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Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)

 Organization

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Alice Belin du Pont letter to Haynes Battan

 Collection
Accession: 0835
Abstract:

Alice Belin du Pont (1872-1944) was a member of several social clubs and became very involved with philanthropic work. She was the daughter of Henry Belin Jr. (1843-1918) and Margaretta Lammot Belin (1846-1927), and wife of Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954). The letter is from du Pont to Haynes Battan (1898-1979), a Longwood employee.

Dates: undated

Eddie Dowling and Longwood Garden project oral histories (transcripts)

 Collection
Accession: 1875
Abstract:

Longwood Gardens is a series of formal display gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, that was developed by Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) after he purchased the site from the Peirce family in 1906. The collection is comprised of two oral history interview projects. The first is with Eddie Dowling (1889-1976), an actor, screenwriter, playwright, director, producer, songwriter, and composer. The second project is commissioned oral histories with people with remembrances of du Pont and the development of Longwood Gardens.

Dates: 1968; 1974-1975

Eleutherian Mills and Longwood Gardens aerial views

 Collection
Accession: 1968-017
Abstract:

Between 1802 and 1921, Eleutherian Mills was a gunpowder mill site used for the manufacture of explosives by the du Pont family business, which was founded by Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771–1834). Longwood Gardens is a series of formal display gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, that was developed by Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954), a descendent of E.I. du Pont. These are aerial views of the residence at Eleutherian Mills and Longwood Gardens taken by Dallin Aerial Surveys Company.

Dates: circa 1930s

Hugh Rodney Sharp papers regarding P. S. du Pont's estate

 Collection
Accession: 2719
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont (1870-1954) was the great-grandson of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and that company played a major role in P.S. du Pont's life. He is most well-known for developing the preeminent botanical gardens, Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The P. S. du Pont estate papers document the distribution of physical items from his Longwood estate in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in the years following his death.

Dates: 1954-1957

Longwood Gardens bungalows architectural drawings

 Collection
Accession: 2717
Abstract:

Longwood Gardens is a series of formal display gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania that was developed by Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) after he purchased the site from the Peirce family in 1906. The collection includes two 1925 blueprints for two of the three bungalows that were built at Longwood.

Dates: 1925

Longwood Gardens stereographs

 Collection
Accession: 1995-288
Abstract:

Longwood Gardens is a series of formal display gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, that was developed by Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) after he purchased the site from the Peirce family in 1906. In 1921 he constructed an extensive network of conservatories which contained plantings from many locales, including species from Africa and South America. This collection consists of two homemade stereographs showing different interior views of the conservatory.

Dates: 1934

Peirce family English background miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 1095
Abstract:

The five generation of the Peirce family owned farmland in Kennet Square, Pennsylvania. Over time the family added recreational facilities and opened the land to the public as "Peirce's Park" now Longwood Gardens. This small collection consists of photocopies of correspondence related the genealogy of the Peirce family.

Dates: 1968

"People are Inspired by display gardens" lecture and accompanying slides

 Collection
Accession: 1991-241
Abstract:

Russell J. Seibert (1914-2004) was the former director of Longwood Gardens. This collection consists of a typewritten script of a speech, a cassette recording of the speech, and accompanying slides.

Dates: 1978

P.S. du Pont photographs (Longwood)

 Collection
Accession: 1969-002
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont (1870-1954) was an industrialist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. from 1915 to 1919 and chairman of the board from 1919 to 1940. P.S. du Pont was the great grandson of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and the great-great-grandson and namesake of the French economist, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817). du Pont's personal life is well documented by the photographic collection he left, and it followed certain themes. The greatest of these may be horticultural interests which developed during his creation of the celebrated Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where he lived. du Pont made many foreign and domestic journeys and recorded his travels. His large extended family is included in this collection. This collection is organized into seven series: Longwood Gardens; Individuals and families; Groups and organizations; E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company; Trips and vacations; Places; and Culture, society, and service.

Dates: 1700s-1991; Majority of material found in 1860-1954

Richard E. Heckert papers

 Collection
Accession: 2070
Abstract:

Richard E. Heckert (1924-2010) was chairman and CEO of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1986 to 1989. His papers consist of his "personal" business files, most of which were generated by his membership on the boards of businesses and non-profit organizations.

Dates: 1973-1992

Sarah S. Dennen biographical notes

 Collection
Accession: 0385
Abstract:

Sarah Dennen (1882-1970) was a descendant of G.W. Peirce, the original owner of Peirce's Park (now Longwood Gardens). The collection includes biographical notes and brief reminiscence of Peirce's Park in the late nineteenth century.

Dates: undated

U.S. Route 1 plat, showing properties

 Collection
Accession: 1602
Abstract:

Route 1 is a major north-south U.S. highway extending from Florida to Maine. The plat depicts a small portion of Route 1 between Hamorton and the Anvil Inn, including P.S. du Pont's (1870-1952) Longwood Gardens.

Dates: circa 1930-1952