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Eleutherian Mills is the house built by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), above his gunpowder mills, the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. It served as a home to the du Pont family for generations, the last being Louise du Pont Crowninshield (1877-1958). The collection contains material related to the restoration of the home prior to Crowninshield occupying it. Also included are materials related to a road to the Eleutherian Mills and Nemours residences, repairs to the iron bridge across the Brandywine, and description of E.I. du Pont's garden.
P.S. du Pont (1870-1954) and Louise du Pont Crowninshield (1877-1958) were second counsins and both had an interest in preservation. In the letter, du Pont suggests Eleutherian Mills and Hagley property be preserved as a historic site.
Walt Biddle (1925-1995) was a gardener in the household of Louise du Pont Crowninshield (1877-1958) and Francis B. Crowninshield (1869-1950) at Eleutherian Mills in Greenville, Delaware. In his oral history interview transcript, Biddle describes the Crowninshields and life at Eleutherian Mills in the 1940s and 1950s.
- Architecture -- Conservation and restoration 1
- Correspondence 1
- Domestic relations 1
- Du Pont family -- Homes and haunts 1
- Dwellings 1
- Du Pont family 2
- Biddle, Walt (Walter Arthur), 1925-1995 1
- Crowninshield, Francis Boardman, 1869-1950 1
- Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926 1
- Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 1