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Sophie Dalmas du Pont papers, 1792-1827

Accession: LMSS-IIIIdentifier: LMSS-III-III.


  • Creation: 1792-1827


Scope and Content

The correspondence between Sophie Dalmas du Pont and her husband E.I. du Pont dates from 1792 through 1817. Much of the correspondence was written prior to the family's emigration to the United States in 1799 and contains details of their life in France. The letters include information on child rearing, health and medicinal recipes, and diet. The correspondence documents her domestic responsibilities and supervison of the family's farm and vineyards. The letters, affectionate in tone, express the couple's mutual sadness at being apart and reflect a companionate marriage.

Her papers include three household account ledgers dating from 1819 to 1827, which were used to record expenses for groceries, clothing, and domestic servants' wages. The ledgers also document production at the family's farm. Bills and receipts date from 1803 to 1827, document purchases of groceries, fabrics, and shoes.


From the Collection: 6 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA