E. Paul du Pont collection of Hagley Yard and du Pont family photographs1882-1906
- Du Pont, E. Paul (Eleuthére Paul), 1887-1950 (Person)
- Gentieu, Pierre A., 1842-1930 (Photographer, Person)
0.25 Linear Foot
General Physcial Description
Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904), son of Alexis Irénée du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Maria Smith du Pont (1815-1876) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1870. In 1871 he began his career with the DuPont Company as an operator of graining mills. In 1874 he became a junior partner of the firm and later served in the highly important capacity of general manager, and as vice president, until his retirement in 1902. In 1888 he supervised the building of the blasting powder mills at Mooar, Iowa. At Carney's Point, New Jersey, he superintended the plant which produced smokeless powder for the manufacture of smokeless shotgun powder (Patent No. 503, 583).
Francis Gurney du Pont and Eliza Wigfa Simons du Pont married in 1871. The couple had ten children. E. Paul du Pont was the second to youngest child.
Scope and Content
There is also one photograph of smokeless powder manufacturing equipment at Carney's Point, New Jersey.
In addition, the collection contains seventeen photographs of various du Pont family members and houses, including E. Paul du Pont's brother Alexis Felix du Pont (1879-1948), their father and other sibilings, and the Jacob Broom House which was the residence of Francis G. du Pont, also known as the Hagley House.
Finally, there are five color postcards of Longwood Gardens and six photographs of an unidentified mining operation.
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- E. Paul du Pont collection of Hagley Yard and du Pont family photographs
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