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Accession 2317.II

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

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Descriptive Summary

Title: William du Pont, Jr. papers
Dates: 1840-1980, bulk 1919-1965
Accession Number: 2317.II
Creator: du Pont, William, 1896-1965
Extent: 339 linear feet, 17 oversize folders
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: William du Pont, Jr. was the youngest child of William du Pont (1865-1928) and his second wife Annie Rogers Zinn du Pont (1858-1827). Du Pont became the president of Delaware Trust Company in 1929, the youngest bank president in Wilmington at that time. In 1952, he became chairman of the board, retaining both positions until his death in 1965. His papers document areas of his activities predominantly concerned with land development in Wilmington, Del.; farming, animal breeding and foxhunting in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia; and promotion of horse racing in the United States, especially in Delaware.
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Biographical Note

William du Pont, Jr. was the youngest child of William du Pont (1865-1928) and his second wife Annie Rogers Zinn du Pont (1858-1827). He was born on February 11, 1896, in Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey County, England, where his parents lived from 1892 until 1902. His childhood was spent in England and then at Montpelier, Virginia, the estate purchased by William du Pont in 1902. This was the former residence of United States President James Madison. The family spent time at Bellevue, an estate north of Wilmington, Delaware, which William du Pont had inherited from his father Henry du Pont (1812-1889).

William du Pont, Jr. married Jean Liseter Austin (June 9, 1897-August 9, 1988) on January 1, 1919. The couple lived at Rosemont, near Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, where they built a house on land given to them as a wedding gift by Jean Austin's father William Liseter Austin. They had four children: Jean Ellen (born February 23, 1923), Evelyn Rebecca Austin (born July 15, 1925), Henry Eleuthere Irenee (April 18, 1927-January 10, 2002; name legally changed from William Henry) and John Eleuthere (born November 22, 1938). William du Pont, Jr. and Jean Austin du Pont separated in 1940 and were divorced in 1941. J. L. Austin du Pont continued to live at Rosemont while her husband moved to Bellevue Hall, which he had inherited from his father. It became his permanent residence for the rest of his life.

William du Pont, Jr. received his formal education at boarding schools, first at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, and from 1914 through 1916 at St. Luke's School in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He began his career during World War I as a plant manager for the Ball Grain Explosives Company (his father was on the board of directors). In November 1921, William du Pont, Jr. was elected to the board of directors of the Delaware Trust Company, where his father was president (and chairman of the board from 1923) and a major stockholder. After William du Pont's death in January 1928, his son became the president of Delaware Trust Company in 1929 and was the youngest bank president in Wilmington at that time. In 1952, William du Pont, Jr. became chairman of the board, retaining both positions until his death in 1965. He also sat on the board of directors of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from 1930 and was a member of its Financial Committee (Committee on Audit).

Besides being a prominent local financier, William du Pont, Jr. was well known as a proponent of equestrian arts and sports. His childhood spent at his father's estates provided him with plenty of opportunities to learn about and love horses and hunting dogs. He established his first foxhound pack in 1912 at Montpelier and in 1926 moved it to the farm in Cecil County, Maryland, later known as his Fair Hill estate. The Foxcatcher Hounds pack, named after his farm in Pennsylvania, was well recognized among foxhunting clubs of America. William du Pont, Jr. was an active member of the American Foxhound Club (he held offices of vice president and president), Masters of Foxhound Associations of America, and a number of local foxhunting clubs in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. He organized and operated the Foxcatcher Hounds Hunting Club at his premises in Fair Hill, Maryland, as a seasonal hunt for his family members and friends.

His love of hunting led William du Pont, Jr. to become an enthusiastic horse rider and owner of Thoroughbred race horses. His horses stabled at Bellevue Hall, Delaware, and Walnut Hall Farm, Virginia, were trained by well-known trainers Preston E. Burch and Richard E. Handlen and won important races throughout the nation. William du Pont, Jr. built training race tracks at Bellevue and Fair Hill and instituted the Fair Hill Steeplechase as a benefit for Union Hospital at Elkton, Maryland. Together with his sister Marion du Pont Somerville Scott (1894-1983), he operated the annual Montpelier Horse Show (started by their father in 1906) and Montpelier Hunt Race Meeting, which included flat and steeplechase races.

William du Pont, Jr. was recognized internationally as an authority on the design and construction of horse racing courses. He designed more than twenty-five steeplechase and flat racing tracks, among them Delaware Park (Stanton, Delaware) and the National Cup course at Fair Hill, Maryland, a course equivalent to England's Grand National at Aintree. From 1933 through 1937, he worked with the Delaware Racing Commission and the Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association on state legislation to promote Thoroughbred horse breeding and to establish the race track. His initiative brought pari-mutual racing to Delaware with the opening of Delaware Park on June 26, 1937.

Due to his interest in horses, William du Pont, Jr. sponsored research in equine veterinary medicine, including studies in equine infectious anemia, stallion fertility, equine virus abortion and equine rhinopneumonitis, parasitic diseases, nutritional disorders, and colitis. He was an active member of the Grayson Foundation, an organization committed to the support of scientific investigations into the nature, causes, and development of horse diseases and injuries and methods for preserving and improving the health of horses. From the 1940s through the 1960s, he held the positions of Foundation president and chairman of its Executive Committee. In this capacity, he worked closely with the American Thoroughbred Breeders' Association to obtain and distribute funds to support research at veterinary medicine departments and laboratories of the Universities of Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Cornell and Vanderbilt Universities.

William du Pont, Jr. was the owner of one of the premier herds of the American beef breed, Santa Gertrudis cattle. His herd resulted from a breeding program he designed in the 1940s through 1950s with the help of Robert J. Kleberg Jr. Kleberg was the owner of the King Ranch, Kingsville, Texas, where the breed was initially developed in the 1920s. After William du Pont, Jr.'s death, his Santa Gertrudis purebred cattle were offered for sale and were purchased entirely by Kings Ranch-a sign of the exceptional quality of the herd.

After equestrian pursuits, William du Pont's second favorite sports interest was tennis, which he began playing during his school years. He was a member of the Delaware Lawn Tennis Association from the 1930s and its president from1945 through 1953. In the late 1930s through the 1940s, he was involved with the Southern California Tennis Association. He was acquainted with its secretary, later president, Perry T. Jones, who was known as "Mr. Tennis of the West Coast," and famous female players who successfully represented the United States at international competitions: Althea Louise Brough, Alice Marble, Eleanor Tennant, Doris Jane Hart, Mary Arnold, Katherine Winthrop, Pauline Betz, and Helen H. Jacobs.

One of these tennis players was Margaret Evelyn Osborne (born March 4, 1918), who married William du Pont, Jr. on November 26, 1947. Margaret Osborne was a famous tennis champion and won thirty-seven single and double Grand Slam tournaments. The couple settled in Bellevue Hall, where an outstanding private tennis complex was built. Both Margaret and William du Pont, Jr. contributed extensively to the organization and financed local tennis clubs and school tennis programs in Delaware. Their only child, William du Pont III, was born July 22, 1952. After his birth, Margaret Osborne du Pont returned to professional tennis and won nine doubles championships at Wimbledon and the US Open. William and Margaret du Pont were divorced on March 27, 1964. William du Pont described the situation: "Margaret will be at Reno as she wants a divorce. She hasn't found the reason yet except that I am doing the same things as usual-foxhunting, shooting, and racing. Since she quit playing major tennis, she has taken up squash, table tennis and runs with a different group so our paths seem to have separated." (William du Pont, Jr. to Alice Marble, February 14, 1964, letter to Alice Marble (Business Papers-Point Happy, Inc.-Correspondence).

The development of golf in Wilmington also benefited from William du Pont, Jr.'s involvement. From 1921 onward, he was a member of the Wilmington Country Club, to which he leased a tract of land; he became the club's president in 1945. His donation of more than one hundred acres of land to the city of Wilmington in 1958-1959 enabled the city to have an eighteen-hole golf course.

William du Pont, Jr. served on a number of committees for civic organizations: chairman of the Finance Committee of the Wilmington Mayor's Employment and Relief Committee (November 1931-March 1932); the Delaware Safety Council from the 1930s; and president of the Delaware Foundation for Physical Education from 1953. He was on the boards of directors of The American Foxhound Club, Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association, The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Inc. (Pennsylvania), National Horse Show Association, and American Trainers Association; he was on the board of stewards of National Steeplechase and Race Association (resigned in 1946) and on the Race Committee of The Rose Tree Hunting Club (Pennsylvania). He made generous financial contributions to numerous local organizations.

William du Pont, Jr. died on December 31, 1965, in the Memorial Division of the Delaware Hospital.

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Scope and Content

The papers of William du Pont, Jr. document areas of his activities predominantly concerned with land development in Wilmington, Del.; farming, animal breeding and foxhunting in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia; and promotion of horse racing in the United States, especially in Delaware.

Papers pertaining to the companies operated by William du Pont, Jr., and those in which he had significant participation, are organized in Series VII. Business Papers. Series I - VI are concerned with similar materials related directly to William du Pont, Jr.'s personal activity. Nevertheless, because William du Pont, Jr. was dynamically involved in those companies' activities, the division into private and business papers is sometimes blurred. For instance, Series I. Correspondence, together with William du Pont, Jr.'s personal correspondence with family members, friends, and acquaintances, contains correspondence with business partners, which are often the same individuals and companies as in the Correspondence portions of the subseries of Series VII: Business Papers. The same is true for Series II. Invoices and Receipts and Series III: Banking Papers.

Documents of an entirely personal nature are in Series IV. Personal Financial Papers. Papers consist of William du Pont, Jr.'s individual tax returns for 1917-1964; financial and legal papers related to the inheritance of properties by William du Pont, Jr. and his sister Marion in Wilmington, Delaware and Montpelier, Virginia; the divorce agreements of William du Pont, Jr. with his two wives, J. L. Austin du Pont and Margaret Osborn du Pont (along with the papers for the second divorce are included William du Pont, Jr.'s birth, baptism, and marriage certificates). This series also contains various rental, payroll, and expense records for the estates and farms of William du Pont, Jr. Also, there are papers pertaining to Marion du Pont Somerville and her first husband T. H. Somerville, consisting of insurance policies and correspondence.

Additional personal papers include William du Pont, Jr.'s early family correspondence with his mother, father, aunt, and uncle, which constitute Subseries A. Personal Correspondence of Series I. Personal letters of William du Pont, Jr. also occasionally appear in the chronological file of Subseries B: General Correspondence and include correspondence with his sister Marion du Pont Scott (letters discuss family matters, but predominantly pertain to subjects of mutual interest, such as horse breeding and racing and foxhunting); his second wife, renowned tennis player Margaret Osborn du Pont, and her partners and friends (tennis champions of the 1940s-1950s); and a few letters to and from his adult children.

Series VI. General Information File contains materials concerned with the maintenance of William du Pont, Jr.'s mansions and farms at Bellevue (Delaware), Fair Hill (Maryland), Saratoga Springs (New York) and Boyce (Virginia).

Papers pertaining to William du Pont, Jr.'s promotion of fox hunting and Thoroughbred horse racing are in Series V. Foxhunting, Dog and Horse Breeding and Horse Racing. The series includes William du Pont, Jr. Foxcatcher Stables and Foxcatcher Kennel breeding records and pedigrees; records of stakes and lists of winning horses at various horse races; preparatory material for the 1920-1943 Montpelier Horse Show (official catalogs, programs, and prize lists); a small collection of books on foxhunting, which includes autographed copies; and organizational material of the American Foxhound Club, Masters of Foxhounds Association of America, and local foxhound clubs of which William du Pont, Jr. was a member. A significant amount of material related to the same subjects can be found in Series I, II, and VII.

The last series of the record group, Series VIII. McConnell Family Papers, contains documents which belonged not to William du Pont, Jr., but to the family of his eldest daughter, Jean Ellen du Pont McConnell (b. 1923), who shared her father's interest in foxhunting, horse racing, and Thoroughbred horse breeding. She continued the annual cattle shows and horse races at the Cecil County Breeders Fair at the Fair Hill property of her late father from 1966 until 1978 when Fair Hill was sold to the State of Maryland. Papers document her activities as a board member and treasurer of the Cecil County Breeders Fair, Inc., and contain information about the sale of the Fair Hill property. The series also includes the papers of her husband James Hoge Tyler McConnell (1914-1989) regarding his campaign for the office of governor of Delaware in 1956, his personal correspondence, and family photographs.

The largest series of the William du Pont, Jr. collection is Series VII. Business Papers, which consists of materials from the companies he operated, and these describe his business activities in land development, real estate, investment, farming, animal culture, Thoroughbred horses racing, and foxhunting. The records of the thirty-one companies represented in this series document William du Pont, Jr.'s role as the developer of Westover Hills, the first upscale suburb in Wilmington, Delaware; as the builder and owner of the Delaware Trust Building, a landmark in the city of Wilmington city; as an active proponent of horse racing in Delaware, organizer of the Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association, and as the designer of the race track in Stanton, New Castle County. Companies' records pertaining to his real estate in the area on the border of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware show the development of farm land and entrepreneurship in animal culture, foxhunting, and Thoroughbred horse racing. While the majority of William du Pont, Jr.'s land holdings were situated in this area, his companies also operated farms and stables in Virginia, New York, and California, which are also documented in the series.

The amount of records varies for each company. Some companies' activities are fully described in documents that encompass the entire time of their existence, while other companies' records are only fragmentary. Most of the subseries is organized alphabetically by the name of the company and includes administrative and financial records (minute books, account books, certificates of incorporation and dissolution), tax returns with working papers, and correspondence and receipts for paid invoices. Farming and animal breeding companies' records include operating statements, investment companies-statements of transactions, and land development companies-deeds for property, which sometimes include documents from the nineteenth century with maps, plans and descriptions of tracks of land.

Numerous trade catalogs found within the files provide a valuable source of information about the products used by William du Pont, Jr. and his companies in construction, property maintenance and furnishing, and farming and livestock care. Papers related to the construction of the Westover Hills development, Delaware Trust Building and Delaware Trust Company branch bank buildings, race track at Stanton, and dwellings at his properties at Bellevue (Delaware), Newtown Square (Pennsylvania), Saratoga Springs (New York), and Walnut Hall (near Boyce, Virginia) are accompanied by architectural and construction drawings, blueprints, and photographs.

William du Pont, Jr.'s files include articles from local newspapers on the history of the du Pont family and the state of company business and finance; clippings on horse racing; numerous photographs of purebred livestock, horses, and foxhounds, which either belonged to his stables and kennels, or which were of interest to him.

This is a unique collection which documents the active life and business interests of William du Pont, Jr. His enterprises spread across the area and impacted the landscape and local businesses. His papers can be used for a range of interests, including local and business history, real estate development, livestock and horse farming, and social life and customs of the influential and wealthy in twentieth-century America.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Correspondence, 1912-1968, bulk 1919-1965
31.5 linear feet
Scope and Content
The correspondence of William du Pont, Jr. is primarily business related and reveals his multifaceted activities as a banker, land developer, sportsman, horse, dog, and cattle breeder, and philanthropist. A small amount of his personal correspondence with the earlier generation of the family-his father William du Pont, mother Annie Rogers du Pont, aunt Sophie Madeleine du Pont Chandler, and uncle Theophilus P. Chandler-is gathered in Subseries A. Family Correspondence. Scattered throughout the files of other subseries is his correspondence with other family members that is both personal and business in nature.
Subseries B. General Correspondence is the largest of the five subseries and encompasses William du Pont, Jr.'s entire career as an entrepreneur engaged in business in the mid-Atlantic area, Kentucky, and California, and whose contacts spread throughout the country and abroad. Subseries C. contains correspondence related to the horse breeding, training, and racing business which du Pont ran as the owner of Foxcatcher Farms racing stables (after Foxcatcher Farms, Inc., ceased its business in 1932), and up to 1968, when his estate managed the racing stables after his death. Subseries E. contains miscellaneous correspondence complementing Subseries B., and is organized alphabetically by the name of correspondent or by the subject. While all other subseries are composed of both incoming and outgoing letters, Subseries D contains only carbon copies of the outgoing correspondence sent by William du Pont, Jr.'s Wilmington office. Part of its content duplicates outgoing letters from other subseries; however, some letters are unique.
The main areas of William du Pont, Jr.'s interest were Thoroughbred race horse breeding, training, and racing; foxhound breeding and hunting; purebred beef cattle rearing; promotion of lawn tennis; and the design and construction of race courses and tennis courts. The correspondence reflects his contacts with businesses, organizations, and individuals prominent in these fields. The correspondence discusses organizational and financial matters of hunt meetings and horse races; horse, dog, and cattle shows; horse, dog, and cattle registration and certification, including pedigrees and photographs; sale and purchase operations; transportation, feed, veterinary services, and tests; and advertising in special publications. It documents that William du Pont, Jr. made regular financial contributions and served as a judge and advised on race course construction.
Correspondence reveals William du Pont, Jr.'s personal contacts and acquaintances with race horse breeders and owners spread throughout the country and includes addressees in California, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Correspondents discuss interbreeding between various horse stables, syndicate contracts on stallion services, horses racing qualities and perspectives, and animal health care problems; share information on feed, equipment, and vaccination; and exchange invitations to racing and hunting meetings, shows, and social events.
Starting in the late 1930s, there is a great deal of correspondence relating to lawn tennis. William du Pont, Jr. befriended a number of prominent female tennis players who dominated the American and world tennis game in 1930s-1950s. The files contain copies of his correspondence to these players, with very few incoming letters, but still they give an inside look into their relationships, training, and tournament participation and reveal the financial support and advice which William du Pont, Jr. provided to his friends. As a recognized tennis hard court expert, William du Pont, Jr. was asked for advice on court design and construction by sport clubs, schools, colleges, and individuals interested in tennis, which is reflected in his correspondence. He promoted the use of DuPont nylon racquet strings to amateur and professional players (correspondence with R. A. Ramsdell, Assistant Manager of the Nylon Division of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc.; Ashway Line & Twine Manufacturing Company (manufacturer of nylon strings), and numerous demands from interested individuals.
Although the banking business was also one of William du Pont, Jr.'s main professional interests, the collection does not contain a significant amount of his correspondence with the Delaware Trust Company. The records are limited to meeting announcements and information notes on his and family members' personal accounts.
Correspondence with contractors and vendors of construction supplies documents numerous construction, additions, and improvements undertaken by William du Pont, Jr. on his estates at Rosemont, Pennsylvania (family residence, farm buildings, and race track from 1920s); Walnut Hall farm, Virginia (started in 1927); Saratoga Springs, New York (stables, 1929); Bellevue Hall and Carrcroft farm, Delaware (residence rebuilding in 1930s, furnishing, Marion du Pont Somerville Scott residence, 1937); Fair Hill, Maryland (farm buildings construction, started in 1946); Bellevue and Camden, South Carolina (design and construction of tennis courts in 1938-1939). There is also correspondence with State Highway Departments of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, regarding construction permits for roads leading to the properties, which contains property descriptions and plans and maps of proposed roads.
Main groups of William du Pont, Jr. correspondents
Family members (correspondence of a personal nature is only outgoing, with very few exceptions): father William du Pont (several business letters in 1919-1928); sister Marion du Pont Somerville Scott (very extensive correspondence covering personal and family issues and business related matters: horse and cattle breeding, training and sale, organization of Montpelier Race Meeting, financial arrangements); her first husband Thomas H. Somerville; du Pont's first wife Jean Lister Austin du Pont and their children: older daughter Jean Ellen du Pont McConnell (nickname "Mouse," b. February 23, 1923, married her first husband Carl H. U. Davis, February 7, 1942, [Carl Davis, Brown University class of 1943 student, got license at Aviator Instructors School, Corpus Christie in October 1942, worked as primary flight instructor at Naval Air Station, Peru, Indiana and Los Alamos Navy Training Base, California; was killed in a car accident June 9, 1943], married second husband James Hoge Tyler McConnell September 23, 1944); daughter Evelyn Rebecca Austin du Pont Donaldson and her husband Bruce Morser Donaldson; sons William Henry ("Hank," later name legally changed to Henry Eleuthere Irenee) and John Eleuthere du Pont. Besides immediate family members, files include correspondence with William du Pont, Jr.'s cousin A. Duer Irving (employee of Benedict & Benedict Insurance who handled part of William du Pont, Jr.'s property insurance), aunt Helen Rogers Bradford, relative from his mother's side, Theodore B. Rogers III (also was an insurance agent handling property insurance for William du Pont, Jr. and his companies), and a number of business letters from more distant du Pont family members.
Employees: engineer Bernard T. Converse (in 1925-1926 worked for Baldwin Locomotive Works, later worked for William du Pont, Jr.), Delaware Title Insurance Company and Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association); Hugh B. Craig (care of dogs and horses at Montpelier and Fair Hill); Sharp Craig (horse care at Newtown Square and Saratoga Springs); Carl H. Furr (horse care at Montpelier); Jack Skinner (horse trainer); Charles D. Adams and Richard Gibson (managers of Walnut Hall farm at Boyce, Virginia); E. E. Edinger (du Pont's personal secretary); R. B. Bunch (estate manager at Altama, Georgia; the estate was sold in 1932); Hugo Thaden and J. W. Lucas (Walnut Hill farm); Richard E. Handlen (well-known horse trainer who trained several of du Pont's horses); H. B. Scott (Shandon Farm, Lexington, Kentucky, where du Pont's mares boarded during the winter season); and others.
Preston M. Burch (1884-1978), renowned Thoroughbred racehorse trainer and breeder, was the head trainer for Brookmeade Stable (Virginia) from 1943, founder and first president of the American Trainers Association, and author of the book Training Thoroughbred Horses (1953). P. M. Burch trained William du Pont, Jr. and Marion du Pont's horses, and his extensive correspondence with William du Pont, Jr., 1930s-1950s, discussed details of both horse training and Association financial and organizational mattes.
Lawyers: Moore & Williams (Virginia), Edward D. Eddy (Saratoga Springs, New York), Ward & Gray (Wilmington, Delaware), Reese, Scarlett, Bennet & Highsmith (Brunswick, Georgia) Hannum, Hunter, Hannum & Hodge (Chester, Pennsylvania); correspondence related to legal aspects of land acquisition and tax return.
Stockbrokers: Laird, Bissell & Meeds (Wilmington), Bernard Winfield (New York), George Williams (New York).
Insurance agents and companies: Benedict & Benedict (New York); The Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York; Hartford Fire Insurance Company (Connecticut); William C. O'Neill & Sons (Philadelphia; agent for du Pont's half-brother George Zinn); Metropolitan Casualty Insurance Company and Mother & Company (both of Philadelphia); United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company (through agencies Kane & Company, Wilmington, and Kane-Rogers Company / Theodore Rogers Agency, Philadelphia [Theodore B. Rogers III, a relative on William du Pont, Jr. mother's side].
Hunting and steeplechase organizations: The American Foxhound Club (was first vice president before 1923, then president) and its secretary E. Lester Jones; American Kennel Club; Masters of Foxhounds Association and its secretary Henry G. Vaughan; United Hunts Racing Association, National Steeplechase and Hunt Association (elected treasurer and honorary secretary in 1945); Queens County Jockey Club, Saratoga Racing Association, Westchester Racing Association, Empire City Racing Association, The Jockey Club (all New York); Delaware Racing Commission and Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association; Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club and Radnor Hunt Races (both Pennsylvania); Maryland Jockey Club; Essex Fox Hounds and Monmouth Park Jockey Club (both New Jersey); Southern Grassland Hunt and Racing Foundation (Tennessee); Virginia Fox Hunters' Association and Middleburg Racing Association (both Virginia); Arlington Park Jockey Club and Washington Park Jockey Club (both Chicago); Kentucky Jockey Club; Narragansett Racing Association (Rhode Island); Hollywood Turf Club, Los Angeles Santa Anita Turf Club and Golden Gate Turf Club (all California); Eastern Racing Association (Boston, Massachusetts); Canadian Racing Association; Ontario Jockey Club (Toronto); and others.
Horse, dog, and cattle shows: Association of American Horse Shows / American Horse Show Association (was on the board of directors, vice president of South Atlantic States regional committee in 1939, resigned from association in 1947); re-organization of Montpelier Horse Show (includes list of military classes recommended by the War Department for all horse shows, 1920, annual reports); National Horse Show Association (acted as a judge, became a director in 1925, vice president in 1927); Percheron Society of America; Delaware State Fair and Wilmington Horse Show (on the board of directors); Bryn Mawr Horse Show Association (on the board of directors), Devon Horse Show and County Fair and Philadelphia Indoor Horse Show (both Pennsylvania); Clarke County Horse Show and Fair (Virginia); Maryland State Fair and Eastern National Livestock Show (elected director in 1948); Monmouth County Horse Show Association (New Jersey); International Live Stock Exposition (Chicago); The New York State Fair, Westminster Kennel Club (New York); and others.
Cattle-breeding organizations: the American Jersey Cattle Club, American Hereford Cattle Breeders Association, Orange County Jersey Breeders' Association (Virginia), American Duroc Jersey Association, and others.
High-bred horses sales agencies: Fasig-Tipton Company (Lexington, Kentucky) and its president E. J. Tranter; A. B. Hancock (Paris, Kentucky); Breeders' Sales Company (Kentucky); M. Harrison and Company (New York); British Bloodstock Agency, Ltd. (London, England).
Veterinarian Services: Doctors Charles F. Oat and R. D. Coneley (Pennsylvania), Cassius Way (New York), R. M. Sears (New York, offered position as head of livestock for the Foxcatcher Livestock Company in 1948), W. W. Dimlock (head of Department of Animal Pathology of University of Kentucky). Cattle testing, together with other issues (forest planting, game bird acquisition, fish stocking), are the subjects of correspondence with the Departments of Agriculture of the United States and of the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Subscriptions for and advertisements in professional publications: The Rider and Driver, The Field Illustrated, The Thoroughbred Record, The Blood-Horse, The Official Horse Show Blue Book, International Sport, Polo, Horse & Horseman, The Chronicle (Virginia sporting journal), The Cattleman, The Racing Calendar, Horses in Training; subscription for international horse breeding reviews and stud books with Charles Scribner's Sons.
Photographers: Harold S. Stott (Philadelphia), Victor Dallin (Pennsylvania, aerial photography); Hildebrand Pictures, Freudy Photos, Haas (New York); Bert Morgan (New Jersey), Jake Jacobs (DC); Joe Fleischer (Maryland) and others; Motion picture producers: Turf Films (New Jersey).
Tennis players, du Pont's personal acquaintances (from late 1930s, mainly outgoing letters): William T. Tilden (champion player of the 1920s and 1930s); Margaret Osborne ("Meow," married William du Pont, Jr. in 1947; won thirty-seven Grand Slam titles in her career-first letter February 2, 1942, includes letters written to her while she was on tours in Europe, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina; before the marriage, correspondence with her is filed under letter "O," after, "D"), Althea Louise Brough ("Broughie," Margaret Osborne's partner in doubles and contender in singles, thirty-five Grand Slam titles), Alice Marble (eighteen Grand Slam titles), Eleanor Tennant ("Teach," first woman tennis player turned professional), Doris Jane Hart (thirty-five Grand Slam titles), Mary Arnold (ranked in the US Top 10 every year between 1939 and 1947), Katherine Winthrop, Pauline Betz (five Grand Slam titles), Anne Page (Pennsylvania), Nancy Chaffee, Helen H. Jacobs (ten Grand Slam titles), Gretl Dupont (three times USTA grass court champion in the first half of 1940s; asked Margaret Osborne to write a chapter on postwar tennis in her planned book).
Tennis organizations: United States Lawn Tennis Association and its president Holcombe Ward; The Delaware Lawn Tennis Association; tennis committee of the Country Club of Salisbury, North Carolina; University of Miami; Eastern Lawn Tennis Association; Southern California Tennis Association and its secretary, later president Perry T. Jones, who was called "Mr. Tennis of the West Coast," and others.
Delaware organizations that the du Pont financially supported on regular basis: Wilmington, Delaware: Delaware Hospital, Babies Hospital and Day Nursery, The Girls Cooperative League of Wilmington, Associated Charities, Brandywine Hundred Fire Company, Fresh Air Fund of the Home Mission, Y.M.C.A., Y.W.C.A., American Red Cross-Delaware Chapter, Delaware Anti-Tuberculosis Society, Delaware State Tennis Tournament, Delaware Republican State Committee, Visiting Nurse Association of Wilmington, United War Fund of Delaware, Brandywine Conservation Project-State Forest Department, and the National Recreation Association in Wilmington.
Among other organizations to which William du Pont, Jr. made regular contributions were National Educational and Publicity Campaign on Behalf of the Thoroughbred and Racing (initiated by Admiral Cary T. Grayson, became National Thoroughbred Foundation, then Grayson Foundation after Grayson's death in 1938), National Recreation Association, American Trainers Association, Drum Point Gunning Club (Virginia), Newtown Square Fire Company, St. Paul's School Alumnae Association, and the Playground and Recreation Association of America.
Miscellaneous
Delaware Governor C. Douglas Buck. Correspondence regarding William du Pont, Jr.'s suggestions on proposed tax relief bill, 1934.
Mayor's Employment & Relief Committee, Wilmington. William du Pont, Jr. was Chairman of Finance Committee in 1931-1932.
Wilmington Country Club. William du Pont, Jr. was a club member from 1921 and was president from 1945; in 1958-1959, he donated more than one hundred acres of land for golf course.
Miller Train Control Corporation. William du Pont, Jr. inherited stocks in the company from his father and continued to make financial contributions to keep the enterprise alive; was elected to the board of directors in 1928 and suggested plan of financial reorganization which did not lead to success.
Fishers Island Club, Inc. and Fishers Island Yacht Club. The summer retreat for the family on the coast of New York state where J. L. Austin du Pont and children spent summer months, first renting and then owning the cottage. William du Pont, Jr. was a founding member of the club.
Enclosures: horse certificates and pedigrees; horse clubs' brochures, booklets on Thoroughbred horses, race, and show programs and catalogs; meetings and social events invitations and announcements; jockey accounts and accounts for stud services; financial statements and reports of various companies and organizations in which du Pont was interested; estimates of cost for construction and planting projects, catalog pages of instruments, equipment, furniture; agreement drafts and copies; accident reports for insurance companies; freight bills from railroad companies on cattle, feed, and construction materials transportation; press clippings, photographs, blueprints; and fabric samples for home furnishing and clothing.
A. Family, 1912-1922
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90 Theophilus P. Chandler to William du Pont, Jr., January 25, 1912 [Chandler (William's aunt Sophie's husband) thanked his nephew for sending him chickens.]
90 Sophie Madeleine du Pont (Chandler) to her nephew William du Pont, Jr., November 17, 1918; January 26, 1923; 1923 [Congratulations on engagement to Jean Liseter Austin.]
90 William du Pont to his son William du Pont, Jr., January 14, 1919 [Letter written after William Jr.'s wedding to Jean Liseter Austin.]
90 Annie Rogers du Pont to her son William du Pont, Jr., circa 1922
B. General, 1916, 1919-1965
20.5 linear feet
Scope and Content
Subseries contains chronological files of incoming and outgoing correspondence organized in alphabetical order within each year or period of years.
Part of correspondence is addressed to William du Pont, Jr.'s secretaries E. E. Edinger, W. A. Shelton, and Janet L. Eckman.
Box
90 Correspondence, 1916; 2 letters
90 Ball Grain Explosives Company, February 18, 1918 [Letter from company president William du Pont to William du Pont, Jr., inviting his son to work for the company.]
90 A, 1919-1922
90 B, 1919-1922
90 C, 1919-1922
90 D, 1919-1922
90 E, 1919-1922
90 F, 1919-1922
90 G, 1919-1922
90 H, 1919-1922
90 J, 1919-1922
90 K, 1919-1922
90 L, 1919-1922
90 M, 1919-1922
90 N, 1919-1922
90 O, 1919-1922
90 P, 1919-1922
90 R, 1919-1922
90 S, 1919-1922 [enclosed ar three 4.5 × 2.5 photographs of Shanghai Hounds]
90 T, 1919-1922
90 U, 1919-1922
90 V, 1919-1922
90 W, 1919-1922
90 Y, 1919-1922
90 A, 1923-1926
90 B, 1923-1926; 2 folders
90 C, 1923-1926 [seven photographs of Boxwood species in folder 2] ; 2 folders
90 D, 1923-1926; 2 folders
90 E, 1923-1926
90 F, 1923-1926
90 G, 1923-1926
90 H, 1923-1926
90 I, 1923-1926
90 J, 1923-1926; 3 folders
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91 K, 1923-1926
91 L, 1923-1926
91 M, 1923-1926; 2 folders
91 N, 1923-1926
91 O, 1923-1926
91 P, 1923-1926
91 Q, 1923-1926
91 R, 1923-1926
91 S, 1923-1926 [Folder 1 includes nine 8 × 6 black and white photographs (proofs), three of them of William du Pont, Jr. on horseback at steeplechase.] ; 2 folders
91 T, 1923-1926
91 U, 1923-1926
91 W, 1923-1926 [Folder 1 includes 6.5 × 4.5 photograph of W. du Pont Jr. at steeplechase; folder 2 includes two 4 × 2.5 photographs of box bushes.] ; 2 folders
91 Y, 1923-1926
91 Z, 1923-1926
91 A, 1927-1928
91 B, 1927-1928; 2 folders
91 C, 1927-1928 [Folder 2 includes three 9.5 × 7.5 photographs of boxwood fence.] ; 2 folders
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92 D, 1927-1928
92 Employment, 1927-1928
92 Correspondence with job applicants, 1927-1928
92 E, 1927-1928
92 F, 1927-1928
92 G, 1927-1928
92 H, 1927-1928
92 I, 1927-1928
92 J, 1927-1928
92 K, 1927-1928
92 L, 1927-1928 [Includes three 5.5 × 3.5 photographs of houses for sale in Saratoga Springs, NY.]
92 Miller Train Control Corporation, 1927-1928
92 M, 1927-1928; 2 folders
92 N, 1927-1928
92 O, 1927-1928
92 P, 1927-1928
92 R, 1927-1928
92 S, 1927-1928
92 T, 1927-1928
92 U, 1927-1928
92 V, 1927-1928
92 W, 1927-1928 [Folder 2 includes Wilmington Country Club financial statement for the year ending July 31, 1928.] ; 2 folders
92 Y, 1927-1928
92 Z, 1927-1928
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93 American Foxhound Club, 1929
93 A, 1929
93 B, 1929; 2 folders
93 C, 1929
93 D, 1929
93 Employment, 1929
93 E, 1929
93 F, 1929
93 G, 1929
93 H, 1929
93 I, 1929
93 J, 1929
93 K, 1929
93 L, 1929
93 Miller Train Control Corporation, 1929
93 M, 1929
93 N, 1929
93 O, 1929
93 P, 1929
93 Q, 1929
93 R, 1929
93 Saratoga Stables, 1929
93 S, 1929
93 T, 1929
93 U, 1929
93 V, 1929
93 W, 1929
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94 American Foxhound Club, 1930
94 A, 1930; 2 folders
94 B, 1930; 2 folders
94 C, 1930
94 D, 1930
94 Employment - Professional Men and Tradesmen, 1930
94 Employment - Skilled and Unskilled Labor, 1930
94 E, 1930
94 Farms and Land Offered for Sale, 1930
94 F, 1930
94 G, 1930
94 H, 1930
94 I, 1930
94 J, 1930
94 K, 1930
94 L, 1930
94 M, 1930
94 N, 1930
94 O, 1930
94 P, 1930
94 Real Estate, 1930
94 R, 1930
94 S, 1930; 2 folders
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95 T, 1930
95 U, 1930
95 V, 1930
95 W, 1930
95 Z, 1930 [Includes one 9.5 × 7.5 photograph [proof] of horse race from photographer Louis Zoul, NY.]
95 American Foxhound Club, 1931
95 A, 1931
95 B, 1931; 2 folders
95 C, 1931
95 D, 1931
95 Employment - Professional Men and Tradesmen, 1931
95 Employment - Skilled and Unskilled Labor, 1931
95 E, 1931
95 F, 1931
95 G, 1931
95 Hunting Book Advertisements, 1931
95 H, 1931
95 Sheet copper samples enclosed, 1931
95 I, 1931
95 J, 1931 [Enclosed seven photographs: pages of William H. Jackson Company catalog showing antique English marble mantel ordered by William du Pont, Jr. for the dining room at his residence, possibly Bellevue Hall.]
95 K, 1931 [Enclosed six 10 × 8 photographs of crystal chandeliers ordered for residence.]
95 L, 1931
95 M, 1931
95 N, 1931
95 O, 1931
95 P, 1931
95 R, 1931
95 S, 1931
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96 T, 1931
96 U, 1931
96 V, 1931
96 W, 1931
96 Y, 1931
96 Z, 1931
96 A, 1932
96 B, 1932; 2 folders
96 C, 1932
96 D, 1932
96 Employment - Professional Men and Tradesmen, 1932
96 Employment - Skilled and Unskilled Labor, 1932
96 E, 1932
96 F, 1932
96 G, 1932
96 H, 1932
96 I, 1932
96 J, 1932
96 K, 1932
96 L, 1932
96 Mayor's Employment & Relief Committee, 1932
96 Mc, 1932
96 M, 1932
96 N, 1932
96 O, 1932
96 P, 1932
96 R, 1932
96 S, 1932
96 T, 1932
96 U, 1932
96 V, 1932
96 W, 1932
96 Y, 1932
96 Z, 1932
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97 A, 1933
97 B, 1933
97 C, 1933
97 D, 1933
97 Employment - Professional Men and Tradesmen, 1933
97 Employment - Skilled and Unskilled Labor, 1933
97 E, 1933
97 F, 1933
97 G, 1933
97 H, 1933
97 I, 1933
97 J, 1933
97 K, 1933
97 L, 1933
97 Mc, 1933
97 M, 1933
97 N, 1933
97 O, 1933
97 P, 1933
97 R, 1933
97 S, 1933
97 T, 1933
97 U, 1933
97 V, 1933
97 W, 1933
97 Y, 1933
97 A, 1934
97 B, 1934
97 C, 1934
97 D, 1934
97 Employment - Professional Men and Tradesmen, 1934
97 Employment - Skilled and Unskilled Labor, 1934
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98 E, 1934
98 F, 1934
98 G, 1934
98 H, 1934
98 I, 1934
98 J, 1934
98 K, 1934
98 L, 1934
98 Mc, 1934
98 M, 1934
98 N, 1934
98 O, 1934
98 P, 1934
98 Real Estate, 1934
98 R, 1934
98 S, 1934
98 T, 1934
98 U, 1934
98 V, 1934
98 W, 1934
98 Y, 1934
98 Miscellaneous, 1934
98 American Liberty League, 1935
98 A, 1935
98 B, 1935
98 C, 1935
98 D, 1935
98 Employment - Professional Men and Tradesmen, 1935
98 Employment - Skilled and Unskilled Labor, 1935
98 E, 1935
98 Foxhounds, 1935
98 F, 1935
98 G, 1935
98 Hinchman Tract - Marsh Road - Description of Properties, 1935
98 H, 1935
98 J, 1935
98 K, 1935
98 L, 1935
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99 Mc, 1935
99 M, 1935
99 N, 1935
99 O, 1935
99 P, 1935
99 Riding School Plans - Bellevue, 1935
99 R, 1935
99 S, 1935
99 T, 1935
99 U, 1935
99 V, 1935
99 W, 1935
99 Y, 1935
99 American Liberty League, 1936
99 A, 1936
99 B, 1936
99 C, 1936
99 D, 1936
99 Employment, 1936
99 E, 1936
99 Foxcatcher Hunt Ball and Tea Lists, 1936
99 Foxhounds, 1936
99 F, 1936
99 G, 1936
99 H, 1936
99 I, 1936
99 J, 1936
99 K, 1936
99 L, 1936
99 Mc, 1936
99 M, 1936
99 N, 1936
99 O, 1936
99 P, 1936
99 R, 1936
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100 S, 1936
100 T, 1936
100 U, 1936
100 V, 1936
100 W, 1936
100 A, 1937
100 B, 1937
100 Camden Track, 1937 [Correspondence and bills for building the training track at Camden, South Carolina for Marion du Pont Scott, paid by William du Pont, Jr.] ; 3 folders
100 C, 1937 [Enclosed three 4.5 × 2.5 photographs of the Lincoln automatic gates manufactured by J.R. Clark & Sons, Kentucky.]
100 Dale, R. M., 1937 [Correspondence with British agent R.M Dale on resale of The Satrap back in England; enclosed are two 4.5 × 3.5 photographs: one of The Satrap, and July 10, 1937 issue of The Sporting Life London newspaper regarding the sale.]
100 Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association, 1937 [Financial papers including payrolls for January 1935-February 1937; "Expenditures in connection with proposed race track site from August 29, 1935 to January 3, 1936; financial statements for 1936." Correspondence is housed in folder "D.").]
100 Devon Horse Show and County Fair, Inc., 1937
100 D, 1937
100 E, 1937
100 Foxhounds, 1937
100 Foxcatcher Hunt Ball and Meeting Lists, 1937
100 F, 1937
100 G, 1937
100 H, 1937
100 I, 1937
100 J, 1937
100 K, 1937
100 L, 1937
100 Mc, 1937
100 M, 1937
100 N, 1937
100 O, 1937
100 P, 1937
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101 R, 1937
101 Mrs. Somerville's House at Bellevue - Construction, 1937
101 S, 1937
101 T, 1937
101 U, 1937
101 V, 1937
101 W, 1937
101 Y, 1937
101 Z, 1937
101 A, 1938
101 B, 1938; 2 folders
101 C, 1938
101 D, 1938
101 Electric Fixtures, 1938
101 E, 1938
101 F, 1938
101 G, 1938
101 H, 1938
101 I, 1938
101 J, 1938
101 K, 1938
101 L, 1938
101 Mc, 1938
101 M, 1938
101 N, 1938
101 O, 1938
101 P, 1938
101 R, 1938
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102 Spraying Information, 1938
102 S, 1938
102 T, 1938
102 U, 1938
102 V, 1938
102 Water Consumption - Bellevue, 1938
102 Wilmington Country Club Lists, 1938
102 W, 1938
102 Y, 1938
102 Z, 1938
102 A, 1939
102 B, 1939
102 C, 1939 [Includes invitation to Stag Party at Old Soda House.]
102 Du Pont Company Personnel Division, 1939
102 D, 1939
102 E, 1939
102 F, 1939
102 G, 1939
102 H, 1939
102 I, 1939
102 J, 1939
102 K, 1939
102 L, 1939
102 Mc, 1939
102 M, 1939
102 N, 1939
102 O, 1939
102 P, 1939
102 R, 1939
102 S, 1939
102 Taxation - Dual State, 1938-1939
102 T, 1939
102 U, 1939
102 V, 1939
102 W, 1939
102 Y, 1939
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103 Apple and Peach Tree Spray, 1938-1940
103 A, 1940 [Includes Official Report of the American Horse Shows Association, February 1, 1940.]
103 B, 1940
103 C, 1940
103 du Pont, Jean Ellen, Coming-Out Party, 1940
103 D, 1940
103 E, 1940
103 F, 1940
103 G, 1940
103 Hereford Cattle, 1936-1940 [Correspondence regarding cattle diseases accompanied with Bang's disease test reports and health certificates of Delaware State Board of Agriculture, Virginia Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Industry, Maryland State Board of Agriculture - Live Stock Sanitary Service, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Animal Industry.] ; 2 folders
103 H, 1940
103 I, 1940
103 J, 1940
103 K, 1940
103 L, 1940
103 Mc, 1940
103 M, 1940
103 N, 1940
103 O, 1940
103 P, 1940
103 R, 1940
103 S, 1940
103 Tea Party at Bellevue, September 13, 1940
103 T, 1940
103 U, 1940
103 V, 1940
103 W, 1940
103 Y, 1940
103 A, 1941
103 B, 1941
103 C, 1941
103 D, 1941 [Enclosed two 7.5 × 8.5 photograph of antique American furniture offered to William du Pont, Jr.]
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104 E, 1941
104 F, 1941
104 G, 1941
104 H, 1941
104 I, 1941
104 J, 1941
104 K, 1941
104 L, 1941
104 Mc, 1941
104 M, 1941
104 N, 1941
104 O, 1941
104 P, 1941
104 R, 1941
104 Shrubbery, Tries, etc, 1936-1941
104 Social Security and Unemployment Tax Returns, 1937-1941 [Includes State of Delaware Unemployment Compensation Commission employer's contribution reports, employer's tax return and other related documents for employees of William du Pont, Jr.]
104 S, 1941
104 Tennis, January 10, 1941 [Letters permitting William du Pont, Jr.'s friends use of the courts in his absence.]
104 T, 1941
104 U, 1941
104 V, 1941
104 W, 1941
104 Y, 1941
104 Automobile - List of Licenses Motor Vehicles at Bellevue Hall, 1942
104 A, 1942
104 B, 1942
104 C, 1942
104 D, 1942
104 E, 1942
104 F, 1942
104 G, 1942
104 H, 1942
104 I, 1942
104 J, 1942
104 K, 1942
104 L, 1942
104 Mc, 1942
104 M, 1942
104 N, 1942
104 O, 1942
104 Percheron Horses, 1934-1942 [Correspondence with the Percheron Society of America/Percheron Horse Association of America and its members, registration applications, pedigrees.] ; 2 folders
104 P, 1942
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105 R, 1942
105 S, 1942
105 T, 1942
105 U, 1942
105 V, 1942
105 W, 1942
105 Y, Z, 1942
105 A, 1943-1944
105 B, 1943-1944
105 C, 1943-1944
105 D, 1943-1944
105 Employment, 1936-1944; 2 folders
105 E, 1943-1944
105 F, 1943-1944
105 G, 1943-1944
105 H, 1943-1944
105 Invitations, 1931-1943
105 I, 1943-1944
105 J, 1943-1944
105 K, 1943-1944
105 L, 1943-1944
105 Mc, 1943-1944
105 M, 1943-1944
105 N, 1943-1944
105 O, 1943-1944
105 P, 1943-1944
105 R, 1943-1944
105 S, 1943-1944
105 T, 1943-1944
105 United State of America - Office of Price Administration, 1942-1945 [Rental dwelling registrations and summaries of gasoline coupons for Bellevue farm.]
105 U, 1943-1944
105 V, 1943-1944
105 War Dog Fund, 1943-1944 [Letter to William du Pont, Jr. from the Dog for Defense, Inc. regarding contribution to the fund and includes printed material about the organization's activities, September 9, 1943.]
105 Williamson, John W. & Sons, 1943-1944 [Cattle feed equipment agent for Roberts Mill & Machinery Co., which supplied equipment for feed mill at Fair Hill.]
105 W, 1943-1944
105 Y, Z, 1943-1944
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106 A, 1945-1946
106 B, 1945-1946
106 C, 1945-1946
106 Delaware Park - Grandstand Changes - Massena & Du Pont, Inc., 1945-1946
106 D, 1945-1946
106 E, 1945-1946
106 F, 1945-1946
106 G, 1945-1946
106 H, 1945-1946
106 I, 1945-1946
106 J, 1945-1946
106 K, 1945-1946
106 L, 1945-1946
106 Mc, 1945-1946
106 M, 1945-1946
106 N, 1945-1946
106 O, 1945-1946
106 P, 1945-1946
106 R, 1945-1946
106 S, 1945-1946
106 T, 1945-1946
106 U, 1945-1946
106 V, 1945-1946
106 Wilmington Country Club, 1945-1946
106 W, 1945-1946
106 Y, 1945-1946
106 A, 1947-1950
106 Bellevue - China and Glass Inventory, August 1, 1950
106 Bellevue - Lists and Formulas, 1944-1949
106 B, 1947-1950 [Enclosed two sketches of a horse Star Fairy made by Mary K. Browne.]
106 Cattle Roundup and Sale at Fair Hill - 10/13/49, 1947-1950 [Enclosed one 3 × 2 print of an aerial view of a race track.]
106 Cattle Roundup and Sale at Fair Hill - 10/12/50, 1947-1950
106 C, 1947-1950
106 D, 1947-1950; 3 folders
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107 Employment, 1945-1950
107 Explosives Licenses - Federal & State, 1942-1946
107 E, 1947-1950
107 Fair Labor Standard Act, 1949 [Discussion of applicability of the Fair Labor Standard Act of 1938 for the racing employees.]
107 Furr, Kemp, 1947-1950 [Long time affiliation with William du Pont, Jr., Furr worked to establish a show ring for hounds in Virginia. He died suddenly in January 1951.]
107 F, 1947-1950
107 G, 1947-1950
107 Hawaii - Names, Addresses, Information, 1947-1950
107 H, 1947-1950 [Folder 2 includes two 5.5 × 3.5 photographs and a blueprint of a house of a Mrs. Harris in Virginia sent by architect P. H. Harris.] ; 2 folders
107 I, 1947-1950
107 J, 1947-1950
107 K, 1947-1950
107 L, 1947-1950
107 Mc, 1947-1950
107 Moore, Joseph F., 1947-1950
107 Virginia law offices regarding purchase of Geo. H. Baker tract, 1947-1950
107 M, 1947-1950; 2 folders
107 National Steeplechase and Race Association Address List, 1947-1950
107 N, 1947-1950
107 O, 1947-1950
107 P, 1947-1950
107 R, 1947-1950; 2 folders
107 S, 1947-1950; 3 folders
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108 T, 1947-1950
108 U, 1947-1950
108 V, 1947-1950
108 Wild Ducks and Geese Migratory Waterfowl, 1937-1948 [Correspondence regarding obtaining and renewal of breeding license.]
108 Williamson, John & Sons, 1945-1950 [Cattle feed equipment agent for Roberts Mill & Machinery Co., supplied equipment for feed mill at Fair Hill.]
108 W, 1947-1950; 2 folders
108 Accident Reports, 1945-1954
108 A, 1951-1954
108 B, 1951-1954
108 Cattle Sale, January 1953
108 C, 1951-1954 [Includes letter to Otto R. Crouch, September 25, 1951 which explains benefits beyond the salary which employees at William du Pont, Jr. farms received when hired including house, fuel, garden and animal options.]
108 Delaware Curative Workshop, Inc., 1954
108 D, 1951-1954; 2 folders
108 Employment Applications, 1951-1954
108 E, 1951-1954 [Enclosed with a progress report from Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation is "a copy of an artist's conception of the museum building." The Eastern National Livestock Show member button attached to the letter of November 1, 1951, was transferred to Box 438.]
108 F, 1951-1954
108 G, 1951-1954
108 "Hunting Property - Virginia", 1953 [Correspondence about the search for new hunting land for William du Pont, Jr. in West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland.]
108 H, 1951-1954; 2 folders
108 I, 1951-1954
108 J, 1951-1954
108 Keys - Walnut Hall Farm, 1951-1954
108 K, 1951-1954
108 L, 1951-1954
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109 M, 1951-1954; 2 folders
109 N, 1951-1954
109 O, 1951-1954
109 P, 1951-1954
109 R, 1951-1954
109 S, 1951-1954; 2 folders
109 T, 1951-1954
109 V, 1951-1954
109 Wilmington Country Club Property, 1951-1954 [Rental and tax records.]
109 W, 1951-1954 [Enclosed in folder 1 are three 5.5 × 3.5 photographs of cattle feed equipment by John W. Williamson & Sons; in folder 2, two 10 × 8 photographs of horse stable.] ; 2 folders
109 Y, 1951-1954
Box
110 Bridges - Fair Hill, 1962-1963 [Construction of bridges over Route 273 on the land of Fair Hill, Inc.]
110 Delaware Foundation for Physical Education, Inc., 1953-1955 [Correspondence regarding contributions to the foundation and distribution of its funds to promote tennis in Delaware, mostly at schools and the university; includes foundation's financial papers: bank statements with cancelled checks and receipts of contributions. The organization was incorporated in December 1953.] ; 2 folders
110 Delaware Park, 1956-1964 [William du Pont, Jr. was chairman of the building committee of the Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association which provided management for Delaware Park and financially supported Delaware Park, Inc., a charitable corporation. It was organized by du Pont and W. Potter in 1961 to transfer control of the stock of Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association to Delaware Park. Correspondence also relates to renovation of the Delaware Park in 1959-1960, includes newspaper clippings.]
110 Delaware Trust Company, 1962
110 du Pont Family, 1955-1964 [Correspondence and materials related to the history of the du Pont family and several letters to immediate family members.]
110 du Pont Scott, Marion, 1955-1964
110 Fair Hill, 1957-1964 [Correspondence regarding maintenance of the farm at Fair Hill, Md. with information about land sale and acquisition, hunting permits, road and bridge construction, fencing; includes construction blueprints and drawings, newspaper clippings; part of correspondence addressed to Fair Hill, Inc.]
110 Finance, 1954-1964 [Correspondence on various private financial matters.]
110 Foxcatcher Farms - Breeding and Racing, 1957-1965 [Correspondence, racing application preparation for Florida and California; horse pedigrees, Foxcatcher Farms racing operations charts for 1962 season.]
110 Mackey Farm, 1963-1964 [Material on acquisition and resale of the property of Helen W. Mackey at Cecil County, Md.]
110 Personal, 1955-1964 [Correspondence with organizations and personal acquaintances regarding social events, races, hunting, family matters; invitations, orders for food and clothes, membership cards.]
110 Sara Corporation, 1957-1958 1963 [Correspondence related to property in Saratoga Springs, NY rented by William du Pont, Jr. from the Sara Corporation; enclosed is Commemorative Coin of the Saratoga Racing Centennial Committee, 1963.]
110 Shapdale, Inc., 1958 [Correspondence on construction of Hercules Tower at the Delaware Trust Building.]
110 Springlawn Corporation, 1958-1959 1963-1964 [Correspondence regarding land owned by the Springlawn Corporation.]
110 Taxes, 1955
110 Tennis, 1955-1964 [Contains Margaret Osborne du Pont's report on the 1961 Ladies' International Team Match, The Wightman Cup, Great Britain vs. United States of America.]
110 Track Construction, 1955-1963 [Correspondence related to: race track construction in various parts of United States, Kingston, Jamaica, Manitoba, Canada and Lima, Peru; rebuilding of grandstand at Delaware Park; race legislation promotion in Virginia. Includes press clippings of 1935-1937 on race track construction at Stanton, Del., ten prints of Delaware Park grandstand views and a postcard with aerial view of track at Vichy, France.]
110 Wilmington Country Club, 1956-1964 [Includes correspondence and press clippings about William du Pont, Jr. and his wife's gift to the city of Wilmington: a tract of land to develop a golf course for the city.]
110 Wilmington Country Club - Indoor Tennis Court, 1964
110 Miscellaneous, 1955-1964 [Folder 2 includes one 10 × 8 photograph of an antique silver wine cistern offered to William du Pont, Jr. by Museum Silver Shop, Inc., NY.] ; 2 folders
C. Foxcatcher Farms, 1931-1968, bulk 1932-1966
Scope and Content
Correspondence of William du Pont, Jr. as the owner of the Foxcatcher Farms horse stables continues the correspondence of Foxcatcher Farms, Inc., after it ceased operations in 1932 (See Subseries: Foxcatcher Farms, Inc. in Series: Business Papers of Group 2.) It is divided into four chronologically organized groups: a) 1930-1941, bulk 1932-1941; b) 1939-1955, bulk 1942-1953; c) 1949-1964, bulk 1954-1963 and d) 1963-1968, bulk 1963-1966; with alphabetical arrangement within each group. Some materials are filed under the name of the horse in question, not the correspondent. Group d) 1963-1968, bulk 1963-1966 contains correspondence related to stallion service contracts and syndicate contracts and is organized alphabetically by the name of a stallion. It was continued by William du Pont, Jr.'s secretary J. L. Eckman during his absence, and his daughter J. H. McConnell du Pont on behalf of the Estate of William du Pont, Jr. after his death on December 31, 1965. The subseries reveals the operations of William du Pont, Jr.'s farms and stables involved in horse breeding and racing in Virginia, New York, Delaware, and Kentucky.
Box
111 American Thoroughbred Breeders Association, 1930-1941
111 Arlington Park Jockey Club, 1930-1941
111 A, 1930-1941
111 B, 1930-1941
111 Combs, L.B., 2nd, 1930-1941
111 C, 1930-1941
111 Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association, 1930-1941
111 D, 1930-1941 [Enclosed two 4 × 3 photographs of mare Silver Satin.]
111 E, 1930-1941
111 F, 1930-1941
111 Gibson, Richard (Walnut Hall Farm), 1930-1941
111 G, 1930-1941
111 Hancock, Arthur B., 1930-1941
111 Handlen, Richard E., 1930-1941; 2 folders
111 H, 1930-1941
111 Jockey Club (New York, NY), 1930-1941
111 Jockey Club (New York, NY) - Certificates of Foal Registration, 1930-1941
111 J, 1930-1941
111 K, 1930-1941
111 Los Angeles Turf Club, Inc. / Santa Anita Park, 1930-1941
111 L, 1930-1941
111 Mc, 1930-1941
111 M, 1930-1941
111 N, 1930-1941
111 O, 1930-1941
111 Peters, Maurice, 1930-1941
111 P, 1930-1941 [Enclosed one 4 × 2.5 photo of a mare.]
111 Q, 1930-1941
111 R, 1930-1941
111 Saratoga Association, 1930-1941
111 Stud Bookings, 1930-1941
111 S, 1930-1941
111 Tranter, E.J / Fasig-Tipton Company, 1930-1941
111 T, 1930-1941
111 U, 1930-1941
111 V, 1930-1941
111 Way, Cassius, Dr., 1930-1941
111 Westover Racing Association / Belmont Park, 1930-1941
111 W, 1930-1941
111 Y, 1930-1941
111 American Horse Show Association, 1930-1941
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112 A, 1939-1955
112 Baldwin, A.A., 1939-1955
112 Boshamer, C.C., 1939-1955
112 Brann. W.L., 1939-1955
112 Breeding Sheets / Stud Fees, 1933-1949
112 Brown, George, Jr., 1939-1955
112 Burch, Preston, 1939-1955
112 B, 1939-1955
112 Christmas, B.F., 1939-1955
112 Church, Melville, 1939-1955
112 Clark, F. Ambrose, 1939-1955
112 Clark, R. Sterling, 1939-1955
112 Coldstream Stud Farm, 1939-1955
112 Contracts, 1939-1955
112 C, 1939-1955
112 Dale, Raymond M., 1939-1955
112 Dimock, W.W., Dr., 1939-1955
112 Donaldson, John W., 1939-1955
112 Dulany, H.Rozier, Jr., 1939-1955
112 du Pont, Elizabeth H., Mrs., 1939-1955
112 du Pont, J.L. Austin, Mrs., 1939-1955
112 du Pont, Richard C., Mrs., 1939-1955
112 D, 1939-1955
112 E, 1939-1955
112 Farell, John. J., 1939-1955
112 Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc., 1939-1955
112 Fleitas, A., Mrs., 1939-1955
112 Foley, William P., 1939-1955
112 Fregonnier, de la, Guy, 1939-1955
112 Funkhouse, Justin, 1939-1955
112 F, 1939-1955
112 Gibson, Richard, 1939-1955
112 Gilpin, Kenneth N., Major, 1939-1955
112 Guest, Raymond, 1939-1955
112 G, 1939-1955
112 Hancock, Arthur B., Jr., 1939-1955
112 Handlen, Richard E., 1939-1955
112 Hardin, Taylor, 1939-1955
112 Hughes, John E., 1939-1955
112 H, 1939-1955
112 I, 1939-1955
112 Jackson, Howell E., 1939-1955
112 Jeffords, Walter M., 1939-1955
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113 Jockey Club (New York, NY), 1939-1955 [Correspondence regarding horse registration, applications for registration with photographs enclosed, reports of mares bred to stallions belonging to du Pont, and certificates of insurance. Folders contain photographs: folder 2 - five 3 × 3 and six 3 × 5 photographs of mare Chanton, with 28 negatives, seven 5.5 × 3 photographs of stallion Hampden, with 11 negatives; folder 3 - twenty three 2 × 2 photographs and 42 negatives; folder 5 - seventy 2 × 2 and eleven 3.5 × 3.5 photographs and 98 negatives; folders 6 - eighteen 3 × 3 photographs and 22 negatives.]
113 J, 1939-1955
113 K, 1939-1955
113 La Montagne, Harry, 1939-1955
113 Lindsay, James B., 1939-1955
113 Lunger, Harry, 1939-1955
113 L, 1939-1955
113 MacLeod, Colin, Jr., 1939-1955
113 MacPhail, Larry S., 1939-1955
113 McCarty, Walter C., 1939-1955
113 Mellon, Paul, 1939-1955
113 Mereworth Farm, 1939-1955
113 M, 1939-1955
113 Nesbitt, Hugh S., 1939-1955
113 N, 1939-1955
113 O, 1939-1955
113 P, 1939-1955
113 Q, 1939-1955
113 Rogers, Samuel H., 1939-1955
113 Rust, David N., Jr., 1939-1955
113 R, 1939-1955 [Enclosed six 4 × 3 photographs with 6 negatives.]
113 Sands, Daniel C., 1939-1955
113 Schneider, H. George, 1939-1955
113 Scott, du Pont Marion, 1939-1955
113 Shandon Farm (H.B. Scott, Daniel W. Scott), 1939-1955
113 Scribner's, Charles Sons / Scribner Book Store, 1939-1955
113 Shea, Vincent L., 1939-1955
113 Shouse, Jouett, 1939-1955
113 Skinner, Jack, 1939-1955
113 Stewart, W. Plunket., Mrs., 1939-1955
113 S, 1939-1955 [Enclosed one 10 × 8 photograph of the colt Short Snorter.]
113 T, 1939-1955
113 U, 1939-1955
113 Vanderbilt, Alfred G., 1939-1955
113 V, 1939-1955
113 Walker, Joseph, Jr., Mrs., 1939-1955
113 Way, Cassius, Dr., 1939-1955
113 Weir, E. du Pont, Mrs., 1939-1955
113 Weymouth, George T., 1939-1955
113 Wheatley Stable, 1939-1955
113 Wichfield, Aksel, Mrs., 1939-1955
113 Widener, P.A.B./ Elmendorf Farm, 1939-1955
113 W, 1939-1955
113 Y, 1939-1955
113 Z, 1939-1955
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114 Asiel, Nelson I. / Asiel & Co., 1949-1964
114 A, 1949-1964 [Enclosed twelve 3.5 × 3.5 photographs with 12 negatives.]
114 Brookmeade Farm, 1949-1964
114 B, 1949-1964
114 Crown Crest Farm, 1949-1964
114 C, 1949-1964 [Enclosed twelve 3.5 × 3.5 photographs of Chevalion, with 12 negatives.]
114 D, 1949-1964
114 E, 1949-1964 [Enclosed three 4 × 3.5 photographs of Elysium.]
114 Fasig-Tipton Company, 1949-1964
114 Finney, Humphrey, 1949-1964 [Includes copy of reprint from The Blood-Horse, "A Horseman's Travels: A Diary of Humphrey S. Finney's Australian Tour, January-February, 1963".]
114 F, 1949-1964 [Enclosed one 10 × 8 photograph of Heavenly Song.]
114 Gilpin, Tyson, 1949-1964
114 G, 1949-1964
114 H, 1949-1964 [Folder 2 contains photographs of horses: twelve 10 × 8; forty five 4.5 × 3.5; twenty seven 3.5 × 3.5; with 85 negatives.] ; 2 folders
114 Isaacs, Harry Z., 1949-1964
114 I, 1949-1964
114 1-8 Jockey Club (of New York), 1949-1964 [Folders contains enclosures: folders 1 - twenty six 3.5 × 3.5 photographs, 29 negatives; folder 2 - thirteen 3 × 4 photographs, 39 negatives; folder 3 - twenty four 3.5 × 3.5 photographs, 24 negatives; folders 4 - eleven 3.5 × 3.5 photographs, 23 negatives; folder 5 - twenty seven 3.5 × 3.5 photographs, 31 negatives; folder 6 - ten 3.5 × 3.5 photographs, 12 negatives; folder 7 - forty three 3.5 × 3.5 photographs, forty six negatives; folder 8 - thirty one 3.5 × 3.5 photographs, 36 negatives.]
Box Folder
115 9-10 Jockey Club (of New York), 1949-1964 [Folders contains enclosures: folder 9 - forty two 3.5 × 3.5 photographs, 42 negatives; folder 10 - twenty six 3.5 × 3.5 photographs, 29 negatives.]
115 K, 1949-1964
115 Kenney, Charlie, 1949-1964
115 Lunger, Harry, 1949-1964
115 L, 1949-1964
115 Mather, C.E., 2nd, 1949-1964
115 M, 1949-1964
115 N, 1949-1964
115 O, 1949-1964 [Enclosed one 10 × 8 photograph of stallion Oil Capitol.]
115 P, 1949-1964
115 R, 1949-1964 [Enclosed one 10 × 8 head photograph of stallion Roman.]
115 Sands, Daniel C., 1949-1964
115 Services, 1949-1964
115 S, 1949-1964; 2 folders
115 T, 1949-1964
115 V, 1949-1964
115 W, 1949-1964 [Enclosed one 6 × 8 photograph of Western Sky).]
115 Y, 1949-1964
115 X, 1949-1964
115 Ambernash, 1963-1968
115 Ambiopoise, 1963-1968
115 Aureole - Colt by, 1963-1968 [Enclosed two 7 × 5 photographs of a cot.]
115 Axe II, 1963-1968
115 Beau Purple, 1963-1968
115 Chevation, 1963-1968
115 Clem Pac, 1963-1968
115 Cohoes, 1963-1968
115 Elysium, Elysium II, 1963-1968
115 Hampden, 1963-1968
115 Hasty Road, 1963-1968
115 Intent, 1963-1968
115 Laugh Aloud, 1963-1968
115 Maribeau, 1963-1968
115 Middle Brother, 1963-1968
115 Mongo, 1963-1968
115 Native Dancer, 1963-1968
115 Olden Times, Prove It, Candy Spots, 1963-1968
115 Ribot, 1963-1968
115 Rosemount, 1963-1968
115 Sadair, 1963-1968
115 Sea Bird II, Ribot, 1963-1968
115 Sigebert, 1963-1968
115 Sir Ribot, 1963-1968 [Enclosed 10 × 8 photograph of a 27 day old colt by Sir Ribot out of a Count Speed mare.]
115 Sword Dancer, 1963-1968
115 Tom Fool, 1963-1968
115 Traffic Judge, Intent, 1963-1968
115 Western Sky II, Elysium, 1963-1968
115 Yorktown, 1963-1968
115 Miscellaneous, 1963-1968
115 British Bloodstock Agency, 1963-1968
115 Contract Forms, 1963-1968
115 Lakeville Farm - Stallion Services, 1963-1968
115 Sale of Services for 1966 Season by Estate of William du Pont, Jr., 1965-1967
115 Foxcatcher Farms Dispersal Catalog, 1966 [Catalog of 74 thoroughbred horses offered for sale by the Estate of William du Pont, Jr., auctioned by Fasig-Tipton Company on February 16, 1966.]
D. Outgoing Office - Chronological File, 1928-1938, 1944-1947
Scope and Content
This subseries consists of carbon copies of outgoing correspondence from William du Pont, Jr.'s Wilmington office. It is organized chronologically. Letters were sent by du Pont; his secretary, E. E. Edinger; business assistants, W. A. Shelton, G. E. Sawyer and J. P. Blackstone, for du Pont's companies: Montpelier Supply Company, Foxcatcher Farms, Inc. / Foxcatcher Farms, Foxcatcher Hounds, Stockford Farms, Inc., and its subsidiaries, Shapdale, Inc., Hopeton Holding Corporation, and Delaware Trust Building Corporation. The subjects of correspondence consist of company and farm management and finances, the estate of the late William du Pont, and properties of William du Pont, Jr. There is much documentation about his involvement with the racing and breeding of horses, cattle, and fox-catching hounds, including correspondence with Marion du Pont Somerville Scott. Also, the subseries contains information about William du Pont, Jr.'s activities as the Financial Committee chairman for the Mayor's Employment & Relief Committee (November 1931-March 1932). Part of subseries D duplicates outgoing letters in subseries A.
Box
116 1928 January-June, 1928 September-December; 10 folders
116 1929 January-October; 10 folders
Box
117 1929 November-December; 2 folders
117 1930; 12 folders
117 1931 January-May; 5 folders
Box
118 1931 June-December; 7 folders
118 1932; 12 folders
118 1933 January-September; 9 folders
Box
119 1933 October-December; 3 folders
119 1934; 12 folders
119 1935; 12 folders
119 1936; 12 folders
119 1937 January-February; 2 folders
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120 1937 March-December; 10 folders
120 1938 January-August; 8 folders
120 1944
120 1945
120 1946
120 1947 January-April
E. Miscellaneous, 1931-1964, bulk 1950-1964
Scope and Content
The subseries contains various correspondence files for William du Pont, Jr., and it is organized alphabetically, either by the name of correspondent or by the subject. Topics of interest include material on the construction of a customized large animal surgical table for the new Hospital and Clinic for Large Animals of University of Pennsylvania (William du Pont, Jr. was a large contributor; newspaper clippings from 1933 issues of the Philadelphia Record with the series of articles "The du Ponts-'Royal Family of America;'" articles on the tennis, badminton, and squash career of Margaret Osborne du Pont written by Margaret Osborne du Pont and her friend and tennis partner Margaret Varner (later the two became partners in a horse breeding business at El Paso, Texas); and the Water Resources Committee of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce of which du Pont was a member.
Box
120 Agriculture, 1957-1964
120 Aurora Gun Club Bulletin, 1958-1964
120 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad - Carrcroft Siding Agreements, 1935-1962
120 Bellevue Hall Residence / Bellevue Hall, Inc., 1931-1964 [Includes material on the installation of a water pump and tennis court lightning at Bellevue.]
120 Blandale, Inc., 1963
120 Cattle, 1949-1964
120 Cecil County Breeders' Fair, Inc., 1951-1961
120 Contributions, 1950-1964 [Enclosed three 10 × 8 photographs - copies from Philadelphia Daily News.]
120 Contributions - School of Veterinary Medicine of University of Pennsylvania, 1962-1963 [Enclosed one 10 × 8 photograph of the large animal operating table.]
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121 Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia, 1955-1963
121 Delaware Park, Inc., 1961-1964
121 Delaware Trust Company, 1955-1964
121 du Pont Family - Newspaper Clippings, 1931-1936 1957 undated
121 du Pont Osborne, Margaret, 1954
121 du Pont Scott Somerville, Marion, 1955-1964
121 du Pont Scott Somerville, Marion - Bellevue Residence, 1935-1936
121 Family - Children and Grandchildren, 1957-1964 [Correspondence with Evelyn du Pont Donaldson, William Henry du Pont, John E. du Pont, William du Pont McConnell and Marion du Pont McConnell.]
121 Foxcatcher Farms, 1956
121 Foxcatcher Livestock Company, 1959
121 George & Lynch, Inc., 1954-1957
121 Grayson Foundation, 1956-1964
121 Hall, Inc., 1957-1961
121 Hopeton Holding Corporation, 1955-1959
121 Payments, 1949-1960
121 Price's Corner, 1962
121 Varner, Margaret and du Pont Osborne, Margaret, 1960-1964
121 Water Resources Committee of Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 1953-1963 [Contains reports on water resources, 1953-1961.] ; 3 folders
121 Delaware Geological Survey Second Annual Report, 1952-1953
121 Delaware Geological Survey Water-Level Bulletin No. 2. Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Newark Area, Delaware. By Johan Jacob Groot...and William Charles Rasmussen, ..., April 1954
121 Planning for the Future Water Supply of New Castle County, by Delaware Engineering Association, September 23, 1954; 2 copies
121 A Comprehensive Study of Pollution and Its Effect upon the waters within the Brandywine Creek Drainage Basin, 1954
121 Delaware Geological Survey Water-Level Report No. 2. Water Levels and Artesian Pressures in Delaware 1953, by D.H. Boggess and O.J. Coskery, 1955
121 Report of Brandywine Water Resources Committee, May 13, 1955
121 Water in Delaware. A preliminary report by the Delaware Water Resources Study Committee, April 1955
121 Chamber of Commerce of the United States. The Proposed Water Resources Planning Act. 87th Congress, [1961]
121 Whitman, Requardt and Associates. Report on Water Supply to the Levy Court, New Castle County, October 1961
121 Yale Combination Lock - Directions for Using, undated
II. Invoices and Receipts, 1919-1967 1919-1965
64 linear feet
Scope and Content
Invoices and receipts for William du Pont, Jr. document his private expenses and some of his business expenses. However, this series does not include records for the corporations that he organized. Those invoices and receipts are in the corresponding subseries of Series IV. Business Papers. Due to the complicated financial relationships between those companies and racing stables and livestock enterprises which William du Pont, Jr. ran as the owner, some bills for the companies were paid from his private accounts.
A. General Invoices and Receipts, 1919-1964
Scope and Content
The Subseries A contains bills paid by William du Pont, Jr. from the year 1919 when he and his first wife Jean L. Austin started their household in Rosemont, near Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, up to 1964 when he divorced his second wife Margaret Osborne. Bills for the last year of his life (William du Pont, Jr. died December 31, 1965) are not in the subseries.
Material collected in Subseries A primarily covers expenses for the family household in Rosemont, Pennsylvania from 1919 to 1941 (when William du Pont, Jr. and Jean L. Austin divorced and William moved to his estate Bellevue, north of Wilmington, Delaware). Bellevue expenses commence in 1925, when William du Pont, Jr. established horse stables and a dairy farm, and constitute the bulk of the records, 1941-1964. Additionally, the subseries documents expenses for other family estates: Walnut Hall Farm at Boyce, Virginia (from 1927); Fair Hill, Maryland (from 1928); Saratoga Springs, New York (from 1928); Altama, Georgia (1928-1932); summer house at Fishers Island, New York (1930s-1950s); and Easton, Maryland (bought in October 1953).
Invoices and receipts document all of the important construction and alteration projects undertaken on the estates and farms, especially at Bellevue Hall. Work was done on the main house, farm houses, barns, kennels, stables, horse race tracks, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, swimming pools and auxiliary buildings, and landscaping and gardening. Household expenses include repairs, furnishings, appliances and decoration, utilities, telephone and telegraph services, coal and ice, family trips, children's school tuition, food and groceries for family, farm workers, and caretakers of horses and dogs, blacksmith and veterinarian services, personal clothes, subscriptions, membership dues, farm machinery and personal cars, animal feed, seeds, horse racing and training equipment, tennis equipment, and court and track maintenance. Contractors and suppliers were usually local. Many of them worked for William du Pont, Jr. for a long time such as William H. Doyle, Inc. / Doyle and McDonnell, Inc. (nursery and general contracting of Berwyn, Pennsylvania), John A. Bader II and J. Warren Barkley (Wilmington, Delaware) whose bills contain descriptions of the jobs performed.
Files also contain:.
Fee receipts for horse registration at the Jockey Club (New York, New York), horse show and race entries, stable and seats rentals at various events (see the list in Series I. Correspondence).
Membership fee receipts for national organizations-Association of American Horse Shows / American Horse Show Association, Masters of Foxhounds Association of America, National Steeplechase and Hunt Association, National Horse Show Association, United Hunts Racing Association, Thoroughbred Horse Association, Army Ordnance Association, Horse and Mule Association of America, Percheron Horse Association of America, United States Pony Club, United States Court Tennis Association, American Game Association; California organizations-Los Angeles Tennis Club, California Tennis Club (San Francisco); Delaware organizations-Vicmead Hunt Club, the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, Delaware Safety Council, Wilmington Trapshooting Association, Delaware Motor Club (A.A.A.), Brandywine Valley Association, The Wilmington Club, Wilmington Country Club; Maryland organizations-Foxcatcher Hounds Hunt Club, Eastern National Livestock Show; New York organizations-Meadow Brook Steeplechase Association, Saratoga Reading Rooms, The Saratoga Association, Rockaway Steeplechase Association, Keystone Automobile Club, New York, The Jockey Club (New York, New York), Saratoga Golf Club, The River Club of New York, Turf and Field Club (New York, New York); Pennsylvania organizations-Radnor Hunt, Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club, the Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia; Virginia organizations-Drum Point Gunning Club, Blue Ridge Hunt Club, Virginia Gold Cup Association, Virginia Horse Breeders' Association, The Virginia Horsemen's Association, Virginia Fox Hunters Association; and the Eastern Horse Club (Boston, Massachusetts); Grayson Foundation (Kentucky).
Receipts of Thoroughbred horse auction agent Fasig-Tipton Company (from 1925) for horses purchased by William du Pont, Jr.
Receipts for state and local taxes: Delaware (1919-1952, 1954, 1960-1964), Georgia (1930-1932), Maryland (1928-1932, 1957, 1959, 1962-1964), New York (1930-1964), Pennsylvania (1919-1935, 1937, 1947-1948), and Virginia (1927-1958, 1961-1964).
Insurance premiums, investment statements, notary and legal services in connection with registration of companies, deeds, tax return preparation, vehicle titles, representation in court.
Subscription fees for professional publications: Official Horse Show Blue Book, The Spur, Racing Calendar, The Rider and Driver, The Blood-Horse, The Thoroughbred Record (Kentucky), American Lawn Tennis, The Field, publications of The American Foxhound Club.
Accounts with companies whose workforce was used by William du Pont, Jr. for personal purposes-Stockford Farms, Inc., and its subsidiaries, Foxcatcher Livestock Co., rental accounts with Bellevue Hall, Inc., Walnut Hall, Inc., office rental from Delaware Trust Building Corporation / Shapdale, Inc., retail company Montpelier Supply Company.
Accounts with employees for their expenses on trips, with clients for boarding horses at William du Pont, Jr. farms; hospital bills for employees, account statements of farm and stable managers, accounts with temporary workers.
Freight bills, arrival notices from railroads which transported horses, cattle, hay, and oats, construction material: Pennsylvania Railroad / Pennsylvania System, Southern Railway Company, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Norfolk and Western Railway Company, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, the New York Central Railroad Company, American Railway Express Company.
Files contain some related correspondence.
Arrangement
Files are organized chronologically, with alphabetical arrangement within the year.
Box
122 A-D, E-H, I-L, 1919-1922
122 M-O, P-S, 1919-1922
122 Tax Receipts for Years, 1918-1922 [1918-1919, local taxes for Newtown Square, Pa. for William and his wife; 1920-1922, local taxes for Newtown Square and Bellevue, Del.]
122 T-V, W, Y, 1919-1922
122 A-D, E-H, I-L, 1923
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123 Montpelier Supply Company, 1923
123 M-O, P, R-S, 1923
123 Tax Receipts, 1923
123 T-V, W, Y-Z, 1923
123 A-D, E-H, I-L, 1924
123 Montpelier Supply Company, 1924
123 M-O, P, R-S, 1924
123 Tax Receipts, 1924
123 U, V, W, Y, 1924
123 A-D, F-H, J-L, 1925
123 Montpelier Supply Company, 1925
123 M-O, P, R-S, 1925
123 Tax Receipts, 1925
123 T-V, W, Y, 1925
123 A-D, 1926
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124 E-H, J, K-L, 1926
124 Montpelier Supply Company, 1926
124 M-O, P, R-S, 1926
124 Tax Receipts, 1926
124 T-V, W, Y, 1926
124 A-D, F-H, J-L, 1927
124 Montpelier Supply Company, 1927
124 M-O, P, R-S, 1927
124 Tax Receipts, 1927
124 U, V, W, Y, 1927
124 Altama, 1928; 2 folders
124 A, 1928
124 Bellevue Hall Monthly Reports, 1928
124 B-C, 1928
124 Doyle, William H. - Estimates, 1928 [Estimates of rebuilding and resurfacing drives and roads at estates in Pa., Va., Md. and Del.]
124 D, 1928; 2 folders
Box
125 E-G
125 Harvey & Company, 1928 [Oats, animal feed and builders' supplies, Newtown Square, Pa.]
125 H, J-L, 1928
125 Montpelier Supply Company, 1928
125 M-O, 1928
125 Payrolls, 1928
125 Petty Cash, 1928
125 P, R-S, 1928
125 Tax Receipts, 1928
125 T-V, W, Y-Z, 1928
125 Altama, 1929; 3 folders
125 A, 1929
125 Bellevue Hall Monthly Reports, 1929
125 Belmont Stable, 1929 [Payrolls and other expenses for William du Pont, Jr.'s stables at Belmont Park, NY.]
Box
126 B, 1929; 2 folders
126 Cranston, J.P. Lumber Company, 1928-1929
126 C, 1929
126 Doyle, William H. - Estimates for Boyce and Fair Hill, 1929
126 D-G, 1929; 2 folders
126 Harvey & Company, 1929; 3 folders
126 H, J-L, 1929; 2 folders
126 Montpelier Supply Company, 1929; 4 folders
126 M-P, 1929
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127 Q-S, 1929
127 Tax Receipts, 1929
127 T-V, W, Y-Z, 1929
127 Altama, 1930; 2 folders
127 A, 1930
127 Bellevue Hall Monthly Reports, 1930
127 B-C, 1930
127 Doyle, William H. - Estimates for Fair Hill and Newtown Square, 1930
127 D-G, 1930; 2 folders
127 Harvey & Co. / E.W. Powell & Co., 1930; 3 folders
127 H-K, 1930
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128 L, 1930
128 Montpelier Supply Company, 1930; 6 folders
128 M-O, P, R-S, 1930
128 Tax Receipts, 1930
128 T-V, 1930
128 W, 1930; 2 folders
128 Y, 1930
128 Altama, 1931; 2 folders
128 A, 1931
128 Bellevue Hall Monthly Reports, January-April, 1931
128 B-C, 1931
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129 D-G, H-K, L, 1931
129 Montpelier Supply Company, 1931; 6 folders
129 M-O, 1931
129 Powell, E.W. & Co., 1931; 2 folders
129 P, R-S, 1931
129 Tax Receipts, 1931
129 T-V, 1931
129 W, 1931; 2 folders
129 Y-Z, 1931
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130 Altama, 1932
130 American Railway Express Co. - Receipt Book, December 1925-April 1932
130 A, 1932
130 Bellevue Hall House Reports, 1932
130 B-D, E-H, J-L, 1932
130 Mc, 1932
130 Montpelier Supply Company, 1932; 7 folders
130 M-O, P, R, 1932
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131 S, 1932
131 Tax Receipts, 1932
131 T, V, W, Z, 1932
131 A, 1933
131 Bellevue Construction Payrolls, April-August 1933, December 1933
131 B-C, 1933
131 Doyle, William H., Inc., 1933 [Includes receipts for work at Radnor Hunt Club.]
131 D-G, H-K, L, 1933
131 Mc, 1933
131 1-8 Montpelier Supply Company, 1933
Box Folder
132 9-11 Montpelier Supply Company, 1933
132 M-O, P, 1933
132 Rose Tree Hunt Club, 1933 [Expenses on race track construction at Rose Tree Hunt Club supervised by B.T. Converse, paid from William du Pont, Jr.'s Construction acct.]
132 R-S, 1933
132 Tax Receipts, 1933
132 T, V, 1933
132 W, 1933; 2 folders
132 Y, 1933
132 A, 1934
132 Bader, John A., 2nd - Work at Bellevue, 1934
132 Barkley, J. Warren - Work at Bellevue - Stable, 1934
132 Bellevue Construction Payroll, 1934
132 B, 1934; 2 folders
132 C, 1934
132 D, 1934; 2 folders
132 E-H, I-L, 1934
132 Mc, 1934
Box
133 Montpelier Supply Company, 1934; 6 folders
133 M-O, P, 1934
133 Rose Tree Hunt Club, 1934 [Bills for the construction of a grandstand at Rose Tree Hunt Club, Media, Pa., addressed to B.T. Converse, paid from the Construction acct.]
133 R-S, 1934
133 Tax Receipts, 1934
133 T-V, 1934
133 W, 1934; 2 folders
133 Y, 1934
133 A, 1935
133 Bader, John A. - Construction and Additions at Bellevue and Fair Hill, 1935
133 Barkley, J.W. - Bellevue - Garage, Greenhouse etc., 1935
133 Bellevue Construction Payrolls, March-September 1935
133 B-C, 1935
133 D, 1935; 2 folders
133 E, 1935
Box
134 F-H, I-L, 1935
134 Mc, 1935
134 Montpelier Supply Company; 13 folders
134 M-O, 1935
134 P, 1935; 2 folders
134 Q-S, 1935
134 Tax Receipts, 1935
134 T, 1935
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135 V, W, Y, 1935
135 A-C, 1936
135 Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association, 1936 [Bills for work on new race track at Stanton, Del. paid from William du Pont, Jr.'s Special account.]
135 Doyle, William H., Inc. - Works at Bellevue, Saratoga, Newtown Square, Walnut Hall Farm, 1936
135 D, 1936; 2 folders
135 E, 1936
135 Fair Hill, Md. - August-November Payroll, 1936
135 F, 1936
135 G, 1936; 2 folders
135 H-J, K-L, 1936
135 Mc, 1936
135 Montpelier Supply Company, 1936; 8 folders
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136 M-O, 1936
136 P, 1936; 2 folders
136 R-S, 1936
136 Tax Receipts, 1936
136 T-W, 1936
136 A, 1937
136 Bader, John A., 2nd - Work at Bellevue, 1937
136 B, 1937
136 Camden, South Carolina Race Track, 1937 [Bills for construction materials.]
136 C, 1937
136 D, 1937; 2 folders
136 E-F, 1937
136 G, 1937; 2 folders
136 H-K, L, 1937
136 Mc, 1937
Box
137 Montpelier Supply Company, 1937; 6 folders
137 M-O, 1937
137 P, 1937; 2 folders
137 R-S, 1937
137 Tax Receipts, 1937
137 T-V, 1937
137 W, 1937; 2 folders
137 Y, 1937
137 A, 1938
137 B, 1938; 2 folders
137 C, 1938
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138 D, 1938; 3 folders
138 E, 1938
138 Fair Hill, Md. - Cleaning Pastures Payroll, 1938
138 F, 1938
138 General Baking Company, 1938
138 G-J, K-L, 1938
138 Mc, 1938
138 Montpelier Supply Company, 1938; 7 folders
138 M, 1938
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139 N, 1938
139 P, 1938; 2 folders
139 Q-S, 1938
139 Tax Receipts, 1938
139 T-V, 1938
139 W, 1938; 2 folders
139 Y, 1938 [Mrs. J.A. du Pont trip to Yellowstone National Park.]
139 A, 1939
139 B, 1939; 2 folders
139 C, 1939
139 Delaware Power & Light Company, 1939
139 Diamond State Telephone Company, 1939
139 Doyle, William H., Inc. - Bellevue and Newtown Square, 1939
139 du Pont, William, Jr., Mrs. - Trip to Yosemite National Park, 1939
139 D-F, 1939
139 G, 1939; 2 folders
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140 H-K, L, 1939
140 Mc, 1939
140 Montpelier Supply Company, 1939; 8 folders
140 M-O, P, R-S, 1939
140 Tax Receipts, 1939
140 T-V, W, Y, 1939
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141 A-C, 1940
141 Diamond State Telephone Company, 1940
141 Doyle, William H., Inc. - Bellevue, Bradford House (Wilmington), Newtown Square, 1940
141 D-G, 1940
141 Harlow, Dadley, December 1939-December 1940 [Rental and electrical payments of William du Pont, Jr. and Stockford Farms, Inc.]
141 H, 1940; 2 folders
141 I-L, 1940
141 Mc, 1940
141 Montpelier Supply Company, 1940; 6 folders
141 M-N, 1940
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142 P, R, 1940
142 Saratoga House Job, 1940
142 S, 1940; 2 folders
142 Tax Receipts, 1940
142 Tennis Courts - Bellevue, Boyce and Saratoga, 1940
142 T-V, 1940
142 Wilmington Auto Sales Co., 1937-1940
142 Wilmington Country Club - Tennis Courts, 1939-1940 [Bills paid from the William du Pont, Jr. Construction acct.]
142 W, Y, 1940
142 A-B, 1941
142 Colonial Colliery Corporation, 1941
142 Craig, S.S., January 1934-March 1941 [Accounts of S. Sharp Craig of Montpelier, Va. with William du Pont, Jr., Jean L.A. du Pont, Stockford Farms, Inc., Delaware Steeplechase & Race Association and Montpelier Supply Company include his rent, telephone and electrical bill payments, payrolls and job expenses.]
142 C, 1941
142 Delaware Power & Light Company, 1941
142 Diamond State Telephone Company, 1941
142 Doyle, William H., Inc. - Bellevue, Saratoga, Fair Hill, 1941
142 D-G, 1941
142 Horisk's, Inc., 1941
142 Fine food company of Wilmington, Del., 1941
142 H-L, 1941
142 Mc, 1941
142 1 Montpelier Supply Company, 1941
Box Folder
143 2-3 Montpelier Supply Company, 1941
143 M-N, P, R, 1941
143 Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, 1941
143 Stockford Farms, Inc. - Country Account, 1940-1941
143 S, 1941
143 Tax Receipts, 1941
143 T-V, W, 1941
143 Y, Z, 1941
143 Associated Wilmington Laundries, Inc., 1942
143 A, 1942
143 Bellevue Hall - Gasoline Slips, 1942; 2 folders
143 Bellevue Hall - Miscellaneous Expenses, 1942
143 B, 1942
143 Colonial Colliery Corporation, 1942
143 Court House Club, Inc. (New York, NY tennis club charges), 1942
143 C, 1942
143 Delaware Power & Light Company, 1942
143 Delaware Trust Building Corporation and Delaware Trust Company, 1942
143 Diamond State Telephone Company, 1942
143 Doyle, William H., Inc. - Bellevue, Walnut Hall Farm, C.H. Hughes Davis Residence, 1942
143 D-E, 1942
143 Fletcher's Suburban Cleaners, 1942
143 F, 1942
143 Garrett, Miller & Company (Electrical Supply), 1942
143 General Baking Company, 1942
143 G, 1942
143 Hanby, George D. Company (Printing Stationery), 1942
143 Horisk's, Inc., 1942
143 H, J, 1942
143 Kane, E.H., 1942 [Postmaster, regarding mail re-delivery).]
143 K-L, 1942
143 McConnell, Miss. - Caterer, 1942
143 Montpelier Supply Company, 1942; 4 folders
143 Murphey, Franklin J., 1942
143 M, 1942
143 News-Journal Company, 1942
143 New York Fish Market, 1942
143 N, 1942
143 Paschall, H.M. & Sons, Inc. - Fuel Oil Supplier, 1942
143 Perry, Warren D., Inc. - Jewelers and Silversmith, New York, 1942
143 P, 1942
143 Rogers, J. Allyn, Dr. Veterinarian, 1942
143 Rogers, T. B. - Insurance, 1942
143 R, 1942
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144 Shellady, William D., Inc. - Plumbing, 1942
144 Shelton, William A. - Expenses, 1942
144 Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, 1942
144 Stockford Farms, Inc. - Country Account, 1942
144 S, 1942
144 Tax Receipts, 1942
144 Thaden, Hugo - Expenses, 1942
144 T-U, 1942
144 Van Arsdalen, Warren, Jr. - Philadelphia Bulletin, 1942
144 V, 1942
144 Wanamaker, John, Philadelphia, 1942
144 Western Union Telegraph Company, 1942
144 Wilmington Auto Sales Company, 1942
144 Wilmington Country Club - Membership Dues, 1942
144 W, 1942
144 Y, 1942
144 Associated Wilmington Laundries, Inc., 1943
144 A, 1943
144 Bellevue Hall - Gasoline Slips, 1943
144 Belmont Park Cottage and Stable Job, 1943
144 B, 1943
144 Carey Cadillac Renting Corporation, 1943
144 Colonial Colliery Corporation, 1943
144 C, 1943
144 Delaware Power and Light Company, 1943
144 Delaware Trust Building Corporation and Delaware Trust Company, 1943
144 Diamond State Telephone Company, 1943
144 Doyle, William H., Inc. - Bellevue, 1943
144 du Pont Davis, Jean, Mrs. - California Bills, 1943
144 Hospital bills for Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Davis (William du Pont, Jr.'s daughter Jean Ellen du Pont and her husband) after an auto accident of, June 9, 1943
144 D, 1943
144 Fletcher's Suburban Cleaners, 1943
144 F, 1943
144 Gantt, Richard G. - Philadelphia Event Bulletin, 1943
144 Garrett, Miller & Co., 1943
144 General Baking Company, 1943
144 G, 1943
144 Hanby, George D. Co., 1943
144 Holland, John W. Co. - Caterers, 1943
144 H, 1943
144 Insurance Account, 1943 [Insurance on farm houses of Stockford Farms, Inc. subsidiaries paid from William du Pont, Jr. Insurance acct.]
144 I-J, 1943
144 Kane, E.H., 1943
144 K, 1943
144 Lewis Tree Surgeon Co., 1943
144 L, 1943
144 Mc, 1943
144 Montpelier Supply Company, 1943; 4 folders
144 Murphey, Franklin J., 1943
144 M, 1943
144 News-Journal Company, Wilmington, Del., 1943
144 New York Fish Market, 1943
144 N-O, 1943
144 Parkinson's/Horisk's, 1943; 2 folders
144 Paschall, H.M. & Sons, Inc. - Fuel Oil, Construction Supplies, Del., 1943
144 Perry, Warren D., 1943
144 Philadelphia Toro Company, 1943
144 Powell, E.W. & Co., 1943
144 Potatoes - Delivery to Bellevue and Newtown Square, 1934-1942
144 P, 1943
144 Rogers, Theodore B. Agency, 1943
144 R, 1943
144 S. & S. Shop, Inc., 1943
144 Saratoga Springs House, 1943
144 Shellady, William D., Inc., 1943
144 Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, 1943
144 S, 1943
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145 Tax Receipts, 1943
145 Thaden, Hugo, 1943
145 T-V, 1943
145 Wanamaker, John, 1943
145 Western Union Telegraph Company, 1943
145 Wilmington Auto Sales Company, 1943
145 Wilmington Club - Membership Dues, 1943
145 Wilmington Country Club, 1943
145 W, Y, 1943
145 Associated Wilmington Laundries, Inc./Associated Linen Supply Co., 1944
145 A-B, 1944
145 Carey Cadillac Renting Corporation, 1944
145 Center Square, Inc., 1944
145 Coal Accounts, 1944
145 C, 1944
145 Delaware Power and Light Company, 1944
145 Delaware Trust Building Corporation and Delaware Trust Company, 1944
145 Diamond State Telephone Company, 1944
145 Doyle, William H., Inc. - Bellevue, 1944
145 D-E, 1944
145 Fletcher's Suburban Cleaners, 1944
145 F, 1944
145 Garrett, Miller & Co., 1944
145 General Baking Company, 1944
145 G, 1944
145 Hanby, George D. Co., 1944
145 Holland, John W. Co., 1944
145 H-J, 1944
145 Kane, E.H., 1944
145 K-L, 1944
145 Mc, 1944
145 Montpelier Supply Company, 1944; 4 folders
145 Murphey, Franklin J., 1944
145 M, 1944
145 New York Fish Market, 1944
145 N-O, 1944
145 Parkinson's - Foods, Wilmington, 1944; 2 folders
145 Paschall, H.M. & Sons, Inc., 1944
145 Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1944
145 Perry, Warren D., 1944
145 Philadelphia Toro Company, 1944
145 P, 1944
145 River Club of New York, Inc., 1944
145 Rogers, Theodore B. Agency, 1944
145 R, 1944
145 S. & S. Shop, Inc., 1944
145 Saum, Elizabeth D. (Housekeeper at Bellevue), 1944
145 Shellady, William D., Inc., 1944
145 Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, 1944
145 S, 1944
145 Tax Receipts, 1944
145 Thaden, Hugo, 1944
145 T-V
145 Western Union Telegraph Company, 1944
145 Wilmington Auto Sales Company, 1944
145 Wilmington Club - Membership Dues, 1944
145 Wilmington Country Club, 1944
145 W, Y, 1944
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146 Associated Linen Supply Co. /Standard Linen Supply Co., 1945
146 A, 1945
146 Bancroft, Frances B., 1945
146 Bellevue Hall House - Extra Help and Miscellaneous Accounts, 1945
146 Blackstone, John P.F., 1945
146 B, 1945
146 Carey Cadillac Renting Corporation, 1945
146 Center Square, Inc., 1945
146 C, 1945
146 Delaware Power and Light Company, 1945
146 Delaware Trust Building Corporation and Delaware Trust Company, 1945
146 Diamond State Telephone Company, 1945
146 Doyle, William H., Inc. - Bellevue, 1945
146 D-E, 1945
146 Farm & Golf Course Supply Co., 1945
146 Fletcher's Suburban Cleaners, 1945
146 F, 1945
146 Garrett, Miller & Co., 1945
146 General Baking Company, 1945
146 G, 1945
146 Hanby, George D. Co., 1945
146 Holland, John W. Co. - Caterer, Philadelphia, 1945
146 H, J, 1945
146 Kane, E.H. (Postmaster, Bellevue), 1945
146 K-L, 1945
146 Mc, 1945
146 Montpelier Supply Company; 3 folders
146 Murphey, Franklin J., 1945
146 M, 1945
146 New York Fish Market, 1945
146 N-O, 1945
146 Parkinson's, 1945; 2 folders
146 Paschall, H.M. & Sons, Inc., 1945
146 Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1945
146 Philadelphia Toro Company, 1945
146 P, 1945
146 River Club of New York, Inc., 1945
146 Rogers, Theodore B. Agency, 1945
146 Rose Tree Hunt Club, 1945
146 Bills for repairs paid from the William du Pont, Jr. Construction acct., 1945
146 R, 1945
146 S. & S. Shop, Inc., 1945
146 Shellady, William D., Inc., 1945
146 Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, 1945
146 S, 1945
146 Tax Receipts, 1945
146 Thaden, Hugo, 1945
146 T-V, 1945
146 Wanamaker, John, 1945
146 Western Union Telegraph Company, 1945
146 Wilmington Auto Sales Company - Automobile, 1945
146 Wilmington Auto Sales Company - Frigidaire, 1945
146 Wilmington Club - Membership Dues, 1945
146 Wilmington Country Club, 1945
146 W, 1945
146 A, 1946
146 Bancroft, Frances B., 1946
146 Blackstone, John P.F., 1946
146 B, 1946
146 Carey Cadillac Renting Company, 1946
146 Coal Accounts (for Bellevue), 1946
146 "Construction Bills - Paid", December 1946
146 C, 1946
146 Delaware Power and Light Company, 1946
146 Delaware Trust Company, 1946
146 Diamond State Telephone Company, 1946
146 Doyle, William H., Inc. - Bellevue, Fair Hill, 1946
146 D-E, 1946
146 Fletcher's Suburban Cleaners, 1946
146 Foxcatcher Livestock Company, 1946
146 F, 1946
146 Garrett, Miller & Co., 1946
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147 General Baking Company, 1946
147 G, 1946
147 Hanby, George D. Co., 1946
147 Holland, John W. Co., 1946
147 H-J, 1946
147 Kane, E.H. (Postmaster, Bellevue), 1946
147 K-L, 1946
147 Mc, 1946
147 Montpelier Supply Company, 1946; 4 folders
147 Murphey, Franklin J.
147 M, 1946
147 New York Fish Market, 1946
147 N-O, 1946
147 Parkinson's, 1946; 2 folders
147 Paschall, H.M. & Sons, Inc., 1946
147 Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1946
147 Philadelphia Toro Company, 1946
147 Pike, Mildred E.M. (Housekeeping at Bellevue), 1946
147 P, 1946
147 River Club of New York, Inc., 1946
147 Rogers, Theodore B. Agency, 1946
147 R, 1946
147 S. & S. Shop, Inc., 1946
147 Shapdale, Inc. - Delaware Trust Building Division, 1946
147 Shellady, William D., Inc., 1946
147 Standard Linen Supply Company, 1946
147 Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, 1946
147 S, 1946