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Eleuthère Irénée du Pont Papers

Accession LMSS:III

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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

Finding aid prepared by John Beverley Riggs, 1961

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Eleuthère Irénée du Pont Papers
Dates: 1782-1838
Accession Number: LMSS:III
Creator: du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834.
Extent: 1.7 linear feet
Language of Material: English, French
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: This collection primarily consists of E.I. du Pont's personal and business correspondence; writings and notes; school materials; memoranda on manufactures and tariffs; legal agreements; patents; and land surveys. Also included are Sophie (Dalmas) du Pont's correspondence and household account records.
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Administrative Information


Provenance

Gift of Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954)

The main body of E.I. du Pont's papers descended through Henry Algernon du Pont to Henry Francis du Pont.

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Biographical Note

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, the son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, was born in Paris on June 24, 1771. In 1787, he was accepted as a student in the Regis des Poudres, a government agency for the manufacture of gunpowder which was directed by Antoine Lavoisier. In 1800 Eleuthère Irénée du Pont emigrated to the United States and began investigating sites for a black powder manufactory. After consulting with Thomas Jefferson he established E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. on the bank of the Brandywine River, just north of Wilmington, Delaware. In the spring of 1803 he settled his family at Eleutherian Mills and wrote to Jefferson seeking government patronage for his new powder factory. During the 1810s du Pont was active in the Society of the State of Delaware for the Promotion of American Manufacturers, where he lobbied Congress for high tariffs. In 1822 he was named a director of the Bank of the United States. Eleuthère Irénée du Pont died in Philadelphia on October 31, 1834

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Scope and Content

This collection primarily consists of E.I. du Pont's personal and business correspondence; writings and notes; school materials; memoranda on manufactures and tariffs; legal agreements; patents; and land surveys. Also included are papers concerning the South Brandywine Rangers (a militia unit during the War of 1812).

Sophie Dalmas du Pont's papers consist primarily of correspondence with E.I. du Pont. Also included are three household account ledgers.

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Access Points

Bauduy, Peter, 1769-1833.
Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844.
Bollmann, Erick, 1769-1821.
Botany.
Brongniart, Alexandre, 1770-1847.
Broom, Jacob, 1752-1810.
Bureaux de Pusy, J. X. (Jean Xavier), 1750-1805.
Cardon de Sandrans, Alexandre, b. 1787.
Cazenove, Anthony Charles, 1775-1852.
Cazenove, Charles J. (Charles John), 1801-1834.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Coal mines and mining.
Company towns.
Cotton textile industry--Delaware.
Cruger, Bertram P. (Bertram Peter).
Dawes, Rumford, 1744-1819.
Degrand, P. P. F. (Peter Paul Francis), d. 1855.
Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)--Steamboat lines.
Delaware--Cotton textile industry.
Delaware--Gunpowder industry.
Delaware--History--War of 1812.
Delaware--Leather industry and trade.
Delaware--Wool trade and industry.
Didier, Pierre, 1741-1830.
Du Planty, Raphael Defrédot, 1776-1854.
Duane, William, 1760-1835.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Explosives industry.
Girard, Anthony.
Grouchy, Emmanuel, 1766-1847.
Gunpowder industry--Delaware.
Gunpowder.
Harmand, Philippe Nicolas.
Horticulture.
Hyde de Neuville, Jean Guillaume, 1776-1857.
Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862.
Irvine, Callender, 1775-1841.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Josephine, 1763-1814.
Kemble, William, 1795?-1881.
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, 1757-1834.
Leather industry and trade--Delaware.
Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836.
Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813.
Madison, James, 1751-1836.
Manufactures.
Mason, John, 1766-1849.
McCall, Archibald, 1767-1843.
McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859.
McLane, Louis, 1786-1857.
Merino sheep.
New Jersey Society for the Promotion of Manufactures and the Mechanical Arts.
New York (State)--Description and travel.
Niles, Hezekiah, 1777-1839.
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Pepper, Henry.
Philadelphia and Wilmington Steam Boat Company.
Pittsburgh (Pa.)--Description and travel.
Poussin, Guillaume Tell, 1794-1876.
Powder mills--Delaware.
Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840.
Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824.
Saltpeter.
Steamboat lines--Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.).
Tariff--United States--19th century.
Thornton, William, 1759-1828.
Tousard, Louis de, 1749-1817.
United States--History--War of 1812.
Vaughan, John, ca. 1780-ca. 1850.
Victor du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Wilmington and Philadelphia Turnpike Company.
Wool trade and industry--Delaware.
Young, William, 1755-1829.
du Pont de Nemours, Pere et Fils and Cie.
du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817.
du Pont family.
du Pont, Alfred Victor, 1798-1856.
du Pont, Sophie (Dalmas), 1775-1828.
du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827.
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Personal Correspondence
Scope and Content
The correspondence is primarily personal but contains frequent references to business matters. The bulk of the letters were written by du Pont to his wife, father, and brother. Matters discussed include the Paris printing operations, the firm of du Pont de Nemours, Père et Fils & Cie., the financial affairs of Victor du Pont, E.I. du Pont's horticultural and botanical interests, the patronage of Thomas Jefferson in furthering the successs of the powder company, the establishment of ancillary leather, cotton and woolen manufacturing enterprises on the Brandywine, the tariff issue, the importation of Merino sheep, community affairs, and the education of du Pont's children.
A. Outgoing, 1791-1829
Scope and Content
Subjects referred to in the fifth group of outgoing correspondence (1791-1819) include: shipment of American plants and seeds to Europe, 1802; the French national gardens in New Jersey, 1802; request for Jefferson's patronage of E.I. du Pont's new powder firm, 1802; application for patent on improved machine used in powder manufacture, 1804; Mease's proposed periodical on agriculture, 1808; forwarding to Madison of du Pont de Nemours' Oeuvres de Turgot, 1809; Victor du Pont's financial embarrassment and new enterprises, 1812; charges of voting fraud against E.I. du Pont and his militia, 1813; death of Ferdinand Bauduy, 1814; supply of du Pont coarse wool cloth to General Mason of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1814; E.I. du Pont's views on the influence of agriculture on the establishment of new manufactures, 1815; negotiations of the DuPont company for a naval powder contract, 1817; delegation of duties to Alfred V. du Pont as a new member of the powder firm, 1819; powder orders; Merino sheep purchases and breeding.
Subjects referred to in the sixth group of outgoing correspondence (1820-1829, undated) include: E.I. du Pont a board member of the National Institution for the Promotion of Industry, 1820; E.I. du Pont's lengthy discussion of the best method for providing powder, 1822; visits of E.I. du Pont with his daughters Victorine and Eleuthera to their brother Henry at Mt. Airy College, 1822-1823; appointment of E.I. du Pont as a director of the Bank of the United States, 1822; resignation of E.I. du Pont from the board of the Farmers' Bank of Delaware, 1822; drawback on imported materials, 1823; explosion of the glazing mill, 1825; desire for improved grain threshing machine or process, 1827; duel fought by Louis Cazenove, 1827-1828; division of the Brandywine Mill Seat Co. property, 1828; powder business; Merino sheep purchases and breeding
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1 Outgoing correspondence, 1791-1795
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2 Outgoing correspondence, 1796-1810
2 Peter Bauduy, 1801-1812; 8 items
2 Monsieur Bernier, 1801
2 Jean Joseph Auguste Bottée de Toulmon, 1801-1802; 2 items
2 Lewis Bourdillon, 1808
2 Jacob Broom, 1802; 3 items
2 Madame de Bussy, 1807
2 Rumford Dawes, 1804
2 William Duane, 1808
2 Stephen Dutilh, 1809
2 Vital Marie Garesché, 1803
2 Maximilian Godefroy, 1806
2 William Hamon, 1802; 8 items
2 Philippe Nicolas Harmand, 1809
2 Pierre Abraham Pouchet-Belmare, 1804-1809; 2 items
2 Monsieur Robin, 1801-1802; 2 items
2 Charles Tierlin, 1807
2 Louis Tousard, 1801-1802; 2 items
2 John Vaughan, 1804
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3 Outgoing correspondence, 1811-1829
3 Francis Breuil, 1812
3 François Julienne Ile-de-France (Poivre) Bureaux de Pusy (Madame Jean Xavier Bureaux de Pusy), 1816
3 Philip Church, 1822
3 John Cuthbert, 1825
3 Louis P. D'Autremont, 1827
3 P. P. F. Degrand, 1823-1826; 7 items
3 Alfred Victor du Pont, 1823-1825; 11 items
3 William C. Gardner, 1828
3 Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, 1824
3 Thomas Law, 1813
3 Edward Livingston, 1827
3 Robert McKim, 1814
3 Jonathan [?] Roberts, 1814
3 Francis Gurney Smith, 1829
3 William H. Sumner, 1822
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4 Outgoing correspondence, undated
4 Raphael Du Planty, undated; 2 items
4 Letters to daughter Victorine du Pont Bauduy (daughter), 1816, 1820, 1822-1823, 1827, undated; 9 items
4 Mme Josephine Napoléon Bonaparte in answer to her request for American seeds, 1802
4 Isaac Briggs, 1815
4 Jean Antoine Chaptal, French Minister of the Interior, 1802
4 John R. Coates, 1814
4 Bertram Peter Cruger, 1808, 1812; 2 items
4 Charles Dalmas, 1804
4 William Duane, editor of the Aurora, 1808
4 Monsieur Des Hayes, official in the French Ministry of the Interior, with list of seeds, 1802
4 Louis Du Barail, 1808
4 Sophie Dalmas du Pont (wife), 1791-1826, undated; 618 items
4 Victor du Pont (brother), 1804-1817; 5 items
4 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (father), re his proposed marriage to Sophie Dalmas, 1791-1812; 53 items
4 Anthony Girard on powder business, 1807
4 Outerbridge Horsay, 1807
4 Thomas Jefferson, 1802-1812; 3 items
4 Jean Baptiste Louis Lelieur de Ville-sur-Arce with list of seeds, 1805, 1807; 2 items
4 Louis McLane, 1813
4 James Madison, 1804-1809; 4 items
4 Mr. Martellée, French and dancing tutor, 1812
4 General John Mason, 1814, 1817, 1827; 4 items
4 James Mease, 1808
4 J.F. Nicolas Morel, 1802
4 Gideon Pearce, 1808
4 Philippe Picot, Baron de La Peyrouse, 1802
4 John Simmons, 1813
4 Dr. William Thorton, 1804
4 Mr. Jean Thouin at Paris with list of seeds, 1802
4 John Torbert of the Brandywine Mill Seat Co., 1813-1828; 5 items
4 Three unknown addressees, 1802, 1814; 3items
4 Nicholas Biddle, 1826
4 J.A. Bidermann and Alfred Victor du Pont, 1823-1824
4 Alexandre Cardon de Sandrans, undated
4 Mathew Carey, 1821
4 Antoine Charles Cazenove, 1827-1829; 3 items
4 Charles J. Cazenove, 1828
4 Henry Clay, Speaker of the House, on bill in Congress re tariff on woolens, 1824
4 Thomas L. McKenney, 1823-1824; 3 items
4 Hezekiah Niles, 1827
4 Jean René Denis Alexandre Riffault des Hêtres with list of seeds, 1802, undated
4 Senator Caesar A. Rodney of Delaware, 1823
4 John Warner, undated
4 Three unknown addressees, undated
B. Incoming
Scope and Content
Subjects treated in the first group of letters (1789, 1800-1813) include: the French national gardens in New Jersey, 1801-1802; Jefferson's recommendation to the Secretary of War of E.I. du Pont's powder factory, 1803; Jefferson's reference to du Pont de Nemours' services to the U.S., 1803; Hamon's withdrawal of his stock from the powder company, due to personal property losses in San Domingo, 1803; Regnier's praise of Charles Parent's small lawsuit of Benjamin Mason vs. Nicholas McHenry, 1807; transfer to E.I. du Pont of Jacob Broom's share of stock in the Wilmington Library Co., 1807; Leschevin's request for information on American "fabrication” of potash, 1808; passage of bill for the protection of American manufacturers, 1811; plan for a Merino association, 1811; Mease's reference to a theft which should be prosecuted [Ewell affair], 1812; dissolution of Victor du Pont's “estate”, and its debt owed Cruger to be made good by E.I. du Pont, 1812; congratulations on the success of the cloth factory [du Pont, Bauduy & Co.], 1812; Law's request for information about a steam-powered flour mill, 1812; Ferdinand Bauduy, 1813; hydrostatic engine to replace water wheels, 1813; threat of the British to the Brandywine, 1814; arrangements for E.I. du Pont to lease Jaquett's farm, 1814; purchase for Mrs. John Warner of the one-sixth of the Brandywine Mill Seat Co. property, 1814
Subjects mentioned in the second group of letters (1814-1835, undated) include: Irvine's race horse “Bernadotte,” 1815; Jaquett's complaints of E.I. du Pont's neglect of the farm leased by Jaquett to du Pont, 1815; explosion at the powder factory, 1815; price of cotton yarns in the Glasgow market, 1815; difficulty of exchanging Delaware notes for Maryland or other Southern paper, 1815; confirmation of E.I. du Pont as a director of the Bank of the United States, 1815, 1822, 1825, 1827-1829; E.I. du Pont a board member from Delaware of the National Institution for the Promotion of Industry, 1820; Moore's machine for dressing cloth by water, 1822; drawback on foreign hemp, 1823; sample of goat “cassimere” wool from Calcutta, sent by Dr. Cooper, 1823; Eagle powder samples sent to the Secretary of War, 1824; opposition in Kent Co. Del., on the grounds of his tariff vote, to McLane's reelection, 1824; Delaware's claims against the War Department for militia expenses, 1826; death of Victor du Pont, 1827; duel of Louis Cazenove, 1827; Niles' committee to discuss the depression in U.S. wool manufacturing, 1827; E.I. and Charles I. du Pont, administrators for the Victor du Pont estate, vs. Peter Bauduy and Alexandre Deschapelles, 1827; death of Mme E.I. du Pont, 1828; return of Evelina (du Pont) Biddermann and her husband from France, 1828; Carey's extensive views on the need for a protective tariff, with some history of the problem, 1829; Courier & Enquirer's charges that E.I. du Pont influenced his workmen's votes in the last election, 1830; Poussin's trip to England, describing the King's pavilion at Brighton, 1831; cholera epidemic, 1832; serious accident to F.G. Smith, Jr.'s hand, 1833; cloth and powder orders
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5 William Anderson, 1808, 1811; 2 items
5 Monsieur Barbarrouse l’ainé, 1808
5 Samuel Baldwin, 1814
5 John Barnes, 1812
5 Peter Bauduy, 1801-1814, undated; 18 items
5 William Bell, 1811
5 Monsieur Bellefonds, 1789
5 D. Blaney, clerk of the Delaware Supreme Court, 1807
5 Stephen Boddy, 1813
5 Erich Bollmann, 1811-1812; 6 items
5 Jean Joseph Auguste Bottée de Toulmon, 1802
5 Lewis Bourdillon, 1808; 2 items
5 Augustine Bousquet, 1813
5 Bradford & Inskeep, re E.I. du Pont's subscription to the Port Folio, 1813
5 Alexandre Brongniart, 1800
5 Francis Breuil, 1813
5 Henry L. Biscoe, 1808; 2 items
5 Joseph Bringhurst
5 Jacob Broom, 1802-1808; 4 items
5 Bureaux de Pusy, 1800
5 Daniel Byrnes of the Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine, 1814
5 Mr. Carau [Carreau], 1808
5 James Caldwell, 1811; 3 items
5 Antoine Charles Cazenove, 1813
5 Nathaniel H. Clifford [alias William H. Clifford], 1814
5 Isaac A. Coles forwarding boxes of du Pont de Nemours [ Oeuvres de Turgot], 1809
5 John R. Coates
5 Bertram Peter Cruger, 1808-1812; 4 items
5 Charles Dalmas, 1802; 4 items
5 F. Daumas, 1812
5 Rumford Dawes, 1804; 2 items
5 Delaroche, Armand DeLessert & Cie. of Nantes forwarding books from du Pont de Nemours, 1813
5 Jonathan Doughtery, 1813
5 Joseph de Dreux, 1800-1802; 5 items
5 William Duane, editor of the Aurora, 1810
5 Louis Du Barail, 1807-1809; 6 items
5 Monsieur Duhamel, 1805
5 John Ferris, treasurer of the Wilmington & Kennett Turnpike Co., 1814
5 J. G. Forbes [?], 1807
5 Michael Floy, 1814; 2 items
5 Vital Marie Garesché, 1811
5 Edward Gilpin, 1810
5 Maximilian Godefroy, 1806
5 Joseph Grubb, 1814
5 Jean Guillaume, Baron Hyde de Neuville, 1813
5 William Hamon, 1802-1805; 5 items
5 George F. A. Hauto, 1813
5 Samuel and Rachel Hayes re the lease of a house to E.I. du Pont, 1810-1813; 3 items
5 H. Heppards, 1814
5 Outerbridge Horsey, 1807-1826; 3 items
5 Monsieur Houdar de Lamotte pére, 1803-1805; 2 items
5 Callender Irvine, 1814
5 Thomas Jackson, 1814
5 Peter Jaquett, 1814
5 Thomas Jefferson, 1806
5 Mathias Kin, 1804-1805; 3 items
5 James King, Jr., 1813
5 Thomas Law, 1812
5 Robert R. Livingston, 1810
5 Jean Baptiste Louis Lelieur de Ville-sur-Arce, 1804; 2 items
5 Mr. de Leschevin, Commissaire-en-chef des poudres et salpêtres for the Dijon district, 1808
5 Bernard McMahon, 1809, 1812; 2 items
5 Mordecai McKenney, 1812
5 James Madison, 1809
5 Paul H. Mallet-Prevost, 1813
5 Richard Mansfield, 1813
5 Mr. Martellé, French and dancing tutor, 1812
5 Benjamin Mason, 1804
5 John Mason, 1808-1810
5 James Mease, 1808, 1810, 1812; 3 items
5 William Milliken, 1813
5 J. F. Nicolas Morel, 1802
5 Benjamin R. Morgan, 1814
5 Robert Patterson, 1809
5 Gideon Pearce, 1808; 3 items
5 Henry J. Pepper, 1814
5 Richard Peters, 1810-1814; 3 items
5 Philippe Picot, Baron de La Peyrouse, 1802
5 William Platt, 1811
5 George Pollok, 1811
5 Pierre Abraham Pouchet Belmare, 1809; 3 items
5 C. H. L. Preudhomme de Borre, 1806-1807, 1809-1811
5 Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, 1804; 2 items
5 Peter Regnier, 1805-1807; 3 items
5 Maria Rivardi, 1805; 2 items
5 Monsieur Robin, 1801-1802
5 Richard Robinett, 1814
5 James Rogers, 1812
5 James Ronaldson, 1812
5 François Sauvo, 1809
5 Thomas Swann, 1812
5 William Thornton, 1804-1812; 6 items
5 Charles Tierlin, 1807
5 James Todd, 1813
5 John Torbert, 1813
5 Louis Tousard, 1802; 2 items
5 John Vaughan, 1811-1812
5 Monsieur Vilmorin-Andrieux (with list of seeds), 1801
5 John Warner, 1811, 1814
5 John Weir, 1811, 1814; 2 items
5 William Young, 1811-1814
5 François André Michaux to Paul Saulnier, 1801
5 Thomas Jefferson to the Secretary of War [Henry Dearborn], 1803
5 Jean Rene Denis Alexandre Riffault des Hêtres and other French powder officials to the French Minister of War [Berthier], 1806
5 Alexis Gabrial to [?], 1807; copy
5 Raphael Du Planty to Le Peintre Frères to Philippe Nicolas Harmand, 1807; copy
5 Alexandre D'Autremont of Angelica, N.Y. to his brother Louis, 1808
5 Preudhomme de Borre to his sister Mme de Maulde, 1809
5 James Caldwell to William Young, 1811
5 Joshua B. Bond to William Thornton re a Whynot horse, 1812
5 Mme Victoire (de Boislandry) George to Perregaux, Laffitte & Cie. and to Francis Breuil, 1813
5 John B. Sartori to Raphael Du Planty, 1814
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6 Richard Barnard, 1815
6 James R. Black, 1833
6 Isaac Briggs, undated
6 Charles N. Buck, 1825
6 Philip Church, 1821-1822; 2 items
6 Garrett Cottringer, 1815; 2 items
6 John Cuthbert, 1825
6 Josiah Evans & Co., 1826
6 William Henry Fitzhugh, 1821
6 Emmanuel, Maréchal Comte de Grouchy, 1817
6 Daniel Lammot, 1825
6 Richard Robinett, 1821; 2
6 John S. Skinner, 1821
6 John Vaughan, 1825
6 Trustees of the A.E. Church, Pottsville, PA, 1817
6 A. Blénon, 1833; 2 items
6 Briscoe & Partridge, 1815; 3 items
6 William P. Brobson, 1826-1827; 2 items
6 H. Bry, 1832
6 Mathew Carey, 1829; 2 items
6 Charles D. Cazeau of Montreal re his claim against the U.S. government, 1821-1822; 2 items
6 Antoine Charles Cazenove, 1824-1825, 1827-1829, 1831
6 Charles J. Cazenove, 1828
6 Henry Clay, 1824, 1827-1829, 1833
6 P.F. Blondin Constant of Mt. Airy College, 1826
6 Thomas Cooper, President of South Carolina College, 1820, 1823; 2 items
6 P.P.F. Degrand, 1823, 1825-1826; 11 items
6 Joseph Alexandre Jacques, Baron Durant de Mareuil, 1827
6 Maurice de Fürstenwaerthy, 1815; 2 items
6 William Gibbons, 1815
6 Anthony Girard, 1806-1828; 3 items
6 James Givin, 1816
6 F. Guillet l’ainé, 1835
6 Phillip Hartmann, 1815
6 Isaac and Samuel Harvey, 1827
6 Félix d'Hervilly of the Journal Inutile, 1825
6 William Hoskin, 1815; 2 items
6 George Hodgson & Brothers, 1815
6 Thomas T. Hudson, 1829
6 Charles J. Ingersoll, 1831
6 Callendar Irvine, 1815, 1822, 1827
6 Peter Jaquett, 1815
6 Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, 1824-1827; 2 items
6 George Washington de La Fayette, 1824
6 William Kemble, 1830
6 Daniel Lammot, 1825
6 Thomas Law, 1815, 1820
6 LeRoy, Bayard & Co., 1820
6 Edward Livingston, 1827; 2 items
6 Archibald McCall, 1815
6 Thomas L. McKenney, 1822, 1824, 1830
6 John Mason, 1827
6 Samuel Moore, 1822
6 John L. Morris, 1819
6 Hezekiah Niles, 1827
6 Rembrandt Peale, 1831
6 Henry J. Pepper, 1822, 1827, 1829
6 James Phelps, 1815; 2 items
6 David Porter re figures in the Chilean revolution, 1817; 2 items
6 William Tell Poussin, 1817, 1824, 1828, 1831; 6 items
6 C.H.L. Preudhomme de Borre, undated
6 Senator Caesar A. Rodney, 1821-1823; 8 items
6 James Rogers, 1824
6 E.R. Shubrick, 1824
6 Irvine Shubrick, 1832
6 Francis Gurney Smith, Sr., 1827, 1833; 3 items
6 Richard Somers Smith, 1828
6 Capt. Andrew Talcott, Engineer Service, Fort Monroe, re summer military assignment for Henry du Pont, 1834
6 John Warner re the Brandywine Mill Seat Co. property, 1815
6 John Way, President of the Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine, 1815
6 John Witsil, 1822
6 William Wright of the U.S. Arsenal, 1815
6 William Young, 1815, 1820, 1827
6 W.W. Young re E.I. du Pont's account with the Wilmington Steamboat Co., 1824
6 Unidentified correspondents; 3 items
6 James Phelps to Henry Morris, letter of introduction for Raphael Du Planty, 1815
6 C.A. Rodney to William Warner, 1821
6 J.A. Cuthbert, Jr. to John Vaughan, 1825; copy
6 P.P.F. Degrand to Nicholas Biddle, 1826
6 F.G. Smith, Sr. to Nicholas Biddle, 1827
6 Haven & Smith to E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 1828
6 Louis McLane, Secretary to the Treasury, to Andrew Gray, 1832
II. Special Papers, 1785-1838
Scope and Content
This series includes personal accounts; student copy books and notes on the subjects of botany, physics, chemistry, natural history, Latin, and horticulture; botanical notes, including an essay on the culture of American corn; memoranda on the manufacture of gunpowder and the construction of the Brandywine mills; memoranda on American manufactures and the tariff; and notes on travels to Pittsburgh (1806) and Angelica, N.Y. (1808).
Also included are papers concerning the South Brandywine Rangers (a militia unit during the War of 1812); legal agreements concerning the acquisition of property for the Delaware powder mills and the importation of Merino sheep; du Pont's shares in the Wilmington & Philadelphia Turnpike Co.; rules and regulations of the Philadelphia & Wilmington Steam Boat Co. (1829); patents and lists of lands owned by du Pont near Pittsburgh and in Virginia; estate papers of Dr. Pierre Didier; and a letter from Louis McLane regarding information from Delaware for his census of manufactures.
A. Accounts
Box
7 “Reçu de Papa - depensé pour lui”, 1801
7 “Dépenses Relatives aux M[archan]d[ise]s", 1801
7 “Objets Reçus par le William et Mary v[enan]t du Havre. Notes pour faire les comptes particuliers” of Pichon, Pouchet Belmare, Breüil, Bureaux de Pusy, du Pont de Nemours, E.I. du Pont, Victor du Pont, et al., 1801
7 “Compte particulier d'Irénée”, 1801
7 “Comptes personels - voyage en france”, 1801
7 Household accounts, 1801-1802
7 Bill of lading for barrels, furniture, clothes, etc., shipped on the schooner Betzy from New York to Wilmington, 1802; framed
7 Delaware and Chesapeake Canal, 1805
7 E.I. du Pont in account with Raphael Du Planty, 1806, 1808-1809
7 “Purchase of Merino Sheep” in Philadelphia and Baltimore, 1810
7 Bills - education of Victorine du Pont from Mrs. R. Capron, 1803
7 Bills - education of Victorine du Pont from John B. Niles, 1804
7 Bills - education of Victorine du Pont from Mme Marie Rivardi, 1905-1806, 1808
7 Bills - education of Victorine du Pont from William French, 1809
7 Bills - education of Victorine du Pont from Nicholas McHenry, 1804
7 Bills - subscriptions to [Relf's]Philadelphia Gazette, 1805, 1807
7 Bills - subscription to Port Folio, 1809-1810
7 Bills submitted - Bradun and Rice salt, candles, beef, pork, 1802-1803, 1806
7 Bills submitted - Franois Breuil for E.I. du Pont's passage from New York to France on the Benjamin Franklin, 1800 December
7 Bills submitted - Joseph Bringhurst postage, 1803, 1805
7 Bills submitted - Peter Brynberg printing fifty copies of a petition to the legislature, 1810
7 Bills submitted - Edward Gilpin, Treasurer of the Wilmington Bridge, 1808-1809, 1811
7 Bills submitted - David Kirkpatrick, 1803-1804
7 Bills submitted - Robert Galbreath and Thomas Robinson for county, road and poor taxes, 1806-1808
7 Bills submitted - Valentine McNeal, boots and shoes, 1808-1810
7 Bills submitted - H. Naff, auctioneer cow and two colts, 1810
7 Bills submitted - John Patterson, linen and velvet, 1806, 1809-1810
7 Bills submitted - Aaron and Peter Paulson, dry goods, 1806, 1808-1810
7 Bills submitted - George and William Simmons and Clark and Simmons, lumber, 1808, 1810-1811
7 Bills submitted - John White and Co., crockery, 1804, 1806, 1808-1809, 1811
7 Bills submitted - William Young for the Manufacturers' Association, 1811
7 Bills submitted - provisions for both the E.I. du Pont household and farm, board and whiskey for the farm hands, farness and carriage repairs, livestock and stud fees, blacksmiths and carpenters, grass and clover seed, paper, etc.
7 Checks drawn by E.I. du Pont on the Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine and on the Bank of Delaware, 1808-1809, 1811
7 Promissory notes and sight drafts
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8 Expenses for E.I. du Pont's trip from Wilmington to Dover in connection with the October election, 1813
8 "Note D'Avances faites par E.I. du Pont pour Compte de Mess. du Pont de Nemours, Pere Fils and Cie diverses Epoques", 1801-1814
8 Account with the State Bank at Camden, 1814
8 Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine in account with E.I. du Pont, with bank book, 1810-1815
8 Peter Jaquett's statement of expenses on farm leases by him to E.I. du Pont with receipt for farm rent, 1815
8 Account with E.I. du Pont for ship Vesta, 1816
8 Bank book, " E.I. du Pont with Farmers' B[ank] Wilmington", 1813-1818
8 William Young's account with E.I. du Pont, 1818
8 Pamphlet, "E.I. du Pont in a/c with A. Fountain & Co. 1821-1822"
8 Pamphlet, "E.I. du Pont in a/c with Esaac Pierson", 1821-1822
8 Bills/receipts - subscription to Agricultural Museum, 1812
8 Bills/receipts - subscription to Archives of Useful Knowledge, 1813
8 Bills/receipts - subscription to Aurora for the Country, 1822
8 Bills/receipts - subscription to Emporium, 1814, 1816
8 Bills/receipts - subscription to Le Mediateur , 1814
8 Bills/receipts - subscription to Niles' Weekly Register, 1820-1822
8 Bills/receipts - subscription to Patron of Industry, 1820
8 Bills/receipts - subscription to Port Folio, 1819
8 Bills/receipts - subscription to Relf's Philadelphia Gazette, 1812
8 Bills/receipts - subscription to Republican, 1822
8 Bills/receipts - John W. Chapman [of Dickinson College?], tuition for Alfred V. du Pont, 1815
8 Bills/receipts - Jared Chestnut, 1819
8 Bills/receipts - repairs to chairs
8 Bills/receipts - Clark and Leonard, lumber, 1812-1813
8 Bills/receipts - David Kirkpatrick taxes on four dogs, 1814
8 Bills/receipts - Cyrus Lamborn, groceries and liquors, 1819-1820, 1822
8 Bills/receipts - Valentine McNeal, boots and shoes;, 1813-1814, 1816
8 Bills/receipts - William Martin for farm hands' wages, 1815, 1817
8 Bills/receipts - Jacob Pierson for butter, eggs, meat, 1821-1822
8 Bills/receipts - Marinus W. Pike, two gilt frames, 1820
8 Bills/receipts - John Pogue, receipt for $270 from Mr. Lopes Dias through E.I. du Pont, prisoners in France, 1820
8 Bills/receipts - P. W. Rothwell, Spanish sheep dog, 1812
8 Bills/receipts - George and William Simmons, lumber, 1812-1813
8 Bills/receipts - Thomas A. Starrett, Spanish cigars, 1818, 1821-1822
8 Bills/receipts - Anthony Vitry, epaulettes and a sword knot, 1813
8 Bills/receipts - John White and Co., glassware, 1813-1815
8 Bills/receipts - G. Whitelock, cherry bedstead, 1813
8 Bills/receipts - William Young, Son and Co. receipt for wool from E.I. du Pont, 1817
8 Bills/receipts - Many more including those for plastering and carpentry, clock and gun repairs, carriage and horse hire, hatters, tailors, shoemakers, farm equipment, mowing, hay and oats, stud fees, provisions, etc.
8 Checks drawn by E.I. du Pont on the Farmers' Bank and the Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine State Bank at Camden, check from E.I. du Pont to Rembrant Peale for $251 [in payment for portraits of Evelina and Victorine du Pont and three gilt frames]., 1815-1817
8 Promissory notes of E.I. du Pont including 45 payable to Victor du Pont and two to Victor and Charles du Pont and Co., 1815-1817, 1818
8 Sight drafts
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9 "E.I. Dupont with A. Fountain and Co., from January 1, 1823" ;
9 Statement, Henry J. Pepper, 1824
9 Statement, Henry Grimes "E.I. du Pont in a/c with A. Fountain and Co.", 1824, 1825
9 "1825 Store Book"
9 Memo on Delaware and Chesapeake Canal bills due, 1827
9 "Terms agreed with A. Fountain for the rent of the mill and house from 1st of april 1832...to 1st august 1836"
9 "Coompte des depenses des moutons achetes de Livingston aux quelles il y aura ajouter celles de fret du batiment paye pour Girard..". [in Bauduy's hand]
9 "Depense d'agriculture", memo on wool and fleece
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to American Farmer, 1831
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to Courrier des Etats-unis, 1830
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to Delaware Advertiser, 1831
Bills/receipts - subscription to Delaware Register, or Farmer's manufactureres', and mechanics' advocate, 1829
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9 Bills/receipts - subscription to Franklin Journal and American Mechanics' Magazine, 1826, 1828
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to Journal inutile, 1825
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to New York American Advocate, 1831
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to The New York Statesman, 1823
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to Niles' Weekly Register, 1823, 1825
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to Patriot & Watchman, 1829
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to The Pennsylvania Whig, 1831
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to Philosophical Magazine, 1834
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to Political Economist, 1824
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to Republican, 1824
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to The Sporting Magazine, 1824
9 Bills/receipts - subscription to United States Gazette, 1831
9 Submitted bills - H.C. Carey and I. Lea books, 1825-1826
9 Submitted bills - Robert Carr of Bartram's Garden, bushes, 1825
9 Submitted bills - Jared Chestnut, chairs, 1823
9 Submitted bills - J.W. Claghorn, Saxony sheep bought at auction, 1826
9 Submitted bills - William H. Clark furniture bought by Cadets [Henry] du Pont and R.S. Smith
9 Submitted bills - Blondin Constant tuition for Henry du Pont at Mt. Airy College, 1823, 1825
9 Submitted bills - Charles J. Cox camel's hair brushes for Miss DuPont
9 Submitted bills - Benjamin Devou shoes, 1823-1824
9 Submitted bills - Jonas P. Fairlamb, surveying, 1825
9 Submitted bills - Franklin Institute, annual dues, 1829
9 Submitted bills - Harriet Grimshaw, tuition for Sophie du Pont, 1825
9 Submitted bills - J. H. Laycock, chairs, 1824
9 Submitted bills - Library Company, dues, 1823
9 Submitted bills - George C. MCCall, receipt to E.I. du Pont for a deed from Archibald McCall for land in Butler, Armstrong, and Clearfield Cos. [Pa.], 1826
9 Submitted bills - P. Perdriaux, French china tea set, 1824
9 Submitted bills - Stephen E. Rice private tuition for Alexis I. du Pont and James I. Bidermann, 1831
9 Submitted bills - C. F. [Sheffeld?] piano for Eleuthera du Pont, 1823
9 Submitted bills - George Simmons, meat, 1823, 1826
9 Submitted bills - Dr. John Trenor, New York dentist, 1830
9 Submitted bills - G. D. Vanzyle, books
9 Submitted bills - John White & Co., mirrors, 1823, 1825, undated
9 Submitted bills - Basil Williamson of the Mansion Hotel, Washington, DC, 1827
9 Submitted bills - Other bills and receipts for provisions, whiskey and wine, glassware and silver, carpeting, soap, lamp oil, cloth and tailoring, medical treatments, carriage and horse hire, farm equipment, taxes, etc.
9 Promissory notes and sight drafts, including E.I. du Pont's note to Charles I. du Pont and Co. for $2350, 1834
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - Frederick Brown for medicines, 1834 October
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - From the undertaker Robert R. Bringhurst, 1834 November
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - from Dr. John Moore and Dr. William Gibson for medical attendance, 1834 December, 1835 January
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - from C. Carle for binding the American Farmer and Niles' Weekly Register;, 1835 March
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - "Inventory of the goods, chattles, andc late of E.I. du Pont de Nemours of Christiana Hundred", listing livestock, furniture, stock shares, silver, library of 4000 volumes, 1835 January
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - Joseph H. Hillings, receipt "for service of Eclipse Lightfoot to gray mare property of E.I. du Pont's heirs", 1835 February
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - " F.G. Smith's bill against Estate of E. I. D. P.", 1835 April
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - William Martin, receipt for $50 from Alfred V. du Pont for claims against E.I. du Pont's estate, 1835 November
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - "Expenditures of A. du Pont for Acc't of E.I. du Pont's Estate to 1st Oct 1836"
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - "Account of Estate", 1834 November-circa 1836-1837
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - Evan H. Thomas, Register of New Castle Co., certifying that Alfred V. and Charles I. du Pont are administrators of E.I. du Pont's estate, 1837 May
9 Estate of E.I. du Pont bills for items purchased in 1833 and 1834, paid by Alfred V. du Pont and F. G. Smith in 1835 - "Messrs Waters and Laird in account with the Estate of E.I. du Pont" for rent of the cotton mills, 1832-1838
B. Copybooks and School Notes, 1785-1799, undated
108 items
Scope and Content
Lessons taken by E.I. du Pont while studying at Bois-Des-fosses, and notes made by him on courses at the College Royal, Régie des Poudres and the Jardin des Plantes, Paris covering the subjects of botany, physics, chemistry, natural history, Latin, and horticulture.
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10 "Noms des arbres, arbustres, and plantes du jardin du Roi l'Isle de France, 21 juin 1785"; 10 pages
10 "Mineralogie de l'Islands", 1785; 5 pages
10 "Physique", 1787; 30 pages
10 "Cours distoire naturelle de M. Daubenton au College Royal", "Cours de Physique du College Royal par M. Le Febre", 1788-1789
10 Memorandum which mentions Benjamin Franklin's discovery of electricity, circa 1789
10 "Cours du Citoyen Desfontaines au Jardin des Plantes à Paris", 1799; 53 pages
10 "Philosophie chimique" [incomplete]; 258 pages
10 "Mineralogie du Japon"
10 "Fragmens d'historie naturelle tires des elemens de mineralogie de M. Sage"; 12 pages
10 "Talbe entomologique des genres et des espèces, avec les corps dont ils se nourissent et sur lesquels on les trouvent"; 50 pages
10 "Observations sur les six espèces de sels qui se trouvent daus les platras et sur l’union constants de chaque base alkaline à un acide particulier"; 12 pages
10 "Pêche de la Baleine"
10 "L'Ellebore Noir"
10 "Miroir ardent de M. De Buffon"
10 "Recepte pour Embaumer les oiseaux"
10 "Sels"
10 "Méthode Entomologique de M. Géoffrio"; 7 pages
10 "Méthode employée pour fabriquer le plâtre artificiel"; 8 pages
10 Two specimens of dried plants, 1785, 1788-1790
10 Daily lessons in botany, physics, and chemistry, 1785, 1788-1790
10 Notes on natural history, horticulture, Latin, chemistry
C. Writings and Notes
Scope and Content
Consists of E.I. du Pont's writings and notes, with a focus on botany and powder manufacture.
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11 "Methode employee pour la culture du mays dans l'amerique Septentrionale"; 3 pages
11 Botanical - Description and history of Michaux's French gardens in the United States; 4 pages
11 Botanical - On "raisin de mer"
11 Botanical - "Notte de diverses graines que M. Amelot desirerait tirer d'Amerique"
11 Botanical - "Graines envoyees [to Lelieur] en france en 1808", 1808
11 Botanical - "Liste d'arbres demander en france"
11 Botanical - Catalogue - "Seeds of American Trees Shrubs and c.", seeds for Homberg and freres of Le Havre and for other Frenchmen
11 Botanical - lists of seeds and trees for Madame Bonaparte, La Peyrouse, Morel, Riffault, Robin, Dreux, Michely, Thouin, Amelot, Lelieur, and Homberg & Frères (of Le Havre), in France
11 Powder Manufacture - "Memoire sur le Salpêtre" [incomplete]; 44 pages
11 Powder Manufacture - "manière de preparer le charabon pour la confection de la Poudre"; 8 pages
11 Powder Manufacture - "Notes relataives à la fabrique de Poudre"; 8 pages
11 "De l'emplacement et des constructions necessaires pour l'etablissement d'une fabriqie de Poudre", circa 1801; 5 pages, with a fair copy, 6 pages
11 Powder Manufacture - "Apperçu des dépenses et des Produits d'une Fabrique de Poudre à feu dams les Etats-unis"; 3 pages with a later copy of 4 pages
11 Powder Manufacture - "Project d'etablissement d'une fabrique de Poudre de guerre et de chasse dans les Etatus-unis"; 10 pages
11 Powder Manufacture - "Evaluation approximatiave de ce qui peuvent couter l'acquisition d'un terrein et la construction des Batimens propres à une manufacture de poudre à tirer"; 3 pages
11 Powder Manufacture - note on Lavoisier's method of refining saltpetre; 2 pages
11 Powder Manufacture - Citizen Chumpi's method for making poudre ronde; 1 pages
11 Powder Manufacture - French government proof of powder; 4 pages
11 Powder Manufacture - "Estimation des dépenses nécessaires pour l’établissement de la manufacture de poudre", in two undated versions; 1 page each
11 Powder Manufacture - brief notes on powder formulae and grainage
11 Tariffs, American - 1828, 1831 - "Tariff proposed by the Harrisburgh convention"; 2 pages
11 Tariffs, American - 1828, 1831 - "Comparison between the Bill before congress as reported by the committee on manufacturers and the present tariff in relation to coarse woollen"; 6 pages
11 Tariffs, American - 1828, 1831 - resolution of the acting committees of the New Jersey Society for the Promotion of Manufacturers and the Mechanic Arts at Paterson, N. J., 1828 February 9; 4 pages
11 Tariffs, American - 1828, 1831 - resolution on cotton and the Southern states, circa 1824; 2 pages
11 Tariffs, American - 1828, 1831 - du Pont's answer to an article (“The manufacturers" published in the Delaware gazette discussing the attitude taken by manufacturers on the tariff issue in a recent election, 1827; 4 pages
11 Description of three kinds of glue in Europe
11 "Méthode employée pour fabriquer le Platre artificial"
11 Traveling notes and accounts on E.I. du Pont's trip from Genesee, 1808
11 Travel notes and accounts concerning visits to Pittsburgh and to Angelica, N.Y., 1806, 1808; 5 pages
D. Special File
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12 Book lists - DuPont's note on arrangements of his press with the Duc de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt for publication of the latter's Voyage dans les Etats-Unis d’Amérique fait en 1795, 1796 et 1797 (published at Paris in Mch 1799); 4 pages
12 Book lists - summary titled "Etat des volumes de texte et des planches de l'Encyclopedie méthodique, par ordre de matières, qui se trouvent à la Bibliothèque de Good-Stay"; 4 pages
12 Book lists - " Note de Livres envoyes la Societe Philosophique de Philadelphie"; Two copies; 1 page and 2 pages
12 Book lists - "Catalogue of articles relative to gunpowder and gunnery taken from the abridged addition [sic] of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Hutton, Shaw, and Pearson, from 1665 to 1800", a copy in the hand of Alfred V. du Pont of the list compiled by E.I. du Pont in 1800; 4 pages
12 Book lists - others untitled
12 South Brandywine Rangers (Delaware Militia), of which du Pont was a captain, 1814-1818 - "Papers relative to equiping & payment of volunteers" - statement exhibiting the full pay to which each man composing the companies of E.I. du Pont & R[ober]t McCall would have been entitled to, in cas[e the] Government had paid for both these companies...,” with list of 143 men, 1814-1816
12 South Brandywine Rangers (Delaware Militia), of which du Pont was a captain, 1814-1818 - “Address delivered to the two companies of Brandywine rangers by their captains Victor and E.I. du Pont”, 1814
12 South Brandywine Rangers (Delaware Militia), of which du Pont was a captain, 1814-1818 - Tally of votes for election of officers, 1814
12 South Brandywine Rangers (Delaware Militia), of which du Pont was a captain, 1814-1818 - List of volunteers for re-organized South Brandywine Rangers, 1814
12 South Brandywine Rangers (Delaware Militia), of which du Pont was a captain, 1814-1818 - Notice by Charles I. du Pont, secretary of the committee for revision of rules for the three companies of Brandywine Rangers, captained by E.I. du Pont, Victor du Pont, and Robert McCall, 1814
12 South Brandywine Rangers (Delaware Militia), of which du Pont was a captain, 1814-1818 - List of subscribers to the cost of caps and uniform buttons
12 South Brandywine Rangers (Delaware Militia), of which du Pont was a captain, 1814-1818 - Pay rolls, receipts for uniforms and muskets, absentees from parade, etc.
12 South Brandywine Rangers (Delaware Militia), of which du Pont was a captain, 1814-1818 - Other related items regarding equipment, musters, payments, duty, and orders, pertinent correspondence, addresses, and financial records
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - agreement between William Hamon and Jacob Broom concerning property later acquired by E.I. du Pont for the site of his powder mills, 1802
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - power of attorney of E.I. du Pont to du Pont de Nemours concerning Bois-des-Fossés, certified copy, 1808
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - E.I. du Pont's proxy for Victor du Pont concerning Bois-des-Fossés, 1809
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - agreement between Peter Bauduy and E.I. du Pont, concerning Ferdinand Bauduy, 1809
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - articles of agreement between Caleb Kirk and Job Harvey for Kirk's purchase of the Rockford (or Millford) property on the Brandywine, New Castle Co., Del., 1813
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - Nine shares in the Wilmington & Philadelphia Turnpike Co., issued to E.I. du Pont, 1814
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - "Draft of the constitution of the Society for encouraging & protecting the useful arts, trades, & manufacturers in N[ew] C[astle] Co. [Del.] & its vicinity...", 1815
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - William Young of Rockland Farm, "terms agreeably to which country sheep will be farmed out with full blooded rams and thus increase", circa 1812-1813
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - memorandum of rules and regulations of the Philadelphia & Wilmington Steam Boat Co., issued by du Pont and other shareholders, 1829
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 -E.I. du Pont, list of deeds to or from Louis McLane, G. B. Milligan, 1812-1813
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - Agreement between Thomas Baker and E.I. du Pont for sale of du Pont's wool, 1814
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - E.I. du Pont's bond for $2,124 to Rumford Dawes William Young, 1812
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - Copy of assignment on mortgage, signed John Torbert, to Isaac Harvey, Jr., witness by E.I. du Pont, 1829
12 Legal documents and agreements, 1802-1834 - E.I. du Pont's bond for $30,000 to Grant & Stone, 1834
12 Land papers, 1785-1818 - Patents for "Betsey's Retreat", "Isle de Rhe", and "Kensington" in Westmoreland Co. [now Allegheny Co., Pa.] to Peter Audrain, all signed by Benjamin Franklin, President of the Supreme Executive Council of the State of Pa., and by Charles Biddle, Secretary, 1787
12 Land papers, 1785-1818 - Deeds and indentures nos. 119, 120, 122 from Peter Audrain to Cropley Rose for "Betsey's Retreat", "Isle de Rhe", and "Kensington", 1792
12 Land papers, 1785-1818 - Pennsylvania survey nos. 115, 116, 120 for Peter Audrain on Ohio River land, 1785
12 Land papers, 1785-1818 - release of John Richard and wife of Philadelphia to Nicholas Darcel of Paris, of three tracts of land in Allegheny Co., Pa. (being the same ones patented by Peter Audrain in 1787), 1800
12 Land papers, 1785-1818 - letter of David McKeehan to Anthony Gerarde [Girard?] of New York, with map, describing the lands of Nicholas Darcel at Pittsburgh, 1807
12 Land papers, 1785-1818 - List of E.I. du Pont's lands in Butler and Armstrong Cos. [Pa.] and in Pennsylvania and Virginia, circa 1818
12 Miscellaneous papers, 1785-1831 and undated - verses to his mother on her birthday, 1783, 1785
12 Miscellaneous papers, 1785-1831 and undated - Extract from Dr. Pierre Didier's marriage contract from the minutes of the "Chancellerie du Consulat de la Republique franaise Philadelphie"
12 Miscellaneous papers, 1785-1831 and undated - Copy of Dr. Pierre Didier's 1827 will, naming E.I. du Pont executor and heir to the balance of Didier's estate after debts and claims are settled
12 Miscellaneous papers, 1785-1831 and undated - Dr. Pierre Didier, various receipts
12 Miscellaneous papers, 1785-1831 and undated - Election of 1813 - invitation for the manufacturers on the south side of the Brandywine to march together from Eleutherian Mills to the polls at Buck Tavern
12 Miscellaneous papers, 1785-1831 and undated - Election of 1813 - censure of E.I. du Pont's leading his company of militia to the polls in a military fashion, and question as to whether aliens can vote
12 Miscellaneous papers, 1785-1831 and undated - Election of 1813 - Two statements concerning Victor and E.I. du Pont
12 Protest of E.I. du Pont's promissory note to Victor du Pont, 1816
12 Personal cards - marked "E.I. du Pont" and Irénée du Pont
12 Letters and writings of others, 1801-32 and undated, most of which concern E.I. du Pont - extract of a letter of François Andre Michaux to Paul Saulnier, concerning the French gardens in the United States, 1801
12 Letters and writings of others, 1801-32 and undated, most of which concern E.I. du Pont - letter of Thomas Jefferson to the Secretary of War (Henry Dearborn), published in Chinard, Correspondence, 78 (from Jefferson's retained copy), without its enclosure (letter of E.I. du Pont to Jefferson, 20 July 1803)
12 Letters and writings of others, 1801-32 and undated, most of which concern E.I. du Pont - letter of the Adminstrateurs Généraux des Poudres et Salpêtres to the Ministre de la Guerre(Paris),transmitting an agency report, 1806
12 Letters and writings of others, 1801-32 and undated, most of which concern E.I. du Pont - letter of John Mason to Peter Bauduy, concerning Merino sheep and the quality of wool, 1810
12 Letters and writings of others, 1801-32 and undated, most of which concern E.I. du Pont - letters of Joshua Bond to William Thornton, and Thornton to Peter Bauduy, concerning the breeding of horses, 1812
12 Letters and writings of others, 1801-32 and undated, most of which concern E.I. du Pont - letter of Caesar A. Rodney to William Warner, about printing of handbills, 1821
12 Letters and writings of others, 1801-32 and undated, most of which concern E.I. du Pont - letter of Louis McLane, Secretary of the Treasury, to Andrew Gray (copy), discussing an economic survey of Delaware manufacturers which was published as on official government document, 1832
12 Letters and writings of others, 1801-32 and undated, most of which concern E.I. du Pont - "Some Instructions respecting Madder Root as cultivated in asia minor"
12 Letters and writings of others, 1801-32 and undated, most of which concern E.I. du Pont - "Remede contre la pourriture des brebis" and p "[our] le devoiement", in Du Planty's hand (regards treatment of sheep diseases)
12 Letters and writings of others, 1801-32 and undated, most of which concern E.I. du Pont - Extract from English law, that any British "artificer" who works abroad without returning to Great Britain within six months of an official warning, shall be considered an alien and must forfeit his rights in Britain.
III. Sophie (Dalmas) du Pont, 1792-1827
Scope and Content
The letters of Mrs. E.I. du Pont (1792-1827) areprimarily written to her husband and contain many details of their life in France prior to 1799. There are also three ledgers of household accounts.
A. Outgoing Correspondence
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13 Outgoing Correspondence, 1792-1798
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14 Charles Dalmas (brother) describes in detail the progress on the construction of the Brandywine house and barn, and forwarding news from Victor du Pont that du Pont de Nemours has safely arrived in France, 1802; 2 items
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13-14 Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (husband) - Various including correspondence to Washington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York relating information in his absence on the powder company and powder orders; shipment on the sloop Richard of 5 "caisses conttenant le reste des livres de notre bonpapa [du Pont de Nemours]"; and Evelina (du Pont) Bidermann's pregnancy, 1792-1818; 296 items
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14 Gabrielle Josephine (de La Fite de Pelleport) du Pont
14 Mme Victor Marie du Pont (sister-in-law), 1808
14 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (father-in-law) on removal of the E.I. du Pont family from Goodstay to their Brandywine log house, soon after du Pont de Nemours' departure for France, 1802-1803; 2 items
B. Incoming Correspondence
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14 Henry J. Pepper concerning her account with him for jewelry and silver, 1818
14 Unknown correspondent with a "Recette de Mon Oncle Victor" for punch and a "Recette de Mr. McCall", undated
14 Sophie Bernier; 2 items
14 Marie Chotard
C. Special Papers
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14 Accounts - Household expenses, servants' wages, clothing, furniture, plantings, 1819-1827; 3 volumes
14 "Compte des depense que j'ai faite p[ou]r Charles [Dalmas] et de l'argent qu'il a reu", 1822-1825
14 "Mrs. E.I. du Pont's Account with A. Fountain and Co.", 1825-1827
14 "Mrs. E.I. du Pont whith Fanny Martin "for butter, eggs, turkeys, 1822-1823
14 Miscellaneous bills and receipts for cloth, notions, ribbons, shoes, gloves, cravats, ticking, candles, lamp oil, carpeting, dyeing, ruffins, butter, milk, meat, flour, etc.
14 Power of attorney from Madame du Pont and her brother, Charles Dalmas, to Philippe Nicolas Harmand of Paris, 1809