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Accession 2203

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Copeland family papers
Dates: 1637-1998, bulk 1950-1998
Accession Number: 2203
Creator: Copeland family
Extent: 14 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: Consists of the family papers of former DuPont CEO Lammot du Pont Copeland and his wife Pamela Cunningham Copeland.

Administrative Information


Gift of Pamela Cunningham Copeland, 1999

Access Restrictions

Records less than 25 years old are closed.


Biographical Note

Pamela Cunningham Copeland (1906-2001), the youngest child of Seymour Cunningham (1863-1944) and Stephanie Whitney Cunningham (1869-1949), was born in Litchfield, Connecticut. She was raised at the family home, Forked Chimney, in Litchfield and attended several boarding schools, including one in France (1920-1921). In 1924, she graduated from the Knox School in Cooperstown, New York, where she developed an interest in singing. After graduation, she studied voice in New York City for several years, and took classes at the Juilliard School. During this period, she also traveled to Europe and attended social events. In January 1929, she went to Paris to study voice and, while there, met Lammot du Pont Copeland. The couple became engaged in November 1929.

Lammot du Pont Copeland (1905-1983) was born in Christiana Hundred, Delaware, the only child of Charles Copeland (1867-1944) and Louisa d'Andelot du Pont Copeland (1868-1926). His great-great-grandfather E.I. du Pont founded the DuPont Company. His mother was the sister of Pierre, Irénée, and Lammot du Pont, who were presidents of the DuPont Company from 1919 to 1940. His father was assistant treasurer of the DuPont Company from 1903 to 1921, and secretary from 1921 to 1935. Lammot du Pont Copeland graduated from Harvard University in 1928 with a degree in industrial chemistry, and joined the DuPont Company as a chemist at its Fairfield, Connecticut, plant in 1929. He served in plant management, general sales, market analysis, development and other areas before becoming secretary in 1947, vice president and chairman of the finance committee in 1954, and president from 1961-1971. He was a director of the General Motors Corporation from 1944 through 1959.

The Copelands were married February 1, 1930, and following a wedding trip, the couple settled in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They had three children: Lammot du Pont Copeland, Jr. (born 1932), Louisa d'Andelot Copeland (born 1936), and Gerret van Sweringen Copeland (born 1939). In 1935, the Copelands moved to Wilmington, Delaware, when Mr. Copeland was transferred to the control section of the Finishes Division at the DuPont Company's headquarters. They purchased a 250-acre estate, Mount Cuba, and their home was completed in 1937. Both of the Copelands have been leaders in a wide range of educational, philanthropic, cultural, and civic activities.

In the 1950s, the Copelands became active in the land conservation movement. They donated open space land and funds to establish the Red Clay Reservation in New Castle County, Delaware, to help offset encroaching development. Mrs. Copeland was a leader in the native plant-naturalistic gardening movement. In the 1980s, she founded the Mt. Cuba Center for the Study of Piedmont Flora, which features wildflowers, native trees, and shrubs in a landscape that she designed. She was active in gardening and horticulture and received many awards including the Garden Club of America Achievement Medal (1987); Garden Club of Wilmington, Delaware, Individual Efforts Award (1998); the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Distinguished Achievement Award (1991); and numerous awards in a large variety of horticultural classes at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Mrs. Copeland was also involved in the historic preservation movement. She joined the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in 1935 and later worked on the Gunston Hall restoration. Gunston Hall, located in Lorton, Virginia, was the home of George Mason (author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights) and was administered by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. Mrs. Copeland served on the Board of Regents for more than 15 years and its furnishings committee, and was elected First Regent in 1951. She frequently gave presentations about the restoration of Gunston Hall, including one at the tenth Williamsburg Antiques Forum. She was the co-author (with Richard MacMaster) of the book The Five George Masons.

In the 1970s, Mrs. Copeland served on two White House committees: the President's Advisory Council, and the Committee for the Preservation of the White House (both during the Nixon years). She was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the White House Preservation Fund from the early 1970s through 1990. In addition, Mrs. Copeland has been a trustee for the National Trust for Historic Preservation; a member of the Special Fine Arts Committee of the State Department; and treasurer and counselor of the American Association of Museums.

The Copelands were instrumental in the creation of the Hagley Museum and have supported the Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation from its inception. In 1952, they donated a large portion of historic property to preserve the site of the original gunpowder works of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Mr. Copeland was one of Hagley's founding trustees and served as treasurer from the institution's beginnings until his death. Additionally, he founded the Eleutherian Mills Residence Endowment.

Both of the Copelands have been involved with the Winterthur Museum from its beginning and have been major benefactors of its programs. Mr. Copeland was chairman of the museum from 1952 until 1977. Mrs. Copeland was a charter member of Winterthur Museum's board of trustees and served from 1951 until 1986. She received the Henry Francis du Pont Award for achievement in the field of American decorative arts in 1986.

The Copelands' philanthropy has included a wide range of institutions such as colleges and universities, the Delaware League for Planned Parenthood, museums, historic houses, theaters, musical organizations, and hospitals. They have been recognized with honorary degrees, awards, and commendations.


Scope and Content

The Copelands' papers document the lives and interests of a wealthy American couple in the twentieth century. In particular, the papers of Pamela C. Copeland are an important source of information about the public activities of women in the areas of historic preservation, gardening and horticulture, and philanthropy.



The original filing arrangement devised by Pamela Cunningham Copeland's staff was maintained.


Separated Material

Copeland family photographs (Accession 99.243), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Pamela Cunningham Copeland, 1906-1999
3 linear feet
Scope and Content
Document's Mrs. Copeland's life, including her wide-ranging activities such as horticulture and gardening, philanthropy, and historic preservation, as well as family events. Within each subseries, the files are arranged alphabetically.
A. Incoming correspondence, 1913-1999
Scope and Content
Includes thank you notes from family and friends that reflect Mrs. Copeland's generosity and hospitality.
1 Birth of Children, 1932, 1936
1 Colonial Williamsburg, 1950, 1956 [correspondence and clipping]
1 Copeland, Bonnie [RESTRICTED], 1997
1 Copeland, Lammot Jr. [RESTRICTED], 1997
1 Cunningham, Macklin [RESTRICTED], 1979
1 Cunningham, Seymour, 1917
1 du Pont, Lammot [RESTRICTED], 1941-1997
1 du Pont, Pierre S., 1930
1 Gordon, Thomas P. [RESTRICTED], 1999
1 Hagley [RESTRICTED], 1992
1 Harvard invitation, 1998
1 Hyde, J. A. Lloyd, 1933-1950
1 Mt. Cuba Staff [RESTRICTED], 1989
1 New Jersey Historical Society, 1958
1 Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy [RESTRICTED], 1989, 1995 [correspondence and a related request for information]
1 Panno, Cam [RESTRICTED], 1997
1 Panno, Natalie [RESTRICTED], 1997
1 Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston, 1972
1 Sherry-Netherland Hotel, New York, 1968-1973 [correspondence and bills]
1 Sotheby's [RESTRICTED], 1991, 1995
1 Thank You Notes [RESTRICTED], 1930-1998, undated
1 White House [RESTRICTED], 1967-1989 [correspondence, clippings, invitations, and copies of photographs]
1 Winterthur, 1932, 1935
1 Miscellaneous [RESTRICTED], 1913-1999
1 Outgoing correspondence, 1914-1923
B. Events, 1930-1998
Scope and Content
Primarily consists of correspondence and invitations for family events such as birthdays, weddings, holidays, and parties.
1 Award Presentation to Israel Sack and Sons [RESTRICTED], 1996 [invitation, program, speech, and correspondence]
1 Baptism - Louisa Copeland, 1936 [certificate and correspondence]
1 Birthdays [RESTRICTED], 1966, 1986, 1987 [toasts, invitations, poems, cards, letters, and scripts]
1 Birthday cards - 90th, 1996
1 Birthday - 90th [RESTRICTED], 1996 [invitations, guest list, presentations, and birthday letters]
1 Christmas [RESTRICTED], 1953-1998 [candy and flower lists, correspondence, and cards]
1 Forbes Dinner, 1967 [correspondence and copy of a photograph]
1 Invitations [RESTRICTED], 1931-1999
1 Mother's Day cards, 1997, undated
1 New Year [RESTRICTED], 1994-1998 undated [invitation, correspondence, card, print]
1 Parties at Mt. Cuba invitations, 1951, 1988, 1998
1 Valentines, 1939-1997, undated
1 Wedding, 1930 [invitation, gift register, announcements, and Mrs. Copeland's portrait]
1 Wedding Anniversary [RESTRICTED], 1980 [invitation, copies of photographs, cards and mailgrams]
1 Wedding - Sandy Copeland, 1997 [invitations and clipping]
C. Organizations, 1939-1998
Scope and Content
Documents Mrs. Copeland's membership and activity in various organizations. The Colonial Dames file consists of an oral history interview conducted with Mrs. Copeland in 1994 that provides information about her involvement in Winterthur, the Colonial Dames, and the creation of Mount Cuba. The file for the National Council on Household Employment (1939-1940) contains information about the training and standards for domestic employment, statistics about those seeking domestic employment, and pay rates in Delaware in 1940. The file includes "Dignifying Domestic Service", the text of a speech Mrs. Copeland gave at the Wilmington Y.W.C.A. This subseries also documents her role in the Gunston Hall restoration and includes correspondence, speeches, and news clippings.
1 American Orchid Society, 1984-1986 [awards and article]
1 Colonial Dames of America, 1994 [oral history interview transcript]
2 Garden Club of Delaware correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1988
2 Gunston Hall Board of Regents [RESTRICTED], 1958-1998 [correspondence, copies of photographs, clippings, speech, newsletters, and syllabus]
2 National Council on Household Employment, 1939-1940 [journals, conference reports, and notes]
2 Society of Architectural Historians [RESTRICTED], 1984 [newsletter with an incorrect obituary of Mr. Copeland and a related letter]
2 University of Virginia Law School Dean's Council [RESTRICTED], 1998 [certificate and correspondence]
2 Washington College Board newsletter, 1966
2 List of White House committees on which Mrs. Copeland served and a clipping, 1973
2 White House Preservation Committee, 1977-1979 [reports, correspondence, by-laws, incorporation information, and minutes]
D. Philanthropy, 1944-1999
Scope and Content
Provides information about Mrs. Copeland's support of regional and national institutions such as churches, museums, libraries, and theaters, and in the areas of music, theater, art, politics, health, and social services. There are several files containing correspondence and board minutes that document her support of and work with the White House Preservation Fund (1962-1990). These files describe artifacts donated and purchased for the White House.
2 American Association of Museums clippings, 1969
2 American Museum In Britain, 1969 [brochure and clipping]
2 Archives Enhancement Fund correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1998
2 Belgian family clipping, 1944
2 Brandywine Conservancy correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1984
2 Chorale Delaware correspondence and invitation [RESTRICTED], 1988-1995
2 Christ Church [RESTRICTED], 1986-1992 [clipping, program, and correspondence]
OS-13 Christ Church, 1991-1992 [programs from two concerts on the organ given by Mrs. Copeland and others]
2 Delaware Art Museum [RESTRICTED], 1987-1993 [invitation and correspondence]
2 Delaware Symphony Association correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1991, 1998
2 Delaware Theatre Company [RESTRICTED], 1982-1993 [correspondence, program, and invitation]
2 du Pont Genealogy Committee correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1987
OS-13 Friends of Historic Deerfield certificate, 1986
2 Friends of Nekhen certificate, undated
OS-14 Friends School plaque, undated
2 Garden Club of Wilmington correspondence, undated
2 Grand Opera House [RESTRICTED], 1979-1993 [correspondence, invitations, programs, and a clipping]
2 Hagley correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1984-1988
2 Historical Society of Delaware correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1991 1998
2 Kalmar Nyckel correspondence [RESTRICTED], circa 1997
2 Lambeth Palace correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1988
2 Library Company of Philadelphia certificate, 1996
2 Lincoln Center program, 1992
2 Ministry of Caring correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1997 1999
2 Mt. Vernon certificate, 1992
2 Museum of Modern Art correspondence, 1957-1976
2 National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1964 1966 [life membership and fellowship certificates]
2 Opera Delaware correspondence and invitation [RESTRICTED], 1991-1992
2 Philadelphia Flower Show correspondence, undated
2 Planned Parenthood - correspondence, newsletter, and certificate [RESTRICTED], 1992-1994
2 Playhouse Theatre program, 1993
2 Political Campaigns [RESTRICTED], 1984 1988 [correspondence and certificate]
2 Royal Academy of Arts, 1990 [invitation, place cards, and program]
2 Royal Oak Foundation dinner program, 1998
2 S. Dillon Ripley Endowment Committee program, 1993
2 St. Andrew's School correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1992
2 Save Venice Inc. program, 1994
2 Society of Architectural Historians correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1998
2 United Way correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1984-1996
2 University of Delaware correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1990
2 White House Preservation Fund, 1962-1975 [certificate, correspondence, reports, clippings, and a press release]
2 White House Preservation Fund, 1973, 1982 [Two editions of The White House: An Historic Guide, one given to Mrs. Copeland by Mrs. Nixon and one showing the fish bowls given by Mr. and Mrs. Copeland]
2 White House Preservation Fund [RESTRICTED], 1976-1990 [correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, and copy of a photograph]
2 Wilmington Medical Center article, 1967
2 Winterthur invitation and correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1986-1990
E. Recognition, 1975-1998
Scope and Content
Consists of correspondence, news clippings, awards, and plaques that document Mrs. Copeland's involvement in numerous organizations. Many of the awards pertain to gardening and her support of landscape preservation.
2 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1996
2 American Horticultural Society Award [RESTRICTED], 1989-1990 [name tag, correspondence, newsletter]
2 Collector of the Year program, 1975
OS-14 Delaware Nature Society Recognition, 1988 [framed photograph of the Red Clay Ravine Natural Area in recognition of Mrs. Copeland's stewardship]
2 Edith Wharton Women of Achievement Award, 1997 [invitations, newsletter, articles about the award, and a program]
2 "The Five George Masons" [RESTRICTED], 1996 [scrapbook recognizing Mrs. Copeland's book and contributions to Gunston Hall]
2 Garden Club of America Awards [RESTRICTED], 1980 1987 [text of the presentation, correspondence, program, certificate, and clipping]
2 Garden Club of America Horticultural Committee Award certificate, 1980
2 Garden Club of Wilmington Award, 1998 [presentation and acceptance speeches, and certificate]
2 Governor's Award for the Arts correspondence and newsletter [RESTRICTED], 1988
2 Hagley Honors [RESTRICTED], 1994 [invitation, brochures, list of those who were invited, correspondence, newsletter, and copies of photographs]
2 Henry Francis du Pont Award - invitation, correspondence, clipping, and newsletter, 1986 [See also Winterthur Board of Trustees Scrapbook folder]
2 Honorary Degree - University of Delaware [RESTRICTED], 1988 [correspondence, speech, and copies of photographs]
2 Honorary Degree - Washington College, 1977 [clipping and text of the presentation]
OS-14 Honorary First Regent of Gunston Hall certificate, circa 1988
2 Lifetime Preservation Advocate Award program, 1995
2 Nathaniel Bowditch Society [RESTRICTED], 1998 [correspondence and certificate]
2 Natural Resources Defense Council Recognition [RESTRICTED], 1998 [correspondence and certificate]
2 Nature Conservancy Awards certificates, 1985
OS-13 Nature Conservancy Award, 1985 [Georgia O' Keeffe print, as an acknowledgment]
OS-13 New Castle County Council Commemoration certificate, 1998
OS-13 Order of the First State certificate, 1987
OS-13 Peggie Phipps Boegner Award, 1996 [presentation text, program, and certificate]
OS-13 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Awards [RESTRICTED], 1985-1996 [newsletter, correspondence, program, and certificates]
OS-13 Philadelphia Flower Show Awards, 1985-1996 [certificate, sign, clippings, and program]
OS-13 Philanthropist of the Year [RESTRICTED], 1988 [article, correspondence, program, presentation text, and copies of photographs]
OS-13 Red Clay Valley Association Outstanding Conservationist Award, 1997 [certificate and newsletter]
3 Winterthur Board of Trustees Scrapbook, 1986 [Commemorates Mrs. Copeland's service and presenting her with the Henry Francis du Pont Award. Includes items from the ceremony.]
F. Speeches, 1955-1992
Scope and Content
Consists of speeches about Gunston Hall and George Mason, and land conservation.
3 Bolduc House Opening, 1958 [transcript and correspondence]
3 Daughters of the American Revolution, 1958
3 Litchfield Historical Society, 1964
3 National Society of Colonial Dames, 1955
3 Red Clay Reservation, 1992 [brochure containing excerpts of the speech]
G. Travel, 1961-1994
Scope and Content
Contains correspondence, brochures, and itineraries, documenting some of the Copelands' trips abroad including the Adriatic, Belgium, England, France, and Turkey.
3 Adriatic Trip, 1967-1968 1983 [correspondence, brochures, itineraries, postcards, map, and clippings]
3 Europe, 1961-1970 [bills, itineraries, and correspondence]
3 France, undated [itinerary and travelogue]
3 London, 1966-1976 [correspondence and bills]
3 London and Paris [RESTRICTED], 1997 [travel information, correspondence, and an itinerary with travelogue notes]
3 Turkey, 1993-1994 [correspondence and itineraries]
H. Miscellaneous, 1906-1997
Scope and Content
Includes personal information about Mrs. Copeland such as the graduation program from the Knox School, finances and expenditures, and copies of photographs. A file on music and theater contains programs that document Mrs. Copeland's performances: she acted in plays and sang in recitals prior to her marriage. There is also a file of correspondence acknowledging the receipt of her book Recollections of Pamela Cunningham Copeland: Her Early Years in Litchfield, Connecticut (1996).
3 American Kennel Club Forms, circa 1935
3 Beyond Recognition by James Mackenzie [RESTRICTED], 1993 [script, programs, press release, correspondence, and copies of photographs from play]
OS-15 Box file used by Mrs. Copeland, undated
3 Calling Cards, undated
3 Copeland Collection at the Peabody Museum [RESTRICTED], 1990-1994 [correspondence, invitations, calendar of events, and a newsletter]
3 Education, 1923-1924 undated [commencement programs from the Knox School, a writing assignment, and brochures for Chateau D' Auteuil Young Ladies College]
3 Financial statements [RESTRICTED], 1943-1984
3 Clippings and certificates for gardening courses taken at Longwood Gardens, 1930-1984
3 Gerret Copeland articles, 1997
3 Programs, from various dramatic and musical productions Mrs. Copeland appeared in, and related correspondence and clippings, 1916-1935
3 Passport, 1978
3 Photographs, 1906-1959 [See also Cunningham family photographs folder.] ; copies
3 Photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Copeland, 1981-1982, undated; copies
3 Booklet of poetry by Alice Towsley Allen, 1987
3 Recollections of Pamela Cunningham Copeland [RESTRICTED], 1996 [related correspondence and notes]
3 Safes, undated [directions and change keys]
3 Song Lammot du Pont Copeland wrote for Mrs. Copeland, 1929
3 World War II Ration Books, 1943
II. Lammot du Pont Copeland, 1857-1997
4 linear feet
Scope and Content
For the most part, these papers document Mr. Copeland's personal life and interests, and contain some information about his employment with the DuPont Company.
A. Personal, 1857-1993
1. Biographies, 1949-1976
Scope and Content
Contains information about Lammot du Pont Copeland's employment history with DuPont
4 Biographies of Lammot du Pont Copeland compiled by the DuPont Company, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1958-1960, 1962, 1965, 1970-1972, 1976
4 Family List, 1958
2. Correspondence, 1917-1984
Scope and Content
Consists of inbound and outbound personal letters between Mr. Copeland and his family and friends. Letters from antique dealer J.A. Lloyd Hyde (1934-1978) document some antiques and fabric purchases for Mount Cuba. Correspondence with Richard Nixon (1958-1969) reflects Mr. Copeland's support for Nixon's presidential campaigns in 1960 and 1968
4 d'Armaille, Comte Robert, 1972
4 Biden, Joseph [RESTRICTED], 1982
4 Copeland, Charles, 1917, 1932
4 Copeland, Lammot Jr., 1937
4 Copeland, Louisa, 1919
4 Copeland, Pamela, 1960
4 Crosby, David, 1980-1981
4 du Pont, Pierre S., 1939, 1948
4 Flinn, Emma, 1963-1964
4 Gibson, Daniel, 1964
4 Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1950-1981
4 Family correspondence, primarily regarding contributions to Hagley [RESTRICTED], 1978-1983
4 Letters from Walter J. Heacock and others, most on the subject of Hagley fundraising [RESTRICTED], 1978-1983
4 Haon, Harry, 1977-1980
4 Hyde, J.A. Lloyd, 1934-1978 [includes copies of photographs]
4 Knudsen, Arvid O., 1951-1952
4 Martin, J., 1950-1951
4 Nixon, Richard, 1958-1969 [includes the text of President Nixon's inaugural address]
4 Orleans-Borbon, Alvaro de, 1954
4 Ripley, S. Dillon [RESTRICTED], 1984-1985
4 Rothschild, Elie de, 1963 [includes a clipping]
4 Sackville, Lord, 1968
4 Summerfield, Arthur E., 1959
4 Taylor, Henry J., 1957-1958
4 Tincker, M. A. H., 1956-1965
4 Van Pelt, David, 1967-1968 [See also the folder The Netherlands Society of Philadelphia]
4 Virginia Historical Society, 1967-1971
4 Weslager, C. A., 1965-1966
4 World Peace Through Law Center, 1970
4 Miscellaneous [RESTRICTED], 1932-1984
3. Death, 1983-1984
Scope and Content
Consists of his obituaries and condolence letters written to Mrs. Copeland from friends, family, and organizations
4 Condolence Letters - Friends and family [RESTRICTED], 1983
4 Condolence Letters - Organizations [RESTRICTED], 1983
4 Obituaries, 1983-1984
4. Eleutherian Mills/Hagley Winterthur, 1939-1992
Scope and Content
Documents Lammot du Pont Copeland's significant role in the creation, development, and support of the Hagley Museum and Library and Winterthur Museum. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, by-laws, incorporation records, board minutes, and promotional literature
4 Conservation - correspondence and reports, 1977-1978 [See also folders Correspondence about/with Hagley]
4 Foundation Budget, 1977-1980
4 Foundation Contributions, 1978-1982
4 Foundation Correspondence, 1953, 1955
4 Foundation Fact Sheet, undated
4 Correspondence about Mr. Copeland's gifts to the Foundation [RESTRICTED], 1969-1983
5 Foundation Incorporation, 1952-1953 [contracts, correspondence, and reports on the incorporation]
5 Foundation Reports [RESTRICTED], 1982-1983
5 Hagley Museum and Library Annual Report, 1992 [honors Mr. and Mrs. Copeland]
5 Lammot du Pont Copeland Papers, 1964-1974 [Correspondence and box list of papers given to Hagley (Accession 1404)]
5 Library Budget, 1977
5 Library Fact Sheet, 1977
5 Winterthur Board, 1961-1981 [correspondence, newsletter with an article about Copeland, and reports]
5 Winterthur Fund - correspondence and reports, 1974-1981
5 Winterthur Giving Plan, 1977 [describes the purpose, organization, methods, and goal of this annual program]
5 Winterthur Legal Papers, 1939-1966 [certificate of incorporation, charter, and by-laws]
5 Winterthur's Crowninshield Research Center, 1969 [board minutes, correspondence, schedule, dedication program and speech, "Winterthur Newsletter" from May, clipping, and dedication books]
5 Winterthur's Galleries Dedication program, 1992
5. Legal Papers, 1913-1981
Scope and Content
Consists of leases, deeds, and contracts with the Delaware Nature Education Society, the DuPont Country Club, and the donation of property to the Hagley Museum
5 Delaware Nature Education Society Papers, 1979-1981 [correspondence, plans, and contracts for Society use of some Mt. Cuba property]
5 Leases - DuPont Country Club, 1913-1941
5 Leases/Deeds between the Copelands, the DuPont Company and/or the State of Delaware, 1952
6. Organizations, 1928-1983
Scope and Content
Consists of correspondence files that document Mr. Copeland's membership in a wide range of civic, historical, professional, and social organizations
5 American Philosophical Society, 1978-1979 [certificate, programs, correspondence, and membership list]
5 American Society of Corporate Secretaries correspondence, 1950, 1952
5 Chemical Bank Board of Directors - clippings and correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1959-1983
5 Compagnon de Bordeaux - membership card and correspondence, 1956-1957
5 Delaware Safety Council, 1956 [correspondence, copies of photographs, and clipping]
5 General Motors Director correspondence, 1949
5 Harbill Associates, 1968-1970 [correspondence, reports, and copies of photographs]
5 Harvard Alumni, 1976-1977 [invitation, biographical information, and correspondence]
5 Kennett Pike Association correspondence, 1971
5 National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1957-1968 [conference report, award dinner seating list, and correspondence with the organization]
5 National Rifle Association, 1928, 1934
5 Lists of Mr. Copeland's organization memberships and positions held, 1949-1962
5 Overseers' Committee to Visit the Harvard University Library, 1969-1972 [expense reports and correspondence]
5 List of Mr. Copeland's memberships in societies and clubs, 1952, undated
5 Stott Capital Development Corp. - correspondence and reports, 1968-1975
5 Tastevin - copies of photographs and correspondence, 1953-1983, undated
5 Tuscarora Club, 1948-1977 [correspondence, receipts, fishing licenses, brochures, membership handbooks, and meeting minutes]
5 Union National Bank Board of Directors clipping, undated
5 United States Rubber Company Executive Committee correspondence, 1952
5 Walpole Society - meeting programs and minutes, correspondence, copies of photographs, and engravings of Strawberry Hill [RESTRICTED], 1970-1993
5 Who's Who in America certificate, 1978
5 Wilmington Institute Board of Managers - clipping and correspondence, 1958, 1973
5 Wistar Association, 1977-1981 [correspondence, invitation, and membership list]
5 Woodlawn Trustees clipping, 1968
5 World Affairs Council - correspondence and invitation, 1968, 1979
7. Philanthropy, 1952-1992
Scope and Content
Primarily consists of promotional literature and correspondence that shows Lammot du Pont Copeland's financial support of a wide-range of institutions and organizations such as colleges and universities (particularly his alma mater Harvard), the performing arts, museums, and land conversation. Also included is correspondence regarding donations given in his memory (1983-1992)
5 Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology, 1968-1969 [correspondence, background information, and copy of a photograph]
5 Cornell University's L.H. Bailey Hortorium, 1956-1959 [correspondence and a brochure on the hortorium]
5 Harvard, 1955-1978 [correspondence, primarily acknowledgment letters, and reports of contributions]
5 Harvard Medical School correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1952-1982
6 Historic Red Clay Valley, 1963-1977 [correspondence, reports, copies of photographs, clippings, and related brochures]
6 Johns Hopkins Hospital correspondence, 1956-1972
6 Lincoln Center invitation and program, 1992
6 Correspondence regarding donations given to Harvard and Winterthur in Mr. Copeland's memory [RESTRICTED], 1983-1992
6 Metropolitan Museum of Art correspondence, 1959
6 Mont Pelerin Society correspondence, 1957-1959
6 Morris Arboretum correspondence and notes, 1956-1961
6 Mt. Cuba Observatory correspondence and reports, 1960-1968
6 Mystic Seaport correspondence, 1959
6 National Trust for Historic Preservation correspondence and life membership certificate, 1958-1973
6 Population Institute correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1983
6 Tatnall School correspondence and reports, 1969-1976
6 Tower Hill School correspondence, 1970-1977
6 Tri-County Conservancy correspondence and reports, 1967-1973 [includes Andrew Wyeth illustrations]
6 University of Delaware correspondence, 1955-1977
6 Washington College correspondence, receipt, and brochures, 1960-1977
6 World Wildlife Fund correspondence, 1977
6 YMCA, 1977
8. Recognition, 1954-1985
Scope and Content
Contains correspondence and awards given to Mr. Copeland's support. These included Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers medal (1981), the French Legion of Honor (1958), and many honorary degrees
6 Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers Medal correspondence, 1981-1983
6 Copeland Gallery at Harvard University Library correspondence, 1971-1976
6 Copeland Room at Hagley Library [ Hagley Museum and Library Newsletter from Summer 1985]
6 Harvard University Honors certificate, 1982
6 Honorary Degrees, 1961-1981 [correspondence, invitations, programs, text of speeches, clippings, and copies of photographs]
6 Légion d' Honneur, 1954-1980 [program, invitations, clippings, correspondence, society magazine, membership card, and copies of photographs]
OS-13 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1967 [certificates stating that Mr. and Mrs. Copeland are Fellows in Perpetuity]
6 The Netherlands Society of Philadelphia, 1967-1970 [correspondence, invitations, copies of photographs, and clippings]
6 Order of Leopold, 1960 1962 [copies of photographs, Decoration of Officer of the Order, and correspondence]
OS-13 Winterthur Museum Trustees Recognition certificate, 1977
6 Other Awards correspondence and certificates, 1958-1980
6 Tributes [RESTRICTED], 1983-1984
9. Miscellaneous, 1857-1997
Scope and Content
Consists of personal files including driving permits, financial planning and stock records, physical examination and health reports, copies of photographs, pilot log books, report cards, and a list of places visited while on vacations. One file contains correspondence and itinerary about the visit of King Baudouin of the Belgians to Delaware and Pennsylvania that was hosted by the Copelands in 1959. There are also files about Mount Cuba (1935-1993) including correspondence, specifications, contracts, and copies of photographs pertaining to the construction of the house and its maintenance. The files also describe the establishment of the grounds as a botanical park, and the inclusion of the property as part of the Mount Cuba Historic District
6 Articles, 1968, 1997, undated
6 Birthdays, 1965, 1977 [invitation, copies of photographs of murals made for Lammot du Pont Copeland's 60th birthday, poem]
6 Decorative Arts, 1956-1966 [histories of various items, correspondence, clippings, and bills]
6 Delaware Memorial Bridge Dedication, 1951 [badge, name tags, invitation, and programs]
6 Democracy, 1857 [copy of a letter by a British lord on the subject of democracy]
6 Driving Permits, 1928-1973
6 Certificate of Authority as an elector and correspondence, 1948
6 Information about Mr. Copeland's financial planning and information on stocks, circa 1961, 1975
6 Firearms, 1964-1970 [correspondence, receipts, brochures, and inventories]
6 Reports and correspondence regarding Mr. Copeland's health [RESTRICTED], 1943-1982
6 Correspondence regarding the creation of a historical enclave in Wilmington, 1972-1973
6 Historical Information, 1957, 1972, undated
6 King Baudouin of the Belgians Visit, 1959-1960 [invitations, protocol information, schedules, guest lists, correspondence, press release, biography, clippings, copies of photographs, and souvenir booklets]
OS-13 King Baudouin of the Belgians Visit, 1959-1960 [a copy of Pan, a Belgian newspaper, with commentary on the King's U.S. visit]
7 Mt. Cuba, 1935-1974 [contracts and correspondence, excavation reports, appraisal, information about restorations, and copies of photographs and clippings of moving the Mt. Cuba bridge]
7 Mt. Cuba Botanical Park, 1964-1974 [feasibility study, plans, correspondence, and related clippings and brochures]
7 Mt. Cuba Historic District - National Register of Historic Places nomination form, correspondence, location plan, and clipping [RESTRICTED], 1976-1993
7 Photograph, portrait, and album copies, 1905-1977
7 Pilot's Log Books, 1931-1952 [identification cards, ratings certificate, and radiotelephone operator permit]
7 Report Cards, 1913-1923
7 Speeches - clipping, program, and transcripts, 1957, 1970 [See also Honorary Degrees, DuPont Company - Chairmanship and Presidency, and DuPont Company - 175th Anniversary]
7 Vacations, 1958, 1967, undated [chart, description of Amabelish, Canada, and copy of a photograph from a trip to Chile]
B. Business, 1930-1994
Scope and Content
Consists of personal papers pertaining to Mr. Copeland's years with the DuPont Company.
1. Articles, 1957-1964
Scope and Content
Articles on Lammot du Pont Copeland from Life, Forbes, and Time magazines
7 Life , 1957 [correspondence and a copy of a photograph]
7 Forbes, 1962
7 Time, 1964 [article, requests for autographs, and correspondence resulting from the article]
2. DuPont Company, 1949-1994
Scope and Content
Consists of correspondence, memoranda, and news clippings about Lammot du Pont Copeland's election to the presidency and anniversary celebrations
7 Annual Report, 1982
7 Chairmanship and Presidency, 1962-1994 [election notice, speech, congratulatory notes, reelection notice, and clippings]
7 Correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1952-1982
7 Name, 1960-1961 [correspondence and report on proper usage]
7 150th Anniversary - correspondence, memoranda, reports, news bulletin, and copies of photographs, 1951-1952 [See also the photographic collection]
7 150th Anniversary Books, 1949
7 175th Anniversary speech by Mr. Copeland, 1977
7 Publications [ DuPont Stockholder (Spring 1959), advertising brochure (undated)]
3. Employment, 1930-1971
Scope and Content
Includes Lammot du Pont Copeland's employment history, salary, and retirement information
7 Employment History and Plans, 1943-1951
7 Evaluation correspondence, 1930
7 Insurance, 1964-1969
7 Resume, 1954
7 Paperwork for Mr. Copeland's retirement, 1966-1971
7 Salary chart and correspondence, 1941-1959
7 Service Pin, 1946-1955 [memoranda and requisitions]
4. Meetings, 1941-1967
Scope and Content
Files with correspondence and copies of photographs of meetings and conferences for DuPont and with the media
7 Sales Conference, 1941; copy of a photograph
7 Meeting, circa 1950; copy of a photograph
7 Editors Meeting, 1964 [illustration of Mr. Copeland at a newspaper editors meeting]
7 National Governors Conference, 1967 [correspondence, schedule, and conference publications]
7 New York Times Luncheon correspondence, 1967
5. Miscellaneous, 1949, 1971, undated
7 Chemical Warfare Training Certificate, undated
7 Deposition, 1971 [expense report and receipts]
7 Foundation for the Advancement of International Research [RESTRICTED], 1979-1980 [correspondence, invitation, and newsletter]
7 Powder Canister Labels, undated
7 Script Master used by Mr. Copeland, 1949, 1970, undated
7 Speech transcript, 1949
7 Useful Information for Practical Men, undated [owned by Mr. Copeland]
III. Genealogy, 1637-1998
5 linear feet
Scope and Content
Consists of the Copelands' genealogical records.
A. Pamela Cunningham Copeland, 1906-1979
8 Genealogy, 1906-1949 [christening announcement, tracings of Pamela Cunningham's hand, and genealogical charts]
8 Mayflower Society, 1923-1979 [membership information for Mrs. Seymour Cunningham and Pamela Copeland, notes, letters about genealogical research and the Mayflower Society, and a directory of members]
8 National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1941, 1966 [membership applications, for both Pamela Copeland and Louisa Copeland, and correspondence]
B. Lammot du Pont Copeland, 1949-1978
8 Military Order of the Loyal Legion, 1961-1971 [correspondence and application]
8 Society of Colonial Wars, 1949-1977 [court programs, membership applications for Lammot and Lammot Jr., directory and other publications, and correspondence]
8 Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1958-1978 [Society constitution, application, membership card and certificate, membership list, correspondence, invitation, and reports]
C. Copeland and du Pont families, 1637-1998
Scope and Content
Included is correspondence, genealogical notes and charts, news clippings and articles, and obituaries, which document the Copelands' ancestry. This subseries also includes some of their parents' papers, such as correspondence, scrapbooks, journals, and estate records.
Subject files arranged alphabetically by surname of the Copelands' ancestors.
8 Bateman, Thomas H., 1956-1960 [correspondence on the subjects of heraldry and genealogy]
8 Bennet, Caleb P. - life story, 1895
8 Brough, Emma, 1921 [copy of death certificate and obituary]
8 Brough, William - correspondence copies, notes, and articles [RESTRICTED], 1860-1995
8 Brough, William - Oil, 1874-1994 [articles about the oil and gas industry and other oil men]
8 Articles about the artist William Gedney Bunce, 1906-1911
8 Chester family, 1810, 1907, undated [copies of photographs and genealogical notes]
8 Chester, Stephen, 1848 [copy of the Columbian Magazine, edited by Stephen M. Chester]
8 Coit family, 1829-1929 [letters, clippings, obituaries, and copy of a photograph]
8 Conyngham, Captain Gustavus, 1903 [book published by the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution]
8 Copeland family, 1835-1957 [letters and genealogical notes]
8 Copeland family - letters and genealogical notes [RESTRICTED], 1980-1982, undated
8 Copeland family - Crest and Arms, 1931
8 Copeland family - family trees and correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1957-1987
8 Copeland family - Genealogy, 1982
8 Copeland family - Historical society Applications, circa 1885-1937
8 Copeland, Charles, 1828-1862 [correspondence and will]
OS-13 Copeland II, Charles, 1861-1865 [maps of strategic points during the Civil War]
OS-13 Copeland II, Charles, 1862-1914 [appointment as a lieutenant, Masonic diploma, and scrapbook]
8 Copeland II, Charles, 1864-1918 [correspondence, Loyal Legion papers, his genealogical notes, wallet, copies of photographs, scrapbook, and bills]
8 Copeland III, Charles, 1867-1944 [copies of photographs of Charles, his home and his college room, Views of Wilmington Delaware, foreign bank notes, correspondence, will, and letters regarding his memorial and estate]
8 Copeland III, Charles, 1936-1944 [financial ledger]
9 Copeland, Sir John, undated [genealogical notes]
9 Two editions of The Ancestors and Descendants of Josiah Snell Copeland and Katherine Leonard Guild, 1883, 1907
9 Coupland, Lawrence, 1678, undated [copy of will and genealogical notes]
9 Copeland, Louisa du Pont, 1894-1962 [correspondence, information on her presidency of the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, copies of photographs, and will and estate information]
9 Copeland, Louisa du Pont - Stock Ledger, 1891-1925
9 Copeland, Sophia, 1855-1916 [letters written to Sophia by her husband while he served with the 16th Massachusetts Volunteers, other correspondence, clippings, household inventory, copies of photographs, Valentine cards, investment information, and notes]
9 Copeland, Sophia - Estate, 1915-1916
9 Copeland, Sophia - Travelogue, 1891-1892
9 Cowan family, 1896, 1980, undated [letters from Mrs. Copeland's aunt Pamela, Pete Allen, and Mrs. Rupp, notes, and information from a genealogist, and other family history information]
9 Cowan, Pamela, 1839, 1860 [letter and contract for cemetery lots]
9 Cunningham family Genealogy, 1869-1989 [notes, articles, family trees, and various family records]
9 Cunningham family Photographs, 1895-1928 [See also the photographic collection.] ; copies
9 Cunningham Seal, undated [illustration and engravings of the family seal]
9 Cunningham, Origins of the Clan, undated [illustration of the coat of arms and a brief history of the clan origin]
9 Cunningham, Andrew, of Boston, 1901, 1926 [book by Henry Winchester Cunningham and research notes]
9 Cunningham, Ann Pamela, 1855-1993 [ Washington Circular, a Historical Sketch of Ann Pamela Cunningham, Rosemont and its Famous Daughter, notes regarding a donation of vases to the Ladies' Association, and articles]
OS-13 Washington Monument, 1858 [poster of the Washington monument in Richmond, Virginia]
9 Cunningham of Caprington, undated [pages from Baronage of Scotland concerning Cunningham ancestry]
9 Cunningham, Earl of Glencairn, 1913 [pages from Peerage of Scotland showing the Earl as an ancestor]
9 Cunningham, Cecil, 1893-1956 [copies of photographs and letters from France]
9 Cunningham, Jane, 1914-1954; copies of photographs
9 Cunningham, Jane C., 1758-1930 [paper currency, card engraving plate, correspondence, poetry, stock certificates, copies of photographs, trust fund certificate, magnetic fish, clippings, photographs of Cunningham's home in Washington, DC, her will, and a memorial to her]
9 Cunningham, Jane C. - autograph album, 1810-1906 [includes signatures of John Quincy Adams, Clara Barton, James Buchanan, Millard Filmore, Caroline and William H. Harrison, Julia Ward Howe, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, James Monroe, J. M. Sears, Martin Van Buren]
9 Cunningham, Jane C., 1897-1905; scrapbook
OS-13 Cunningham, Jane C. - passport, 1908
10 Cunningham, John, 1800-1941 [Cunningham's silver letter opener, family tree and genealogical information]
10 Cunningham, John and Matilda, 1914, 1918 [the Cunningham's marriage certificate and a copy of a photograph of their tombstone]
10 Cunningham, Macklin [RESTRICTED], 1894-1985 [copies of photographs, correspondence with the Copelands, obituary, funeral bulletin, and condolence note]
10 Cunningham, Matilda, 1803-1830 [poems collected and/or written by Matilda Cunningham]
10 Cunningham, Seymour, 1800-1944, 1993 [copies of the Ulster County Gazette and A Visit from St. Nicholas, a school recitation, confirmation certificate, college acceptance, graduation invitation, a patent, bonds, checks, handwriting analysis, wedding invitation and announcements, copies of photographs, articles, the Automobile Blue Book, membership in National Geographic and Saint Nicholas Societies, poems and essays, crest, will, obituary, estate information, and a tour brochure showing his home]
OS-13 Cunningham, Seymour, 1892, 1909 [marriage license of Seymour Cunningham and Stephanie Whitney, passport of Seymour Cunningham]
10 Cunningham, Seymour - Correspondence, 1868-1942
10 Cunningham, Seymour - Journals, 1880, 1890-1944
10 Cunningham, Seymour - Scrapbook, 1884
10 Cunningham, Seymour - Travelogues, 1888, 1901, 1905
10 Cunningham, Seymour and Stephanie - Anniversaries, 1932, 1942 [place cards, copies of photographs, letters and poems for the occasion]
10 Cunningham, Seymour and Stephanie - Home, 1893-1994; copies of photographs
10 Cunningham, Seymour and Stephanie - Invitations and Card, 1900-1930 [Christmas card and party invitations to and from the Cunninghams. One of the invitations is from President and Mrs. McKinley.]
10 Cunningham, Stephanie Whitney, 1879-1949 [confirmation book, handwriting analysis, sketches, copies of photographs, silver monogram, newspaper clippings, program for a play in which she acted, family tree, DAR membership application, library inventory, will, and obituary]
10 Cunningham, Stephanie Whitney - Correspondence, 1890-1945 [genealogical information]
10 Cunningham, Stephanie Whitney - Writings, 1889-1940 [Travelogue, "From Bride to Great Grandmother in Litchfield," and papers]
10 Cunningham, William Orr, 1857-1941 [copies of photographs, correspondence by and about him, articles, genealogical notes, will, and estate information]
OS-13 Cunningham, William Orr, 1863 [sample of newspaper made into wallpaper]
10 du Pont family [RESTRICTED], 1948-1983, undated [family list, clippings, correspondence, New Year's calling list, and notes]
10 du Pont family - Genealogical Committee, 1951-1975 [ du Pont Genealogy distribution lists and committee correspondence]
11 du Pont family - Genealogical Committee [RESTRICTED], 1975-1991 [correspondence, meeting minutes including various charts, and mailing list]
11 du Pont family - descriptions of two lots of du Pont heirlooms, 1955, 1977
11 du Pont family - Male Members, 1961 [chart with the parents, birth date, education and employment information about male family members born between 1908 and 1943; notes]
11 du Pont family, 1850, undated [photograph and portrait copies of Ellen, Eleuthère Irénée, Joanna, and others]
11 du Pont de Nemours, 1807 [document bearing his signature]
11 du Pont, Aileen M., 1949-1979 [correspondence, power of attorney papers, copies of photographs, and obituary]
11 du Pont, Alexis F. IV, undated [drawing of a battle ship by Alexis du Pont, and his obituary]
11 du Pont, Alfred I., 1921-1923 [correspondence between Alfred and Henry A. du Pont]
11 du Pont, Charles I - calling cards, undated
11 du Pont, Edmund, 1953-1971 [annual reports and other publications of Francis I. du Pont & Co., of which Edmund was chairman, and correspondence, both business and personal]
11 du Pont, Edward B., 1966 [memos regarding Edward's employment difficulties]
11 du Pont, H. Belin, 1919-1950 [release of trusteeship, and correspondence, both business and personal]
11 du Pont, Henry F., 1955-1968 [personal correspondence and correspondence regarding trusts for his grandchildren]
11 du Pont, Irénée - correspondence, 1934
11 du Pont, Lammot, 1884 [letters regarding his death]
11 du Pont, Lammot II, 1920 [wedding invitation]
11 du Pont, Lammot III - correspondence, 1959
11 du Pont, Mary B., 1880-1979 [copy of a photograph and correspondence regarding her diamond earrings]
11 du Pont, Pauline L., circa 1915; copy of a photograph
11 du Pont, Pierre S. II, 1939-1954, undated [correspondence, contracts, power of attorney, copies of photographs, and a tribute]
11 du Pont, Pierre S. II, 1960-1975 [correspondence about his biography, and a copy of the oral history interview with Lammot du Pont Copeland about Pierre S. du Pont]
11 du Pont, Pierre S. II, 1973-1982 [correspondence about A Man and His Garden and copies of part of this book]
11 du Pont, Pierre S. II - Estate, 1954-1958 [correspondence, meeting minutes, tax information, clippings, and acknowledgment of receipt of estate items]
11 du Pont, Pierre S. II - Estate - Inventory and Distribution, 1954, 1957
11 du Pont, Pierre S. II - Estate - Legal Action, 1955 [claim that Mr. du Pont's primary residence was in Pennsylvania]
11 du Pont, Pierre S. II - Will, 1946-1954
11 du Pont, Pierre S. III, 1958 [speech to the Wilmington Junior Chamber of Commerce]
11 du Pont, Pierre S. III - Financial, 1959-1970 [correspondence, statements, proposals, notes, and financial contracts]
11 du Pont, Pierre S. IV, 1966-1986 [correspondence written by this Governor and Member of Congress, and clipping]
11 du Pont, Ruth - correspondence, 1967
11 du Pont, Victor, 1824 [copy of an article on honoring General La Fayette, which mentions du Pont]
OS-13 du Pont, Victor, 1824 [ American Watchman and Delaware Advertiser that contains articles on General La Fayette's visit. Victor du Pont is mentioned on page 2.]
11 DuPont Cemetery Company, 1893-1965 [by-laws, blueprint, map, and correspondence regarding the cemetery]
11 DuPont Powder Mills, 1949 [correspondence about the mills and illustrations of two mills]
11 Dudley family, undated [Dudley line traced back to William the Conqueror, Hugh Capet, Ferdinand the Great, Alfred the Great, and others]
11 Field, Cyrus, 1849-1874, undated [newspapers which mention Field in connection with the completion of the transatlantic telegraph cable, a check, a letter, and genealogical notes]
11 Field, Dudley - poem, 1892
11 Biographical Notice of Stephen J. Field, 1892
11 Field, Stephen J., 1892-1980 [correspondence, an invitation from President and Mrs. McKinley, a business card holder, tributes, a handwritten copy of "Maryland, My Maryland", portrait, articles, and genealogical notes]
OS-13 Field, Stephen J., 1842-1897 [appointments by the governor, M.A. diploma, and articles about Judge Field]
12 Gorman - Howland - Fuller Families, undated [genealogical information]
12 Haines family, 1840, 1912 [family tree, correspondence, and a copy of a portrait of Peter Haines]
12 Haynes, Hezekiah, 1676 [portrait copy and biography]
12 Henderson - Cowan family, 1820, undated [genealogical information, copies of photographs, and family trees]
12 Hovey, Caroline Chester, 1816-1836 [journals, a certificate from school, and letters]
12 Knickerbacker family, 1817-1910 [A letter; copies of photographs of home, family, and a bridge they owned; family history; newspaper clippings; copy of the coat of arms; and genealogical notes]
12 Knickerbacker Historical Society [RESTRICTED], 1876-1989, undated ["The Knickerbackers of New York Two Centuries Ago," "Wanton Disregard of Our Heritage," "The Knickerbackers of Upstate New York," Knickerbacker mansion information and copies of photographs, membership lists, and correspondence]
12 Knickerbacker, Caroline [RESTRICTED], 1825-1996 [journal, obituary, remarks at her funeral, family trees, and correspondence]
12 Knickerbacker, Caroline - poetry, 1863-1866
12 Knickerbacker, David Buel, 1895, 1909, undated [clippings and notes concerning Bishop Knickerbacker and his wife]
12 Knickerbacker, John I, 1805; copy of a photograph
12 Knickerbacker, John II, 1812-1891, undated [inventory, an 1876 Harper's New Monthly Magazine with an article on the Knickerbackers, clippings, letters, will, and notes]
12 Knickerbacker, John III, 1850-1876 [copy of a photograph and letters]
12 Knickerbacker, Joseph F., 1876 [copy of Centennial Day, an oration he delivered at a centennial celebration]
12 Knickerbacker, Thomas A., 1880-1919 [correspondence, checks, notes, and clippings]
12 Knickerbacker, William H., 1913 [articles about his death]
12 Lincoln family, 1830-1909 [copies of photographs, clippings, and a letter]
12 Lovering family, 1980 [letter and family tree]
12 Ludlow, Emma J. - obituaries, 1908
12 Macklin, Alexander - The Moral Heroism of the Gospel Ministry: A Sermon on the Death of The Rev. Alexander Macklin, D.D., 1859
12 McCreery family, 1967 [clippings, letters, and notes]
12 McHarg family - clippings, 1910
12 Orr family, 1866-1979, undated [newspaper clippings, a copy of Remember Orr, copies of photographs, correspondence, and genealogical information]
12 Orr, William, 1868-1891 [clippings, copy of a photograph, and obituary articles]
12 Richie family [RESTRICTED], 1978, 1994 [table of contents and index of Threads of Ancestors: Telford--Richie--Mize, and instructions for using the Georgia Department of Archives & History]
12 Sampson, Hepzibak, 1864 [copy of a photograph]
12 Sharp, Isabella M. du Pont - correspondence, 1921-1922
12 Shattuck family, undated [copies of photographs and an obituary]
12 Simpson, William K. - correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1985
12 Spalding, Oakes A., 1928 [copy of a photograph]
12 Sprague family, 1913-1957, undated [copies of photographs, genealogical information, correspondence, and a clipping]
12 Swearingen family, 1874-1944, undated [correspondence, copies of photographs, and genealogical information]
12 Telfair family - copy of a will and correspondence [RESTRICTED], 1875, 1994
12 Tribou family, undated [copies of photographs]
12 Tupper family, 1972, 1980 [excerpt from Tupper Genealogy, letters, a birth record, and a family tree]
12 Tyso family, undated [genealogical information and family tree]
12 Vanderpole family, circa 1985 [genealogical information]
12 Van Swearingen, Gerret, 1940-1962, undated [includes genealogical notes, family tree, and a copy of Walraven Jansen De Vos: His Family and a Manslaughter at South River]
12 Walbridge family [RESTRICTED], 1889-1994 [clippings and genealogical notes]
12 Walker family, 1852-1981, undated [copies of photographs, map of Roxbury, Mass., correspondence, and family trees]
12 Walker, Edward C. R., 1860-1897 [copies of photographs]
12 Walker, Joseph T., undated [copies of photographs]
12 Walker, Samuel, 1826, 1849, undated [engravings from books printed and published by Walker, and copies of photographs]
12 Walker, Thomas, 1860-1885, undated [copies of photographs, family tree, and genealogical notes]
12 Wallace family, 1980-1981 [copies of photographs, correspondence, genealogical notes, and family trees]
12 Whitney family, 1770-1988 [bond, a child's hair sample, copies of photographs, family history, and family trees]
12 Whitney, Charlotte A., 1875-1986 [copy of a photograph, obituaries, correspondence, and an article]
12 Whitney, George E. [RESTRICTED], 1857-1983, undated [copies of photographs, calling cards, correspondence, clippings, "Origin and Destiny of Man", will, obituaries, biographical information, and genealogical notes]
12 Whitney, Mary L., 1865-1985 [correspondence including a letter written from San Francisco on the day of the earthquake, calling card, copies of photographs, and biographical notes]
12 Litchfield, Connecticut, 1637-1998 [nails from an old home, copies of photographs, drawings, and articles and papers about Litchfield]
12 Litchfield, Connecticut - Cemetery, 1972 [series of letters regarding upkeep]
12 Greenville, Delaware, 1973, 1991 [copies of articles about du Pont homes in Greenville]
12 Homes of Mr. and Mrs. Copeland, Delaware, 1929-1935 [copies of photographs]
12 Chateau d'Andelot, France, 1929 [copies of photographs]
12 du Pont de Nemour Residences, France, 1958, 1960, undated [lithograph, postcard, and listing of residences]
12 Other Photographs, France, 1929 [copies of photographs taken in France]
OS-14 Scrapbook, 1788-1893 [compiled by a family member]