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Du Pont de Nemours correspondence (photocopies)

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Identifier: 0591
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. He was an advocate for a national educational system and promoted Franco-American trade relations. Francoise (Robin) Poivre du Pont was his second wife. His grandson, Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was an Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. This collection consists of twenty-three photocopied letters, primarily from Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817), but also Francoise du Pont de Nemours (1748-1831) and Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865). The correspondence is primarily to Marie Anne Lavoisier Thompson (1758-1836), a French chemist and close friend of the family.
Dates: 1788-1818; undated

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont papers

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Identifier: LMSS-III
Abstract: This collection primarily consists of E.I. du Pont's personal and business correspondence; writings and notes; school materials; memoranda on manufactures and tariffs; legal agreements; patents; and land surveys. Also included are Sophie (Dalmas) du Pont's correspondence and household account records.
Dates: 1782-1838

Gabriel Manigault papers

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Identifier: 0009
Abstract: Gabriel Manigault (1758-1809) was a Charleston merchant, plantation owner, architect, and South Carolina state Representative. In 1805, Manigault sold part of his property in South Carolina and moved to Clifton, an estate near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These are copies of Manigault's letters relating to members of the du Pont family.
Dates: 1800-1862; Majority of material found within 1800-1807

George Whitelock bill

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Identifier: 0974
Abstract: George Whitelock (1780-1833) was a cabinetmaker and chair-maker in Wilmington, Delaware. This item is a bill for a coffin for Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817), a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator.
Dates: 1817 August 3

La philosophie de l'univers, by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours

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Identifier: 2254
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. He was an advocate for a national educational system and promoted Franco-American trade relations. This is a printed copy of the third edition of La philosophie de l'univers (The Philosophy of the Universe), written by du Pont de Nemours in 1799, redated to 1814, with numerous revisions and additions in the form of annotations and interleavings. It is much more introspective than earlier editions and reveals a good deal about du Pont de Nemours' worldview as he was approaching the end of his life. The revised text is part philosophy and part memoir and includes long sections about death, religion, gender, and reincarnation that were not present in earlier editions.
Dates: 1799; 1814

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours correspondence and documents, copies

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Identifier: 0393
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. He was an advocate for a national educational system and promoted Franco-American trade relations. This small collection consists of copies of letters and documents concerning du Pont de Nemours' apartments in Paris, France. There is also one copy of a letter from Emmanuel Crétet (1747-1809), Ministre de l'Intérieur.
Dates: 1798-1812

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Claude-Antoine Guyot des Herbiers

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Identifier: 1117
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. He was an advocate for a national educational system and promoted Franco-American trade relations. In 1800, du Pont de Nemours emmigrated to the United States with his sons. This item is a letter from du Pont de Nemours to Claude-Antoine Guyot des Herbiers (1745-1825), a French writer, lawyer, and politician. The letter is written in French and congratulates Guyot des Hebiers on a recent political nomination.
Dates: 1809 November 9

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Giovanni Fabroni (copy)

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Identifier: 1090
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. This item is a photocopy of a letter from du Pont de Nemours to Giovanni Fabroni (1752-1822), an Italian agronomist, economist, and chemist, regarding the latter's work on the grain trade.
Dates: 1810 August 3

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to James Madison

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Identifier: 2283
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. He was an advocate for a national educational system and promoted Franco-American trade relations. In 1800, du Pont emmigrated to the United States with his sons Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). This is one letter from du Pont de Nemours to President James Madison (1751-1836) thanking him for his assistance with obtaining travel passes and letters of introduction for his sons. The letter is written in French and is dated July 5, 1812.
Dates: 1812 July 5

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Joseph Jean Johannot

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Identifier: 2127
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. This is a letter from du Pont de Nemours to his friend Joseph Jean Johannot (1748-1829), a Swiss banker living in Paris, regarding the receipt of a subscription.
Dates: 1803 November 24

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Pierre Fourault de Pavant

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Identifier: 0026
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. This item is a letter from du Pont de Nemours to Pierre Fourault de Pavant (1762-1816), who was a notary in Paris for the Baronne de Sael-Holstein (1766-1817).
Dates: 1805 September 20

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Rémi Robert Boucher de Molandon

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Identifier: 0021
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Rémi Boucher de Molandon (1765-1824), was a council member in the Administrateur du Département du Loiret in New Orleans, France. This is one handwritten letter from du Pont de Nemours to Boucher de Molandon concerning the transfer of a general from the Minister of War to another department. The letter is dated June 4, 1797 and written in French.
Dates: 1797 June 4

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Rémi Robert Boucher de Molandon

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Identifier: 0726
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Rémi Boucher de Molandon (1765-1824), was a council member in the Administrateur du Département du Loiret in Orléans, France. This is one handwritten letter from du Pont de Nemours to Boucher de Molandon concerning the treatment of unidentified prisoners.
Dates: 1796 July 26

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Thomas Jefferson

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Identifier: 0042
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. In 1800, accompanied by his sons, Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and Eleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834), he arrived in America. In 1802, E.I. du Pont established E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, which began manufacturing gunpowder. This item is a letter written to President Thomas Jefferson about du Pont de Nemours' son, E.I. du Pont, as a gunpowder manufacturer and requesting Jefferson's opinon on the matter of refining saltpetre.
Dates: 1801 July 23

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letters

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Identifier: 1921
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. In 1800, accompanied by his sons, Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), he arrived in America. Du Pont de Nemours and his sons established the commission house of Du Pont de Nemours, Père et Fils & Cie. in New York. In 1800, Victor Marie du Pont established a trading company, Victor du Pont de Nemours & Co. This small collection consists of two letters regarding finances of business affairs.
Dates: 1805 November 7; 1805 November 14

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letters

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Identifier: 1595
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. This collection consists of two handwritten letters in French from du Pont de Nemours. The first letter is to an uknown recipient referred to as "mon cher Prédecesseur," and the second letter is to Pierre-Charles-Louis Baudin (1748-1799), politician and French revolutionary, who was opposed to the execution of King Louis XVI (1754-1793).
Dates: 1796 August 3; 1799 June 21

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letters to Philippe Nicolas Harmand

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Identifier: 0023
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. At the onset of the French Revolution, he served as a member of the Assemblée Nationale Constituante, where he allied himself with the moderate Girondist faction. After the leader of the Jacobin movement, Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794), took power, du Pont was arrested in July 1794, but he escaped execution. On January 3, 1800, accompanied by his sons, he arrived in America. This small collection consists primairly of letters from du Pont de Nemours to Philippe Nicolas Harmand (1759-1839), director of pensions under the Empire, then first clerk for the Public Debt from 1814 to 1821. Harmand was the tutor of du Pont de Nemour's sons and a loyal family friend. Harmand brought du Pont de Nemours food during his period of concealment. These letters include references to financial and business affairs, as well as personal and family news.
Dates: 1771-1839

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours materials

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Identifier: 0036
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. At the onset of the French Revolution, he served as a member of the Assemblée Nationale Constituante (1789-1791), where he allied himself with the moderate Girondist faction. After the leader of the Jacobin movement, Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794), took power, du Pont de Nemours was arrested in July 1794, but he escaped execution. In 1800, accompanied by his sons, he arrived in America. His younger son, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), was a pupil of the chemist Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794). This small collection consists of two letters to Charles de Pougen (1755-1833) of the Institut de France, as well as a microfilm reel of a selection of letters and documents pertaining to Antoine Lavoisier's trial and execution and du Pont de Nemours' political and intellectual career.
Dates: 1794-1812

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours materials related to Madame de Staël (copies)

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Identifier: 0360
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. These are three photocopies of items related to Madame de Staël. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein (1766-1817), known as Madame de Staël, was a writer, philosopher, and politically engaged woman who survived the French Revolution and was exiled multiple times by Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821).
Dates: 1806-1814

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours papers

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Identifier: 2248
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. In 1802, he held various government posts under Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). In 1803, he aided President Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) in negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, a land deal transferring ownership of more than 530 million acres of territory to the United States from France. The principal item of this collection is a letter to James Monroe, minister plenipotentiary to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase, dated May 7, 1803. The letter is encased in a leather bound portfolio containing the original handwritten French letter, a typed English translation, and three other items.
Dates: 1789-1854

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours papers

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Identifier: LMSS-I
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. He was an advocate for a national educational system and promoted Franco-American trade relations. The collection consists of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours correspondence and writings in addition to correspondence of his second wife, Françoise (Robin) Poivre.
Dates: 1769-1831

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours records box

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Identifier: 2284
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. In 1800, accompanied by his sons, Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), he arrived in America. This item is a pasteboard box for containing filed letters, made in France prior to 1799 and used by du Pont de Nemours to carry part of his papers when the family emigrated to America.
Dates: before 1799

Pierrre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Félix Faulcon

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Identifier: 2133
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. At the onset of the French Revolution, he served as a member of the Assemblée Nationale Constituante (1789-1791), where he allied himself with the moderate Girondist faction. After the leader of the Jacobin movement, Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794) took power, du Pont was arrested in July 1794, but he escaped execution. This is a letter from du Pont de Nemours to Félix Faulcon (1758-1843), a former member of the Constituent Assembly, in which he describes his arrest and imprisonment in La Force prison in Paris.
Dates: 1795 May 12

Place du Pont in Nemours, France photographs

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Identifier: 1995-289
Abstract: Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a noted French Physiocrat and economic advisor to Jacques Necker and King Louis XVI. In 1784, Louis XVI made him a noble through the process of noblesse de lettres, which added the de Nemours suffix to his name. In the aftermath of the French Revolution he and his family emigrated to the United States where his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont established the gun powder manufacturer E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. These photographs show a close-up of the Place Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours metal plaque and the building on which it hangs in Nemours France, ancestral home of the du Pont family.
Dates: 1995

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Boucher de Molandon, Rémi Robert, 1765-1824 2
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