Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827

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Victor du Pont (1767-1827) was born in Paris, the eldest son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours. After completing his education, he was employed as one of three sous-chiefs in his father's office at the Bureau du Commerce in Paris. In 1787 he obtained a position as private secretary to the Comte de Moustier, the French minister to the United States. In 1791 he was named aide-de-camp to General Lafayette, and the next year he was appointed secretary to the French legation in Philadelphia. In 1795 he became consul at Charleston, S.C. In 1800, in partnership with his father and brother Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, he established the trading company of Du Pont de Nemours, Père et Fils & Cie. This firm was dissolved in 1802, when E.I. du Pont organized his black powder manufacturing company. At that time, Victor du Pont was involved in supplying the French troops which were attempting to suppress a slave insurrection in Santo Domingo. In 1811 he moved to Louviers, Del., where he became involved in his family's cotton and woolen mills. In 1820 he was elected to the Delaware state Senate and six years later he became a director of the Bank of the United States. He died in Philadelphia in 1827.

From the description of Papers, 1753-1847. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122503404

Victor du Pont, the son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours was born in Paris on October 1, 1767. In the mid 1780s he was employed at his father's office at the Bureau of Commerce in Paris. In 1788 he came to the United States as part of the French legation and assisted in negotiating a treaty between the State of New York and the five Indian Nations. In the 1790s Victor du Pont served on a number of French diplomatic missions in the United States. In 1800 he established residency in the United States and moved his family to New York City. In 1802 he established a trading company, Victor du Pont de Nemours & Co. In 1808 after the failure of this firm he moved to Delaware and established residence at Louviers on the Brandywine. He established a mill to manufacture cotton cloth and in 1813 became a partner in Du Planty, McCall & Co. Victor du Pont died in Philadelphia on January 30, 1827.

From the description of Papers, 1778-1827. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122396905

Victor Marie Du Pont de Nemours was a diplomat and manufacturer.

From the description of Correspondence, 1795-1797. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122316443

From the guide to the Victor Marie Du Pont de Nemours correspondence, 1795-1797, 1795-1797, (American Philosophical Society)

Victor Marie Du Pont was the eldest son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, emigrated to the United States in 1800, set up the trading company, Victor du Pont de Nemours & Co., owned property in Angelica, N.Y.

From the description of Journal de mon voyage au Genessee commencé le 17 mars 1806, 1806 March 17-1806 Apr. 2. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52595474

From the description of Record of expenses for real estate, livestock, furniture, etc., at Angelica, N.Y., 1806 Feb.-1807 Oct. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52619026

From the description of Journey to Major Hoops' settlement, [1804?]. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52739703

From the description of Letter : to Mon bein Cher ami, 1809 May 31 / V.d.P, Angelica. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52739711

From the description of Sundries, expenses & cloathing [sic], 1806 Feb.-1807 Oct. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52739704

From the description of Accounts with Alexandre and Augustus D'Autremont, [ca. 1817-1822]. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52739702

From the description of Liste des objets nécessaires pour commencer un petit store à Angelica, [1806?]. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52595483

From the description of Observations meterologiques, Angelica, Genessee [sic] territory, 1806 Dec. 13-1807 Jan. 7. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52595478

From the description of Journal notes of a trip from Wilmington, Del., to Pittsburgh and to Angelica, N.Y. and back, 1806 July 23-Sept. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52595476

From the description of Mortgage of Victor du Pont to John Barker Church and Gabriel Manigault, trustees for Madame Victor du Pont and her children, 1807 Jan. 28. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52595484

From the description of Travel notes and accounts concerning visits to Pittsburgh, 1806, and to Angelica, N.Y., 1808, 1806 and 1808. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 52619037

Victor du Pont (1767-1827) was born in Paris, the eldest son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours. After completing his education, he was employed as one of three sous-chiefs in his father's office at the Bureau du Commerce in Paris. In 1787 he obtained a position as private secretary to the Comte de Moustier, the French minister to the United States. In 1791 he was named aide-de-camp to General Lafayette and the next year he was appointed secretary to the French legation in Philadelphia. In 1795 he became consul at Charleston, S.C. In 1800, in partnership with his father and brother Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, he established the trading company of Du Pont de Nemours, Père et Fils & Cie. This firm was dissolved in 1802, when E.I. du Pont organized his black powder manufacturing company. At that time, Victor du Pont became involved in supplying the French troops which were attempting to suppress a slave insurrection in Santo Domingo. In 1811 he moved to Louviers, Del., where he became involved in his family's cotton and woolen mills. In 1820 he was elected to the Delaware state Senate and six years later he became a director of the Bank of the United States. He died in Philadelphia in 1827.

From the description of Personal Papers, 1785-1822. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122292434

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creatorOf Certificate of appointment of Victor Dupont as Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegany County, N.Y., 1808. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Manigault, Gabriel, 1758-1809. Papers, 1800-1862 (bulk, 1800-1807) [photoprints]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Cazenove, Théophile, 1740-1811. Letter : to Paul Busti, 1806 Apr. 30. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Draper, Irene Carpenter, 1911-1991, collector. Du Pont-Carpenter family miscellany, 1861-1982. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Description of property at Angelica, Allegany County, N.Y., [1809 or 1810]. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Accounts with Alexandre and Augustus D'Autremont, [ca. 1817-1822]. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Cruger, Bertram Peter. Letters : to V. du Pont, 1811-1814. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817. Papers, 1769-1831. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827. Personal Papers, 1785-1822. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Letter : to Mon bein Cher ami, 1809 May 31 / V.d.P, Angelica. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Mortgage of Victor du Pont to John Barker Church and Gabriel Manigault, trustees for Madame Victor du Pont and her children, 1807 Jan. 28. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Francis Victor, 1894-1962. Francis Victor du Pont family papers, 1804-1961 [bulk, 1915-1960]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Record of expenses for real estate, livestock, furniture, etc., at Angelica, N.Y., 1806 Feb.-1807 Oct. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Observations meterologiques, Angelica, Genessee [sic] territory, 1806 Dec. 13-1807 Jan. 7. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Ruhnka, Gertrude. Love for life : A self-portrait of the first three generations of du Ponts in America, 1791-1834 : typescript, 1976. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817. Papers, 1757-1836. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969,. The Winterthur Manuscripts 1588-1955. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Manigault, Margaret Izard, 1768-1824. Papers, 1779-1857. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Vaughan, John, 1755-1841. Papers, 1768-1922 (inclusive). American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Victor Marie Du Pont de Nemours correspondence, 1795-1797, 1795-1797 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Church, John Barker. Deed, 1806 Dec. 26. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Church, John Barker. Deed, 1806 Dec. 26. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. Papers, 1843-1926. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Liste du titres envoyés a M. Dautremont, [1817-1820?]. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Petition to the New York Assembly and Senate concerning the selection of the county seat of Allegany County, [1808 or 1809]. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. The P. S. du Pont Office Collection, 1749-1939. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Amelia, 1796-1869. Papers, 1802-1869. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. Acquisitions of Pierre S. du Pont, 1438-1921. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Louis-Marie de La Revellière-Lépeaux papers, 1789-1872, 1789-1815 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Du Pont de Nemours family. Papers relating to the American Philosophical Society, 1800-1894. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817. Correspondence, 1787-1817 [typed transcriptions]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont de Nemours family. Papers relating to the American Philosophical Society, 1800-1894, 1800-1894 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Du Pont, Joséphine, 1770-1837. Souvenirs épars de ma juenesse, dédies à mes enfans. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Travel notes and accounts concerning visits to Pittsburgh, 1806, and to Angelica, N.Y., 1808, 1806 and 1808. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969,. The Winterthur Manuscripts 1588-1955. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Journal notes of a trip from Wilmington, Del., to Pittsburgh and to Angelica, N.Y. and back, 1806 July 23-Sept. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827. Papers, 1778-1827. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont de Nemours family. Papers relating to the American Philosophical Society, 1800-1894, 1800-1894 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Du Pont de Nemours, Victor Marie,. Correspondence, 1795-1797. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. ALS : La Grange, France, to Jeremiah Wadsworth, 1802 Sept. 29 [photocopy]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827. Papers, 1753-1847. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, 1784-1860. Promissory note, 1804. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Joséphine, 1770-1837. Notre transplantation en Amerique, dédiée à nos enfants et à nos neveux. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Sundries, expenses & cloathing [sic], 1806 Feb.-1807 Oct. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Journal de mon voyage au Genessee commencé le 17 mars 1806, 1806 March 17-1806 Apr. 2. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Smith, Eleuthera du Pont, 1806-1876. Papers, 1816-1876. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834. Papers, 1771-1922. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Hagley Museum. Research reports, 1953-1978. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817. ALS : to Marie Louis de la Revillière-Lépeaux, 1797 March 27. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Certificate of appointment of Victor Dupont as First Major of the Regiment of Militia in the County of Allegany, N.Y., 1807. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Charles I. du Pont & Company. Records, 1810-1856. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834. Papers, 1782-1838. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn John Vaughan papers, 1768 - Circa 1936, 1768 - Circa 1936 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Du Pont, Charles I. (Charles Irénée), 1797-1869. Papers, 1807-1892. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn France. Ministère des affaires étrangères. Records, 1783-1797 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817. ALS : Paris, France, to Charles Maurice de Tallyrand-Périgord, Paris, 1805 Nov. 7. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn La Revellière-Lépeaux, Louis-Marie de, 1753-1824. Louis-Marie de La Revellière-Lépeaux papers, 1789-1872 (bulk 1789-1815). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. Papers, 1812-1865. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827. Bonds to Caleb Kirk, 1814. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Young, William, 1755-1829. ALS : to Charles I. and Victor du Pont, 1826 July 23 [photocopy]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Bauduy & Company. Records, 1809-1815. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Eleuthera Bradford, 1873-1953,. The Eleuthera Bradford du Pont Collection, 1799-1834. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Journey to Major Hoops' settlement, [1804?]. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827. Liste des objets nécessaires pour commencer un petit store à Angelica, [1806?]. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. The Longwood Manuscripts, 1438-1954. Hagley Museum & Library
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associatedWith Adet, Pierre-Auguste, 1763-1832. person
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. person
associatedWith Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812. person
associatedWith Bauduy, Peter, 1769-1833. person
associatedWith Bayard, James A. (James Asheton), 1767-1815. person
associatedWith Bidermann, Jacques Antoine, 1751-1817. person
associatedWith Bingham, William, 1752-1804. person
associatedWith Bollmann, Erick, 1769-1821. person
associatedWith Bureaux de Pusy, J. X. (Jean Xavier), 1750-1805. person
associatedWith Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. person
associatedWith Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839. person
associatedWith Cazenove, Anthony Charles, 1775-1852. person
associatedWith Cazenove, Louis A. (Louis Albert), 1807-1852. person
associatedWith Cazenove, Théophile, 1740-1811. person
associatedWith Chaptal, Jean-Antoine-Claude, comte de Chanteloup, 1756-1832. person
associatedWith Charles I. du Pont & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Church, John Barker. person
associatedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. person
associatedWith Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824. person
associatedWith Cruger, Bertram P. (Bertram Peter). person
associatedWith Cruger, Bertram Peter. person
associatedWith D'Autremont, Alexandre. person
associatedWith D'Autremont, Augustus. person
associatedWith Degrand, P. P. F. (Peter Paul Francis), d. 1855. person
associatedWith Draper, Irene Carpenter, 1911-1991, collector. person
associatedWith Duane, William, 1760-1835. person
associatedWith Duhail, L. E. person
associatedWith Duhail, L. E. family
associatedWith Du Planty, McCall & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Planty, Raphael Defrédot, 1776-1854. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Alfred Victor, 1798-1856. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Amelia, 1796-1869. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Bauduy & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont, Bauduy & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont, Bauduy & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont, Charles I. (Charles Irénée), 1797-1869. person
associatedWith Du Pont de Nemours family family
associatedWith Du Pont de Nemours family. family
associatedWith Du Pont de Nemours, Père et Fils & Cie. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont de Nemours, Père et Fils & Cie. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Eleuthera Bradford, 1873-1953, person
associatedWith Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Francis Victor, 1894-1962. person
associatedWith Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969, person
associatedWith Du Pont, Joséphine, 1770-1837. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954, person
associatedWith Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. person
associatedWith Dutilh, Etienne, 1748-1810. person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. person
associatedWith France. Ministère des affaires étrangères. corporateBody
associatedWith Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. person
associatedWith Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841. person
associatedWith Gilpin, Thomas, 1776-1853. person
associatedWith Girard, Anthony. person
associatedWith Grouchy, Emmanuel, marquis de, 1766-1847. person
associatedWith Hagley Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. person
associatedWith Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799. person
associatedWith Holland Land Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hoops, Adam, 1760-1846. person
associatedWith Hyde de Neuville, Jean Guillaume, baron, 1776-1857. person
associatedWith Ingham, Samuel D. (Samuel Delucenna), 1779-1860. person
associatedWith Irvine, Callender, 1775-1841. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, 1784-1860. person
associatedWith Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, 1768-1844. person
associatedWith Joseph Donath & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Kirk, Caleb, 1792-1872. person
associatedWith Knox, Henry, 1750-1806. person
associatedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. person
associatedWith La Revellière-Lépeaux, Louis-Marie de, 1753-1824. person
associatedWith LeRoy, Bayard & McEvers (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. person
associatedWith Manigault, Gabriel. person
associatedWith Manigault, Gabriel, 1758-1809. person
associatedWith Manigault, Margaret Izard, 1768-1824. person
associatedWith Mazard, Theodore C. person
associatedWith Mazard, Theodore C. person
associatedWith McCall, Archibald, 1767-1843. person
associatedWith McLane, Louis, 1786-1857. person
associatedWith Merrick, S. V. (Samuel Vaughan), 1801-1870. person
associatedWith Mifflin, Samuel, 1776-1829. person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831. person
associatedWith Mountflorence, James C. person
associatedWith Moustier, Eléonore-François-Elie, marquis de, 1751-1817. person
associatedWith Murray, William Vans, 1760-1803. person
associatedWith Necker, Jacques, 1732-1804. person
associatedWith Niles, Hezekiah, 1777-1839. person
associatedWith Noailles, Louis Marie, vicomte de, 1756-1804. person
associatedWith Ogden, Robert, 1716-1787. person
associatedWith Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825. person
associatedWith Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807. person
associatedWith Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824. person
associatedWith Rousseau, Jean Joseph. person
associatedWith Ruhnka, Gertrude. person
associatedWith Smith, Eleuthera du Pont, 1806-1876. person
associatedWith Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles Maurice de, prince de Bénévent, 1754-1838. person
associatedWith Ternant, Jean Baptiste, chevalier de, 1750-1816. person
associatedWith Vaughan, John, 1755-1841. person
associatedWith Victor & Charles du Pont & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Victor & Charles I. du Pont & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Victor du Pont de Nemours & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Watson, Elkanah, 1758-1842. person
associatedWith Willings & Francis. corporateBody
associatedWith Young, William, 1755-1829. person
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Haiti
New Jersey
New York (State)--Angelica
Delaware
New York (State)--Angelica
New York (State)--Angelica
New York (State)--Angelica
New York (State)--Angelica
New York (State)
United States
Allegany County (N.Y.)
Pennsylvania
Virginia
Cattaraugus County (N.Y.)
France
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Genesee River Valley (Pa. and N.Y.)
New York (State)
France
Delaware
Kentucky
United States
New York (State)--Angelica
Angelica (N.Y.)
Kentucky
New York (State)
Pennsylvania
Genesee River Region (Pa. and N.Y.)
Angelica (N.Y.)
France
West Indies
Subject
Dry-goods
Mortgages
Early National Politics
Beyond Early America
Explosives industry
Turnpike roads
Toll roads
Woolen and worsted manufacture
Real property--Valuation
Cotton textile industry
Business records
Slave insurrections
Louisiana Purchase
Gunpowder industry
XYZ Affair, 1797-1798
Bonds
Agriculture
Cost and standard of living
Textile industry
Land speculation
International affairs
Cotton manufacture
Variety stores
Meteorology--Observations
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Birth 1767-10-01

Death 1827-01-30

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