Francoise du Pont de Nemours letters to Madame Aublay and cousin AlbertCreation: 1834-1835
Francoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) a promienent French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. The letters are from du Pont to Madame Clarice Aublay (nee Hortode) and cousin Albert.
- Creation: 1834-1835
- Du Pont de Nemours, Francoise Robin Poivre, 1748-1841 (Correspondent, Person)
Françoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) a promienent French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator.
Françoise Robin was a daughter of Antoine Robin de Livet (1705-1772) of Lyon. Her first husband, Pierre Poivre (1719-1786), was a naturalist and author. They lived for a time on the Ile de France and returned to France in 1773. There were two daughters by this marriage: Marie Marguerite Sara (1773-1814) and Françoise Julienne (1770-1845) who married Jean Xavier Bureaux Pusy (1750-1806).
Françoise married second, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) at Chevannes in 1795; she was his second wife. She and her son-in-law, Jean Xavier Bureaux de Pusy, sailed from Rotterdam in 1799 to find and establish a home in the United States for the remainder of the family, who joined them several months later. She selected property in Bergen Point, New Jersey, which the family called "Goodstay."
Poivre and du Pont de Nemours returned to France in 1802. When her husband went back to the United States in 1815, she remained in France due to a hip injury. She was preparing to return when she received word of her husband's death. After his death, she maintained correspondence with the du Pont family until her death in Paris in 1841.
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Francoise du Pont de Nemours letters to Madame Clarice Aublay (nee Hortode) and cousin Albert. The letter to Aublay concerns an unidentified person who would qualify for a position. The letter to cousin Albert, from Aublay, contains short biographies of Pierre Poivre (1719-1786) and Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817).
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- Du Pont family (Family)
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- Francoise du Pont de Nemours letters to Madame Aublay and cousin Albert
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