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E.I. du Pont and Pierre Bauduy litigation notes (photocopies)

Creation: 1812-1828
 Collection
Accession: 0561

Abstract

Peter Bauduy (1769?-1833) and E.I. du Pont (1771-1834) were partners in several business ventures together, including Du Pont, Bauduy, & Co. (a textile manufacturing firm) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The collection contains photocopied notes from Judge Jacob Stout (1765-1855) made during an appeal in the case of E.I. du Pont and Victor du Pont v. Peter Bauduy, et al., cocnerning the sale of certain mill seats on the Brandywine River near Wilmington.

Dates

  • Creation: 1812-1828

Creator

Extent

1 Linear Foot

Historical Note

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was organized in Paris in 1801 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). The next year E.I. du Pont purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just north of Wilmington, Delaware, and began making preparations to establish a black powder manufactory. During the winter of 1802 to 1803 E.I. du Pont recruited a small workforce and began building the company's mills. By the spring of 1804 powder was being produced and the company had secured a commitment from President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) to purchase DuPont gunpowder for the Army and Navy. With this contract in place the company started to recruit immigrant Irish workers for the mills and hired its first independent sales agents.

Peter Bauduy (1769?-1833) and du Pont were partners in several business ventures together, including Du Pont, Bauduy, & Co., a textile manufacturing firm and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. In December 1814, Bauduy resigned from the partnership of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in a dispute with du Pont. On March 16, 1816, Bauduy brought suit in the Delaware Court of Chancery to dissolve the firm and distribute its assets. Du Pont was finally sustained on appeal on June 9, 1829.

Scope and Contents

Photocopied manuscript notes of Jacob Stout (1765-1855), Judge of the Court of Common Please of the State of Delaware, made as one of the panel of judges hearing an appeal from the Court of Chancery of New Castle County in the suit of E. I. du Pont and Victor du Pont v. Peter Bauduy et al. The notes contain elements pertinent to the suit dating back to 1812. This case was concerned with the sale of certain mill seats on the Brandywine River, near Wilmington.

Location of Originals

Originals privately owned.

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

Not to be reproduced.

Related Materials

E. I. du Pont and Peter Bauduy articles of agreement (Accession 0212), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Library and Museum.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
E.I. du Pont and Pierre Bauduy litigation notes (photocopies)
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