Papers, 1892-1918.


Barksdale, Hamilton M. (Hamilton Macfarland), 1861-1918. Papers, 1892-1918.

Papers, 1892-1918.

The papers of Hamilton Barksdale document his business career at Du Pont and its affiliated firms.

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