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Alfred Victor du Pont letters to William Kemble

 Collection
Accession: 2230
Abstract:

Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856) was the eldest son of E.I. du Pont (1771-1834) and a senior partner of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The collection contains three letters he wrote to William Kemble (1795-1881), operator of the West Point Foundry and DuPont powder sales agent in New York City, about sales and shipments of gunpowder and credits.

Dates: 1849 June 9-1849 June 16

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company insurance policies

 Collection
Accession: 1781
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was organized in Paris in 1801 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. The collection contains insurance policies with the Union Insurance Company of Philadelphia, Delaware Fire Insurance Company, Wilmington Fire Insurance Company, and the Columbia Insurance Company of Philadelphia. The policies generally cover shipments of saltpeter, gunpowder, goods and merchandise, and the cotton factory Henry Clay Mill.

Dates: 1840-1845

Hagley Yard maps (copies)

 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

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