Victorine E. Foster memoirCreation: 1921
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.
- Creation: 1921
- Foster, Victorine du Pont, 1849-1934 (Person)
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).
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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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- Victorine E. Foster memoir
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