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Victorine E. Foster memoir

1921
 Collection
Accession: 0428

Abstract

Victorine du Pont Foster (1849-1934) was the granddaughter of Eleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834) who founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company which began with the production of gunpowder. Her husband was Antoine Foster (1847-1928). The collection contains a typescript of Foster's memoir, "A Lost Garden" which describes the former garden at Eleutherian Mills.

Dates

  • 1921

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

Biographical Note

Victorine du Pont Foster (1849-1934) was the daughter of Henry du Pont (1812-1889) and Louisa Gerhard (1816-1900), granddaughter of Eleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834) who founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company which began with the production of gunpowder. Her husband was Antoine Foster (1847-1928). She grew up at Eleutherian Mills, near Wilmington, Delaware. Her mother and her sister Evelina du Pont (1840-1938) lived there until 1890, when an gunpowder explosion forced them to vacate the house.

Scope and Contents

Typescript entitled "A Lost Garden," written by Victorine du Pont Foster (1849-1934) offers a description of the former garden at Eleutherian Mills, her former home near Wilmington, Delaware. The memoir was prepared for her niece, Louise Evelina (du Pont) Crowninshield (1877-1958).

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Additional Description

Separated Materials

According to original accession registers, the accession also included a bound typescript titled "Tancopanican Chronicle," which was sent to Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library. The "Tancopanican Chronicle," was edited and published by Louise du Pont Crowninshield and Pierre S. du Pont; 1949. Call Number: F164.5 .C95

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Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Victorine E. Foster memoir
Status:
Author:
John Beverly Riggs
Date:
1970
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400