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Du Pont family miscellany

Accession 2587

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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

Finding aid prepared by Andrew D. Engel, 2014.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2019-04-10T09:11-0400

Finding aid prepared using best local practices and Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Du Pont family miscellany (Accession 2587), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Du Pont family miscellany
Dates: 1824-circa 1980
Accession Number: 2587
Creator: Du Pont family
Extent: 0.4 linear foot
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: This small collection of du Pont family miscellany came to Hagley from Winterthur as an assortment of various family items that did not relate to their individual library holdings. The items, though extremely fragmentary, represent over two centuries of du Pont family history.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

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Historical Note

Du Pont family miscellany came to Hagley from Winterthur as an assortment of various family items that did not relate to their individual library holdings. The items, though extremely fragmentary, represent over two centuries of du Pont family history.

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Scope and Content

The collection is a loose association of materials related to the du Pont Family. Of note is a listing of items found in the desk of E. I. du Pont as well as a receipt for dental work done on du Pont in 1824. The collection also includes a few pieces of correspondence, a translation of a 1776 letter written by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817). Lastly, there is a recipe book kept by Wilhelmina du Pont Ross (1906-2000).

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Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

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1 E.I. du Pont's account with Dr. Hudson for dental work, 1824 September
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1 Letter from Joseph R.A. Skeerett regarding Society of Political Economies, 1826 February 2
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1 Letter from Louis Andrews to Eleuthera du Pont Smith about her nephew, 1857 October 9
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1 French New Testament which belonged to Sara du Pont, 1866
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1 Letter, The Foreign Committee regarding donation, 1871 April 20
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1 Book of recipes which belonged to Wilhelmina du Pont Ross, circa 1980
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1 Label for Louviers textiles, undated
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1 Transcript and translation of 1776 letter from Du Pont de Nemours, undated
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1 Autograph of Augustus Hare, undated
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1 Letter from Elizabeth Sewell to Mrs. Coleman re calling and visiting a school, undated
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1 Typed list of articles found on the desk of E. I. du Pont, undated
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1 Notes in French on Southely, Wellington, Taylor, undated
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1 Unknown du Pont to her Aunt (in French), undated
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1 English Bible, undated
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1 Adam and Eve raffle, list of names, undated
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1 Copy of Du Pont de Nemours's title of Chevalier of the Order of Vasa, undated
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1 Miscellany, undated