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Abstract: The Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School (BMSS) was organized in 1817 as a non-sectarian school for the children of the local factory workers, with instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic, and religion. Éleuthère Irénée du Ponts (1771-1834), founder of the DuPont Company, was one of its chief subscribers, and the school building was located on his property. Primarily generated and maintained by the du Pont women, the BMSS records include the school's constitution, and financial records such as bills and receipts and accounts. Most of the records pertain to students with information about premiums which were given as rewards for attendance and scholarly excellence.
Abstract: Founded in 1848 by Reverend Samuel Brincklé (1796-1863) and members of the du Pont family, Christ Church Christian Hundred located in Greenville, Delaware is one of the oldest Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Delaware. Their records chronicle the activities of Christ Church over a span of nearly one hundred fifty years and include administrative and vital records.
Dates: 1831-1998; Majority of material found within 1888-1987
Abstract: Francis “Frank” Pierre Gentieu (1876-1950) was a ballistic engineer at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. Gentieu worked at DuPont's Carney's Point Plant in New Jersey from 1901 to 1941. This small collection contains an account by Gentieu entitled "The First Fifty Years at Carney's Point" (1891-1941); correspondence with du Pont family members; a list of his father Pierre Gentieu's photographs of the DuPont Company and Brandywine area; and a recollection written by Samuel Brown of a conversation with Sophie M. du Pont (1810-1888) related to the Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School.
- Correspondence 2
- Account books 1
- Administration 1
- Church and education 1
- Community life 1
- Education 1
- Families 1
- Financial statements 1
- Gunpowder industry 1
- Gunpowder, Smokeless 1
- Photography, Industrial 1
- Religious education 1 ∧ less
- Christ Church Christiana Hundred (Greenville, DE) 2
- Christ Church Christiana Hundred Sunday School 2
- American Sunday-School Union 1
- Bauduy, Victorine du Pont, 1792-1861 1
- Bidermann, Evelina du Pont, 1796-1863 1