E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Secretary's Department
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). The du Ponts purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware. The pulp keg mill, after the powder yards closed, was used for record storage by the DuPont Company. (Currently, it is a Hagley Museum and Library property, the Hall of Records.) In 1903, the DuPont Company's Executive Committee established the Experimental Station, a research facility located on the banks of the Brandywine Creek across from the du Pont's first black powder works. This collection consists of photographs and negatives from the DuPont Company's Secretary's Department showing the Hall of Records at various times and one aerial view of the Experimental Station.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company, established in 1802. The Secretary’s Offices was raised to departmental rank on June 1, 1947. The Secretary’s Department was merged into the Legal Department on January 1, 1974. The records of the Secretary's Department are arranged in six series: Transcripts of annual stockholders’ meetings; Leases and agreements; Files on deceased board members; Records division; Stock records; Special committee on 150th anniversary.