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Alice Belin du Pont letter to Haynes Battan

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Identifier: 0835

Abstract

Alice Belin du Pont (1872-1944) was a member of several social clubs and became very involved with philanthropic work. She was the daughter of Henry Belin Jr. (1843-1918) and Margaretta Lammot Belin (1846-1927), and wife of Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954). The letter is from du Pont to Haynes Battan (1898-1979), a Longwood employee.

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1 item(s)

Biographical Note

Alice Belin du Pont (1872-1944) was a member of several social clubs and became very involved with philanthropic work. She was the daugher of Henry Belin Jr. (1843-1918) and Margaretta Lammot Belin (1846-1927) of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her father was president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a bachelor of arts degree in 1892. Prior to her marriage, she was a member of several social clubs and performed some chairty work in Scranton. She married Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) in October 1915; they were first cousins and longtime friends. There were no children by this marriage.

After her marriage, du Pont became very involved with philanthropic work, creating the Nileb Foundation through which most of her charitable donations were made. During World War I, she worked with the Delaware chapter of the Amerian Red Cross preparing surgical supplies. She was interested in horticulture and was a life member of the American Orchid Society, serving as vice president in 1924 and 1925. Du Pont opposed Prohibition and was president of the Delaware chapter of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR) from 1931 to 1934. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Wilmington and Du Pont Country Clubs, the Garden Club of Wilmington, and the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts. She was also a patron of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera of New York.

Scope and Contents

Alice Belin du Pont (1872-1944) letter to Haynes Battan (1898-1979), a Longwood employee. Dated June 20, but no year.

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Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Alice Belin du Pont letter to Haynes Battan
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

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