Margaretta Lammot du Pont correspondenceCreation: 1888-1898
Margaretta Lammot du Pont (1807-1898) was the wife of Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856), who worked for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. This collection correspondence to du Pont from Joseph D. Reinboth, of Pennsylvania, and her grandson, T. Coleman du Pont (1863-1930).
- Creation: 1888-1898
- Du Pont, Margaretta Lammot, 1807-1898 (Recipient, Person)
- Du Pont, T. Coleman (Thomas Coleman), 1863-1930 (Correspondent, Person)
- Reinboth, Joseph D., 1815-1901 (Correspondent, Person)
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Margaretta Elizabeth Lammot (1807-1898) was the daughter of Daniel Lammot (1782-1877) and Suan Parham Beck (1786-1817) of Philadelphia. In 1824, she married Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856), a son of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas (1775-1828). Alfred du Pont joined the family firm of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in 1818 and eventually became senior partner; he resigned from the company in 1850.
Alfred and Margaretta du Pont lived on the du Pont family property in the house Nemours, located north of Wilmington, Delaware. They had seven children: Victorine Elizabeth (1825-1887), Emma Paulina (1827-1914), Eleuthère Irénée II (1829-1865), Lammot (1831-1884), Alfred Victor (1833-1893), Mary Sophie (1834-1870), and Antoine Biderman (1837-1923). Margaretta Lammot du Pont helped establish a Swedenborgian congregation in Wilmington. After her husbands death, she moved to another residence, Goodstay, located in Wilmington, where she resided until her death.
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Correspondence to Margaretta Elizabeth Lammot du Pont (1807-1898) from Joseph D. Reinboth (1815-1901), of Pennsylvania, concerning investments in ground rent; and from her grandson T. Coleman du Pont (1863-1930), written from Louisville, Kentucky, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, New York, and London, personal in content, but contain some references to her investments.
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