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Gabrielle Shubrick Crofton and Alfred I. Du Pont individual portraits

circa 1875-1882
 Collection
Identifier: 1982-254

Abstract

Alfred Irénée du Pont (1864-1935) was the eldest son of E.I. du Pont (1829-1877). He joined the family gunpowder firm in 1884. Gabrielle Shubrick Crofton (1835-1894) was the daughter of Alfred I. du Pont's first cousin, Julia Sophia du Pont (1806-1882) and Irvine Shubrick (1797-1849). This collection consists of two individual portraits, one of Gabrielle Shubrick Crofton and the other of Alfred I. Du Pont.

Dates

  • circa 1875-1882

Creator

Extent

2 item(s)

General Physical Description

2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. and smaller.

Historical Note

Alfred Irénée du Pont (1864-1935) was the eldest son of E.I. du Pont (1829-1877). He joined the family gunpowder firm in 1884, after attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the 1902 reorganization, he became co-owner and general manager. As a result of a family quarrel, he left the firm in 1916 and eventually built his own banking and real estate empire in Florida. He was an accomplished musician and played the violin, flute, clarinet, cornet, piano, and bass and founded the Tankopanicum Musical Club in 1901.

Gabrielle Shubrick Crofton (1835-1894) was the daughter of Alfred I. du Pont's first cousin, Julia Sophia du Pont (1806-1882) and Irvine Shubrick (1797-1849). She was a granddaughter of Victor du Pont (1767-1827) and great-granddaughter of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817). She married Robert Erskine Anderson Crofton (1834-1898), an army officer, on January 7, 1864.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of two individual portraits, one of Gabrielle Shubrick Crofton and the other of Alfred I. Du Pont.

Location

L2-4

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Gabrielle Shubrick Crofton and Alfred I. Du Pont individual portraits
Status:
Date:
2015
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:
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