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Family papers of former DuPont CEO Lammot du Pont Copeland and his wife Pamela Cunningham Copeland.

Pamela Cunningham Copeland was born in Litchfield, Conn., on May 5, 1906, the daughter of Seymour and Stephanie Whitney Cunningham. She attended several boarding schools and graduated from the Knox School in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1924. After graduation, she studied voice in New York City and took lessons at the Julliard School. In January 1929, she went to Paris to study voice and while there met Lammot du Pont Copeland.

Lammot du Pont Copeland (1905-1983) was born in Christiana Hundred, Delaware, the only child of Charles and Louisa du Pont Copeland and a great-great-grandson of company founder E. I. du Pont. He graduated from Harvard in 1928 with a degree in chemistry and joined the DuPont Company at its Fairfield, Conn., plant in 1929.

The Copelands were married on February 1, 1930, and had three children: Lammot, Jr., Louisa d'Andelot Copeland, and Gerret van Sweringen Copeland. Lammot du Pont Copeland was transferred to the company's Wilmington headquarters in 1935, and the family settled on a 250-acre estate, Mount Cuba, which was completed in 1937.

Both Copelands were active in the land conservation movement, cultural institutions (including both the Hagley and Winterthur Museums), and local civic and philanthropic work. Mrs. Copeland in particular has received many awards in horticulture and been active in historic preservation, most notably in the National Society of Colonial Dames' restoration of Gunston Hall and as a member of committees overseeing the preservation of the White House and the increase of its collection of historic art and artifacts. Mrs. Copeland was the co-author of "The Five George Masons" and the author of a memoir, "Recollections of Pamela Cunningham Copeland" describing her childhood in Litchfield. She died on January 25, 2001.

From the description of Papers, 1637-1998 (bulk, 1950-1998). (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122640927

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associatedWith American Orchid Society. corporateBody
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Baudouin I, King of the Belgians, 1930- person
associatedWith Biden, Joseph R. person
associatedWith Brandywine Conservancy. corporateBody
associatedWith Brough, William, 1826-1906. person
associatedWith Chemical Bank (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology. corporateBody
associatedWith Chester family family
associatedWith Christ Church Christiana Hundred (Greenville, Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith Colonial Williamsburg, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Confrérie des chevaliers du tastevin (Nuits-Saint-Georges, France). corporateBody
associatedWith Copeland, Charles, 1803-1853. person
associatedWith Copeland, Charles, 1867-1944. person
associatedWith Copeland, Charles Frederick, 1835-1918. person
associatedWith Copeland, Gerret van S. (Gerret van Sweringen), 1939- . person
associatedWith Copeland, Lammot du Pont, 1905-1983. person
associatedWith Copeland, Lammot du Pont, 1932- . person
associatedWith Copeland, Lammot du Pont, Mrs. person
associatedWith Copeland, Lawrence, 1599-1699. person
associatedWith Copeland, Louisa d'A. du Pont (Louisa d'Andelot du Pont), 1868-1926. person
associatedWith Copeland, Louisa d'Andelot, 1936- person
associatedWith Copeland, Sophia, b. 1839. person
associatedWith Cort family family
associatedWith Cowan family family
associatedWith Cunningham, Ann Pamela, 1816-1875. person
associatedWith Cunningham family family
associatedWith Cunningham, Jane C. (Jane Chester), 1835-1917. person
associatedWith Cunningham, John, 1792-1825. person
associatedWith Cunningham, Matilda Orr, 1797-1840. person
associatedWith Cunningham, Seymour, 1863-1944. person
associatedWith Cunningham, Stephanie Whitney, 1869-1949. person
associatedWith Cunningham, William Orr, 1821-1870. person
associatedWith Delaware Art Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaware Nature Education Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaware Theatre Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Doster, Cecil Cunningham, 1893-1946. person
associatedWith Dudley family family
associatedWith Du Pont, Aileen Madelon, 1893-1979. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Alexis F. (Alexis Felix), 1944- . person
associatedWith Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935. person
associatedWith Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Edmond, 1906-1996. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Edward B. (Edward Bradford), 1934- . person
associatedWith Du Pont family. family
associatedWith Du Pont, Henry Belin, 1898-1970. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963. person
associatedWith Du Pont, James Bidermann, 1952- . person
associatedWith Du Pont, Lammot, 1831-1884. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Lammot, 1880-1952. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Lammot, 1909-1964. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Mary Belin, 1839-1913. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1911-1988. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1935- . person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892. person
associatedWith Field family family
associatedWith Field, Stephen J. (Stephen Johnson), 1816-1899. person
associatedWith Garden Club of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Garden Club of Wilmington. corporateBody
associatedWith General Society of Colonial Wars (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith General Society of Mayflower Descendants. corporateBody
associatedWith Grand Opera House (Wilmington, Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. person
associatedWith Gunston Hall (Fairfax County, Va.). corporateBody
associatedWith Hagley Museum and Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Haon, Harry J., 1901-1989. person
associatedWith Harrison, Pauline du Pont, 1918- . person
associatedWith Harvard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Heacock, Walter J. (Walter Judson), 1921-1999. person
associatedWith Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Hyde, J. A. Lloyd (John Alden Lloyd) person
associatedWith Johns Hopkins Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Knickerbacker family family
associatedWith Légion d'honneur (France). corporateBody
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Mont Pèlerin Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory (Greenville, Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith National Conference of Christians and Jews. corporateBody
associatedWith National Rifle Association of America. corporateBody
associatedWith National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. corporateBody
associatedWith National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Orr family family
associatedWith Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Planned Parenthood Federation of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Playhouse (Wilmington, Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith Red Clay Valley Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Ripley, Sidney Dillon, 1913-2001. person
associatedWith Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain). corporateBody
associatedWith Sharp, Isabella du Pont, 1882-1946. person
associatedWith Society of Architectural Historians. corporateBody
associatedWith St. Andrew's School (Middletown, Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith Stott Capital Development Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Tatnall School (Wilmington, Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith Tower Hill School (Wilmington, Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith Tuscarora Club (Millbrook, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Committee for the Preservation of the White House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Rubber Company. corporateBody
associatedWith United Way of America. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Delaware. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania. Morris Arboretum. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Walker family family
associatedWith Walpole Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington College (Chestertown, Md.). corporateBody
associatedWith Weslager, C. A. (Clinton Alfred), 1909-1994. person
associatedWith White House Preservation Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith White House (Washington, D.C.). corporateBody
associatedWith Whitney family family
associatedWith Wilmington Medical Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009. person
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Mount Cuba (Delaware : Estate)
United States
Delaware Memorial Bridge (Del. and N.J.)
Historic buildings
Historic preservation
Household employees
Nature conservation
Upper class
Visting cards
World War, 1914-1918
Women philanthropists
United States
Amateur plays
Autograph albums
Conservation of natural resources
Flower shows


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