Wilson family photographscirca 1860s-1942
- circa 1860s-1942
0.5 Linear Feet
General Physical Description
He was born in Newark, Delaware and later relocated with his family to Wilmington, Delaware where he attended the Col. Wyatt’s School. In October of 1872, he married Natalie Green Driver (1846-1912), daughter of Joshua Driver, who was the mayor of Wilmington in 1852. The couple settled in Wilmington at 1119 Market Street.
The Wilsons had six children: Rodgers Wilson, (1874-1923), Esther Driver Wilson (1875-1891), Natalie Driver Wilson (1877-1918), Andrew Wilson Jr., (1880-1897), Reynolds Driver Wilson, (1884-1948) and Paul Edmondstone Wilson (1886-1916). Esther and Andrew Jr. both died in their youth. Natalie Driver Wilson married Lammot du Pont (1880-1952) who was president of the DuPont Company from 1926 to 1940. The couple had eight children. Reynolds Driver Wilson married Deborah B.H. Wilson (1886-1970). Paul Edmondstone married Alice Hounsfield du Pont (later Buck) (1891-1967) on October 29, 1912 and had two children before Mr. Paul Wilson's death in 1916.
Natalie Green Wilson continued to live in Wilmington until her death in 1912. The couple is buried at Old Swedes Church in New Castle, Delaware.
Scope and Content
The Family photographs series contains portraits of Andrew Gray Wilson, Natalie Green Wilson and their five children. There are two snapshots of Andrew Gray Wilson standing with others on a dock of the Maryland Steel Company. The photographs of the Wilson children are mostly group portraits, with individual portraits only of Rodgers Wilson as a young boy and of Natalie Wilson du Pont (at various ages). There are portraits and snapshots of Lammot and Natalie du Pont and their eight children. The images of their children are unidentified. There are a sequence of images of an unidentified young man eating a piece of fruit (possibly a lemon) and an portrait engraving of T.C. du Pont.
Home interiors and exterior photographs date from around the 1940s. The photographs are mostly exterior views of residential homes. The house locations and owners are unidentified.
Family cars and dogs photographs are a few photographs of dogs that seem to have been family pets of the Lammot and Natalie du Pont family. There are a few photographs of cars that possibly also belonged to the Lammot and Natalie du Pont family.
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- Wilson family photographs
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