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Hagley Yard maps (copies)

1854
 Collection
Accession: 2375

Abstract

Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856), son of Sophie Madeleine Dalmas (1775-1828) and Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), the founder of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. He joined the company in 1818, after an explosion that killed thirty-three people. The maps in this collection depict the Hagley yard based on an 1834 survey done by du Pont.

Dates

  • 1854

Creator

Extent

2 item(s)

Biographical Note

Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856), son of Sophie Madeleine Dalmas (1775-1828) and Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), the founder of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. He was educated at Mt. Airy and Dickinson Colleges. He studied chemistry at Dickinson under Thomas Cooper (1759-1839), a disciple of Joseph Priestly (1733-1804).

In 1818, he joined the firm E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. after an explosion that killed thirty-three people. Upon the death of his father in 1834, he formed a new partnership with his brother-in-law, James Antoine Bidermann (1790-1865). In 1837, du Pont became the senior partner. He retired in 1850. He was primarily interested in developing methods for improving the manufacture of black powder. He worked with Ellwood Morris (1814-1872), a Philadelphia engineer, evaluating the efficiency of turbines at the DuPont mills.

Scope and Contents

Copies of two maps of Hagley Yard created in 1854 based on a survey completed by Alfred du Pont (1798-1856) in 1834. One of the upper end and one of the lower end of Hagley Yard, both originally hung in First Office.

Location of Originals

Originals in Pierre Samuel du Pont papers (LMSS 10, series A), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Location of Copies

View this collection online in the Hagley Digital Archives.

Access Restrictions

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

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Hagley Yard maps (copies)
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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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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