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Evelina (du Pont) Bidermann and her husband, James Antoine Bidermann, papers, 1796-1872

Accession: WMSS-VIIdentifier: WMSS-VI-II.


  • Creation: 1796-1872

Biographical Note

Evelina Gabrielle du Pont Bidermann was born in Paris and came to the United States in 1800. She attended the female seminary of Madame Rivardi in Philadelphia from 1807 to 1811 with her elder sister, Victorine du Pont Bauduy. In 1816, she married James Antoine Bidermann (1790-1865), one of her father's business associates. They had one child, James Irénée Bidermann (1817-1890). She and her husband traveled to France from 1827 to 1828 and 1837 to 1839.

Scope and Contents

Evelina du Pont Bidermann's papers consist primarily of outgoing correspondence to parents and sisters regarding family news, health, descriptions of fabrics and clothing, and the "servant problem." Incoming letters are primarily from Bidermann family members and female friends. Additional papers include copies of prayers and meditations, report cards from Madame Rivardi's school, medical records, and a poem by Evelina on the Battle of Lake Erie with a watercolor of Oliver Hazard Perry.

James Antoine Bidermann's papers consist of outgoing and incoming correspondence, letters of introduction from the Marquis de La Fayette, and property and estate papers.


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Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA