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A. R. Moen letter to Collins and Co.

 Collection
Accession: 1946
Abstract:

A.R. Moen (1799-1867) was a traveling agent for the Collins & Company, a tool manufacturer. In the letter to the company, Moen discusses and provides a sketch of a new axe he has invented.

Dates: 1830 September 16

A. Sonnin Krebs inbound correspondence

 Collection
Accession: 1276
Abstract:

A. Sonnin Krebs (1877-1969) was a chemical engineer and president of the Krebs Pigment & Chemical Company. This collection contains twenty-one letters to Krebs, primarily personal in nature, and include letters from Pusey & Jones Company, William Sellers & Co., Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914), and E.A. Wilson.

Dates: 1899-1903

Alexis I. du Pont family papers

 Collection
Accession: 2659
Abstract:

Dr. Alexis Irénée du Pont (1843-1904) was a businessman and non-practicing physician who resided in both Louisville, Kentucky, and Wilmington, Delaware. He was a grandson of Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours (1771-1834), the eponymous founder of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in Wilmington, Delaware, and son of Alexis Irénée du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Maria Smith du Pont (1815-1876). The collection contains correspondence between Alexis I. du Pont Jr. and his mother Joanna while he was attending the Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia. In addition, there are also letters from his father and sister.

Dates: 1854-1858

Alexis Irénée du Pont family papers

 Collection
Accession: 2618
Abstract:

Dr. Alexis Irénée du Pont (1843-1904) was a businessman and non-practicing physician who resided in both Louisville, Kentucky, and Wilmington, Delaware. The Alexis Irénée du Pont family papers primarily consist of both outgoing and incoming correspondence from A. I. du Pont and his immediate family.

Dates: 1850-1913

Alfred V. du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: 1508
Abstract:

Alfred Victor du Pont (1900-1970) was a partner in the Wilmington, Delaware, architectural firm of Massena and Du Pont, and he was the third child of Alfred I. du Pont (1864-1935) and his first wife Bessie Gardner du Pont (1864–1949). This small collection includes both business and personal papers. The largest portion is made up of Alfred V. du Pont's correspondence with his father, Alfred I. du Pont.

Dates: 1896-1965

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

Alfred Victor du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: 0512
Abstract:

Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856) was a senior partner in E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a gunpowder manufacturer. This collection of papers documents Alfred V. du Pont’s business affiliations, relations with other family members, and relationship with du Pont workers. The bulk is comprised of correspondence, and the collection also includes a small number of advertising circulars.

Dates: 1805-1856

Alice Belin du Pont letter to Haynes Battan

 Collection
Accession: 0835
Abstract:

Alice Belin du Pont (1872-1944) was a member of several social clubs and became very involved with philanthropic work. She was the daughter of Henry Belin Jr. (1843-1918) and Margaretta Lammot Belin (1846-1927), and wife of Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954). The letter is from du Pont to Haynes Battan (1898-1979), a Longwood employee.

Dates: undated

Alice Lea Spruance personal and business papers

 Collection
Accession: 1168
Abstract:

Alice Lea Spruance (1876-1967) was the daughter of Delaware governor Preston Lea (1841-1916) and his first wife Adelaide Moore (1846-1888). Since the 1770s, the Lea family were among the largest flour mill operators at the Brandywine Falls, north of Wilmington, Delaware. This collection of personal and business papers document Spruance's personal investments, a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds that was managed by her relative Alfred E. Bissell (1903-1975) of Laird, Bissell & Meeds, brokers. Also included are descriptions, anecdotes, memoranda, and clippings relating to Wilmington and the Brandywine area, particularly the Brandywine Mills, the source of the Lea family's wealth.

Dates: 1879-1965

Allen family papers

 Collection
Accession: 1978
Abstract:

Horatio Allen (1802-1889) was a noted civil engineer and inventor, who worked with the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company, the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company, the Croton Aqueduct, and the New York & Erie Railroad. The bulk of his the papers is personal correspondence (1818-1864), and biographical materials collected by his family. Also included is a small collection of Allen's business papers, particularly concerning his work on the New York & Erie Railroad.

Dates: 1818-1925

Allen P. Carter papers

 Collection
Accession: 2371
Abstract:

Allen P. Carter (1906-2006) was the manager of the Service Department of Du Pont Motors Inc. and then Du Pont Motors Service Company. His papers are a series of fragments covering his association with Du Pont Motors Inc. and automobile racing and restoration.

Dates: 1926-2006

Bartley Crucible and Refractories, Inc. records

 Collection
Accession: 1973
Abstract:

Bartley Crucible & Refractories, Inc. manufactured graphite crucibles in a plant at 67 Oxford Street in Trenton, New Jersey, a major center for the pottery industry. The company was originally named the Jonathan Bartley Crucible Company and was incorporated on February 24, 1908. This collection consists of the business records of the firm throughout its various name changes and the personal papers of two owners: Lewis H. Lawton (1876-1953), a former master bricklayer, and Walter L. Shearer (1900-1984), a ceramic engineer who had been a consultant to Bartley since 1930. None of the records are complete. The business records and the Shearer papers and ephemera represent selections of much larger bodies of material, while the Lawton papers are an accidentally preserved sample from the plant. Substantive correspondence has been sifted from a large mass of orders, bills, and receipts. A sample of more routine correspondence has been saved to give an accurate picture of each firm's trading relationships. The Shearer materials have been sampled to present a picture of his education, personality, and social life.

Dates: 1909-1986

Bauduy family papers

 Collection
Accession: 0978
Abstract:

The Bauduy family was associated with the prominent du Pont family, who immigrated to the United States from France in 1802 and established the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, which manufactured gunpowder at mills on the banks of the Brandywine River just north of Wilmington, Delaware. Peter Bauduy (1769?-1833), a French refugee from Santo Domingo who was a partner of Eleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834). This collection contains correspondence of Hélène Bauduy (1806-1881), Peter Bauduy's daughter, and Alexandre Aristide Bretton de Chapelles (1799-1850), and a journal kept by Eulalia Keating (1801-1873), Bauduy's daughter-in-law.

Dates: 1823-1839

Bauduy family papers

 Collection
Accession: 0945
Abstract:

The Bauduy family was associated with the prominent du Pont family, who immigrated to the United States from France in 1802 and established the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, which manufactured gunpowder at mills on the banks of the Brandywine River just north of Wilmington, Delaware. Peter Bauduy (1769-1833), a French refugee from Santo Domingo who was a partner of Eleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834). The bulk of the collection consists of letters from Juliette Bauduy (1773-1837) to her daughter Mimika (1793-1855). Also included are letters from Peter and Juliette to her sister and the Bauduy children to their aunt.

Dates: 1801-1812

Brandywine Iron Works and Nail Factory correspondence

 Collection
Accession: 2674
Abstract:

A small body of letters and fragments recovered from the Graystone mansion property at Coatesville, Pennsylvania, relating to the Brandywine Iron Works and Nail Factory during the time when Rebecca Webb Pennock Lukens (1794-1854) was proprietor after the death of her husband.

Dates: 1813-1871; Majority of material found in 1834

Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School (BMSS) records

 Collection
Accession: 0389
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.

Dates: 1817-1899

Budd Company historical files

 Collection
Accession: 2411
Abstract:

The collection consists of a synthetic historical file assembled for public relations purposes at Budd Company's Michigan headquarters.

Dates: 1914-1993; Majority of material found within 1929-1982

Carney's Point Works Technical Department records

 Collection
Accession: 1914
Abstract:

The Technical Department at DuPont's Carney's Point Works was established to collaborate with scientists at the DuPont Experimental Station and Eastern Laboratory of the Repauno Works to develop new products, maintain quality control, and improve products and processes. The collection focuses on the department's start-up period (1906-1910) and the two World Wars.

Dates: 1906-1968

Carol Litchfield collection on the history of salt

 Collection
Accession: 2012-219
Abstract:

This collection includes ephemera, postcards, films, advertisements, photographs, documents and objects relating to the history of salt. The collection was assembled by Carol Litchfield (1936-2012), a biologist and biochemist with an interest in halophiles and salt history. These items document the history and development of salt manufacturing throughout the world. Historic and modern methods of salt harvesting are depicted from various areas around the world.

Additionally, this collection includes documentation of Carol’s personal research and participation in salt related conferences and programs.

Dates: 1556-2012; Majority of material found within 1777-2012

Carter Litchfield collection on the history of fatty materials

 Collection
Accession: 2413
Abstract:

Carter Litchfield (1932-2007) an organic chemist who studied and specialized in edible fats and oils. In the course of his career Litchfield also built an interesting and significant collection of books, manuscripts, and ephemera relating to the history of fatty materials. The collection is arranged into seven series and includes his research with animal fats and fatty materials, collecting activities, research and publication on the history of oil mills around the world; the papers of Julius Lewkowitsch, the first authority on fats and fatty materials; the papers of Ellsworth C. Warner, founder of the Midland Linseed Products Company; and the correspondence of Frech Chemist Michel Eugène Chevreul

Dates: 1707-2007; Majority of material found within 1970-2000

Catherine Irving letter to W.W. Laird

 Collection
Accession: 1378
Abstract:

Catherine C. Irving (1884-1982) was the wife of Alexander Duer Irving (1873-1941). He was an aide to President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) at the Versailles peace treaty negotiations in 1919 after World War I. The letter from Irving to W.W. Laird (1910-1989), she recounts an anecdote about Col. H.A. du Pont (1838-1926).

Dates: 1973 January 14

Charles Lukens Huston papers

 Collection
Accession: 1174
Abstract:

Charles L. Huston (1856-1951) was an executive in the family business, Lukens Steel, and was active in religious and civic affairs. His papers are primarily personal in nature and include fragmentary Lukens Steel records.

Dates: 1806-1951; bulk 1870-1951

Christ Church Christiana Hundred records

 Collection
Accession: 2437
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

Collection of Philadelphia merchants records

 Collection
Accession: 0095
Abstract:

The Collection of Philadelphia merchants records comprises the papers of major and minor merchant houses in Philadelphia throughout the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and primarily documents trade with major port cities in Western Europe and the West Indies. Included are the papers of merchants Andrew Clow & Co., Dutilh & Wachsmuth, Manuel Eyre, and George Louis de Stockar, along with records of other miscellaneous merchants from the Philadelphia area. The records include correspondence, accounts, bills, orders, invoices and other material that give insight into the rise of capitalism in the Early Republic.

Dates: 1750-1850

Complaints to du Pont de Nemours in France (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 1094
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. This collection contains photocopies of five complaints submitted to du Pont de Nemours when he was a deputy from Chevannes to the Assemblee des Trois Ordres du Bailliage de Nemours.

Dates: 1789 March

Cooper & Hewitt records

 Collection
Accession: 1754
Abstract:

Cooper & Hewitt partners were iron businessmen who purchased ironworks, property, and iron mines. In 1845, a rolling mill complex was incorporated as the Trenton Iron Company, and in 1847 iron mines at Andover, New Jersey, were purchased. The records consist of two payroll sheets from 1848, as well as eighty-two inbound letters, mostly from 1849 to 1850. The letters are primarily operating reports from the superintendent of the Andover mine.

Dates: 1848-1870

Correspondence between David Sarnoff and Ethel Lippman

 Collection
Accession: 2508
Abstract:

Ethel Lippman (1891-1987) and David Sarnoff (1891-1971) were friends in their youth; her parents supposedly objected to their marriage. The collection consists of a few copies of Ethel Lippman's handwritten letters and all of David Sarnoff's replies.

Dates: 1917-1970; Majority of material found within 1950-1970

Crawford H. Greenewalt personal papers

 Collection
Accession: 2016
Abstract:

Crawford H. Greenewalt (1902-1993) was an executive with the DuPont Company and president of the firm from 1948 to 1962. He had a passion for the natural sciences, and combined his love of ornithology with photography. He was especially known for his high-speed photographs of hummingbirds. His ornithological interests included bird songs, the radiance of hummingbird feathers, and the evolution of shapes and sizes of birds in relation to their flight abilities. Greenewalt's personal papers are primarily focused on his retirement years and his avocational interests. The papers document Greenewalt's political activities in the Republican National Committee and include exchanges with many of the leading political and business figures of the day. Of particular significance are the papers describing Greenewalt's work in photography and ornithology, beginning in 1948. These materials trace his research interests in the hummingbird and bird flight and his trips to places like Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, the Antilles, New Guinea, and the Galapagos Islands in order to observe and photograph birds in their natural habitats. Other files describe Greenewalt's work on the visiting committee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1965-1987), which evaluated the school's academic programs.

Dates: 1948-1992

Crofton and Shubrick family correspondence

 Collection
Accession: 1205
Abstract:

The Crofton and Shubrick families were descendants of a prominent French American diplomat and businessman, Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827), and represent middle-class American women in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Two generations of women married military men who were stationed across the world. This collection spans three generations of women (Julia du Pont Shubrick, Gabrielle Josephine Shubrick Crofton, and Julia du Pont Crofton Walcutt) from these families and contains correspondence regarding everyday life.

Dates: 1852-1898

Curtis Paper Company records

 Collection
Accession: 0394
Abstract:

The Curtis Paper Company was a small producer specializing in high-quality paper located in Newark, Delaware. Their records consist primarily of account books, with some organization papers, deeds, and correspondence.

Dates: 1823-1942

David Thomas papers

 Collection
Accession: 2023
Abstract:

David Thomas (1794-1882) was a Pennsylvania iron manufacturer who introduced into the United States the use of anthracite coal in the manufacture of pig iron. The papers consist of twenty-eight letters received by Thomas between May 1839 and 1842. They contain important new information on one of the textbook examples of nineteenth century technology transfer.

Dates: 1839-1843

David Thomas papers

 Collection
Accession: 2197
Abstract:

David Thomas (1794-1882) was a Pennsylvania iron manufacturer who introduced into the United States the use of anthracite coal in the manufacture of pig iron. The papers consist of typed transcripts twelve letters, the bulk of which were sent by David Thomas to his niece, Jane Harris Bowen, and nephew, David Harris, in Wales. The letters deal primarily with family news, but Thomas also writes about general business conditions, the level of prices and wages and the Civil War.

Dates: 1862-1872

Dimmick family correspondence (microfilm)

 Collection
Accession: 0418
Abstract:

The Dimmick family were descendants of the founders of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical research and manufacturing company. The collection contains a microfilm copy of correspondence between Joanna (Smith) du Pont (1815-1876) and her daughter, Joanna (du Pont) Dimmick (1854-1901), and letters from Sophie M. du Pont (1810-1888) to her niece, Dimmick, and the latter's step-daughter, Lavinia Elizabeth Dimmick (1874-1946). The letters are personal in nature, including du Pont family news.

Dates: 1873-1887

Directors of Industrial Research records

 Collection
Accession: 1851
Abstract:

The Directors of Industrial Research (D.I.R.) is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on topics of mutual interest for directors of America's foremost industrial research laboratories, formed in 1923. The records of the Directors of Industrial Research are an important collection, primarily because of their documentation of the development of industrial research. These records provide ample opportunity for the study of a powerful elite of corporate researchers, and a close-up view of certain aspects of the relationship between science and big business in the twentieth century.

Dates: 1929-1982

du Pont de Nemours and de Pusy correspondence

 Collection
Accession: 0035
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. Françoise (Robin) Poivre (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel. Françoise Julienne Ile de France (Poivre) Bureaux de Pusy (1770-1845) was a daughter from Poivre's first marriage. This collection includes a small selection of correspondence, including details on the family's immigration to the United States from France and Bureaux de Pusy's financial problems.

Dates: 1799-1813

Du Pont de Nemours correspondence (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 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

du Pont de Nemours letters (copies)

 Collection
Accession: 0709
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Françoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of du Pont de Nemours. The collection contains copies of letters of both du Pont de Nemours to Monsieur de la Fontaine, Jacques Necker (1732-1804), Philippe Nicolas Harmand (1759-1838), and Francoise Gabrielle Clemence Harmand.

Dates: 1778-1823

du Pont de Nemours letters (photocopies and microfilm)

 Collection
Accession: 0316
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Françoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of du Pont de Nemours. The collection contains photocopies of letters written by both du Pont de Nemours regarding brochures.

Dates: 1803-1820

du Pont de Nemours letters to Jonathan Russell

 Collection
Accession: 1171
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Françoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of du Pont de Nemours. The collection contains four letters from the du Ponts to Jonathan Russell (1771-1832), American Chargé d'Affaires in Paris.

Dates: 1811

Du Pont family miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 2587
Abstract:

This small collection of du Pont family miscellany came to Hagley from Winterthur as an assortment of various family items that did not relate to their individual library holdings. The items, though extremely fragmentary, represent over two centuries of du Pont family history.

Dates: 1824-circa 1980

Du Pont family miscellany

 Collection
Accession: LMSS-IX
Abstract:

The Du Pont family is a prominent Delawarean family descended from Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817), a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator who immigrated to America with his sons, Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), in 1800. In 1802, he founded E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company with his younger son, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical research and manufacturing company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. This small set of materials contains business and personal papers. The collection is organized into three series: Correspondence, business, and personal documents; Copies and extracts of correspondence and other documents; and Illustrative materials.

Dates: circa 1500-1599; 1769-1886

Du Pont family papers

 Collection
Accession: WMSS-I
Abstract:

Abraham Dupont (1572-1640) was the progenitor of the South Carolina branch of the Du Pont family. In France, he dealt in manufactures of brass and copper. This is a small collection of his papers and those of his immediate descendants. The documents include the earliest records still extant in the Du Pont family papers. They are important for the evidence of descent they offer and for details about the ancestors of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817). Many relate to landed property in Rouen and in the nearby parishes of Fontaine-sous-Préaux and Roncherolles.

Dates: 1588-1785

Du Pont, Kemble, De Forest family correspondence

 Collection
Accession: 2156
Abstract:

This collection of family correspondence encompasses several generations of the du Pont, Kemble, and de Forest families. Victorine du Pont (1825-1887), the eldest child of Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856), senior partner in E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and Margaretta Elizabeth (Lammot) du Pont (1807-1898), married Peter Kemble (1825-1887), son of William Kemble the company's New York business agent. One of their daughters, Meta Kemble (1852-1933), married New York artist Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932).

Dates: 1840-1882

DuPont Company correspondence with William H. Seward (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 0604
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. Established in 1802, the company began with the production of gunpowder. The collection consists of seven photocopied letters between DuPont and Secretary of State William H. Seward (1801-1872) regarding the purchase of saltpetre (saltpeter) during the Civil War.

Dates: 1861-1862

E. Paul du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: 2021-223
Abstract:

Eleuthère Paul du Pont (1887-1950) was the founder of the luxury automobile company DuPont Motors, Incorporated in 1919. In 1930, E. Paul du Pont also became the president of the Indian Motorcycle Company in Springfield, Massachusetts. Throughout his life, E. Paul du Pont developed numerous patents and wrote articles for various trade publications in the automobile industry. DuPont Motors, Incorporated was a manufacturing company of luxury automobiles, founded by E. Paul du Pont in 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware. Indian Motorcycle Company is a manufacturer of a wide variety of motorcycles. In 1930, after selling DuPont Motors, Incorporated stock, E. Paul du Pont bought a large share of Indian Motorcycle Company stock and became the company president. This collection documents both the professional and personal history of Eleuthère Paul du Pont and his family. The material spans from the end of the nineteenth century through the twentieth century. The collection is predominantly textual material and photographic prints having to do with both DuPont Motors, Incorporated and Indian Motorcycle Company administrative and financial correspondence and advertising and publications. Besides business material, the collection includes personal letters between E. Paul du Pont and his siblings and children, and family snapshots and portraits usually taken at their home in Delaware.

Dates: 1870-1890; 1919-1930; 1940-1994

E.B. Leisenring, Jr., papers

 Collection
Accession: 2558
Abstract:

E.B. (Edward Barnes) “Ted” Leisenring Jr. (1926-2011) was the CEO of a fourth-generation family coal-mining business. He was president of Westmoreland Coal from 1961 to 1988, and remained as chairman of the board until 1992. This collection consists of the Philadelphia corporate executive's business and personal papers and his immediate family, with estate papers of his father, mother and paternal grandfather.

Dates: 1888-2011; Majority of material found within 1953-2004

E.C. Beetem and Son, Inc. records

 Collection
Accession: 1178
Abstract:

The firm of E.C. Beetem & Co. was established in 1901, incorporated as E.C. Beetem & Son, Inc. in 1923, and for a time was one of the leading carpet manufacturers in the United States. The company employed women in the finishing and materials departments, in the office, and at home assembling rag rugs; men were employed as weavers. This collection includes administrative records, correspondence with customers, selling agents, and rag dealers which document marketing strategies and pricing. Also included in this collection are some samples and drawings of rug patterns.

Dates: 1875-1967

E.I. du Pont de Nemours Co. letter and receipt (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 0066-II
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. Established in 1802, the company began with the production of gunpowder. This collection consists of two copies of items, a letter and a receipt, from the DuPont Company to John Mason (1766-1849), superintendent of the Office of Indian Trade.

Dates: 1808 October 13; 1812 June 25

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. records

 Collection
Accession: LMSS-V
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was organized in Paris in 1801 by Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834) for the manufacture of gunpowder. Included here are records of the firm collected by P.S. du Pont and separated from the main body of company records.

Dates: 1782-1902; Majority of material found within 1802-1830

E.I. du Pont love letters

 Collection
Accession: 2343
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) was the founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The collection contains original love letters from du Pont to his wife, Sophie (Dalmas) du Pont (1775-1828). He writes of how much he loves his wife and misses her when away. English transcribed extracts of several letters were done by their daughter, Sophie Madeleine du Pont (1810-1888).

Dates: undated

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Railroads -- Rolling stock -- Design and construction 2
Real estate development 2
Recreation 2
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Language
English 216
French 51
German 2
 
Names
Du Pont family 112
Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817 41
Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 26
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 23
Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888 14
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Du Pont de Nemours, Francoise Robin Poivre, 1748-1841 12
Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926 11
United States. Navy 11
Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834 8
Du Pont, Henry, 1812-1889 7
Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827 6
Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 5
Pusey and Jones Company 5
Staël, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), 1766-1817 5
Carothers, Wallace Hume, 1896-1937 4
Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958 4
Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School 3
Du Pont, Alfred Victor, 1798-1856 3
Du Pont, Margaretta Lammot, 1807-1898 3
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.) 3
New York Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations (1853-1854 : New York, N.Y.) 3
Pusey & Jones Corporation 3
Ramsay, William G. (William Gouverneur), 1866 - 1916 3
Savery, Thomas H., 1837-1910 3
Smith, Eleuthera du Pont, 1806-1876 3
Spruance, William C. (William Corbit), 1873-1935 3
Young, William, 1755-1829 3
Bauduy family 2
Bauduy, Peter, 1769-1833 2
Bauduy, Victorine du Pont, 1792-1861 2
Bidermann, Evelina du Pont, 1796-1863 2
Boucher de Molandon, Rémi Robert, 1765-1824 2
Christ Church Christiana Hundred (Greenville, DE) 2
Christ Church Christiana Hundred Sunday School 2
Copeland, Louisa d'A du Pont (Louisa d'Andelot du Pont), 1868-1926 2
Crofton, Gabrielle Josephine Shubrick, 1835-1894 2
Davis, Henry Winter, 1817-1865 2
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company 2
Du Pont Motors, Incorporated 2
Du Pont, Alexis I. (Alexis Irénée), 1843-1904 2
Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935 2
Du Pont, Annie Rogers, 1858-1927 2
Du Pont, Francis Gurney, 1850-1904 2
Du Pont, William, 1855-1928 2
Du pont, Sophie Dalmas, 1775-1828 2
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 2
Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883 2
Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841 2
Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993 2
Gustav, King of Sweden, III, 1746-1792 2
Harmand, Philippe Nicolas, 1759-1839 2
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 2
Johnson, John R. (John Raven), 1900-1988 2
Jullien, Marc-Antoine, 1775-1848 2
Kemble, Victorine Elizabeth du Pont, 1825-1887 2
Lukens Steel Company 2
Lukenweld, Inc 2
Maxim, Hudson, 1853-1927 2
May, Sophie du Pont, 1900-2001 2
Ramsay family 2
Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950 2
Ree, Lavinia Dimmick, 1874-1946 2
Scheffer, Carl Fredrik, 1715-1786 2
Shubrick, Julia du Pont, 1806-1882 2
Spruance family 2
Spruance, Alice Lea, 1876-1967 2
Thayer, Horace H., 1878-1959 2
Thomas, David, 1794-1882 2
Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, baron de l'Aulne, 1727-1781 2
Walcutt, Julia du Pont Crofton, 1866-1948 2
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878 2
William Sellers & Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
de Forest, Meta Kemble, 1852-1933 2
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1
Aiken, James C., 1806-1884 1
Alaska Mutual Bank 1
Albany Academy 1
Allen Family Association 1
Allen family 1
Allen, Benjamin, 1772-1836 1
Allen, George F. (George Featherstonhaugh), 1815-1863 1
Allen, Grace B. (Grace Brown), 1849-1854 1
Allen, Horatio, 1802-1889 1
Allen, Mary Benedict (Mary Benedict), 1778-1828 1
Allen, Mary L. (Mary Louisa), 1816-1861 1
Allen, Mary Mancrief, 1811-1887 1
Allen, Rose E. 1
Allen, Theodore, 1800-1850 1
Allen, Thomas, 1698-1780 1
American Liberty League 1
American Mining and Securities Corporation 1
American Sunday-School Union 1
Ammen, Daniel, 1820-1898 1
Andrew Clow & Co 1
Annette, Walter Magee, 1874-1955 1
Arctic (Steamship) 1
Austin, Ben W., -1898 1
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 1
Bartley Crucible and Refractories, Inc. 1
Battan, Hayes 1
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