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Plan of old garden at Eleutherean [sic] Mills drawing

1925
 Collection
Accession: 1971-458

Abstract

Victorine Elizabeth du Pont Foster (1849-1934), daughter of Henry du Pont (1812-1889) and Louisa Gerhard du Pont (1816-1900), grew up at Eleutherian Mills, near Wilmington, Delaware. The drawing is a detailed plan of the formal garden at Eleutherian Mills. Placement of trees, flowers, and vines, etc., are indicated on the drawing.

Dates

  • 1925

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 drawing ; 12 x 9 in.

Biographical Note

Victorine Elizabeth du Pont Foster (1849-1934), daughter of Henry du Pont (1812-1889) and Louisa Gerhard du Pont (1816-1900), grew up at Eleutherian Mills, near Wilmington, Delaware. Her mother and her sister Evelina du Pont (1840-1938) lived there until 1890, when an explosion forced them to vacate the house.

Scope and Content

The drawing is a detailed plan of the formal garden at Eleutherian Mills. Placement of trees, flowers, and vines, etc., are indicated on the drawing. Captions indicate that the garden is "shown as it was about 1880," and was "drawn in 1925 from memory." This drawing apparently hung in Louise du Pont Crowninshield's bedroom at Eleutherian Mills when she lived there.

Location

Z6-3, DF Box A1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Plan of old garden at Eleutherean [sic] Mills drawing
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400