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Accession 0471

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Lynn Catanese, 2012, 1896-1958

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-03-15T15:09-0400

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Louise du Pont Crowninshield papers (Accession 0471), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Louise du Pont Crowninshield papers
Dates: 1896-1958
Accession Number: 0471
Creator: Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958.
Extent: 19.5 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
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. The collection includes her papers as well as those of her husband Francis Boardman Crowninshield, her mother, and other family members.
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Biographical Note

Louise Evelina du Pont was a daughter of Henry A. du Pont (1838-1926) and Pauline Foster du Pont (1849-1902). She was born, raised, and educated at the family estate, Winterthur, north of Wilmington, Delaware. A debutante whose coming-out party was held in New York in 1896, she socialized with members of the city's most exclusive families. During the late 1890s, she spent the winter months in the city, enjoying shopping and social life during the heyday of high society. Louise du Pont was also interested in charitable causes and in 1897 organized "Willing Helpers," a group of young women which met Saturday mornings to make clothing for babies at a Wilmington day nursery; she headed this group for three years.

In 1900, Louise du Pont married Francis Boardman Crowninshield (1869-1950), a renowned sportsman who raced yachts-arid was a expert marksman. There were no children by this marriage. The Crowninshields had homes in Marblehead and Boston, Massachusetts; Boca Grande, Florida; and the original du Pont family estate, Eleutherian Mills, north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Louise du Pont Crowninshield actively participated in charitable organizations, horticulture, historic preservation, and collected antiques and hooked rugs. One of Louise du Pont Crowninshield's earliest historic restoration projects was the original du Pont family estate; Eleutherian Mills, where she resided during the spring and fall months. She was a founding trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1949 and was vice-chairman of the board in 1953. In 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed her to the Boston National Historic Sites Commission. She was also involved with historic restoration in Virginia, particularly the Kenmore Association, of which she was a regent (Kenmore was the Fredericksburg, Virginia, home of Fielding Lewis and his wife, Betty Washington Lewis, George Washington's sister). She often provided financial assistance and artifacts when needed at historic sites. In addition, she was a member or trustee of numerous historical societies, museums, art, and symphony organizations. Crowninshield's additional interests included travel and her pet dogs.

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Scope and Content

The collection includes her papers as well as those of her husband Francis Boardman Crowninshield, her mother, and other family members.

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Separated Material

Louise du Pont Crowninshield photographic collection (Accession 71.MSS.471), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Louise du Pont Crowninshield, 1885-1956
Scope and Content
The papers of Mrs. Crowninshield form the largest part of the collection. These are primarily family correspondence and real estate records concerning properties in Delaware and Washington, D.C. The papers describe the purchasing of the Eleutherian Mills property by Henry A. du Pont in 1922 and Mrs. Crowninshield's efforts to restore the house and landscape the grounds. The papers describe the employment of a local Italian masonry contractor to build the terraced Renaissance garden on the foundations of E.I. du Pont's original saltpeter refinery.
Other items among Mrs. Crowninshield's papers include a 1937 letter from London decorator Constance Spry concerning the Duke of Windsor and Mrs. Wallis Warfield; the guest book of the Eleutherian Mills residence (1925-1958); "A summary report on the historical basis for the refurnishing of the House of Representatives Chamber, Congress Hall ... 1957" [Philadelphia]; logs and wage records of the Crowninshield's yacht, Cleopatra's Barge II; and files relating to the Garden Club of America and the Kenmore Association. Inc., of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The papers of Francis B. Crowninshield include letters written by him while a "Rough Rider," both as a trainee and in the Cuban campaign of 1898.
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1 Letters to mother Mary Pauline du Pont, 1896-1897; 15 items
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1 Typewritten replies to business letters and correspondence with Mr. Ersfeld, 1926-1946; 130 items
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1 Mimeograph copies of Louise's letters written on Caronia World Cruise, 1951; 7 items
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1 Letters describing cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam, taken by Louise du Pont Crowninshield, Edith and Pauline du Pont; Bon Voyage card, 1954 April; 3 items
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1 Letters and speech written by Louise du Pont Crowninshield on Caronia World Cruise, 1955; 6 items
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1 Letters regarding Caronia World Cruise printed in the Gasparilla Gazette, 1955; 7 items
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1 Letters regarding trip to Athens by Mrs. E.S. Warren, who accompanied Louise du Pont Crowninshield, 1956; 10 items
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1 Kenmore Association - correspondence, reports, brochures, news clippings, 1934-1952; ca. 50 items
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2 Incoming correspondence, 1893-1900; 132 items
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3 Incoming correspondence, 1892-1900; 125 items
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49 Incoming correspondence, 1885-1891
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50 Incoming correspondence, 1892-1894
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51 Incoming correspondence, 1895-1896
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52 Incoming correspondence, 1897
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53 Incoming correspondence, 1898-1900
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54 Wedding invitations to Frank B. Crowninshield, 28 June 1900
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54 Incoming correspondence including wedding invitations, calling cards, White House reception in 1909, 1900-1955; 13 items
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54 Awards and memberships - American Association for State and Local History (1954); Senior Associates of Boston (1951); Colonial Dames of America application; Garden Club of America; 7 items
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54 Houses - Delaware State tax receipts for Eleutherian Mills, 1944; 21 items
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54 Houses - blueprint alterations to dressing room at Marblehead
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54 Houses - postcard photo of guesthouse at Boca Grande
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54 Invoices for purchases of furniture, silver, Lowestoft and accessories, 1928-1957; 107 items
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54 Published Collections and programs including Knickerbocker Greys, Yale Glee and Banjo Clubs, Groton School, 1888-1897; 10 items
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54 Greeting cards, 1890-1899; 79 items
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54 Calling cards
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54 Booklet, "Plants for my garden,"
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4 Letter from William Shubrick Bradford (officer in the 17th U.S. Infantry), written from the Philippines, 10 May 1900
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4 Letters from Adeline R.H. Butts, March 1900; 2 items
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4 Letter from Douglas Campbell, 29 November 1898
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4 Letters from “Caroline”, 1899-1900; 4 items
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4 Letters from Marian Auger Coffin, 1898-1900; 12 items
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4 Letters from Louisa Gerhard du Pont (Louise du Pont Crowninshield's grandmother), 1893-1900; 28 items
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4 Letters from Louisa Gerhard du Pont, 1893, 1896, 1898-1899; 10 items
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4 Correspondence from "J.H.D."; "Anna"; "Beeve"; "Bertha"; Eleanor K. Biddle; Jacques Bidermann; and Philip Gordon Birckhead, 1898-1900
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4 Correspondence from Katharine M. Crowninshield; Frances and Augusta M. de Peyster; Anne Derby; Henry Francis du Pont; Sophie M. du Pont (cousin); "Cousin Ed," 1894-1900
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5 Correspondence from "Gaye"; Andrew C. Gray; "Herman" (cousin); Martha Horner; Elizabeth Emler Hull; "Jean" (cousin); "Julia"; "Katharine"; "Lina" (Evelina du Pont); "Louis"; Wilma Lowe, 1893-1900
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5 Letters from various correspondents [included is a bill from night watchman H.R. Caldwell in Washington, D.C. (1927) for services], 1890, 1893, 1897, 1900, 1927
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5 Correspondence from "Mathilde"; George Xavier McLanahan; Mary J. Olhunt; J.S. Oglesby; Helena C. Palmer; Mansfield Patterson; "Pauline"; "Popo"; Van Z.O. Post; Leopold Schmidt, Jr.; Una Soley; and Kate Steele, 1893-1900
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6 Louise du Pont Crowninshield – Letters of condolence regarding death of father Henry Algernon du Pont, 1926-1927; 244 items
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7 Louise du Pont Crowninshield – Telegrams and letters of condolence regarding death of her husband Francis B. Crowninshield, 1950; 275 items
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8 Louise du Pont Crowninshield – Incoming correspondence including Constance Spry letter of 28 May 1937, regarding Duke of Windsor and his fiancée Mrs. Simpson, 1920-1957; 174 items
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9 Property Files - "Acacia Fraternity," 1927-1936; 91 items
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9 Property Files - "Australian Lease," 1942-1943; 35 items
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9 Property Files - "Buckey, Col. M.C." [Insurance], 1927-1932; 15 items
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9 Property Files - "Burton, H.R.," 1927-1929; 19 items
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9 Property Files - "Demus, Peter J." [Tenant], 1929-1932; 4 items
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9 Property Files - "Eleutherian Mills," 1927-1933; 27 items
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9 Property Files - "Finland Legation" [Tenant], 1927-1936; c.140 items
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9 Property Files - "Fourteen Twelve 17th St.," 1934-1936; 22 items
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9 Property Files - "Gardiner, Algernon S." [Rental service], 1928-1933; 16 items
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9 Property Files - "Randall H. Hagner & Co., Inc.," 1927-1943; 56 items
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9 Property Files - "Hannan, P.F." [Repair man], 1927-1943; 12 items
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9 Property Files - "Hesse, Joseph," 1927-1931; 18 items
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10 Property Files - "Insurance - Delaware," 1932-1933; 14 items
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10 Property Files - "Insurance - Washington," 1927-1943; 94 items
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10 Property Files - "Jaeck, Paul" [Tenant], 1927-1928; 26 items
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10 Property Files - "Maddux, Marshall, Moss, & Mallory" [Realtors], 1928; 15 items
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10 Property Files - "Nowood, Mrs. Gus" [Tenant], 1927-1928; 26 items
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10 Property Files - "Olivier, Dr. Chas. P.," 1929-1933; 19 items
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10 Property Files - "Piron, Leon" [Tenant], 1930-1933; 19 items
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10 Property Files - "Potomac Electric Power Co.," 1927; 5 items
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10 Property Files - "Sandoz, F.L." [Real Estate & Insurance], 1927-1933; 67 items
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10 Property Files - "Seventeen Eleven Mass. Ave.," 1927-1937; 145 items
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10 Account book with rents & property expenses, 1933-1944; 1 item
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11 Correspondence between Louise du Pont Crowninshield and Mr. Ersfeld regarding property, 1927-1944; 359 items
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12 "Taxes - District of Columbia," 1927-1940; 78 items
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12 "Taxes - Federal," 1927-1928; 19 items
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12 "Tax Matters," 1931-1942; 30 items
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12 Tax Papers - "Wilmington Trust Company," 1927-1933; 12 items
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12 Tax Papers - "Tax Matters," 1937-1942; 50 items
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12 Tax Papers - "Delaware 'War Emergency'," 1944; 5 items
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12 Tax Papers - "1942-1943 Information," ; 12 items
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12 "1941 Information," ; 3 items
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12 "1940 Information," ; 5 items
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12 "Delaware and New Castle County Tax," 1936-1939; 8 items
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12 "Taxes - 1939-41," ; 12 items
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12 "Taxes - D.C. 1937-1940," ; 3 items
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12 "Taxes - Delaware," 1930; 3 items
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12 Washington Property tax, 1936-1943; 52 items
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12 Delaware taxes, 1937-1944
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12 Federal Tax, Federal Tax1936-1942
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13 1928 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 11 items
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13 1929 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 14 items
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13 1930 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 13 items
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13 1931 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 10 items
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13 1932 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 14 items
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13 1933 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 10 items
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13 1934 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 15 items
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13 1935 Delaware and New Castle County Taxes; 4 items
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13 1935 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 15 items
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13 1936 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 26 items
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13 1937 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 21 items
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13 1938 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 33 items
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13 1939 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 30 items
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13 1940 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 27 items
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14 1929 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 5 items
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14 1930 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 4 items
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14 1931 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 6 items
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14 1932 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 14 items
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14 1933 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 10 items
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14 1935 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 13 items
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14 1936 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 7 items
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14 1937 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 3 items
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14 1938 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 24 items
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14 1939 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 14 items
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14 1940 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 16 items
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14 1941 Federal Income Tax Return and working papers; 17 items
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15 Selected receipts, bills, invoices; 181 items
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16 Bills and invoices, 1933-1934, 1937-1938; 640 items
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17 Bills and invoices, 1938-1942 ; 680 items
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18 Bills and invoices, 1942-1943; 851 items
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19 Bills and invoices, 1944-1946; 796 items
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20 Bills and invoices, 1947-1948; 685 items
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21 Bills and invoices, 1949-1950; 643 items
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22 Record of wages of crew - Cleopatra's Barge II, 1940 November
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22 Check stub books, 1955-1956; 4 items
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23 Garden Club of America - annual meeting pamphlets, correspondence, and reports, 1932-1949; 62 items
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23 Annual report of George Washington National Birthplace Monument, 1936
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24 Address lists; 11 items
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24 Items regarding furniture for Eleutherian Mills; 34 items
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24 Notes regarding Eleutherian Mills gardens; 12 items
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24 Miscellany; 62 items
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24 Letters to Mr. Ersfeld by non-family members; 12 items
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24 Inventory of china [Boston firm], 1928; 2 items
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24 Miscellaneous printed invitations, announcements; 10 items
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24 Business cards; 14 items
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24 Building specifications for swimming pool in Boca Raton, 1941; 1 item
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24 Map of du Pont de Nemours Cemetery with covering letter, 1939; 2 items
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24 Copies of Louise du Pont Crowninshield's birth certificate, marriage certificate, doctor's analysis, 1955; 3 items
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24 Letters to William Henry Barry, 1934; 5 items
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24 Residual; 19 items
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25 Copy books - school subjects, circa 1893; 7 items
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25 Scrapbook of colored pictures and cards; 1 item
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25 Travel Diary - Caronia world cruise, 1951; 1 item
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25 Travel Diary - Spain and Portugal, 1952 May-June; 1 item
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25 Travel Diary - To Rome, later to Mediterranean, circa 1955; 1 item
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25 Notebook of list of furnishings at [Winterthur] with notes regarding history; 1 item
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25 Notebook with lists of persons in Colorado and Christmas card list; 1 item
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25 Address list of [antique dealers] - arranged alphabetically by city; 1 item
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25 Testimonial of Appreciation to Louise du Pont Crowninshield by the Boy Scouts (Sunnyland [Florida] Council), 1943 February; 1 volume l item
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25 House guest book of Eleutherian Mills, 1925-1958; 1 item
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25 Scrapbook - loose items
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25 Cards accompanying presents given at Louisa du Pont's marriage; 115 items
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25 Calendar showing Louisa du Pont's engagements [transferred from Pictorial Department, 24 May], 1956; 1 item
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26 Attendance list and religious leaflets for Sunday School class taught by Louise du Pont also small Book of Common Prayer, 1890; 20 items
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26 Loose-leaf notebook with photographs and text: "A Summary Report on the historical basis for the refurnishing of the House of Representatives Chamber, Congress Hall, prepared by History and Interpretation Branch, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania," 1957 October; 1 item
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27 Francis B. Crowninshield - letters to wife Louise du Pont Crowninshield, 1926-1950; 380 items
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28 Francis B. Crowninshield - letters to wife Louise du Pont Crowninshield, 1926-1950
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29 Francis B. Crowninshield - Spanish-American War letters to family; 16 items
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29 Francis B. Crowninshield - correspondence with Mr. Ersfeld, 1930-1944; 13 items
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29 Francis B. Crowninshield - Incoming correspondence, 1930-1938; 9 items
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29 Typescript of log of Cleopatra's Barge II, 14 June 1928 [date of commission] to 1932; 1
II. Colonel and Mrs. Henry A. du Pont
Scope and Content
The papers of Col. Henry A. du Pont include family correspondence, visiting and invitation lists for Washington, D.C. (1908-1911) and engagement calendars (1908-1911). The papers of Mary Foster du Pont (Mrs. Henry A. du Pont) include family correspondence, school copy books, housekeeping expense books while in London and Paris (1869), and attendance books of the St. Margaret's Society of Christ Church, Christiana Hundred.
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30 Colonel Henry A. du Pont - Outgoing correspondence, 1853-1926; 33 items
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30 Colonel Henry A. du Pont - Incoming correspondence, 1872-1923; 58 items
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30 Posthumous letters to Henry A. du Pont and replies by his secretary, 1927-1928; 23 items
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48 Henry F. du Pont's letters in reply to condolences re death of Henry A. du Pont; 42 items
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30 Remarks made by Henry A. du Pont at the West Point Graduates' Dinner, 1925 March 21; 1 item
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31 Colonel Henry A. du Pont - Invitations ["A" - "A," 1867-1874; 154 items
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32 Colonel Henry A. du Pont - Invitations, "M," 1867-1874, 1897; 143 items
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33 Colonel Henry A. du Pont - Washington Visiting Lists, 1908-1911; 2 volumes
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33 Colonel Henry A. du Pont - Engagement calendars, 1908-1911; 4 items
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34 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - letters to Louise E. du Pont (daughter), 1893-1900; 52 items
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35 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont- incoming correspondence, ca. 1876-1898; 68 items
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36 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - incoming correspondence, 1882-1897; 137 items
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37 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - school copy books, 1860-1865; 6 items
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37 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - "List of Wedding Presents," 1874; 1 item
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37 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - Expense book, London, 1869; 1 item
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37 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - Expense books, Paris, 1875; 3 items
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37 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - Address books, 1867, 1869, 1901; 4 items
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37 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - Attendance books - St. Margaret's Society of Christ Church, 1891, 1894; 2 items
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37 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - Recipe book; 1 item
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37 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - Colonial Dames membership papers, 1893; 4 items
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37 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - Lists of guests; 11 items
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37 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - pamphlet regarding McAll Mission to France, 1892; 1 item
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37 Posthumous tributes to Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont, 1903; 4 items
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37 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - Calling cards [in box and snakeskin pouch]
III. du Pont, Crowninshield and related families
Scope and Content
Of the historical family miscellany, the most important pieces are 4 volumes entitled "Visitors on the Tancopanican" 1830-1834, compiled by Victorine du Pont Bauduy, Eleuthera and Sophie M. Du Pont, which describe visitors and events at their home at Eleutherian Mills. These were edited with explanatory notes by Mrs. Crowninshield and Pierre S. du Pont for the Du Pont family celebration in 1950, and published the Tancopanican Chronicle, 1830-1834 (Wilmington, 1949). The earliest volumes, 1823-1825, were not included in the published version, but the manuscripts may be found among the papers of the daughters of E.I. du Pont in The Winterthur Manuscripts.
Other items in this series include letters to Francis B. Crowninshield, Sr., treasurer of the Merrimack Manufacturing Company, concerning the Southern cotton market (1854-1856); correspondence of Henry du Pont while at West Point and on military duty in the South (1829-1837); architects plans for additions to Winterthur (1901); "Reminisce​nces of Eliza Smith Lentilhon"; a diary of Herman Ten Eyck Foster while residing near Geneva, N.Y. (1842-1846); papers concerning the sesquicentennia​l celebrations of the Du Pont family and the DuPont Company (1950-1952); copy books of Eleuthera du Pont Smith, Victorine du Pont Bauduy and Louisa Gerhard du Pont; account book with farm records, probably kept by Herman Eyck Foster (1840-1852); recipe book of Louisa Gerhard du Pont; visitors' book kept by Ellen du Pont Irving; and genealogical notes and correspondence of Victorine du Pont Foster.
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38 Letters to Francis B. Crowninshield [grandfather of Francis B. Crowninshield (1869-1950)] to the treasurer of Merrimack Manufacturing Company (Boston) pertaining to the Southern cotton market [covering letter from Frank Crowninshield of Vanity Fair], 1854-1856; 22 items
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38 Letters of Sophie M. du Pont [Mrs. Samuel Francis Du Pont] to Louise Crowninshield, Louisa du Pont, Henry A. du Pont, and others, 1876-1888
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38 Typescripts of correspondence to and from Henry du Pont (1812-1889) at West Point and later on duty in the South, 1829-1837
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38 Letters from Victorine du Pont Foster and Sophie du Pont Chandler to their mother Louisa, 1896; 25 items
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38 Book of California Sea Mosses presented to Louisa Gerhard du Pont by Rodman Gibbon; 1 item
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38 Miscellaneous family correspondence; 9 items
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38 Incoming correspondence to Pierre S. du Pont regarding family papers at Winterthur, 1931-1932; 3 items
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38 Letter of E.S. Worrell written during the Civil War regarding DuPont Powder Mills, with letter of presentation from descendants; 2 items
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38 Genealogical material, "Memorial of Herman Ten Eyck Foster," and list of men employed by DuPont Company, 1835; 63 items
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38 Architect's plans for additions to Winterthur, 1901 November; 1 item
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38 Material regarding an article by Henry A. du Pont entitled "Wood of Woodstown Family," including galley proof and working copy; correspondence of Louisa Gerhard du Pont and Evelina du Pont with Mrs. Robert Pringle regarding Wood family, 1895-1905; 12 items
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38 G. de Pelleport to "Chère Madame" with photograph of painting, 14 January [no year]; 2 items
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38 Sketches and drawings, undated; 8 items
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38 Poetry, undated; 90 items
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39 Facsimiles of Du Pont de Nemours' plans and description for home at Eleutherian Mills, 1815; 4 items
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39 Reminiscences of Eliza Leaycraft Smith Lentilhon, 1802-1893; 1 item typescript, 66 pages
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39 Diary of Herman Ten Eyck Foster while living near Geneva, N.Y., 1 May 1842 - 5 July 1846; 1 item 153 typed pages
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39 "New York 100 years Ago", by Pauline Robinson [based on information in "Reminiscences of Eliza Lentilhon" No. 2]; typescript, 10 pages 1 item
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39 Student research paper, "Washington Irving: A Reader's Friend & Companion" by Mary Hammond, 1950; 1 item
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39 National Trust Speech, education report, manuscript narrative regarding cadets; 6 items
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39 Copy of Victorine du Pont Foster's will and accompanying letters with an inventory of the estate "Virieux," 1934; 4 items
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39 Papers regarding family celebration with portfolio of prints, 1950; 4 items
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39 Material regarding Company celebration, including map of property and anniversary brochures, 1951-1952; 7 items
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40 Manuscript House Guest Books - "Visitors on the Tancopanican" compiled by E.I. du Pont de Nemours' daughters, 1830-1834; 5 volumes
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41 Copybooks of Eleuthera de Pont and Victorine du Pont and Victorine's report cards; 80 items
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42 Album sent by Victorian (du Pont) Bauduy to her friend Antoinette Brevost with drawings, poems, etc. by Victorine, Elueuthera and Sophie du Pont; 1 item
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43 Herman Ten Eyck Foster's account book with farm account entries, 1840-1852; 1 item
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43 Louisa Gerhard du Pont's recipe book; 1 item
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43 History and Italian notes - Louisa G. du Pont; 1 item
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43 Book of genealogical notes and tipped in correspondence [belonging to Mrs. A.L. Foster] including Sophie M. Du Pont letters; 1 item
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43 Genealogical data and correspondence belonging to Mrs. A.L. Foster; 1 item
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43 Visitors Book kept by Ellen E. du Pont, September 1870-71; 1 item
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43 du Pont and Foster family - manuscript volume of extracts; 1 item
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43 Printed booklet of verses by Irene Sophie du Pont, 1880; 1 item
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43 Calling cards of E.I. du Pont
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43 Stamp case of Louise du Pont Crowninshield
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43 Coin
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44 Pattern book of Victorine (du Pont) Bauduy; 1 item
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44 Pattern book of daughters of E.I. du Pont; 1 item
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44 Portfolio of sketches with some notes on history by Sophie M. Du Pont; 1 item
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44 Sketches of wild flowers; 5 items
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45 Foster family - Prayer books and hymnals from pew of Mrs. A.L. Foster in Christ Church; 8 items
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46 Scrapbook of European postals sent to Evelina du Pont, 1900-1901; 1 item
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47 Newspaper clippings [including a page from Der Bauern Freund], 1846
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48 Henry Francis du Pont's replies to letters of condolence regarding the death of his father Henry A. du Pont
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54 Photographs - Mulligan, Lt. Preston and Lt. Porter [endorsed by Sophie M. Du Pont], Henry F. du Pont, Tom Thumb and his wife, Louise E. du Pont with groups, seaside house [Marblehead before alterations]; 28 items
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54 Louise E. du Pont Crowninshield - linen writing case
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55 Miscellany - booklets of accounts, visitors, penmanship, "Favorites ... Dec 1891" (extracts); 6 items
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55 Miscellany - booklets of Sophie M. Du Pont extracts from Pascal and Wadworth impressions from family seals;; 2 items
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55 Miscellany - news clippings (includes Garden Club of America and Kenmore); 15 items
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55 Miscellany - tags for correspondence
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55 Miscellany - Place cards and calling cards
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55 "Du Pont," ; engraved
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55 Miscellaneous envelopes
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55 Miscellany - poetry
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55 Miscellany - quilt pattern
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55 Quilt pattern
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55 Frank B. Crowninshield - Member of Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Port of Boca Grande, Florida, 1925; 2 items
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55 Henry A. du Pont - Card case and several dozen calling cards; 1923-1924
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55 Letters to Henry A. du Pont concerning French war orphans from widows and children, 1923-1924; 5 items
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55 Letters from widows, children and priests concerning French war orphans to the Baronne de Valence de Marbot, 1923-1924; 14 items
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55 Letters from widows and children to "Madame" and "Chere Bienfaitrice" [the Baronne?], 1923-1924; 8 items
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55 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - incoming correspondence, 1893-1897; 17 items
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55 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - deck of playing cards
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55 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - 2 envelopes of clipped stationery monograms
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55 Mary Pauline (Foster) du Pont - small wooden box containing two locks of baby hair and the following news clippings: two obituaries on son Paul Louis; four obituaries for daughter Anna Victorine; "Recipe for Croup"; "The little children that are gone," Colonel Henry A. du Pont
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55 Letters to Henry F. du Pont from cousins Pauline and Herman Robinson, 1895
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55 Correspondence between T. Coleman du Pont and John W. Stebbins of Norfolk, Virginia, regarding paperweight of Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont, 1916; 9 items
Drawer
MD-9 Plat map showing estate of Louisa du Pont, near Coatesville, Pennsylvania (Laurel property); 1 item
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MD-9 Plat map for unidentified land; 1 item