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James F. Toy, Sr., 1964 April 20

1964 April 20
 File — Box: 6, Reel: 292
Accession: 1970-370


  • 1964 April 20


Biographical Note

James F. Toy, Sr. came from a family of Irish immigrants who worked in the Wilmington area and for the du Ponts. His great-grandfather worked in the DuPont mills, his grandfather ran a saloon and grocery store at Henry Clay Village, and his father was a carpenter. He worked in the powder mills from 1907 to 1908.

Scope and Content

Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and George H. Gibson in Wilmington, Delaware

Toy describes his salary and working conditions during that time. He later made his career in carpentry. In his interview, he discusses the demolition of the mills, his impressions of Louise du Pont Crowninshield and Colonel du Pont, his work on A.I. du Pont's sunken gardens, his childhood in Long Row, and community relations at Hagley.

General Physical Description note

1 sound tape reel : 3.75 ips. TRT 1:21:20.


Box 6, Reel 292

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Additional Information


From the Collection: 5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA