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Barton H. Jenks papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1852
Abstract: The Jenks family produced talented inventors over many generations. Between the 1820s and the 1870s the family businesses were the leading cotton textile machine builders in Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, the firm operated a rifle factory as part of the Union war effort. The collection consist of a series of fragments handed down in the Jenks family related to several of their business ventures.
Dates: 1830-1910

Civil War pictorial envelopes

 Collection
Identifier: 1969-064
Abstract: In the mid-1850's major cities in the United States began publishing pictorial envelopes with patriotic themes. This collection consists of envelopes with printed cover illustrations from the American Civil War.
Dates: 1861-1865

DuPont Company correspondence with William H. Seward (photocopies)

 Collection
Identifier: 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

Emma Holmes diary (microfilm)

 Collection
Identifier: 0919
Abstract: Emma E. Holmes (1838-1910) was the daughter of Dr. Henry M. Holmes (1790-1854) and Eliza Ford Gibbes (1808-1875). The diary chronicles Holmes's life in Charleston, South Carolina, during the Civil War, detailing the Charleston fire of December 1861, visiting army camps, taking a position as governess and tutor, and plundering Union troops near the end of the war.
Dates: 1861-1866

George Washington Rains memorandum on Augusta Works

 Collection
Identifier: 2598
Abstract: George Washington Rains (1817-1898) was a United States Army and Confederate Army officer and proprietor in the Washington Iron Works. This war-date memorandum by Rains gives a full look at the successful Confederate crash program to develop reliable sources of munitions under wartime conditions and gives clues to the skills of the person who managed it.
Dates: 1864

Henry A. du Pont letter to General James H. Wilson (photocopy)

 Collection
Identifier: 1279
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. In February 1889, du Pont wrote General James H. Wilson (1837-1925) about certain Civil War battles and their mutual commander (at different times) George Crook (1828-1890).
Dates: 1889 February 11

Josephine Anderson du Pont memoirs (photocopy)

 Collection
Identifier: 1017
Abstract: Josephine Anderson du Pont (1853-1943) was a suffragist and the wife of Victor du Pont Jr. (1852-1911), vice president and general manager of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. The memoirs, written between 1928 and 1932, contain a record of her life in mid-19th century Philadelphia, including details of the Civil War years.
Dates: 1928-1932

Margaretta du Pont Coleman papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2027
Abstract: The Margaretta E. "Meta" du Pont Coleman Papers primarily consist of family correspondence collected by Meta Coleman.
Dates: 1852-1915

Pierre Gentieu family archives

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-206
Abstract: Pierre Gentieu (1842-1930) was an artist, photographer, and an employee of the DuPont Company for thirty-four years. Pierre Gentieu and his wife, Sarah Albina "Binie" Gentieu (1846-1925) had six children. Although three children had no issue, they had nine grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. All six children worked for the DuPont Co. and several grandchildren did as well. This collection consists of nine albums that document the Gentieu family history, primarily the life of the patriarch of the family Pierre Gentieu (1842-1930). The albums contain originals and reproductions of correspondence, family trees, documents, photographs, and ephemera.
Dates: 1860-1999

Samuel Francis du Pont letter to Captain John E. Hoey

 Collection
Identifier: 1072
Abstract: 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. The letter from du Pont to John E. Hoey (1837-1896) concerns the transport of invalid seamen northfrom from the South Atlantic Bloackade Squadron.
Dates: 1863 March 7

Samuel Francis du Pont letter to Gustavus Vasa Fox (photocopy)

 Collection
Identifier: 1418
Abstract: 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. The letter from du Pont to Navy Officer, Gustavus Vasa Fox (1821-1883) discusses the possibility of saltpeter shortage in the Union in the early years of the Civil War.
Dates: 1861 October 23

Samuel Francis Du Pont letter to Major General David Hunter

 Collection
Identifier: 0105
Abstract: 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. The letter to Major General David Hunter (1802-1886) asks for permission to see three deserters from the Confederate States Navy.
Dates: 1863 March 19

Samuel Francis Du Pont letters (photocopies)

 Collection
Identifier: 0143
Abstract: 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. He was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). These three photocopy letters are related to his term in the Navy, one from his early career in 1820 and two letters from 1863 during the Civil War.
Dates: 1821-1863

Samuel Francis Du Pont letters to Charles G. Halpine (photocopies)

 Collection
Identifier: 0934
Abstract: 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. He was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). The two letters from du Pont to Charles G. Halpine (1829-1868) are written during the Civil War and relate to ironclads and the evacuation of Charleston, South Carolina.
Dates: 1863-1865

Samuel Francis du Pont Naval orders

 Collection
Identifier: 0558
Abstract: 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. The collection contains naval orders issued by du Pont to Naval orders to Acting Assistant Surgeon William H. Campbell (1832-1884) to report to Port Royal, South Carolina.
Dates: 1862 December

Samuel Francis du Pont papers

 Collection
Identifier: WMSS-IX
Abstract: 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. He was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). His papers document du Pont's professional and personal life against the background of the pre-Civil War service.
Dates: 1812-1865

Samuel Francis Du Pont selected papers (microfilm)

 Collection
Identifier: 0810
Abstract: 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. He was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). The collection is a microfilmed selection of du Pont's correspondence with contemporaries, primarily Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867). The letters concern Civil War activities, especially the use of ironclads in naval operations.
Dates: 1859-1864

Sophie Madeleine du Pont letter to Eliza Gardner (Henderson) Jones

 Collection
Identifier: 1027
Abstract: Sophie Madeleine du Pont (1810-1888) was the youngest daughter of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828), and the wife of Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865). The letter to Eliza Gardner (Henderson) Jones (1826-1877) concerns family matters and the Civil War.
Dates: 1861

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