. Morgan & Company;
e) receipts from insurance companies and agents: Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company of the State of Delaware, Gilpin & Company (Wilmington), Benedict & Benedict (New York);
f) receipts from family attorneys: Ward, Gray, and Neary (Wilmington); Adams & Adams (London);
g) office-renting expenses receipts: Equitable Guarantee & Trust Company, DuPont Building Corporation, Delaware Trust Company, Delaware Title Insurance Company.
3) Estate maintenance receipts from contractors and suppliers: Gawthrop & Brother, Jackson & Sharp Company, Reese & Brother, Garrett, Miller & Company, Charles Warner Company; Conly Brothers (Wilmington); Henry F. Michell Company, Henry A. Dreer, Inc., Madeira, Hill & Company, Atlantic Refining Company (Philadelphia), Peter Henderson & Company (New York); Hickory Seed Company (North Carolina); Standard Oil Company (Virginia), The Royal Seed Establishment (Reading, England).
4) Transportation/freight receipts, statements of freight, bills of lading from Adams Express Company/American Railway Express Company; Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Rail Road Company; United States Express Company; Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company; Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad Company; Pennsylvania Railroad; Southern Railway (United States); Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.
5) Telephone company bills: Delaware and Atlantic Telegraph and Telephone Company, Diamond State Telephone Company; Culpeper Telephone Company (Virginia).
6) Expenses for purchasing horses, their care, and harness and racing equipment: Joshua Conner, Harness, Collar, and Trunk Factory; Jones Guthrie & Company, Elijah Tomlinson & Son ("practical horse shoers") (Wilmington); Robert Brown; Martin & Martin (Philadelphia); veterinarians: J. R. Kuhns (Wilmington), John W. Adams (Pennsylvania), H. S. Willis, Henry Yager (Virginia); horse racing, hunting, and agricultural association and club memberships: American Hackney Horse Society (William du Pont was on the board), Devon Horse Show Association, National Horse Show Association of America, Delaware Horse Show Association, Orange Horseman's Association, Association of American Horse Shows, Percheron Society of America, Horse Association of America, National Agricultural Society, New York Farmers (Organization), American Game Protective and Propagation Association, New York Jockey Club, Turf and Field Club (New York), Saddle & Sirloin Club (Chicago), United Hunts Racing Association, National Parks Association, Drum Point Gunning Club (Virginia), Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club (Philadelphia).
7) Farm equipment and animal feed: Dairymens Supply Company (Philadelphia), National Biscuit Company (New Jersey), Ralston Purina Company, White Brothers (Wilmington), Dyer & Company (Kansas City, Missouri).
8) Yacht purchasing, sales, supplies, care, repairs, and club membership: Harlan & Hollingsworth Company (Wilmington), J. R. Hudson Company, H. C. Wintringham, S. Apple & Company (New York); Atlantic, Philadelphia and New York yacht clubs.
9) Automobile expenses: Packard Motor Car Company, Delaware Motor Sales Company, Bellevue Garage, Motorcar Service Company (Wilmington), Bates' Livery and Garage (Orange, Virginia).
10) Photographers' bills for photographing horses and races: Reily & Way, L. Stanger (Philadelphia ); H. A. Strohmeyer Jr. (New Jersey); Robert F. Hildebrand, Haaz (New York).
11) Periodicals and newspapers subscription and advertising payments: Every Evening, Evening Journal, and Daily Morning News published by News-Journal Company (Wilmington, Delaware); The Field Illustrated (New York); The Philadelphia Inquirer; Racing Calendar (New York); Agricultural Digest (New York); Breeder's Gazette; The Spur; Philadelphia Inquirer; New York Herald; The Commercial and Financial Chronicle (New York); Rider and Driver (New York); The Wall Street Journal.
12) Social and cultural club membership payments: Historical Society of Delaware, New York Camera Club, Wilmington Club, Wilmington Country Club, Knickerbocker Club and Metropolitan Club (New York), Philadelphia Country Club, Rittenhouse Club (Philadelphia).
13) Charity: Sunday Breakfast Mission, Associated Charities, Alexis I. du Pont Public School, Bethany Baptist Church (Wilmington), Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Salvation Army, YMCA and YWCA, Sulgrave Institution (New York).
A. Alphabetical and Chronological Files, 1880, 1882-1889, 1891-1901, 1911, 1913, 1914-1928
Arrangement
The arrangement of Subseries A preserves the original organization of materials: chronological by the year and then alphabetically by the name of the creditor. The years 1895-1899 are arranged chronologically by month. Papers for 1900 are in two files: chronological and alphabetical.
Box
34 Invoices and receipts, 1880
34 Invoices and receipts, 1882-1889; 8 folders
34 Alphabetical File, 1891; 19 folders
34 Alphabetical File, 1892; 17 folders
34 Alphabetical File, 1893; 21 folders
34 Alphabetical File, 1894; 21 folders
Box
35 Alphabetical File, 1895; 19 folders
35 Chronological File, 1896 January-December; 12 folders
35 Miscellaneous, 1896
35 Chronological File, 1897 January-December; 12 folders
35 Miscellaneous, 1897
35 Chronological File, 1898 January-December; 12 folders
35 Miscellaneous, 1898
35 Chronological File, 1899 January-December; 12 folders
35 Miscellaneous, 1899
35 Chronological File, 1900 January-November; 11 folders
Box
36 Alphabetical File, 1900; 20 folders
36 Alphabetical File, 1901; 22 folders
36 Invoices and receipts, 1911; 1 folder
36 Invoices and receipts, 1913; 1 folder
36 Alphabetical File, 1914; 20 folders
36 Alphabetical File, 1915; 19 folders
36 Alphabetical File A-C, 1916; 3 folders
Box
37 Alphabetical File D-Y, 1916; 19 folders
37 Alphabetical File, 1917; 24 folders
Box
38 Alphabetical File, 1918 January-June; 21 folders
38 Alphabetical File, 1918