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Laird, W. W. (William Winder), 1910-1989



  • Existence: 1910 - 1989

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Catherine Irving letter to W.W. Laird

Accession: 1378

Catherine C. Irving (1884-1982) was the wife of Alexander Duer Irving (1873-1941). He was an aide to President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) at the Versailles peace treaty negotiations in 1919 after World War I. The letter from Irving to W.W. Laird (1910-1989), she recounts an anecdote about Col. H.A. du Pont (1838-1926).

Dates: 1973 January 14

Eddie Dowling and Longwood Garden project oral histories (transcripts)

Accession: 1875

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

Houses on Breck's Lane, Delaware list of renters

Accession: 2013

Homes on Breck's Lane were owned by William Winder "Chick” Laird Jr. (1910-1989), and served as workers' housing. Laird was the director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The record is a single sheet listing the houses on Breck's Lane near Wilmington, Delaware, that were originally workers' housing attached to the Brandywine Works of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.

Dates: circa 1940

W.W. Laird collection of graphic materials and family movies

Accession: 1994-316

William Winder ‘Chick” Laird, Jr. (1910-1989) was a director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and a financial advisor, starting his own brokerage firm in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection includes photographs of interiors and exteriors of du Pont family estates and homes in Delaware, as well as portraits and snapshots of du Pont and Laird family members. The collection also contains a large number of lantern slides, blueprints, maps, and film reels of home movies and family skits.

Dates: circa 1880-1975