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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company gunpowder label

 Collection
Accession: 1967
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours(1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) the company began with the production of gunpowder. This item is a small chromolithograph label for Du Pont smokeless sporting powder.

Dates: 1899

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Hagley Yard, Glaze Mill photograph

 Collection
Accession: 1975-263
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) the company began with the production of gunpowder. This image is an exterior partially obscured view of a glaze mill near the Brandywine River used in the manufacture of DuPont Company black powder and explosives.

Dates: 1903-1910

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Hall of Records images

 Collection
Accession: 1998-258
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). The du Ponts purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware. The pulp keg mill, after the powder yards closed, was used for record storage by the DuPont Company. (Currently, it is a Hagley Museum and Library property, the Hall of Records.) In 1903, the DuPont Company's Executive Committee established the Experimental Station, a research facility located on the banks of the Brandywine Creek across from the du Pont's first black powder works. This collection consists of photographs and negatives from the DuPont Company's Secretary's Department showing the Hall of Records at various times and one aerial view of the Experimental Station.

Dates: circa 1906-1975

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc., Carney's Point Works and workers housing panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-138
Abstract:

The DuPont Company purchased the land for a smokeless powder plant at Carney's Point, New Jersey (across the Delaware River from Wilmington, Delaware) in 1890. In 1892 it produced its first guncotton, and then the first smokeless powder. This collection consists of twenty panoramic photographs of Carney's Point smokeless powder plant, including exteriors of various buildings and groups of workers.

Dates: 1915-1918

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company insurance policies

 Collection
Accession: 1781
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was organized in Paris in 1801 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. The collection contains insurance policies with the Union Insurance Company of Philadelphia, Delaware Fire Insurance Company, Wilmington Fire Insurance Company, and the Columbia Insurance Company of Philadelphia. The policies generally cover shipments of saltpeter, gunpowder, goods and merchandise, and the cotton factory Henry Clay Mill.

Dates: 1840-1845

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Lavoisier Library archival collection

 Collection
Accession: 2632
Abstract:

The Textile Fibers Department of the DuPont Company was established in 1936 (known then as the Rayon Department) which specialized in researching and developing synthetic fibers for fabrics such as Rayon, Nylon, Teflon, Corian, and Kevlar. Lavoisier Library is the library at the DuPont Company's Experimental Station, a large industrial research facility focused on innovative advancements in chemistry located in Wilmington, Delaware. The records in this collection consists of files assembled to document various aspects of the company's history, its policies and products, and the writings and speeches of executives and researchers.

Dates: 1902-2011

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Legal Department records

 Collection
Accession: 1729
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company, established in 1802. The Legal Department was established as a staff department in 1905. The records of the Legal Department include copies of the 1899 dissolution agreement and the 1902 incorporation correspondence. The collection is organized into seven series: Administrative papers; Litigation; Vital records; Stockholder files; Historical files; Patent Board files; and Reports to the Executive Committee.

Dates: 1801-1965

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Martinsville Plant photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2023-208
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company that began manufacturing gunpowder in 1802, and is commonly known as the DuPont Company. In 1941, the Martinsville Plant opened in Martinsville, Virginia, as DuPont's second nylon hosiery manufacturing plant. This small collection consists primarily of aerial and exterior photographs of the Martinsville Plant from the factory's construction in 1940 to 1996, two years before its closing.

Dates: 1940-1996

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company minute books

 Collection
Accession: 2530
Abstract:

The E. I du Pont de Nemours & Company minute books document an important era in the history of the company from just before the turn of the twentieth century through the 1930s. The DuPont Company in this time went through many changes in structure under the leadership of cousins T. Coleman du Pont, Alfred I. du Pont, and Pierre S. du Pont.

Dates: 1899-1940

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Niagara Plant historical files

 Collection
Accession: 2707
Abstract:

The E.I. du Pont de Nemours Niagara Plant produces a number of specialty chemicals, such as polymer acetates, sodium cyanide, and methyl chloride; the plant was purchased by the DuPont Company in 1930. This small collection of Niagara Plant historical files consists of plant histories, photographs, biographical information on personnel, drawings of plant buildings, and some artifacts.

Dates: 1802-2004

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company nineteenth century records

 Collection
Accession: 0500-I
Abstract:

In 1801, French immigrants Eleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834) and his father Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) organized the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (alternatively referred to as the DuPont Company) in Paris for the purpose of manufacturing gunpowder in the United States. The next year E.I. du Pont purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine Creek just north of Wilmington, Delaware, and the company would grow to be the preeminent gunpowder company in the United States for the next century. This collection comprises the nineteenth-century records of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. extending to the date of the second incorporation of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in 1902. The company's twentieth-century records, with the 1902 reincorporation as the dividing point, are described in a separate finding aid as E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. twentieth-century records (Accession 0500.II).

Dates: 1801-1902

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Office of the President records

 Collection
Accession: 1662
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly known as the DuPont Company. It was established in 1802 and began by manufacturing gunpowder, later moving into chemical compounds. During the 1920s and 1930s, under the leadership of Irénée du Pont (1876-1963), president from 1919 to 1926, and Lammot du Pont (1880-1952), president from 1926 to 1940, the company became the world's leading chemical manufacturer producing smokeless powder, dynamite, dyes, cellophane, textile fibers, and artificial rubber. The records primarily document the presidency of Lammot du Pont, with some fragmentary records from the Irénée du Pont period.

Dates: 1909-1952; Majority of material found within 1914-1948

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Organic Chemicals Department, Dyestuffs Division manuals and notebooks

 Collection
Accession: 2419
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was a chemical company and began a research program in dyes in 1916. By the late 1920s the DuPont Company was one of the four major U.S. dye producers and controlled twenty-five percent of the market. The records consist of notebooks and procedures on dyes, which describe the colors, uses, applications, tests, and fastness and dying properties for dyes manufactured by DuPont and its competitors.

Dates: 1924-1977

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company organization charts

 Collection
Accession: 2101
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) for the production of gunpowder. The organization charts show the evolution of DuPont's corporate structure, including the period 1919 to 1921, when the decentralized, multi-divisional form was adopted, and the diversification and restructuring of the 1980s. As the charts also show the names of company officials above supervisory rank, they may also be used to follow individual career paths.

Dates: 1915-1992

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Photo Products Department miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 2712
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The Photo Products Department was formed in December 1941. The products it manufactured expanded from cinema film and included an array of medical products related to x-ray film and other photographic film products. This is a small collection of DuPont Company Photo Products Department materials primarily related to x-ray and radiographic film processing.

Dates: circa 1980

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Polymer Products Department records

 Collection
Accession: 1747
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Polymer Products Department researched, developed, and manufactured products made out of elastomers, plastics, and resins. The collection includes records from the Marketing Services Division, Experimental Station, Plastics Department's Polymer Products Division, Fabrics and Finishes Department, and Specialty Polymers Division. The records reflect the diverse functions for which the department and its predecessor components were responsible and contain material representing several periods in the department's history.

Dates: 1929-1992

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Pontchartrain Works records

 Collection
Accession: 2665
Abstract:

E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company's Pontchartrain Works in LaPlace, Louisiana, was a major producer of Neoprene and other elastomers in the latter half of the twentieth century. The records consist of manuals, technical reports, brochures, bulletins, and other material from Du Pont's Louisville Works, Montague Works, and its Maydown Works located in the United Kingdom. Most documents were created by the company's Elastomer Chemicals Department and deal with the manufacture of various synthetic rubbers in the 1950s and 1960s.

Dates: 1946-1997

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Poromeric Products Division, Corfam poromeric archives

 Collection
Accession: 2498
Abstract:

Around 1950, DuPont's Newburgh, New York, Fabrikoid laboratory began working on a non-woven fabric that would be a true leather substitute. The resulting product was marketed under the trademark "Corfam," beginning in 1965. DuPont terminated production in 1972 but licensed the technology to Poland. This small collection includes a range of documents describing the origins of DuPont's Corfam project and assessing the reasons for its failure.

Dates: 1954-2010

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder mills postcard

 Collection
Accession: 1995-278
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. The postcard consists of a view of the DuPont Powder Yards in Wilmington, Delaware.

Dates: circa 1913

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Public Affairs Department records

 Collection
Accession: 1410
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The Public Affairs Department began as the Publicity Bureau in 1916, to deal with issues raised by the great increase of business spawned by World War I. Prior to this time, publicity had been handled by the Advertising Division, created in 1911. The Public Affairs Department records contain biographical sketches of deceased officers, employees, and du Pont family members, as well as histories of company plants, predecessor companies, and all line and staff departments. The alphabetical history file contains press releases, memoranda, and pamphlets that were assembled for various public relations campaigns.

Dates: 1912-1983

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, R. & H. Chemicals Department records

 Collection
Accession: 2624
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company’s R. & H. Chemicals Department manufactured and sold peroxides, cyanide of sodium, formaldehyde, trychloretheline, tin oxide, and polyvinyl alcohol. The department was formed in 1933 as a result of the 1930 acquisition of the Roessler & Hasslacher Chemical Company, which operated a plant in Niagara Falls, New York. The records primarily consist of reports on experimentations with various insecticides, pesticides, preservatives, and other forms of pest and disease-control applied to the farming and agricultural industries.

Dates: 1922-1937

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Real Estate Division files

 Collection
Accession: 2542
Abstract:

The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company commonly known as the DuPont Company. It was established in 1802 and began by manufacturing gunpowder; later it produced chemical compounds. The Real Estate Division was responsible for investigating locations and the acquisition of major facilities throughout the United States. Henry H. Gunther (1919-1960), was a real estate specialist with the DuPont Company. This small collection consists of Gunther's files on acquiring plant sites.

Dates: 1953-1958

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Repauno Works historical files

 Collection
Accession: 2387
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Repauno Works manufactured high explosive dynamite. The company began as the Repauno Chemical Company on June 7, 1880 founded by Lammot du Pont (1831-1884). Lammot du Pont was a chemist working for the family business, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company which originally produced gunpowder. This collection consists of material for the 100th anniversary of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Repauno Works.

Dates: 1918-1983; Majority of material found within 1965-1983

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Secretary's Department records

 Collection
Accession: 1460
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company, established in 1802. The Secretary’s Offices was raised to departmental rank on June 1, 1947. The Secretary’s Department was merged into the Legal Department on January 1, 1974. The records of the Secretary's Department are arranged in six series: Transcripts of annual stockholders’ meetings; Leases and agreements; Files on deceased board members; Records division; Stock records; Special committee on 150th anniversary.

Dates: 1904-1974

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Textile Fibers Department records

 Collection
Accession: 1771
Abstract:

The Textile Fibers Department of the DuPont Company was established in 1936 (known then as the Rayon Department), which specialized in researching and developing synthetic fibers for fabrics such as Rayon, Nylon, Teflon, Corian, and Kevlar. The collection consists of research files and other records from the primary divisions of the Textile Fibers Department, including the Pioneering Research Division, Rayon Research Division, Technical Service Section, and the research facilities at the Spruance Plant in Richmond, Virginia, and at the Yerkes Plant in Buffalo, New York. These files document the development of some of DuPont's best known and most commercially successful synthetic fibers: nylon, Dacron, and Orlon. Additionally, there are market research reports assessing product performance and consumer surveys evaluating customer attitudes toward products.

Dates: 1899-1988

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company twentieth century records

 Collection
Accession: 0500-II
Abstract:

E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (alternatively referred to as the DuPont Company, or simply DuPont) was reincorporated on February 26, 1902, as successor to the partnership Eleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834) and his father Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) had organized in 1801 for the purpose of manufacturing gunpowder in the United States. During the twentieth century, the company diversified beyond gunpowder and explosives into the broader chemicals industry. The twentieth-century records (dating up to 1972) of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. document the transformation of the company into a modern, centrally administered industrial giant. The collection, however, is not comprehensive for the period, and any company collections received after 1972 were accessioned and processed separately by Hagley Museum and Library.

Dates: 1756-1975; Majority of material found within 1902-1962

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company web archives

 Collection
Accession: WA-2014-005
Abstract:

In the twenty-first century, the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, better known as the DuPont Company focused on science with a diverse set of interests and products. It operates in more than ninty countries with corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, and employs more than 60,000 people worldwide, including 10,000 scientists and engineers. This is a collection of websites owned by or affiliated with the DuPont Company, between 2011 and present. Complete web archive is available at https://archive-it.org/collections/2606.

Dates: 2011-2020

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

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

Eileen Gray prints

 Collection
Accession: 1996-217
Abstract:

Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is considered one of the most important and influential furniture designers and architects of the early twentieth century, inspiring both modernism and Art Deco movements. She was among the vanguard of the International Style in her use and interpretation of geometric forms and industrially produced materials. This collection is a boxed set of postcard-size reproductions of black and white photographs of houses, rooms, and objects designed by her.

Dates: circa 1992

Electric Hose and Rubber Company records

 Collection
Accession: 1682
Abstract:

The Electric Hose and Rubber Company (EHRC) was a manufacturer of braided rubber hoses in Wilmington, Delaware, from 1900 to 1978. The company specialized in the manufacture of consumer-grade garden hoses, as well as industrial-grade hoses for pumping gas and military functions. This collection includes accounting ledgers, tax information, payroll books, advertisements, company newspapers, employee records, and stockholder information. The collection materials date from 1904 to 1978, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1920s to the 1960s. This collection would be useful to researchers interested in the history of manufacturing in Delaware, particularly in regard to rubber hoses.

Dates: 1904-1978

Electrical Exposition and Motor Show miniature posters

 Collection
Accession: 1991-245
Abstract:

Frederic G. Cooper (1883-1962) was an honorary member of the Society of Illustrators. He worked for New York Edison from 1905 to 1926. These are miniature souvenir posters for the Electrical Exposition and Motor Shows sponsored by the New York Edison Company.

Dates: 1912-1915

Electrical power systems records

 Collection
Accession: 2612
Abstract:

The Leeds & Northrup Company thrived throughout the twentieth century as a premier manufacturer of precision measuring and scientific equipment. The bulk of the Leeds & Northrup Electrical Power Systems records come from three employees, whose work at Leeds & Northrup spanned from 1928-1981: W. Spencer Bloor (1918-2002), Nathan Cohn (1907-1989), and S. Byron Morehouse. All worked within the Instrumentation and Controls for Electric Power Application Division. The records include papers, presentations, correspondence, memos, blueprints, and other materials relating to the development of a national electrical power grid in the United States. Technological and commercial developments in automatic electric power generation control, stabilization of energy load across regions, and problems of interconnection feature prominently in these materials.

Dates: 1904-2014

Eleuthera Bradford du Pont collection

 Collection
Accession: 0146
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) for the production of gunpowder. The papers in this collection date from the lifetime of E.I. du Pont and document important aspects of the early history of the DuPont Company.

Dates: 1799-1834

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

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont graphic materials

 Collection
Accession: 1997-267
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1921-1994) 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. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. This collection consists of graphic materials including a photographic print of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1921-1994), booklets, a copy of a photographic print of Johan Andreas Philip Ludwig (1753-1803), the Ludwig family crest and a genealogy of the Pelleport family.

Dates: 1913-1972

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont ledger

 Collection
Accession: 1618
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 and Company. This ledger documents his accounts current between the years 1814 and 1818.

Dates: 1814-1818

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: LMSS-III
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 and Company. E.I. du Pont married Sophie Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828) in 1791, and the couple had eight children, one of whom died in infancy. 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

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont receipts

 Collection
Accession: 0017
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), with his father Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817), was the founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. This collection includes his recipts for hotel and livery stable bills.

Dates: 1816-1823

Eleutherian Mills and Longwood Gardens aerial views

 Collection
Accession: 1968-017
Abstract:

Between 1802 and 1921, Eleutherian Mills was a gunpowder mill site used for the manufacture of explosives by the du Pont family business, which was founded by Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771–1834). Longwood Gardens is a series of formal display gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, that was developed by Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954), a descendent of E.I. du Pont. These are aerial views of the residence at Eleutherian Mills and Longwood Gardens taken by Dallin Aerial Surveys Company.

Dates: circa 1930s

Eleutherian Mills garden photographs and film

 Collection
Accession: 1994-342
Abstract:

From 1802 to 1921, Eleutherian Mills was a gunpowder mill site used for the manufacture of explosives by the duPont family business. The name also refers to the house and gardens on the hill above the mills, which was the first duPont family home in America. This collections contains slides and color snapshot photographs of the garden at Eleutherian Mills. Also included is an 8 mm. home movie.

Dates: circa 1950-1970

Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation research reports

 Collection
Accession: 1645
Abstract:

This collection contains research reports for the purpose of developing and elaborating exhibits and interpretations of the Hagley Museum. The reports were prepared by a permanent research staff and by participants in the Hagley Fellowship Program. The research reports also include scholarly articles that use Hagley's collections or are about subjects that pertain to Hagley's mission.

Dates: 1942-2007

Eleutherian Mills property restoration miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 1238
Abstract:

Eleutherian Mills is the house built by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), above his gunpowder mills, the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. It served as a home to the du Pont family for generations, the last being Louise du Pont Crowninshield (1877-1958). The collection contains material related to the restoration of the home prior to Crowninshield occupying it. Also included are materials related to a road to the Eleutherian Mills and Nemours residences, repairs to the iron bridge across the Brandywine, and description of E.I. du Pont's garden.

Dates: 1922-1926

Eli Bridge Company trade journals and advertisements

 Collection
Accession: 2834
Abstract:

The Eli Bridge Company manufactures Ferris Wheels and other amusement park rides, such as the Scrambler. The company was founded by William Eli "W.E." Sullivan (1861-1932) in 1906. Most of this collection consists of a trade journal on carnival rides and devices dating between 1916 and 1935. The monthly magazine was first titled The Optimist, and later continued as Big Eli News. It featured articles about amusement park rides, parts, and operations, and included advertisements and illustrations.

Dates: 1914-1943

Elise du Pont Elrick architectural drawings of Upper Louviers

 Collection
Accession: 1977
Abstract:

Upper Louviers was a residence located on the east bank of the Brandywine Creek in Brandywine Hundred, Delaware, opposite the powder mills of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Elise du Pont Elrick (1902-1984), who lived at Upper Louviers as a child, was an architect and translator. This collection consists of architectural drawings of the residence made by Elise du Pont Elrick in 1936.

Dates: 1936

Elise Simons du Pont household receipts

 Collection
Accession: 1667
Abstract:

Elise Simons du Pont (1849-1919) was the wife of Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904), a vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The records consist of itemized household receipts, primarily from three Wilmington, Delaware grocers and one from John Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia. The receipts give descriptions of goods and prices.

Dates: 1902-1903

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Manuscripts and Archives 1026
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Correspondence 266
Railroads 126
Advertisements 112
Gunpowder industry 95
Social history 95
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Chemical industry 87
Exhibitions 73
Explosives industry 72
Financial statements 65
Textile industry 60
Steel industry and trade 52
Research, Industrial 51
Account books 48
Ephemera 48
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Textile fibers, Synthetic 47
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Domestic relations 35
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World War, 1939-1945 35
Factories 34
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Wilmington, Del. 34
Du Pont family -- Homes and haunts 33
Industrial chemists 33
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Oral histories 32
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Dyes and dyeing 26
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Weapons industry -- Employees 26
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Textile factories 24
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World War, 1914-1918 23
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Packaging -- Design 21
Pennsylvania 21
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 21
Business and politics 20
Computer industry 20
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Banks and banking 19
Iron and steel workers 19
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Philadelphia (Pa.) 19
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Stores, Retail 19
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Industrial films 18
Industrial housing 18
Industrial relations 18
Nylon 18
Railroads -- Rolling stock -- Design and construction 18
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Firearms 17
Historic sites 17
Paper mills 17
Public relations 17
Railroads -- Buildings and structures 17
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Display of merchandise 16
Europe -- Description and travel 16
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English 1764
French 68
German 4
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Names
Du Pont family 214
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 208
Unknown 61
Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817 50
Pennsylvania Railroad 43
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Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 31
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 25
Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888 19
RCA Corporation 19
Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834 17
Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926 16
Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 16
United States. Navy 16
Dick, John A., 1879-1972 15
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co 15
Du Pont de Nemours, Francoise Robin Poivre, 1748-1841 14
New York World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.) 14
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Textile Fibers Department 13
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) 13
Savery, Thomas H., 1837-1910 13
Eleutherian Mills (Greenville, Del. : Estate) 12
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.) 12
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) 11
Jackson Laboratory (E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company) 11
Pusey and Jones Company 11
Carothers, Wallace Hume, 1896-1937 10
Du Pont, Francis Gurney, 1850-1904 10
Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993 10
Penn Central Transportation Company 10
Reading Company 10
World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 10
Bethlehem Steel Corporation 9
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 9
Du Pont, Henry, 1812-1889 9
Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827 9
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986 9
Pusey & Jones Corporation 9
Radio Corporation of America 9
Baldwin Locomotive Works 8
Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958 8
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Brandywine Works 8
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Central Research and Development Department 8
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chestnut Run Laboratories 8
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Organic Chemicals Department 8
Hagley Museum and Library. Library. Oral History Project Office 8
Hanford Engineer Works 8
National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.) 8
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co 8
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 8
Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935 7
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Carney's Point Works 7
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Engineering Department 7
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Hagley Yard 7
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Pioneering Research Laboratory 7
Gentieu, Pierre A., 1842-1930 7
Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841 7
Hagley Museum and Library 7
International Business Machines Corporation 7
Maxim, Hudson, 1853-1927 7
Victor Talking Machine Company 7
Amtrak 6
Avon Products, Inc 6
Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School 6
Budd Company 6
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Advertising Department 6
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Grasselli Chemicals Department 6
E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company 6
General Electric Company 6
Lea family 6
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company 6
Lukens Steel Company 6
Manhattan Project (U.S.) 6
Remington Arms Company 6
Sperry Rand (Corporation). Univac Division 6
Spohn, Benjamin (staff) 6
Thayer, Horace H., 1878-1959 6
University of Delaware 6
Young, William, 1755-1829 6
All American Engineering Company 5
American Telephone and Telegraph Company 5
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 5
Bauduy, Peter, 1769-1833 5
Bauduy, Victorine du Pont, 1792-1861 5
Cinecraft, Inc 5
DeMirjian, Charles H., 1925-2021 5
Du Pont Motors, Incorporated 5
Du Pont, Alfred Victor, 1798-1856 5
Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963 5
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chambers Works 5
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Explosives Department 5
General Motors Corporation 5
Hercules Powder Company 5
Laird, W. W. (William Winder), 1910-1989 5
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) 5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5
Pennsylvania Power & Light Company 5
Ramsay, William G. (William Gouverneur), 1866 - 1916 5
Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950 5
Smith, Eleuthera du Pont, 1806-1876 5
Staël, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), 1766-1817 5
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