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Houses on Breck's Lane, Delaware list of renters

circa 1940
 Collection
Accession: 2013

Abstract

Homes on Breck's Lane were owned by William Winder "Chick” Laird Jr. (1910-1989), and served as workers' housing. Laird was the director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The record is a single sheet listing the houses on Breck's Lane near Wilmington, Delaware, that were originally workers' housing attached to the Brandywine Works of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.

Dates

  • circa 1940

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

Historical Note

Homes on Breck's Lane were owned by William Winder "Chick” Laird Jr. (1910-1989), and served as workers' housing. Laird was the director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and a financial advisor, starting his own brokerage firm in Wilmington, Delaware.

Scope and Contents

The record is a single sheet listing the houses on Breck's Lane near Wilmington, Delaware, that were originally workers' housing attached to the Brandywine Works of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The list appears to have been prepared by W. W. Laird Jr. in settling the estate of his mother, Mary Alletta Belin du Pont Laird (1878-1938), which owned the properties. The list enumerates the individual houses, the renter, and the monthly rent. Many of the occupants are retired powder workers and their families.

Related Materials

Houses on Breck's Lane, Delaware photographs (Accession 1969.048), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Houses on Breck's Lane, Delaware list of renters
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Laurie Sather

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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