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Aaron A. Maple diaries

 Collection
Accession: 2811
Abstract:

Aaron A. Maple (1866-1938) was an asbestos building supplies traveling salesman for the Ohio branch of the Asbestos Shingle, Slate & Sheathing Co. This small collection contains fourteen of Maple's personal diaries from 1920 to 1936 (with some gaps) that document his home life, expenses, work, and travel throughout the northern and northwestern parts of the state.

Dates: 1920-1936

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

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

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

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 Valley oral history interviewees' photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2017-225
Abstract:

Hagley Museum staff conducted a series oral history interviews between 1954 and 1990, speaking primarily with individuals who had worked at the DuPont Company powder yards on Brandywine Creek during the yards’ final decades of operation or who had lived near the yards as spouses or children of DuPont Co. workers. Some of the individuals who were interviewed donated, lent for copying, or provided information on the photographs in this collection. The images primarily depict the worker communities which surrounded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards on Brandywine Creek or the powder yards themselves.

Dates: circa 1859-1958; Majority of material found within 1890-1920

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

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

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

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

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 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

E.I. du Pont's daughters album and scrapbook (microfilm)

 Collection
Accession: 1611
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828) had four daughters: Victorine (1792-1861), Evelina (1796-1863), Eleuthera (1806-1876), and Sophie (1810-1888). The daughters maintained this album (in microfilm form) of prints, sketches, watercolor designs, selection of poetry, and autographs. It was returned to Victorine after the original recipient died in 1823, at which point she continued it.

Dates: 1823-1837

E.I. du Pont's daughters' papers

 Collection
Accession: WMSS-VI
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828) had four daughters. This group of materials within the Winterthur Manuscripts collection contains the papers of the three eldest: Victorine (du Pont) Bauduy (1792-1861), Evelina (du Pont) Bidermann (1796-1863), and Eleuthera (du Pont) Smith (1806-1876), as well as their respective husbands: Ferdinand Bauduy (1791-1814), James Antoine Bidermann (1790-1865), and Thomas MacKie Smith (1809-1852). Victorine du Pont Bauduy and Eleuthera du Pont Smith were teachers at the Brandywine Manufacturers' Sunday School (BMSS), a nonsectarian school offering classes in reading, writing, arithmetic, and Bible lessons. Evelina du Pont Bidermann spent much of her adult life traveling alongside her husband and then building the Winterthur mansion in Delaware. Their papers document details about their education, social life, family, attitudes, and activities through incoming and outgoing correspondence, as well as personal papers such as diaries and account books.

Dates: 1801-1861

E.I. du Pont's sons' papers

 Collection
Accession: WMSS-VII
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828) had three sons: Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856), Henry du Pont (1812-1889), and Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857). All three were partners in their father's company. This collection contains the papers of Alfred Victor du Pont, Henry du Pont, and Alexis I. du Pont, as well as those of their wives: Margaretta Elizabeth Lammot du Pont, Louisa Gerhard du Pont, and Joanna Maria Smith du Pont. The papers of Henry du Pont are the largest component, and reflect his business and military activities. Certain papers of each son relate to the affairs of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

Dates: 1798-1897

Eleuthera du Pont invitation

 Collection
Accession: 1256
Abstract:

Eleuthera du Pont Smith (1806-1876) was the daughter of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828). This collection contains an invitation she received to attend the Lafayette Ball in Philadelphia in 1824.

Dates: 1824 September

Eleuthera du Pont Smith and Sophie Madeleine du Pont letters to Mary Wilkinson

 Collection
Accession: 0259
Abstract:

Eleuthera du Pont Smith (1806-1876) and Sophie Madeleine du Pont (1810-1888) were daughters of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828). This collection contains letters from the du Ponts to Mary Wilkinson, a former student at the Brandywine Manufacturers' Sunday School. The letters discuss domestic matters, including family news, health, faith, and needlework for the mills.

Dates: 1862-1886

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont and his wife, Sophie Dalmas du Pont, papers

 Collection
Accession: WMSS-IV
Abstract:

Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours (1771–1834) was a French American chemist and industrialist who founded the gunpowder manufacturer E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. E.I. du Pont married Sophie Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828) in 1791; the couple had eight children, one of whom died in infancy. This collection of papers includes outbound and inbound correspondence covering personal and business matters. These include personal accounts, writings and memoirs, legal documents, and miscellany, of which the majority are accounts. There are papers of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. that date from 1802 to 1850 and include correspondence (drafts, retained copies, and letters received), contracts and other legal documents, accounts, bills and receipts, checks, promissory notes, bills of exchange, drafts, and certain miscellaneous notes and memoranda.

Dates: 1771-1922

Francis Gurney du Pont and family papers

 Collection
Accession: 1490
Abstract:

Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904) was the youngest son of Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Smith du Pont (1815-1876), and grandson of Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The collection consists primarily of correspondence from du Pont to his wife, Elise Wigfall Simons (1849-1919), but include items from other family members, as well as a journal of du Pont's, manuscripts written by him, and plays and novels by Alice Simons (1849-1891).

Dates: 1868-1916

Francoise du Pont de Nemours letter to Pierre Didot

 Collection
Accession: 0101
Abstract:

Francoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) a promienent French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. The collection contains a letter from du Pont to Monsieur Pierre Didot (1761-1853), seeking the address of Marguerite Charlotte Desiree de la Fite de Pelleport (1780-1847).

Dates: 1818 June 9

Francoise du Pont de Nemours letters to Baron and Baronne Desmousseaux de Givre

 Collection
Accession: 0350
Abstract:

Francoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) a promienent French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. The collection contains letters from du Pont to Baron (1757-1830) and Baronne Desmousseaux de Givre (1768-1843). The letters contain discussion of religious societies, his trip to Italy, and personal matters.

Dates: 1821-1826

Francoise Poivre du Pont de Nemours letters to Jacques Henri Bernardin de St. Pierre (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 0349
Abstract:

Francoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) a promienent French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. The collection includes photocopied letters from du Pont to Jacques Henri Bernardin de St. Pierre (1737-1814). The letters are entirely personal, with social and literary references, all general in character.

Dates: circa 1769-1771

Frank E. Schoonover negatives

 Collection
Accession: 2017-239
Abstract:

Based in Wilmington, Delaware, Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972) was a prolific commercial illustrator, artist, and avid photographer. Over the course of a six-decade career, he completed more than twenty-five hundred works, primarily illustrations for magazines and books but also landscapes, portraits, murals, book plates, sculpture, and stained-glass windows. This collection consists of negatives taken by Schoonover, largely for use as source material for his artwork. There are also images of his artwork, restoration projects, and him, his family, and friends.

Dates: 1898-1972; Majority of material found within 1898-1911

Gabrielle Josephine Crofton diaries

 Collection
Accession: 1767
Abstract:

Gabrielle Crofton (1873-1952) was the daughter of Gabrielle Josephine Shubrick (1835-1894) and Robert Erskine Anderson Crofton (1834-1898), and the great-granddaughter of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827), a prominent French American diplomat and businessman. The collection consists of two diaries, dating from 1917 to 1926, and reflect the leisured life of a middle-class, unmarried woman in the first quarter of the twentieth century United States.

Dates: 1917-1926

Gabrielle Josephine Shubrick Crofton papers

 Collection
Accession: 1313
Abstract:

Gabrielle Shubrick Crofton (1835-1894) was the daughter of Irvine Shubrick (1797-1849) and Julia du Pont (1806-1882), and the wife of Colonel Robert Crofton (1834-1898). His military service meant the family moved to where he was stationed. The papers consist primarily of correspondence between Crofton and her husband and mother, including an eight-year span living in army posts in the Dakota Territory.

Dates: 1822-1872

Henry A. du Pont and Gustav Schelle correspondence (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 1789
Abstract:

Henry Algernon du Pont (1838-1926) was a military officer, a politician from Delaware, and vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. The collection consists of five letters from du Pont to Gustav Schelle (1845-1927) and one from Schelle. The letters mostly express personal friendship and deal indirectly with Schelle's writings on the Physiocraps and du Pont de Nemours.

Dates: 1924-1927

Henry A. du Pont letters to Daniel Ammen (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 0632
Abstract:

Henry Algernon du Pont (1838-1926) was a military officer, a politician from Delaware, and vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. The collection contains two photocopied letters from du Pont to Daniel Ammen (1820-1898), a Naval officer and Chief of the Bureau of Navigation.

Dates: 1887-1888

Henry A. du Pont miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 1264
Abstract:

Henry Algernon du Pont (1838-1926) was a military officer, a politician from Delaware, and vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. The collection contains miscellaneous material related to du Pont, including a letter, Christmas cards, invitation to meet the Representatives of the Societies of the Cincinnati, and invitation from the Secretary of the Navy to the unveiling of the statue of Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865).

Dates: 1845-1884

Henry Belin du Pont collection

 Collection
Accession: 0178
Abstract:

Henry Belin du Pont (1898-1970) was a research engineer with General Motors and the vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1939 to 1963. This collection contains correspondence from several generations of the family from the early nineteenth through the twentieth century, including Francis Gurney Smith (1784-1873), Elizabeth (Eliza) MacKie Smith (1787-1861), Joanna Smith du Pont (1815-1876), Frances du Pont Coleman (1838-1902), Eleuthera "Ella" du Pont Bradford (1848-1906), Eleuthera Bradford du Pont (1873-1953), Alicia Bradford Maddox (1875-1920) and Phoebe George Bradford (1794-1840).

Dates: 1814-1913

Henry du Pont incoming letters (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 0576
Abstract:

Henry du Pont (1812-1889) was an American military officer and son of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828). The collection contains two photocopied letters to du Pont, one from his nephew, James Irenee Bidermann (1817-1890), and the other letter from his sister, Sophie Madeleine du Pont (1810-1888).

Dates: 1825; 1881

Henry du Pont letters (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 0588
Abstract:

Henry du Pont (1812-1889) was an American military officer and son of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828). The collection is comprised of photocopied of typescript copies of letters of du Pont to and from his family.

Dates: 1829-1837

Henry du Pont letters (photocopies) and Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours autobiography (typescript)

 Collection
Accession: 1903
Abstract:

Henry du Pont (1812-1889) was an American military officer and son of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828). The collection consists of photocopied letters from Henry du Pont (1812-1889) and typescript of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) autobiography he wrote in 1792. The letters are from sisters Eleuthera du Pont Smith (1806-1876) and Sophie Madeleine du Pont (1810-1888), as well as William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) and M. Saito of the Japanese Navy.

Dates: 1811-1887; 1792

Hiebler family papers

 Collection
Accession: 2593
Abstract:

The Hiebler family papers include documents pertaining to four generations. The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Alfred I. du Pont to his grandsons Bayard Hiebler and Benno Hiebler, dated 1927 to 1935.

Dates: 1911-1982; Majority of material found within 1927-1935

Jean Kane Foulke du Pont invitations

 Collection
Accession: 1310
Abstract:

Jean Kane Foulke du Pont (1891-1985) was a suffragette, prison reform activist, philanthropist, and wife of E. Paul du Pont (1887-1950). The collection contains invitations, mostly to weddings, but also to cocktail parties and debutante balls.

Dates: 1932-1971

Joshua Gilpin letterbook on microfilm

 Collection
Accession: 0789
Abstract:

Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) was a merchant and paper manufacturer in Delaware. This collection is a microfilm of letters in a scrapbook, including correspondence from Gilpin, Thomas Gilpin (1776-1853), and others.

Dates: 1770-1848

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

 Collection
Accession: 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

Laborer's diary

 Collection
Accession: 1951
Abstract:

The author appears to have been a young man living on his mother's farm near Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, who earned additional money by casual day labor. The diary is a standard pocket diary of the period with notations of work done and other daily activities, with a small cash book section at the rear.

Dates: 1867

Louise du Pont Crowninshield letters

 Collection
Accession: 1958
Abstract:

Louise du Pont Crowninshield (1877-1958) was an early leader in the field of historic preservation and a collector of antiques and hooked rugs. This collection includes two letters addressed to Nell (McCall) Pringle (1879-1937), of Charleston, South Carolina.

Dates: 1929-1930

Madame de Stael letter to Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (negative photostat)

 Collection
Accession: 0885
Abstract:

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). Negative photostat of letter from Madame de Staël to Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817).

Dates: undated

Margaret Izard Manigault papers

 Collection
Accession: 0502
Abstract:

Manigault's papers consist of her own diaries and correspondence between her and Gabrielle Josephine du Pont (1770-1836), both which document the life of a female member of Charleston's merchant-planter elite during the Early National Period, and the web of connections linking Charleston, New York and Philadelphia society.

Dates: 1779-1857

Margaretta du Pont Coleman papers

 Collection
Accession: 2027
Abstract:

Margaretta “Meta” du Pont Coleman (1862-1938) was a descendant of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) who founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company with his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) in 1802. The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The Margaretta E. "Meta" du Pont Coleman Papers primarily consist of family correspondence collected by Meta Coleman.

Dates: 1852-1915

Margaretta Lammot du Pont correspondence

 Collection
Accession: 1443
Abstract:

Margaretta Lammot du Pont (1807-1898) was the wife of Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856), who worked for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. This collection correspondence to du Pont from Joseph D. Reinboth, of Pennsylvania, and her grandson, T. Coleman du Pont (1863-1930).

Dates: 1888-1898

Margaretta Lammot du Pont letter to Meta Kemble de Forest

 Collection
Accession: 0910
Abstract:

Margaretta Lammot du Pont (1807-1898) was the wife of Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856), who worked for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. In 1885, she sent a letter to Meta Kemble de Forest (1852-1933) which indicates she is sending book from "Aunt Sophie" [Sophie Madeleine du Pont (1810-1888)].

Dates: 1885 January 24

Mary Belin du Pont inbound letters

 Collection
Accession: 2228
Abstract:

Mary Belin (1839-1913) married Lammot du Pont (1831-1884) and had eleven children, many who were prominent in the building up of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The volume consists of a typed transcript of letters originally sent to Mary Belin du Pont (1839-1913) by her daughters Louisa ("La") (1868-1926), Sophie M. ("Tabby") (1871-1894), Isabella ("Bella") (1882-1946), and Margaretta ("Peg") (1884-1973) in 1894. The letters center around a single incident wherein Sophie, who was suffering from tuberculosis, was sent to Colorado Springs for a cure.

Dates: 1894

Natalie Wilson du Pont and family papers

 Collection
Accession: 1493
Abstract:

The Wilson and du Pont families were prominent families in the Wilmington, Delaware area. The papers document the daily activities of three generations of Natalies: Natalie Green Driver (Wilson)(1846-1912), Natalie Driver Wilson (du Pont)(1877-1918), and Natalie Wilson du Pont (Edmonds)(1904-1975).

Dates: 1815-1969

Nora C. Edwards papers

 Collection
Accession: 2036
Abstract:

Nora C. Edwards (1869-1962) was the manager and inventor for the Edwards Skirt Supporter Company, established around 1903 in Spooner, Wisconsin. Her papers are both personal and business and consist of letters she received from family members, agents, friends, and patent attorneys.

Dates: 1887-1917

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Language
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Names
Du Pont family 43
Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817 7
Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888 7
Du Pont de Nemours, Francoise Robin Poivre, 1748-1841 6
Carothers, Wallace Hume, 1896-1937 5
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 5
Bradford, Phoebe George, 1794-1840 4
Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926 4
Du Pont, Henry, 1812-1889 4
Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 4
Smith, Eleuthera du Pont, 1806-1876 4
Du Pont, Margaretta Lammot, 1807-1898 3
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 3
Savery, Thomas H., 1837-1910 3
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 2
Bauduy family 2
Bauduy, Victorine du Pont, 1792-1861 2
Bidermann, Evelina du Pont, 1796-1863 2
Crofton, Gabrielle Josephine Shubrick, 1835-1894 2
Crofton, Gabrielle Josephine, 1873-1952 2
Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935 2
Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834 2
Du Pont, T. Coleman (Thomas Coleman), 1863-1930 2
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Brandywine Works 2
Ford, Sophie du Pont, 1871-1957 2
Hagley Museum and Library 2
Pusey and Jones Company 2
Shubrick, Julia du Pont, 1806-1882 2
Strange, Adeline Bassett Cook, 1917-2004 2
Walcutt, Julia du Pont Crofton, 1866-1948 2
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 Bank Note Company 1
Ammen, Daniel, 1820-1898 1
Arctic (Steamship) 1
Asbestos Shingle, Slate & Sheathing Co. 1
Bauduy, Amelia Keating, 1820-1886 1
Bauduy, Juliette Bretton des Chapelles, 1773-1837 1
Bauduy, Peter, 1769-1833 1
Benedict family 1
Bidermann, James Irenee , 1817-1890 1
Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School 1
Brown, James, 1791-1877 1
Brunot, Mary, -1899 1
Bureaux de Pusy, Francoise Julienne Ile de France Poivre, 1770-1845 1
Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 1
Coleman family 1
Coleman, Margaretta du Pont, 1862-1938 1
Coleman, R. Bannen (Robert Bannen), 1856-1898 1
Copeland, Louisa d'A du Pont (Louisa d'Andelot du Pont), 1868-1926 1
Corcoran, Helena Springer, 1884-1963 1
Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958 1
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company 1
Delaware and Hudson Company 1
Desmousseaux, Antoine-François-Ehrard-Marie-Catherine, baron, 1757-1830 1
Didot, Pierre, 1761-1853 1
Dimmick, Joanna du Pont, 1854-1901 1
Draper, Irene Carpenter, 1911-1991 1
Du Pont, Alexis I. (Alexis Irénée), 1816-1857 1
Du Pont, Alexis I. (Alexis Irénée), 1843-1904 1
Du Pont, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1900-1970 1
Du Pont, Alfred Victor, 1798-1856 1
Du Pont, Alfred Victor, 1833-1893 1
Du Pont, Amelia, 1796-1869 1
Du Pont, Bidermann, 1837-1923 1
Du Pont, Charles I. (Charles Irénée), 1797-1869 1
Du Pont, Elise Simons, 1849-1919 1
Du Pont, Ellen Coleman, 1838-1876 1
Du Pont, Francis Gurney, 1850-1904 1
Du Pont, Henry Belin, 1898-1970 1
Du Pont, Jean Kane Foulke, 1891-1985 1
Du Pont, Joanna Smith, 1815-1876 1
Du Pont, Lammot, 1831-1884 1
Du Pont, Mary (Belin), 1839-1913 1
Du Pont, Mary Alletta Belin, 1878-1938 1
Du Pont, Natalie Wilson, 1877-1918 1
Du Pont, Zara, 1869-1946 1
Du pont, Sophie Dalmas, 1775-1828 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Carney's Point Works 1
Edwards Skirt Supporter Company 1
Edwards family 1
Edwards, Nora C., 1869-1962 1
Farber, David R. 1
Gardner, William F., 1840-1907 1
Gentieu family 1
Gentieu, Joseph Henri, 1885-1963 1
Gentieu, Norman P., 1914-2009 1
Gentieu, Pierre A., 1842-1930 1
Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841 1
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