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Victorine (du Pont) Bauduy correspondence, 1798-1861

Accession: WMSS-VIIdentifier: WMSS-VI-I.-A.


  • Creation: 1798-1861

Scope and Contents

Victorine du Pont Bauduy's papers cover a period of sixty years. As a woman of means, she was able to pursue her interests, which included education and literature. Outgoing letters dating from 1803 to 1861 were written to her mother, siblings, nieces and nephews, and friends. The letters primarily discuss family matters, health, sewing, clothing, weather, and household administration, particularly the management of servants. Incoming letters dating from 1798 to 1861 were written by family and friends. Letters from school friends document their interest in fashion, visits, courting, and literature. Of particular note are exchanges with Antoinette Brevost, a member of a French refugee family who established a girl's school in Pittsburgh before going on to teach at Natchez.


From the Series: 6 Linear Feet

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