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Atlantic Dynamite Company payroll books

Accession: 2706

The Atlantic Dynamite Company was one of the largest manufacturers of dynamite in the United States between 1882 and 1904. These are four volumes containing entries listing employees, hours worked, and wages paid at a dynamite plant at Kenvil, New Jersey.

Dates: 1872-1898

Craven-McDade family papers

Accession: 2308

The Craven-McDade family had several family members working in the gunpowder and explosives industry for the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and later the Hercules Powder Company. These papers related to the Craven and McDade family of Henry Clay village in Delaware.

Dates: 1899-1954

James Gibbons naturalization papers

Accession: 1945

James Gibbons of New Castle County, Delaware, was a powder worker at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. This collection contains his certificate of naturalization, dated October 8, 1860, issued by the District Court held at Wilmington for the District of Delaware.

Dates: 1860

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