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Barry, Henry

 Person

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Henry Barry, 1974 May 1

 Series — Box: 6, Tape: 245
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewer: Mary Sam Ward

The relationship between the Barrys and the Crowninshields began around 1871. Barry describes his first meeting with Mrs. Crowninshield after her honeymoon in 1900. They relocated to Wilmington in 1910, where he was present for the restoration of Eleutherian Mills. His interview details his impressions of Louise du Pont Crowninshield, including her discouragement during the redecoration process and philanthropic activities in Boca Grande, as well as her general disposition and enjoyment of flowers and antiquing. There is also a short three minute interview with a former gardener of Mrs. Crowninshield who is unidentified.
Dates: 1974 May 1