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Social history

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on the history of social structures, institutions, interaction, stability, problems, change, etc., treated collectively. Works on the theory of social change as well as social change in particular places are entered under Social change.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Alexis I. du Pont family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 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

Du Pont de Nemours correspondence (photocopies)

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

Hiebler family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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

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

Mary Belin du Pont inbound letters

 Collection
Identifier: 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
Identifier: 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

Samuel Francis du Pont letter to Robert C. Winthrop

 Collection
Identifier: 1014
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 letter from du Pont to R.C. Winthrop (1809-1894) includes an invitation to visit.
Dates: 1864 October 25

Samuel Francis Du Pont letters to Joel Turrill and Joseph Henry

 Collection
Identifier: 1456
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 letters to Joel Turrill (1794-1859) and Joseph Henry (1797-1878). The letters to Turrill are personal in content, referring to their friendship which dated back to 1845 when they both served on the U.S.S. Congress. The letter to Henry references controvery in the Senate involving Henry, likely concerning the Light-House Board.
Dates: 1852-1856

Wilhelmina du Pont letters

 Collection
Identifier: 1591
Abstract: Wilhelmina du Pont (1906-2000) was the daughter of William K. du Pont (1875-1907) and Ethel Hallock (1876-1951), a fourth generation descendent from E.I. du Pont (1771-1834). The letters are to Wilhelmina du Pont from her cousin Alice (Belin) (Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont) (1872-1944); mother Ethel (Mrs. William Kemble du Pont); cousin Alice (du Pont) (Mrs. T. Coleman du Pont) (1863-1937); and uncle Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954).
Dates: 1915-1952