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Marie du Pont Davies papers

1950-1953
 Collection
Accession: 1940

Abstract

Marie Delphine du Pont (1916-2009) was the great-great-grandaughter of E.I. du Pont (1771-1834), the founder of the DuPont Company. Her papers consist of letters and postcards between du Pont and her cousin, Irene Sophie du Pont May (1900-2001).

Dates

  • 1950-1953

Creator

Extent

6 item(s)

Biographical Note

Marie Delphine du Pont (1916-2009) was the great-great-grandaughter of E.I. du Pont (1771-1834), the founder of the DuPont Company. She was born on November 8, 1916, the twin daughter of Francis Irénée du Pont (1873-1942) and Marianna Rhett (1875-1967). She attended Miss Shipley's School at Bryn Mawr and then art school in Boston. In 1939, she married Taleasin Hadyn Davies Jr. (1916-1967).

Davies was an avid horseback rider all her life, keeping horses at her parents' home at Upper Louviers and then at Mary Warners and Mt. Harmon in Maryland after her marriage.

Scope and Contents

The Marie du Pont Davies (1916-2009) papers consists of correspondence between Davies and her cousin, Irene Sophie du Pont May (1900-2001). The correspondence are four letters and two postcards.

Access Restrictions

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

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Marie du Pont Davies papers
Status:
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:
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