Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969

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Curator of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum; Winterthur, Delaware.

From the description of Henry F. Du Pont interview, 1962 Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502900

Henry Francis du Pont was born at Winterthur, Del., on May 27, 1880, the son of Henry Algernon du Pont and the great-grandson of E. I. du Pont, the founder of the Du Pont Company. He was a director of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1915 until his death in 1969, and a member of its executive committee (1916-1943); a director of the Wilmington Trust Company (1919-1969); and a director of General Motors (1918-1944) and a member of its finance committee (1918-1937). He was a major collector of American decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the collection, housed in his home, became the Winterthur Museum in 1951.

From the description of The Winterthur Manuscripts 1588-1955. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 164039181

From the description of The Winterthur Manuscripts 1588-1955. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 164038448

The Antique Dealers papers is a separate collection of records that track the buying habits of Henry Francis du Pont and what dealers he patronized, such as J.A. Lloyd Hyde, Israel Sack, Joseph Kindig, and many oothers. The objects he bought are now in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.

From the description of Antique Dealers papers 1911-1957. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668305914

Curator of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum; Winterthur, Del.

From the description of Henry F. Du Pont interview, 1962 Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 669911289

Henry Francis du Pont, son of Col. Henry Algernon and Mary Pauline Foster du Pont, was born on May 27, 1880 at Winterthur, De. He attended Groton and Harvard University. In 1914, he assumed management of the Winterthur Farms and started an active breeding program which resulted in a world renown Holstein herd. Du Pont began collecting antiques around 1923 after a visit to the Webb estate in Shelburne, Vt. The product of his collecting, Winterthur Museum, opened in 1951. At the same time, he took an active interest in horticulture and expanded the gardens at Winterthur. Du Pont was active on many museum boards and committees. He served as chair of the Fine Arts Committee for the White House, a board member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a board member of the New York Botanical Garden, among others.

In addition to his estate at Winterthur, du Pont owned Chestertown House at Southampton, Long Island, a house in Boca Grande, Fl., and an apartment on Park Ave., New York City. On June 24, 1916, he married Ruth Wales of Hyde Park, N.Y.; they had two daughters. Du Pont died on April 11, 1969 at Winterthur.

From the description of Papers, 1890-1969. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122601789

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Copeland family. Papers, 1637-1998 (bulk, 1950-1998). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Winchester, Alice, 1907-. Oral history interview with Alice Winchester, 1993 Sept. 17-1995 June 29 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. Papers, 1848-1926. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Harrison, Alfred Craven, 1910-1973. Papers, 1938-1973. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Quimby, Ian M. G. Silver research papers, ca.1962-ca.1996. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Montgomery, Charles F., 1910-1978. Papers, 1947-1974. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Evelina, 1840-1938. Papers, 1794-1824, 1856-1936. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958. Papers 1926-1958. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Rosenbach Company. Correspondence, 1903-1953 Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Hatch, John Davis. Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Hatch, John Davis. Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969,. The Winterthur Manuscripts 1588-1955. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. Papers, 1843-1926. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Ruth Wales, 1889-1967. Papers, [ca. 1900]-1951. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Wales, Edward Howe, 1856-1922. Papers, 1815-1816, 1845, 1874-1922. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Chestertown House Corporation. Records, 1930-1951. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pauline Foster, 1849-1902. Papers, 1861-1902. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Hawks, Ruth Holmes, 1862-1932. Papers 1885-1932. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957. Papers, 1914-1957. Winterthur Library
referencedIn William Jacob Robbins papers, 1896-1974, 1896-1974 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Wilson, C. E. [General Motors Corporation : historical materials]. Folder 87-4.19-3. Kettering University
referencedIn Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. Papers, 1848-1926. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Webb, Electra Havemeyer. Papers, 1893-1966 (bulk 1947-1960). Shelburne Museum, Inc., Research Library
creatorOf Spingarn, Joel E, 1875-1939. Papers, 1934-1938. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Du Pont, Evelina, 1840-1938. Papers, 1794-1824, 1856-1936. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969. Papers, 1890-1969. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Henry Francis 1880-1969. Antique Dealers papers 1911-1957. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Bullitt family. Bullitt family papers - Oxmoor collection, 1683-2003. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958. Papers 1926-1958. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Finley, David E. (David Edward). Papers, 1915-1977. National Gallery of Art Library
referencedIn Shelley, Donald A. Donald A. Shelley research papers on fraktur. Winterthur Library
creatorOf American Rhododendron Society. Middle Atlantic Chapter. Papers of the Middle Atlantic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society [manuscript], 1951-1983. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Foster, Mary Pauline, 1849-1902. Papers 1825-1902. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969,. The Winterthur Manuscripts 1588-1955. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Hatch, John Davis. John Davis Hatch interview, 1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Wales, Edward Howe, 1856-1922. Papers, 1815-1816, 1845, 1874-1922. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. Personal papers, 1948-1992. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Crowninshield, Francis Boardman, 1869-1950. Papers, 1907-1948. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Crowninshield, Francis Boardman, 1869-1950. Papers, 1907-1948. Winterthur Library
referencedIn David E. Finley papers, 1921-1977 Library of Congress
creatorOf Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969. Henry F. Du Pont interview, 1962 Apr. 11. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Col. H.A. du Pont Company. Records, 1925-1951. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969. Henry F. Du Pont interview, 1962 Apr. 11. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Wilmington and Kennett Turnpike Company. Records, 1811-1921. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Laidacker, Samuel H., 1904-. Papers, 1880-1987. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Louisa Gerhard, 1816-1900. Papers, 1836-1899. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company/George Collins. Architectural records. Series II: Project Records. Subseries 7: Files, Delaware, 1903-1930. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Joel E. Spingarn Papers, 1934-1938. Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn Winchester, Alice,. Oral history interview with Alice Winchester, 1993 Sept. 17-1995 June 29 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Harrison, Alfred Craven, 1910-1973. Papers, 1938-1973. Winterthur Library
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associatedWith Bauduy, Ferdinand, 1791-1814. person
associatedWith Bauduy, Peter, 1769-1833. person
associatedWith Bauduy, Peter, 1769 or 70-1833. person
associatedWith Bauduy, Victorine du Pont, 1792-1861. person
associatedWith Bidermann, Evelina du Pont, 1796-1863. person
associatedWith Bidermann, James Antoine, 1790-1865. person
associatedWith Brunner, Hattie, 1889-1982. person
associatedWith Bullitt family. family
associatedWith Chestertown House Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Christ Church Christiana Hundred (Greenville, Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828. person
associatedWith Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Col. H.A. du Pont Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Copeland family. family
associatedWith Crowninshield, Francis Boardman, 1869-1950. person
associatedWith Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958. person
associatedWith Didier, Pierre, 1741-1830. person
associatedWith Dupont, Abraham, 1572-1640. person
associatedWith Dupont, Abraham, 1658-1731. person
associatedWith Dupont, Abraham, 1710-1770. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Charles I. (Charles Irénée), 1797-1869. person
associatedWith Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Evelina, 1840-1938. person
associatedWith Du Pont family. family
associatedWith Du Pont family. family
associatedWith Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Henry, 1812-1889. person
associatedWith Dupont, Jean, 1662-1731. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Louisa Gerhard, 1816-1900. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Pauline Foster, 1849-1902. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Ruth Wales, 1889-1967. person
associatedWith Dupont, Samuel, 1708-1775. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Sophie (Dalmas), 1775-1828. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827. person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. person
associatedWith Finley, David E. (David Edward) person
associatedWith Foster family. family
associatedWith Foster family. family
associatedWith Foster, Mary Pauline, 1849-1902. person
associatedWith France. Assemblée des notables (1786-1787). corporateBody
associatedWith France. Assemblée nationale constituante (1789-1791). corporateBody
associatedWith France. Assemblée nationale constituante (1789-1791). corporateBody
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. person
associatedWith French & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Ginsburg & Levy. corporateBody
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. person
associatedWith Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. person
associatedWith Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company/George Collins. corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison, Alfred Craven, 1910-1973. person
associatedWith Hatch, John Davis person
associatedWith Hawks, Ruth Holmes, 1862-1932. person
associatedWith Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Hyde, John A. Lloyd. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Kindig, Joseph, Jr. person
associatedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. person
associatedWith Laidacker, Samuel H., 1904- person
associatedWith Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794. person
associatedWith Law, John, 1671-1729. person
associatedWith Lentilhon family. family
associatedWith Lentilhon family. family
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Marie de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry IV, King of France, 1573-1642. person
associatedWith Montgomery, Charles F., 1910-1978. person
associatedWith Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903. person
associatedWith Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920- person
associatedWith Quimby, Ian M. G. person
associatedWith Robbins, William Jacob, 1890-1978 person
associatedWith Robinson family. family
associatedWith Robinson family. family
associatedWith Rosenbach Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Sack, Israel, 1883-1959. person
associatedWith Shelley, Donald A. person
associatedWith Shubrick, Irvine, 1797-1849. person
associatedWith Shubrick, Julia du Pont, 1806-1882. person
associatedWith Smith, Clementina B. (Clementina Beach), b. 1814. person
associatedWith Smith, Francis Gurney, d. 1882. person
associatedWith Spingarn, Joel E, 1875-1939. person
associatedWith Toussaint Louverture, 1743-1803. person
associatedWith United States Military Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Naval Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. person
associatedWith Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1764-1839. person
associatedWith Wales, Edward Howe, 1856-1922. person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
correspondedWith Webb, Electra Havemeyer. person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852. person
associatedWith White House (Washington, D.C.). corporateBody
associatedWith White, Winsor. person
associatedWith Wilmington and Kennett Turnpike Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Winchester, Alice, person
associatedWith Winchester, Alice, 1907- person
associatedWith Wood, Marks John Biddle, d. 1828. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware--Winterthur
Europe
United States
Wyoming
New York (N.Y.)
Colorado
Southhampton (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Wyoming
Colorado
19th century
France
Winterthur (Del.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Europe
Delaware--Winterthur
France
19th century
Delaware
Haiti
Boca Grande (Fla.)
New York (N.Y.)
Haiti
Subject
Museums
Landscape gardening--History
Art, American
Landscape architecture
Museum buildings
Antiques--Collectors and collecting
Finance, Personal
Silver mines and mining--Colorado--19th century
Curator--Interviews
Gunpowder industry--Explosions
Women--Social conditions
Horticulturalists
Domestic relations--19th century
Upper class--Social life and customs
Gardening--History
Explosives industry--United States
Gunpowder industry
Slave insurrections
Education--19th century
Frontier and pioneer life
Physiocrats
Paternalism
Art museums
Powder mills
Physicians--19th century
Occupation
Gardeners
Collector
Antiquarians
Farmers
Activity

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Birth 1880-05-27

Death 1969-04-11

Americans

English,

French

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