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S. Hallock du Pont collection of du Pont family photographs

1883-1913
 Collection
Identifier: 1975-280

Abstract

Lammot du Pont (1831-1884) was a chemist and inventor, he was the grandson of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, more commonly known as the DuPont Company. This collection contains photographs of Brandywine, Hagley area, and the family of Lammot du Pont and Mary Belin du Pont (1839-1913).

Dates

  • 1883-1913

Creator

Extent

73 item(s)

General Physical Description

66 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 4.5 in., 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in., 1 photographic print : b&w ; 11 x 14 in., 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 82 in. and 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

Biographical Note

Lammot du Pont (1831-1884) was a chemist and inventor, he was the grandson of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, more commonly known as the DuPont Company. The DuPont Company was a chemical company which began with the production of gunpowder. Lammot du Pont invented B blasting powder, using Chilean sodium nitrate instead of the previously used potassium nitrate (saltpeter) from India. In 1879, he resigned from the DuPont Company and formed the Repauno Chemical Company to manufacture high explosives.

Lammot du Pont married Mary Belin du Pont (1839-1913) in 1865. The couple had eleven children. The family moved from the Brandywine to Philadelphia and lived at 3500 Powelton Avenue. Lammot du Pont died in an explosion on March 29, 1884. In 1892, Mary Belin du Pont had a family home built called Saint Amour in Wilmington, Delaware.

S. Hallock du Pont (1901-1974) is the grandchild of Lammot du Pont and Mary Belin du Pont. Their sixth child, William Kemble du Pont (1874-1907) was his father and his mother was Ethel Fleet Hallock (1876-1951). The couple married in 1899 and had three children.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of seventy-three photographs, mostly related to the Brandywine Valley area and the du Pont family. The Brandywine Creek and the Hagley Powder Yards are pictured, as well as the DuPont Company Second Office, Christ Church, Goodstay, Eleutherian Mills, St. Amour, Upper Louviers, Lower Louviers, Nemours, Hagley House, and Lammot du Pont's Philadelphia home at 3500 Powelton Avenue. There is also an oversized photograph of the DuPont Company's powder wagon and a panorama of the Tower Hill School and Henry Clay Village area. Individual du Pont family members pictured include Lammot du Pont's aunt Emma Paulina du Pont (1827-1914), Mary Belin du Pont's nieces, Mary "May" Lammot Belin Robertson (1869-1949), and Alice Belin du Pont (1872-1944); and several of Lammot and Mary Belin du Pont's children: Louisa d'Andelot du Pont (1868-1926), Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954), Sophie Madeleine (1871-1894), Henry Belin du Pont (1873-1902), William Kemble du Pont (1874-1907), Irenee du Pont (1876-1963), Mary Alletta Belin (1878-1938), Isabella Mathieu du Pont (1882-1946), Margaretta Lammot du Pont (1884-1973), and Lammot du Pont (1880-1952).

In addition, there are several photographs of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 showing exterior views of the Johore Bungalow, as well as the State Buildings of Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Kentucky.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
S. Hallock du Pont collection of du Pont family photographs
Status:
Online
Author:
Laurie Rizzo
Date:
2013
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